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3 Ways to Get Back into a Routine After Summer

Summer has a magical way of pulling us out of our regular routines and encourages us to live in the moment and take advantage of sunny days. This is true for me anyway. So much of our life is scheduled with endless appointments, meetings, and to-do lists. Since I can remember, I’ve always eased off the gas as July rolled around. But as August comes to a close, I always find myself so excited to get back into a routine. I’m a very type A personality, with calendars and lists and I love sitting back, looking ahead to September and all the potential the month brings. Here are my top 3 tips for getting back into a routine after summer:...

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3 Tips for Better Sleep

When was the last time you truly felt rested?  I’m talkin’ the kind of rest that makes you feel clear minded and energized as you start your day. You know, the kind that makes you have the ability to respond well to problems that come up and also the gumption to actually do something about those big goals of yours. When you think about it, sleep, or lack thereof, affects everything in day-to-day life. I could be having the most beautiful day and if I feel tired it’s difficult to actually enjoy it. The same goes for work. I love what I do, but when I’m exhausted, showing up to teach a yoga class isn’t very fun, and forgetting something...

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My Top 3 Benefits of Strength Training

Over the past few years strength training, weight lifting in particular, has become very near and dear to my heart.  It helped me to feel confident in my body and my abilities again, it made me feel capable and independent, and it also made me feel pretty bad ass, throwing a heavy barbell over my head.  Strength training can look like a lot of different things.  Anything that puts a stress on your body causing it to adapt to be stronger, is technically strength training. Pilates, weight lifting, crossfit, body weight training, callisthenics, etc are all examples of strength training.  Today I'm talking about weight lifting specifically, where you lift dumbbells, barbells, etc to become stronger.  Keep in mind though, if lifting barbells...

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Eating for Energy

We all want more energy, right? If you're finding yourself fatigued and lacking energy, it might be beneficial to start by looking at what's on your plate three times a day.  Here are 3 nutrients that are important for energy production in the body: B Vitamins You’ve probably heard of vitamin B12 before, or even B6, but did you know there are actually 8 different B vitamins?  These vitamins are important for energy production as they help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, ranging from releasing energy from carbohydrates and fat to transporting nutrients around the body. Without B vitamins, you wouldn’t be able to access the energy from the food you eat or get it to where it needs...

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