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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


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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Fake Hunger

Fake Hunger

It happens all day long. It might be happening right now. You think you’re hungry, in fact, you’re convinced of it. But you’re probably wrong …
So what can we do when a desperate craving takes us in the direction of toxic food? We can reframe our choices …

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Are You Guilty of Situational Health?

Are You Guilty of Situational Health?

I know I am. But I’m getting better at recognizing the enemy, and more important, learning how to say no to temptation. It’s definitely not easy, like last weekend when I turned down a piece of double-chocolate cake at a neighbor’s birthday party …

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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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Do It – Because It Is Hard

Do It – Because It Is Hard

Words most of us find difficult to live by. Why? Because more often than not, the alternative is so much easier. It doesn’t take as much effort. We can coast along through life, avoiding a lot of the difficult challenges and problems …

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Grocery Shopping Isn’t For the Weak

Grocery Shopping Isn’t For the Weak

Fair Warning: Some of you may not like this post, but I’m hoping you’ll read the entire article first and consider the importance of what you eat and how it can impact your health—and then decide …

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Baby Steps to Health and Fitness

Baby Steps to Health and Fitness

Everyone thinks getting healthy is hard to do. I asked a few friends to tell me what comes to mind when they read a fitness or exercise article about improving their overall health. Most of the time, they say it seems overwhelming, because they’d have to change everything …

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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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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the founder of  Kitchen Spirit, a health & fitness site, and Pathway to Personal Growth –  tips & strategies on self-improvement, personal growth, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

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