Reversing Gum Disease, Having a Helathy Mouth

Reverse Gum Disease

Pretty much anyone that is into healthy and fitness knows that gum health is critical to our overall health. Gum disease has been attributed to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer, and more. In layman’s terms, when you have bad bacteria in your mouth, they create pockets in your gums as they cause your gums to pull […]

21 Day Fix Containers

21 Day Fix Color Coded Containers

The 21 Day Fix is one of BeachBody’s newer programs. It was designed by Autumn Calabrese, a celebrity trainer. It’s completely different than all the previous BeachBody programs because in addition to the expected workout DVDs, fitness calendar telling you when to do which workout, and the meticulously detailed meal plan, the 21 Day Fix […]

Shoes Bring Disease into Your Home, Yuck

Keep your shoes, bacteria and diseases at the door.

Your shoes may literally be making you ill. If you are wearing your shoes inside your home, then you are unknowingly tracking in a variety of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, conducted a study to determine what kinds of microorganisms our shoes are transmitting. Most of […]

Shakeology Alternative

Phood is a good less expensive Shakeology alternative.

Shakeology is a nutritional drink by Beach Body that’s has had an amazing reputation for a long time. It’s more than just a protein shake, it’s full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, adaptogen herbs, digestive enzymes, and fiber. It’s really an amazing drink. It has been proven to keep people regular, boost their energy, and […]

What Workout to Do Next? Try My CLX Turbo Jam BBL Hybrid

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of all the Beach Body workouts. So far I own Turbo Jam, ChaLean Extreme, Turbo Fire, Power 90, Hip Hop Abs, and Insanity. And it seems the same question I see asked over and over on Beach Body’s support forum is what workout to do next. People […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Nature's Way organic coconut oil has a light coconut flavor that's slightly sweet.

Lately I’m all about the coconut oil. I take a coconut oil supplement, cook with coconut oil, add organic unsweetened coconut flakes to my cereal, oil pull with coconut oil, brush my teeth with a paste made from coconut oil and baking soda, and use coconut oil as a lotion replacement. I first learned about […]

Why Moms Need to be Healthy

A healthy mom is a thriving mom.

We’ve all heard the jokes and stories about moms that let themselves go after they start having babies. Heck, I lived it. As a mom, it is so easy to put everyone else first to the point that we forget to take care of ourselves. In fact, most moms say they feel guilty when they take […]

Setbacks are Not Failures

Don't let a few slip ups derail your health and fitness goals.

We all make mistakes, that’s just part of being human. Even if we have the most sincere intentions to follow a super healthy diet of only eating clean along with a regular exercise program, we will fall off the wagon a few times. We’ll get stuck eating with friends and family and not have our […]

Nurture Your Child’s Interests and Talents

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When my oldest daughter started pre-k I signed her up for cheer. I bought the uniform, took her to practice, and was so pumped to take her to her first game. It turned out to be a disaster. She was miserable at the football game. The band was too loud, there were too many people, […]

Why I Love My BodyMedia Fit Armband

Wear the BodyMedia all day long to accurately display your daily calorie burn.

When I first started my weight loss journey, I learned all I could about nutrition and exercise. I started eating healthy and working about 5 to 6 days a week. At first the weight came off easily, but then I hit a very stubborn plateau. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t lose any more weight […]