Snow

Abbies & Addies

It’s been a snowy week in Des Moines and most of the Midwest. With all this snow and cold weather it can be tough to get your workout accomplished. If you’re at home, check out my newest video targeting the abductors and adductors, aka the inner and outer upper leg muscles. This video shows you …

Red Carpet Workout!

Red Carpet Workout!

Hello and Happy Academy Awards Day! Ever since I was young I have enjoyed watching the Academy Awards, aka The Oscars. Back in the day I watched it more for the fashion and to see some of my favorite heartthrobs stroll the red carpet. Now I really enjoy watching movies so I’m more interested in …

Core on the Floor

Core on the Floor!

Do you have less than three minutes to spare at the moment? Sure you do. Check out my latest video for the core. Now I know a lot of you tell me that you watch my videos but you don’t do them. Can you do this one just for me? Pretty please? When you watch …

Shoe That Fits Workout

The Shoe That Fits!

Do you have a favorite brand of athletic shoe? Do you have old shoes that you no longer need? Sometimes I like to do inventory and take extra shoes to the local homeless shelter. Remember, every 500 miles you should be replacing worn shoes. Replacing worn shoes can help with performance and will help prevent injuries. …

Hens

Shop: Iowa Food Cooperative

For almost three years I have belonged to the Iowa Food Cooperative. This is a group of local farmers and growers who have come together to offer a wide variety of food to Central Iowans. After reading several books about sustainable agriculture and seeing films such as Food Inc., I was feeling somewhat troubled that …

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

One thing I rarely have in my home is potato chips. I was at my friend Leslie’s house earlier this winter and she had some sweet potato chips fresh from the oven. It just so happens the sweet potatoes are heart healthy so this is the perfect post to end my week all about heart …

Valentine's Day!

Have a Heart Workout!

Hello and happy Valentine’s Day! If you’ve been following along all week you know that instead of talking about chocolate, and romance, and all the typical sappy stuff that comes along with this holiday, I’ve been dedicating posts to heart health. I couldn’t help but create a little workout that will get your heart racing …

Walking

Walk This Way

As I was walking through the park today I was thinking about what I should feature for tonight’s heart health post. Well friends, the answer was with me all along – walking! I believe many people underestimate the health benefits of walking. I talk to so many people who think the only way to stay …

Teeth

Mouth to Mouth

For this third day of heart health I’m focusing on the mouth! Not only do you want a kissable mouth for your Valentine, but you want a healthy mouth for your heart. Did you know that some studies show a possible link between oral health and heart health? The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey …

Kisses

V-Day (That’s Volunteer, not Valentine)

I recently attended a conference about my generation, the Millennials. One thing I heard at the conference that makes me really proud to be a Millennial is that my generation is volunteering at rates unmatched by other generations. This is good news since volunteering is linked to many health benefits. According to the U.S. Census …