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Keep garbage day light with a few tips and tricks to minimize food waste. Have you been tossing your broccoli stems? Tsk tsk. They’re great for soups or as a pesto.  Egg shells and coffee grounds make excellent fertilizers for the garden. Coffee grounds can also be used as a body exfoliant when mixed with coconut oil. Sometimes it’s more…

It might not be your favorite season – and we get it. It’s cold outside, your energy level is lower than usual, and bundling up can be a chore in itself. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are some simple ways to take care this winter. Be Easy on Your Immune System It’s cold and flu season, which…

Keeping a resolution can be tough. January starts out strong with the best intentions, but generally after week three, enthusiasm and motivation begin to fade. Why does this happen? Could it be that goals are not practical? Are resolutions too extreme to be attainable?  So, how about this? Instead of dramatic lifestyle changes, how about a series of smaller goals?…

Before you purge all of those old magazines, get out your scissors and glue. Craft a vision board and let the universe work its magic. Visualization is a powerful tool and can come in handy in many scenarios. Perhaps those last few workouts have become mundane, or an upcoming presentation has made you a bundle of nerves. Maybe after a…

If you live somewhere that has four seasons, you know that feeling when the temperature starts to drop. Suddenly, your nose is stuffed up, your throat is scratchy and your body aches. The worst part is it’s inescapable – offices and schools are breeding grounds for bacteria. Once one of your colleagues or friends gets sick, it feels like it’s…

Maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult at times. While it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food choices, it’s also important to have balance – you should be able to treat yourself, too! What if we told you there was even a way to treat yourself to some of your favorite guilty pleasures while sticking to your healthy…

Is a vegan diet healthy? It depends. If you clicked on this article, our assumption is that you’re either already a vegan or are considering making the switch. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! While it’s commonly assumed that vegans are super healthy, the reality is that you can be a vegan and still have poor eating habits. We’re…

We all know that fresh, organic, local produce tastes better than plastic-looking veggies from hundreds of miles away, but what are the other benefits of eating organic? Here are our top reasons you should be eating organic. 1. Preserve ecosystems The rain might wash away some chemicals so you don’t ingest them, but they don’t disappear. Rather, these chemicals get…

Energy, Food and Exercise The food an athlete eats before, during and after a workout is important for both comfort and performance during exercise. Energy foods including bars, drinks, gels and other easily digestible carbohydrates can help prevent the distracting symptoms of hunger during exercise and keep you from depleting your energy too quickly. The major source of fuel for…

Working out and building muscle is hard work and requires a lot of discipline and sacrifice. It’s just not fair to have to sacrifice tasty meals to meet your protein needs. Optimum Nutrition’s 100 Whey Gold Standard has all the essential amino acids you need to build your muscles. All you need to do is mix it with your shake…

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