The Role of Muscles Is Not Just For Athletes

Muscles are visually pleasing, but they also play a deep inner role you should know about. Skeletal muscle is versatile, playing a critical role in movement, posture, breathing, circulation, and temperature regulation. Less known is muscle’s ability to support energy and protein metabolism. These features have tremendous influence over our health. What Muscle Is MadeContinue reading “The Role of Muscles Is Not Just For Athletes”

Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stir-Fry over Couscous

This chicken stir-fry recipe brings the flavors of Morocco to intersect with hints of sweetness from the golden raisins and the tang of green olives.  Enjoy! Ingredients: (2 servings) 1 8-oz chicken breast diced in bite size pieces 1 tablespoon coconut oil (can substitute with butter) 1 large carrot thinly sliced ½ sweet onion thinlyContinue reading “Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stir-Fry over Couscous”

Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You

What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on ourContinue reading “Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You”

Are You Getting Enough Nutrition From the Food You Eat?

When we make the effort to eat a balanced diet, it’s easy to assume we’ll get all the nutrition we need from our meals. But, once food is eaten, there’s potential for nutrient loss to occur during the different stages of digestion. Much of our nutrition depends on how well foods are broken down andContinue reading “Are You Getting Enough Nutrition From the Food You Eat?”

Is Poor Digestion Sabotaging Your Health and Weight Loss?

Not only does the nutritional makeup of the food you eat matter for your health, but also how well your body digests that food. What’s more, digestive problems are more common than you might think. Approximately 60 to 70 million people — or about one in five — in the United States suffers from someContinue reading “Is Poor Digestion Sabotaging Your Health and Weight Loss?”

Why doesn’t traditional or fad dieting work?

I’ve often heard that dieting doesn’t work; that people often rebound to their original weight, or worse yet, rebound to a higher weight.  I’ve heard many explanations but I’ve never seen a better one than this: The fact that is often overlooked is fat cells, especially those around our midsection, exist to protect us.  AContinue reading “Why doesn’t traditional or fad dieting work?”

Almond-Crusted Salmon with Leek and Lemon Cream

A great recipe to enjoy salmon with many other flavors.  Although there are a few steps to coordinate, the effort is well worth the enjoyment of these harmonized flavors. Since the sauce can be made ahead, it is possible to simplify the dinner time prep. Enjoy!  Makes 2 Servings. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium leek,Continue reading “Almond-Crusted Salmon with Leek and Lemon Cream”

Moroccan-Spiced Warm Lentil and Steak Salad

This recipe represents the great flavors of Morocco! Pair it with a side of broccoli to add flavor and color.We love the flavors so we like to up the spice quantities when cooking this favorite! Ingredients: (2 servings) Salad:1 cup lentils, picked through, rinsed, and drained1/4 teaspoon turmeric1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1/2 medium red onion,Continue reading “Moroccan-Spiced Warm Lentil and Steak Salad”

A gift beyond belief

Did you ever want to go to a show but the performance ticket price was way beyond your means?  Well, in a large town the most powerful man wanted all the citizens to have the ability to attend, so he bought all the tickets and sent a flyer to every citizen to tell them theyContinue reading “A gift beyond belief”

Step up your exercise with this!!

Do you want to know how we’re taking our fitness to the next level?  This is it! We joined Orangetheory fitness in late July, and about that time we got our hands on a couple of these products.  We guarantee that they are decreasing our perception of our efforts during workout and helping us withContinue reading “Step up your exercise with this!!”