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Come spring, jelly beans, chocolate eggs and Peeps invade our homes like clockwork each year. While a (small) handful of sweet treats isn’t going to derail your healthy habits, a whole basket full just might.Go to Page
Luckily for all of us who survived this winter’s Polar Vortex, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. The sun is shining earlier in the morning, later in the afternoon and the temperatures keep on rising. Maybe you’re even getting the itch to spring clean your home, social media feeds or fitness routine.Go to Page
There’s no denying it – convenience is king when it comes to snacking. It’s no wonder the office vending machine is so popular; it’s easy, it’s mindless, but unfortunately it’s usually unhealthy.Go to Page
Running is one of the simplest forms of exercise. All you really need are some workout clothes and a supportive pair of shoes to get started. For many people, running begins as a way to kick start weight loss and ends with a goal to run a distance race.Go to Page
Lately it seems like winter just won’t go away. If your week was anything like ours in Chicago, we experienced 50 degree temps on Monday (a real heat wave) and a snowstorm on Wednesday. All this snow and cold is not only taxing on our commutes, but it can be taxing on our workout motivation as well.Go to Page
In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, we’re taking a second look at this post from March 2013. How do you eat healthy on a budget?
Wandering up and down the aisles at your local grocery store is anything but a walk in the park. It’s more like sitting in traffic during rush hour, billboards glaring mixed messages in your direction.Go to Page
If you’ve missed a workout or two lately, chances are time, or really the lack of it, had something to do with it. Many of us view going to the gym as an all or nothing process; either you have an hour to devote to it or you don’t. Let’s back up a minute though.Go to Page
Your heart, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Simple enough, right? The American Heart Association recommends, among other things, getting 150 minutes of moderate to strenuous cardiovascular activity every week to keep your heart healthy and strong.Go to Page
It’s hard to escape Valentine’s Day without being bombarded by chocolate everything… cookies, cupcakes and candies galore! I won’t even mention the little candy hearts. My point is this, come mid-February your willpower may take a nose dive. Who could blame you? Everyone needs a treat now and then.Go to Page