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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is a necessary part of any functional workout! Injury prevention is important because, at best, injuries are no fun. They disrupt our lives and leave us in miserable pain; and one injury often leads to more injuries. Besides the physical pain, injuries can increase or cause depression or other mental health issues. Therefore, […]

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Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

A Summer Tasting Delight! This tasty treat has a few extra steps than many of our other recipes. However, it is a wonderful, healthy dish that is scrumptious enough to make it worth the effort! With a unique dressing and combination of ingredients, this salad is on my short list to take to the next […]

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Core Stability and Strength

Core activation, or core work, is one of the most important aspects of any healthy workout routine! Our body is connected throughout, in ways most of us never consider. Imagine your body is a network of trains. We have many train stations and a few main depots, but the trains run through our entire body […]

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Crockpot Salsa

A perfect way to use all your fresh garden produce, this salsa made in a crockpot (or two) freezes well to enjoy all year long. THE RECIPE Ingredients: 12 cups Roma tomatoes, diced (or whatever garden variety you have this year) 4 medium green peppers, diced 2 large onions, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced (adjust […]

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Arm Circles – to Strengthen the Upper Abs

Portions of the abdomen are often under utilized. Strengthening the upper abs, those tucked right underneath the bottom ribs, can reduce mid-back pain and improve overall posture. The essence of this exercise is to continually engage the high abs which stabilize the rib cage in spite of the movement of your arms. Rib cage placement […]

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Rainbow Pasta Salad

An array of beautiful colors signal the variety of nutrients inside this cold pasta salad. Best of all, you can mix this all up ahead of time and enjoy for several days. I know I’m not alone in choosing to skip vegetables because of time constraints. Even if you’re working from home, a convenient lunch […]

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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs,¬†pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Sternum Drops

Decrease shoulder pain through increased shoulder mobility! Immobility can create a great deal of pain, especially in the shoulder. This exercise helps improve your shoulder blade mobility, which can help decrease neck and shoulder pain. It can also help with upper back pain through the stretching of the back muscles between the shoulder blades. The […]

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Cheese Quiche – A Simple Protein Meal

This cheese quiche is great on its own, perfect for when you need a fast protein meal with no fuss or extra pans to wash! If you have a little extra time or are craving some variety, it provides a great base for adding additional ingredients. Add additional proteins like cooked sausage or ham. Up […]

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