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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Why You Need It in Your Life!

How many times have you looked at your alarm in the morning or at the clock on the way home from work and thought “Ugh…. I still have to work out…. but I just don’t have the time!” Yes, we have ALL been guilty of this! I was in the same boat as you. I thought that in order to get a beneficial workout in, I needed to dedicate an hour (or two!) to a run or the gym. Well that all changed 3 years ago when I discovered high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT). Now my cardio wor

How to Manage Stress Naturally

Stress. Let’s face it, we all have it. And the majority of us are not great at managing it. Which is exactly why an estimated 75% to 90% of doctor’s visits are for conditions related to stress. Stress has an enormous role in the development of the majority of chronic diseases (1). While short bouts of stress can actually make you more resilient and boost your immune system, constant, low-grade stress can have the complete opposite effect. Not only can it suppress your immune

Yoga for Your Health

If you are anything like me, yoga is the one activity that you probably need the most but constantly struggle and fail to fit into your schedule. I have this underlying desire to be a zen yogi who is goes about her days being in touch with her mind-body connection, but the reality is that I run around like a stressed-out chicken with her head cut off 90% of the time. And I’m sure I am not alone in this! I also am a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, so often prioritize heart-pump

Women and Weights: Why Strength Training is a Must

Despite the increasing number of women hitting the weight room, there are two common misconceptions that prevail: strength training will make you bulky and the only way to lose weight is through aerobic exercise. Time and time again I have women who are looking to drop some pounds tell me that they don’t want to add strength training to their exercise routine until they have lost some weight. This is rooted in fear of making themselves look larger than they already are and in