Walk More, Spend Less

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Most of us are familiar with the many health benefits of choosing to walk more often. Getting out once a day or more improves posture, blood pressure and cardiovascular health. It’s far less stressful on your body than an intensive gym session or going for a run, and more importantly, walking is pleasurable, and of benefit to your mental well-being. But there are also some surprising financial arguments for taking a hike, which can add up to a healthier bank balance. Parking All those quarters you have been stuffing into the meter add up over … [Read more...]

Learn More About RSV in Honor of World Prematurity Day #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Did you know that November 17th is World Prematurity Day? I did not even though I have a lot of experience with premature babies. In fact I was going to write this post on Friday but a premature baby stopped that. My sister had her son after being on hospital bed rest for two weeks. Her water ruptured at 31 weeks but she managed to hold out … [Read more...]

Sweaty Betty – Fun Clothes for Workouts

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Back when I was first starting to get my weight on track, one of the problems I had with working out, or one of my excuses really, was that I didn't really have the clothes for it. I'd go to a store and be overwhelmed with all of these options and then people staring, it was just not fun and uncomfortable. I recently found out about Sweaty Betty which is a website that is nothing but workout clothes. Not just one type either, they have workout apparel, yoga wear, running attire and even swim wear. So there are plenty of options for any type of … [Read more...]

Performing Magic with Hairfinity Hair Vitamins

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With summer receding in our collective rear-view mirrors, with its beach trips, days spent lounging in the sun and swimming in pools and smoky camp-outs, it's time to do a little damage control from the sun, salt water, chlorine, and great outdoors. We all are careful to use sunscreen on our skin and maintain a skin care routine to help keep skin healthy, wrinkle-free, and protected from the elements. But how many of us do the same for our hair? If you're like me, some shampoo and conditioner tossed hastily into the buggy at Target is as far as you … [Read more...]

Waking Up Feeling Younger: Using a Night Cream for Maximum Efficiency

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    A gentle massage on your face with a good night cream is the perfect way to end a hard day and should be part of your skincare routine. Cell renewal is much faster while you’re asleep, and you can leave your skin looking smooth and youthful if you use a good regenerist night cream. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind if you want to get the best results. Picking the right cream No matter how much money you spend on a cream or how qualitative it is, it won't do you any good if you don't pay attention to a few … [Read more...]

Rocking the Color and Glow Event with FlashingBlinkyLights.com

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I recently told all of you about our Color and Glow Event that was happening in Atlanta, Georgia on July 12th.  My team was so excited to be able to run.  Glow paint and light up sticks, whats not to love? We wanted to be the glowiest though.  I just made that up so no judging.  I talked to FlashingBlinkyLights.com about what the best night run products are and they delivered in a HUGE way! They totally know how to get the night run vibe happening and they sponsored an awesome giveaway before my run!  I had an absolute blast! My team were the … [Read more...]

Waking up to Thrive

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I have always been the type of person who would prefer to sit on the couch instead of going outside. I have three very athletic sisters and then there is me, book nerd extraordinaire.  I became a stay at home mom last year in April after my daughter was born and I told everyone I would hate it.  I do hate it.  I miss having something to do.  At home with the kids I cant seem to make myself get up and be on a schedule. I sank into depression after my daughter was born.  I wasnt contributing to the household (in my mind) and I felt like a failure as a … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy While Traveling

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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. There is a popular misconception floating around that once you begin your vacation or travels it becomes impossible to stay healthy and eat well. It turns out that the opposite is true and if you can eat healthy and stay fit at home you will have no problem following the same lifestyle when you’re traveling. … [Read more...]

100 Free Apps for Weight Loss and Workouts

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If I did not have my awesome Misfit app and my FitBit app, I would feel like I never did enough in a day.  At this point I feel guilty when I dont get at least two miles just moving around doing my daily stuff.  I like to have both apps and both products so I can wear one throughout the day and the other during my workout to keep better track.  And I use the Misfit for swimming which sadly my FitBit cant do. I also have used MyFitnessPal for years.  Please add me if you would like a friend who gets on there hardcore for weeks and then stays off for … [Read more...]

23 Clean Eating Recipes

Clean Eating Recipe Roundup Do you always tell yourself that you need to eat better? How about eating healthier? I hear that from people all the time. I have said it myself several times.  I even posted not too long about some tips for clean eating.  It really is not hard. The Eat-Clean diet principles include: eating six small meals a day, eating breakfast within an hour of waking up, eating complex carbs and lean protein at every meal, and drinking lots of water. While eating clean, you should avoid consuming too much sugar, flour, artificial … [Read more...]