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Exercise and it's effect on brain health is the topic of this post.

5 Ways Exercise is Good for Your Brain Health

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February 25th, 2019

Like most people, my brain wasn’t always the first thing on my mind. At age 22 doctors diagnosed me with a brain tumor. Seven years later, my dad suffered a brain hemorrhage that left him severely disabled. These two experiences have changed the way I think about brain health. Now I strive to keep both […]

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Why You’ll Love HIIT Exercise Bike Workouts (and How to Do One)

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February 19th, 2019

High Intensity Interval Training is one of the most popular and effective approaches to cardiovascular exercise. Research demonstrates that HIIT bike workouts reduce body fat, increase cardiovascular capacity, and even help to control type II diabetes.  On top of that, HIIT exercise bike workouts are efficient.  Replacing one or more of your moderate intensity cardio […]

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How to Improve Heart Health with Exercise

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February 14th, 2019

Exercise for appearance or performance often takes a back burner to getting (and keeping) our body healthy.  National Heart Health Month is a great time to incorporate ways to improve heart health with exercise. Heart disease and stroke remain the number one killers of men and women. However, many of the causes of heart disease […]

Medical professional holding a fake heart to fight heart disease.

Heart Disease: When to Worry About Heart Health

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February 12th, 2019

February is National Heart Health Month, an effort to increase awareness of heart disease, which is the leading killer of both women and men each year.  Whether you’re worried about heart health or don’t really know where you stand, this is a good reminder to check in with your doctor. While genetics, age, and gender […]

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What is Glycogen and How Does it Affect Athletes?

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February 7th, 2019

Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. While we can store an almost limitless amount of fat in our adipose tissues, the glycogen storage is limited to about a pound. Our muscles store about 75% of glycogen and the rest of it is stored in the liver. Liver glycogen is an important source of energy for our […]

Shoveling snow is part of our Technical Tuesday tips this week. Make shoveling snow your workout!

Make Shoveling Snow Your Workout – Tips On How to Do It Safely

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January 22nd, 2019

For anyone that has shoveled snow, you know it can be a workout!  Pushing and throwing that wet, heavy snow can be comparable to a weight-lifting session or even an aerobic workout on the treadmill. According to LiveStrong, an average person can burn 223 calories per 30 minutes while shoveling snow. So the next time […]

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6 Benefits of Strength Training Beyond Building Muscle

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January 18th, 2019

Everyone knows that strength training (working with free weights, machines, resistance bands, etc.) is a great way to build and maintain muscle and strength.  What many people may not know about, however, is all of the other benefits that are associated with a strength training routine. Today’s strength training workouts offer a ton of benefits […]

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How Exercise Can Reduce your Holiday Stress.

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January 7th, 2019

Fitting in shopping while prepping for the holidays? Juggling family and financial obligations?  Overwhelmed by parties with too much food and alcohol? There are good reasons that the holidays can skyrocket your stress level.  If you’re looking for ways to relieve that holiday stress, exercise will help. Exercise is one of the most powerful stress […]

CSA haul recipe potato wedges with truffle oil

CSA Haul Recipe of the Week: Crispy Potato Wedges with Truffle Oil

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November 6th, 2018

Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than some good old-fashioned fried potatoes. Ordering fries at a fast food place may be easier, but making your own potato wedges can be surprisingly satisfying. On top of being healthier than fast food fries, making your own wedges means that you can doctor it up with better ingredients and seasonings. […]

csa recipe stuffed acorn squash

CSA Haul Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Acorn Squash with Couscous

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October 30th, 2018

It’s gourd season! Butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkins, and acorn squash are filling the grocery store aisles with rich fall colors. These gourds are heavy, both physically and nutritionally. They are filled with fiber and antioxidants, and they work as a beautiful canvas to sweet and savory flavors alike. With this recipe, we jumped on the […]

csa haul recipe tomato orzo salad

CSA Haul Recipe of the Week: Orzo Tomato Salad

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October 22nd, 2018

You don’t need to go out to a Greek restaurant to fix that Meditarrenean craving. This orzo salad is so simple to make and also stores well in the refrigerator for the rest of the week! Make a big batch at the beginning and pack it for lunch. The best part? This dish is best […]

Green Bean and Fennel Potato Salad

CSA Haul Recipe of the Week: Green Bean & Fennel Potato Salad

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October 15th, 2018

The only thing that this potato salad has in common with your typical potato salads is the use of potato. Gone are the unappetizing bland shades of beige and in its stead are the bright greens, tart flavors, and more nutritious ingredients. The beans and potatoes in this recipe are sure to fill you up […]