Today's Fitness/Health Tip: FIVE BLOCKS TO BETTER HEALTH

There are 336 30-minute blocks of time in one week. The American Heart Association recommends that you commit five or more "blocks" to exercise.  Don't have a full 30 minutes?  Divide your time into two or three segments of 10-15 minutes per day and you will still receive the healthy benefits of exercise.

Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label (From Men's Health

) Here, I've identified 8 ingredients you never want to see on the nutrition label. Should you put down products that contain them? As the Magic 8-Ball would say: Signs point to yes 1. BHA- ... This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters. 2. Parabens

August is a very motivating month to work on a healthy you!

Reasons:1. Your wearing very little clothing2. There are so many outdoor activities to do3. It's easier to cut your portion sizes and eat lighter when it's hot outside!4. Lot's of social event to look you best5. Fresh air and vitamin D from the sun make you feel better and more energized 

Mom, Coach or Competitor?

There comes a point as mothers that our children are competing in sports.  Often times we act solely as chauffer and cheerleader.  Ushering them to practice and games.  Making sure they have their required gear and physicals.  We sit on the sidelines taking pictures and cheering them on.  

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: TRY TEMPEH!

Tempeh is a tender cake of cooked soybeans made of all whole soy beans or combined with grains, legumes and seeds. It has a nutty, mushroom-like flavor and can be found in the freezer, refrigerator or fresh produce section of your grocery store. Try tempeh as a healthy replacement for meat in stews, casseroles, grilled sandwiches, kabobs or stir-fry. Marinated or barbecued tempeh makes a great main dish.Tempeh is an excellent source of dietary fiber, soy protein, and also a good source of folic acid, potassium, and iron.

Ageless Skin

Like any woman, I do not like the prospect of an aging face.

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Ingredients:1 cup uncooked quinoa2 large eggs1 cup choppped onion1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese2 tsp garlic powder1 can diced tomatoes (drained)1 cup mushrooms (chopped)1/2 tsp salt1 tsp paprika1 tsp oregano *Pizza sauce or salsa for dipping* Directions:1. Cook Quinoa--> Bring 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water to a boil. Then simmer until quinoa is tender.2. Preheat oven to 350*3. Mix all ingedients together in a bowl.

Black Bean Brownies

Yummy & Sweet alternative to regular brownies!**You do need a food processor for this recipe**A blender might work, but the consistency will be different. Ingredients:1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)2 tbsp cocoa powder...I always add a little extra for more chocolate flavor1/2 cup quick oats1/4 tsp salt1/3 cup agave1/4 cup olive oil2 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp baking powder2/3 cup dark chocolate chips Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*

Make A Plan!

You know how it goes: you have the best intentions, you're going to start today and make the right choices for a healthier lifestyles. All is well're invited for cocktails after work. Your cousin's wedding is Saturday. Your niece has a birthday party next weekend. What to do, what to do? 

From Primal Docs. A website I highly recommend

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