Raita

Lovely Raita Dip

I’m having some friends over tomorrow and wanted to make something that was simple, tasty, and  healthy. I really like Indian food and Raita is sometimes served to help counterbalance some of the cuisine’s spicier dishes. This dip is super simple, very tasty, and can be served with naan, pita, crackers, or even veggies. 12 …

Lipstick Galore

Caught, Red Faced!

A couple years ago my niece got a hold of her mom’s lipstick collection. As you can tell from this photo, she had a lot of fun until she was caught, red faced! Speaking of lipstick, did you know that like food, cosmetics also expire? According to Self Magazine, your mascara should be replaced every three …

Chocolate Milk

Got (Chocolate) Milk?

There are a multitude of recovery beverages on the market but did you know that good old fashioned chocolate milk is one of the best? Because of its perfect 3 to 1 ratio of protein grams to carbohydrate grams it helps replenish your muscles upon completion of your workout. Chocolate milk also contains whey, a …

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Price is Right

Are you ever confused as to what to spend your money on when it comes to workout attire? Over the years I’ve learned some really important lessons when it comes to splurging or saving. I recently came across this great article by Jessica Matthews from the American Council on Exercise. I agree with her on most points, …

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500 Miles

Do you remember the popular song by the Proclaimers, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)? While this song isn’t about shoes, it might be just what you need to remember the maximum mileage you should put on running shoes. You should be changing your running shoes every 300-500 miles. If you’re someone who runs approximately 3-5 …

English Breakfast

Breakfast in America

I’m sure it’s not breaking news to anyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The photo I’ve inserted isn’t actually a breakfast from America, but a breakfast I had in London a few years back. While that breakfast is quite a bit bigger than I am used to, it does follow …

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New Adventures

In college, some of my buddies were climbers and always tried to get me to go to the wall at the WRC. I have a slight fear of heights so always came up with an excuse for not being able to join them. When 2011 rolled around I decided I would try something I had …

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Snow Day!

Winter in Des Moines has finally arrived! It’s taken a long time being it’s already February 4. Don’t forget to stay active on snow days. While it might be enticing to stay inside all day, take a break to build a snowman, go sledding, or ice skating. Shoveling snow can be a great workout as …