This was seriously a great one - pan wonder! Super flavorful and had a great play with all texture and not to mention easy! Plus, it had sweet potatoes…. I love sweet potatoes… I should probably call them ‘yams’ but they are still technically sweet potatoes. So, there you go. OK, enough of my rant on to the food! What you need: • 1 pkg. of ground turkey (1.25lbs. and I used 99% fat free) • … [Read more...]

You Have to Try This Delicious Grilled Mini Cauliflower Pizzas!

Grilled Mini Cauliflower Pizzas The Cauliflower… it’s everywhere now. You cannot get away from it. If you are spending any time looking up ways to make your eating healthier or improved in various ways you will see cauliflower being used in place of a bunch of items like rice, potatoes, and bread… thus the pizza crust. There are literally hundreds (and I’ve looked) of recipes on how to … [Read more...]

Drink To Your Health: The Benefits of Water

  Maintaining good health requires more than exercise, rest and eating right. If you want to see real results, you also have to raise a glass (or several) to your health each and every day. The contents of those glasses, however, matter a great deal. While low-sugar juices and an occasional pop aren’t likely to do you any harm, it takes only water to fuel up right. Why water? There are … [Read more...]

Go Nuts For Your Afternoon Picker Upper

It happens almost every day. Somewhere around 2:30 or 3 p.m., the post-lunchtime woes tend to strike. When they do, energy wanes, hunger rises and the need for a snack becomes evident. Sadly, many people rush for the sugar to help pick them up when the lows strike, sacrificing their fitness in the process. While an occasional sweet snack is more than OK, the reality is there are better choices … [Read more...]

Lynne Charriere – “I want to be able to enjoy my young grandchildren and to keep the effects of again at bay.”

 On Mondays and Wednesdays there are 3 of us and each one of us has an issue of some sort.  My trainer Justin is always aware of what we can and can’t do.  He is always checking to make sure a routine is okay and making sure that we are using correct form.  If you find you can only do a few reps of the workout, that’s okay, he can modify the routine as we go to accommodate our needs each day.  He … [Read more...]

Get Ready for a 5K Race the Healthy Way

When it’s time to lose weight and get into shape, running is a fantastic hobby to pick up. Runners build endurance, burn calories, and greatly reduce their stress levels. A 5K race is the perfect length for beginners to select to take their running out of the solo arena and put it into a group setting. Preparation, however, is critical for gaining the ability to really go the distance. Getting … [Read more...]

Tips for Starting a Successful Fitness Routine

The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. If you don’t let fear stand in the way, a path to improved fitness will easily open up. So, how can fear be conquered? Here … [Read more...]

Why You Should Count Repetitions Backward

Motivation can be a real concern when working out. Not just to get started with a fitness routine in the first place, but also in the midst of a grueling exercise routine. Fortunately, there are some great tips that can help keep motivation high. If pushing out those last few reps is a common problem, there’s a trick that can really help. Rather than count repetitions forward, do it backward. … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Make Fruit a Part of the Routine

Most people know they need to eat more fruit in their regular diet. Knowing and doing however, are two very different things. Fortunately, there are some very easy ways to work more fruit into your daily routine. The trick lies in making this healthy and tasty snack more available. If it’s time to add better foods into the diet to promote improved health and weight loss, here are some great … [Read more...]

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart's health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape. Oatmeal Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and … [Read more...]

Be The Healthy Role Model For Your Family

Childhood obesity, underage drinking, smoking and failure to exercise are all concerns for parents these days. If you want your kids to adopt a healthier, wiser lifestyle, you are going to have to show them the light. Children often learn best by example. Lead and they will likely follow. How can you set the example and get them off on the right foot if your habits aren’t that great? Consider … [Read more...]

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon … [Read more...]