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Fitness, Health, and Mind/Body Connection

How we take care of our bodies is as important as the food we eat. To live a longer, stronger life, it’s important to maintain our physical and mental health, and commit to the steps necessary to insure our overall well-being. Here are a few articles, tips, and suggestions to help you get and stay healthy, look and feel younger, and increase your energy and stamina.


Short on time? Try these quick, simple, and easy-to-follow fitness videos and exercises you can do at home or in your favorite gym

Weighted Power Squats

Smith Machine Leg Press

Single Leg Press


Fitness & Health Articles


Pick A Path, Take a Step, Start the Journey . . .

Pick A Path, Take a Step, Start the Journey . . .

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Make your life an adventure, starting today! Here’s a sneak peek at my Five Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle: Start where you are. You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. In short, it’s not too...

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Believe In Yourself

Believe In Yourself

You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. Making small adjustments in your food choices and fitness options—one day at a time—will not only make the process easier, but will also allow you to build on your successes as you adopt...

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Warming Up To Exercise

Warming Up To Exercise

We all know the importance of doing a pre-exercise warm-up. Yet too often, I’ll see folks arrive in the gym and quickly grab heavy weights, head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class, full steam ahead. Usually, they’re soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine …

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Thinking of Taking A Trip?

Thinking of Taking A Trip?

A few years ago, my husband and I took an extended vacation to the West coast. Since we live in a tropical climate, our suitcases were jammed with cold weather wear we’d retrieved from the attic—and a previous life …

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For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

Every day you make a choice. The result will make your health better . . . or worse. Ignoring the ingredients in a candy bar or box of crackers doesn’t make it any less harmful to your body. And believing those extra calories, sugar, or fat won’t affect you doesn’t make it true …

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Exercise Isn’t A Spectator Sport

Exercise Isn’t A Spectator Sport

It happens almost every time I’m in the gym. Someone walks by the window and peeks inside. A few brave souls will even open the door and step inside, glancing around as if looking for someone they know. Inevitably, after a few awkward moments, they turn around and leave …

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Making It Count

Making It Count

The next time you’re tempted to treat yourself by eating a sugar or fat-laden snack, take a look at the label and figure out how many calories you’ll be adding to your daily count. Then determine how long it will take you to work that off. Do the math …

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Are Your Fitness Goals Taking a Back-Seat?

Are Your Fitness Goals Taking a Back-Seat?

If you’re still searching for a “quick fix” that will magically kick-start your body into perfect form, it’s time to get real. Here are a few tips on how to turn situational health into daily lifestyle strategies that inspire and motivate—and bring this important priority to the top of your list!

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Take the First Step . . .

Take the First Step . . .

How many of us, myself included, allow our own fitness goals to take a backseat to what we’re convinced are more important priorities— our job, family, friends, laundry, social media, and (Ug!) TV …

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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the founder of  Kitchen Spirit and Pathway to Personal Growth  featuring tips & strategies on healthy eating, fitness & exercise, and articles for living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

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