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Krista Genevieve Farris

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The Weekend is Here, Don’t Let Your Exercise Disappear!

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 21, 2017

You’ve probably heard much about “weekend warriors,” those individuals who don’t exercise much during the week but then jump a little bit too eagerly into the action during the weekend. Many limp into work on Monday morning nursing new wounds. But, what about the opposite? What about those faithful weekday gym-goers who do a TGIF “last chance workout” while everyone else is at happy hour, and then sit like slugs on Saturday and are sloth-like on Sunday? The fact is that working out all week doesn’t cancel out the problems associated with weekend inactivity.

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Topics: exercise

Fitting Fast Food Into a Healthy Eating Plan

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 20, 2017

You know the drill. Wake-up early to get on the road for your summer road trip. Drive and drive until you need to fill up the gas tank and fuel-up a little yourself. You pull-off the road and...surprise (not surprised)...you’re surrounded by a fast-food festival. That road meal doesn’t have to ruin your journey to better health. Before you order your quickie meal, take a minute to strategize, and you’ll come away feeling confident in your choices.

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Topics: diet alternatives, health and wellness

Build a Strong Body and Mind: 4 Benefits of Using Exercise as a Path to Positivity

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 15, 2017

If your workout is good for your body, you can bet it’s also great for your brain. Studies show a key to mental and physical health is exercise. Whether you enjoy yoga, running, weightlifting, swimming or other forms of training; exercise can help you feel more positive, balanced and focused.

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Topics: exercise, healthy living

7 Shoulder Exercises to Make You Want to Bare More Than Your Biceps

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 08, 2017

Those who remained faithful to their winter weight-lifting workouts are taking the “SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!” exclamation to heart, showing off their biceps in tight tees. But, what about going a step beyond and confidently bearing those shoulders?

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Topics: workout ideas, muscle building

Toast Toast! Turn a Simple Slice Into a Nutritious, Delicious Pleaser

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on May 23, 2017

When you think of a really good toast, you might conjure up an image of a charming best man giving a hilarious, yet sentimental speech that makes reception guests laugh through their tears. But, there’s another cool toast in town of the hot bread variety that marries together textures and flavors that will have your body grooving as smooth as the group that takes over the dance floor at your best friend’s wedding.

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Topics: healthy alternatives, nutrition

Grapefruit: A Great Fruit Prepared Lots of Ways Any Time of Day

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on May 18, 2017

An apple a day? Maybe. But some people swear by a grapefruit a day. Grapefruit has long been thought to have significant health benefits for athletes and other people alike. In addition to being packed with Vitamin C that boosts the immune system, some studies say grapefruit consumption can help lower bad cholesterol and is a good source of antioxidants. Also on the list of good stuff inside fiber rich grapefruits are lycopene, copper, Vitamin A & B1.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy alternatives

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Zesty Turkey Enchiladas

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on May 05, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is a great time to try a new spin on a melt in your mouth Mexican classic. Cook up some healthy turkey enchiladas! The popular dish can either bomb your nutrition or be a nutritious bomb. If you’ve been working to meet nutrition and fitness goals, chances are you are looking for the latter. All it takes is a little creativity to revamp a recipe.

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Topics: nutrition tips, diet alternatives

Earn Your Day at the Beach With This Beach Workout

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on April 17, 2017

Before you unfold your beach chair ocean side and pop open a seltzer, how about getting in a workout? Take basic movements from solid land and put them in the sand for a great beach workout.

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Topics: workout ideas, fitness

Run, Don’t Walk: Sign-up for a Summertime Race

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on April 10, 2017

Days are longer. The sun is stronger. Spring has sprung like the heel cushioning on a new pair of running shoes. The change in season brought you outside and spurred you to replace your old soles with fresh kicks. But, how do you maintain that enthusiasm for the great outdoors and fitness goals when the inevitable humidity and stifling summer doldrums roll in?

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Topics: summer workouts, running

3 Functional Movements to Build Strength

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on March 28, 2017

Maybe you’ve seen a gal who can knock-out 100 crunches in less than 5 minutes. Or, the guy who pumps out hundreds of bicep curls every workout. Those gym devotees look fit. But what about exercises that incorporate functional movements? Aren't those types of exercises more practical for every day life? 
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Topics: workout ideas, exercise ideas