Healthy & Happy Life

Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

Icing an injury, we've all done it.  There are many opinions around icing muscles and injuries for recovery.  Icing to aid in the recovery of an injury is one thing, but using ice as the primary treatment for overuse injuries is another issue.  Can ice heal injuries? We see professional athletes icing all the time. … Continue reading Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

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What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

What Is Gut Health? The term "gut health" seems to be popping up everywhere these days!  When we talk about gut health we are usually talking about the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as digestion and absorption of food, and the absence of GI illness. Scientifically though, gut health is still really unclear on what it… Continue reading What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

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Boost Your Metabolism Over 50

None of us can avoid aging!  Did you know that as we age we slowly decrease our metabolism making harder for us to stay at a healthy target weight range.  Despite what society might tell us, we still have a lot of control over our metabolism even after the age of 50. Here are some… Continue reading Boost Your Metabolism Over 50

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The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

As a gym cat who likes to lift, and lift heavy, I've spent a lot of time in gyms all around the United States.  I work hard at the gym and I lift heavy because I love it.  The stigma attached to going to the gym as a woman is ridiculous.  I'm not trying to… Continue reading The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

I was recently getting ready for work when I was listening to the Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel's podcast on "Is Lean Protein Really Better For you."  It got me thinking!  As a bikini competitor and somebody who goes through the life "cut" phases to lean out, I obviously chose to eat really lean meats.  However,… Continue reading Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

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Jump-Start Your Brain

Looking at giving your brain a quick jump start in the morning? Here are 6 morning habits you can try to wake up your brain so you can maximize your day! Whether you like to sleep in or jump out of bed and tackle the day these six tips can help you be more productive and… Continue reading Jump-Start Your Brain

Recipes

Eggplant Rollatini

Looking for the taste of lasagna without the calories?  Check out this Eggplant Rollatini that can be made either as a roll or in a baking dish like lasagna. Eggplant Rollatini Ingredients 3 medium sized eggplants Ricotta cheese 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella Olive Oil for drizzling 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2… Continue reading Eggplant Rollatini