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Recommended Read: Mindless Eating

Have you heard of the study where moviegoers were given 10 day-old stale popcorn in large buckets and ended up eating 45% more than people given fresh popcorn in smaller buckets? How about the study about the magic soup bowls that refilled as people slurped away not knowing how much they were really eating? If …

Plank Taps

Workout of the Week: Plank Taps

It finally is feeling like spring out there so put some spring into your planks with the new moves in my latest video! Planks can be one of the most versatile core challenges and I’m always inventing and re-inventing add-ons for what I consider to be a staple exercise in my workout routines. Check out …

Sky Blue Sky

Earth Day in Photos

Hello and happy Earth day! Earlier this month I went to the Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University where National Geographic photographer James Balog spoke about climate change and more specifically all the melting glaciers around the world that he has the privilege to photograph. I highly recommend you check out his work about melting glaciers by clicking here. …

Nutella

Breaking Bad (Habits)

Last night as I was thinking about the different topics I wanted to write about my mind quickly trailed off to the kitchen. I was mainly thinking of the Nutella in the cupboard and how a little spread of heaven (because let’s be real, it might be the best thing ever) over a piece of …

AAA Core

Workout: Triple A Core Challenge!

It’s raining, it’s pouring, your workout’s getting boring… And so it goes, another dreary Midwestern week. If you are looking for a little April Awesome Ab workout (hence the Triple A namesake), check out my latest post: three fun ways to work your abs! All of these require zero pieces of equipment and you can …

Side Stretch

The Dynamic Duo: Rolfing & Pilates

Do you ever feel like your body is out of alignment from sitting at a desk all day or from excessive commuting in a car or airplane? Maybe you are an athlete who is training for the next race or competition and are putting a lot of mileage on your feet, knees, hips, and back. …

Froggie

Workout: Froggie Planks

Do you get bored with forearm planks? Are you running out of ideas for your obliques, or the muscles along the outside of your abdominals? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions then this video is for you! Here you’ll find two challenging and effective exercises to incorporate into your core …

G'Pa Joe

To 90 and Beyond!

Do you have any grandparents who have celebrated their 90th birthday? Today marks my Grandpa Joe’s 115th birthday. The last birthday he celebrated was his 94th in 1992. Three of my four grandparents have lived past 90 so I feel like longevity is in my genes! Based on my observations of my Grandpa Grant and Grandpa …