BENEFITS OF POST EXERCISE STRETCHING

BENEFITS OF POST EXERCISE STRETCHING/Fit.Fabullous.Beautiful

 

As I strive to live an active and healthy lifestyle, making each and everyday count, exercise has become a core part of who I am.  Living a fit and healthy lifestyle not only will change your body, but it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.   I like to start off each and every morning with a hot cup of java, then I slip into a pair of my favorite Critical Pump leggings, before I  find a bright open space where I can engage in a good 30-45 minutes of physical activity.  Exercising each and everyday, helps me to get fit, stay healthy and feel beautiful.

One of my favorite parts of exercising is stretching.  What is stretching, you ask?  …

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MY SUMMERTIME SKINCARE PRODUCTS

MY SUMMERTIME SKINCARE PRODUCTS/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Each day I strive to live a longer healthier life.  I am always trying to improve what I put into my body, so why not be more aware of what I put on my body too.  The products we use can affect our health as much as what we eat.

 My current skin care routine is made up of a combination of store-bought and D.I.Y products I made at home with natural ingredients from my kitchen.  Ole Henriksen is one of the first skin care brands I discovered when I was searching for products that were better for both my skin and health. I have tried multiple other brands over the past couple of years, but Ole Henriksen is by far my favourite.  …

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HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA – INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE

HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA - INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
What is Maca?

Maca is a root vegetable native to the Andes Mountains in South America.  Maca root (lepidium meyenii) is a relative of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cabbage, but due to its unique properties it considered to be a “superfood.”  It has traditionally been used to enhance both the female and male libido, and help treat a variety of illnesses.  But today this superfood is readily available as a dietary supplement in the form of powder, liquid and a pill.  Maca is being used regularly by athletes to increase stamina and enhance their athletic performance, as well as help speed up post-workout muscle recovery.

HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF MACA - INCREASE YOUR ENERGY AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Key Health Benefits

 Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:
  • Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids.
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5 TIPS TO STAYING FIT FOR THE WORKING GIRL: YOUR GUIDE TO STAYING ACTIVE AT THE OFFICE

5 TIPS TO STAYING FIT FOR THE WORKING GIRL: YOUR GUIDE TO STAYING ACTIVE AT THE OFFICE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

To maintain good health, it is important to keep moving and stay active throughout the day.  But, for those of us who have jobs keeping us at our desks all day, this can sometimes seem like a daunting task.

It has been proven that sitting for long periods of time has become one of the major risk factors for poor health.  Overtime this inactivity is leading to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

So I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to get up and get moving – even while we’re at work.  There are plenty of ways to become more active in the workplace.  Here are just a few of my ideas to get you started.…

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THE TRUE WONDER WOMAN SUPER SMOOTHIE

The True Wonder Woman Super Smoothie/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiiful

Who is Wonder Woman you might ask?   Wonder Woman is an Amazon and was granted her powers by the Greek gods, in particular by Aphrodite who created the Amazons.  It is said that much of her strength came from her training and channeling of her mental powers into physical abilities.

The truth is, we all secretly have super powers within.  Sometimes we just can’t figure out how to use them properly.  In honour of all the True Wonder Women of the world, I created a smoothie that combines the antioxidant and cancer preventative powers of cherries with the hormone balancing and mood enhancing powers of the maca root .  This smoothie is sure to stimulate your body, boost your energy and enhance your performance.  …

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5 MUST HAVE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES FOR SUMMER

5 Must have subscription boxes for summer/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Whether you’re a Beauty addict, Health enthusiast  or Fitness junkie chances are there’s a subscription box out there for you.

So if you’re not familiar with this relatively new trend, subscription boxes are a fast-growing new business model.  Many companies curate beautiful  little packages and send everything from beauty products, accessories , clothing and prepackaged meals  straight to your doorstep every month.

Once you have sought out a subscription box that suits your fancy, you would then create an account.  Most companies will have you complete a mini profile survey so they can find out more about your personal tastes and style.  Once the registration process  is complete you will then begin receiving monthly goodies that have been “hand-picked” just for you,  delivered right to your front door.

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YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

 

Finding the best natural deodorant on the market can be a difficult task.  Many of the formulas may be goopy, leave stains on your clothes and have unpleasant scents.  I know this, because I have experienced it first hand.  As I started my journey as a blogger a little over a year ago, one of my first posts was “Why to go natural when choosing a deodorant.”  I explained in detail, the harsh effects of the ingredients found in these products we apply to our bodies each and every day.  I also talked about one of the best natural deodorants I had discovered at the time.  Since then I have tried several new products and eventually found one that worked for me.…

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EVERY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PROTEIN – WHY WOMEN NEED PROTEIN TOO

Protein consumption is one of the most important factors in a woman’s diet today.  Yet very few of us are educated on why women need protein, how much we need, and how to incorporate it into our diets.  Proper nutrition can be complex all on its own, but as woman the confusion is an even bigger struggle.  Where do we turn to for nutrition advice these days.  As most of the information available for protein is geared directly towards men and increasing muscle mass.

You ask yourself, do woman have different nutritional needs than a man?  Well of course we do!  Not only do we have different fitness goals than most men, but most of us are looking to achieve a healthy, toned and lean physique, not a bulky one.  

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GET READY TO GET FIT WITH A 21-DAY “AT HOME” FITNESS CHALLENGE

GET READY TO GET FIT WITH A 21-DAY "AT HOME" FITNESS CHALLENGE/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

If you are ready to blast away fat and get fit, then this 21-Day “At Home” Fitness Challenge is for you.  Follow my effective 21-day workout plan combined with a healthy diet and you are sure to see results.  No expensive membership fees, and all workouts are easily adaptable for any fitness level.

Your workout plan for this fitness challenge consists of 5 days on, 2 days off.  You can start your challenge anytime and any day you want.  The best option would be to start your workout cycle on a Monday, having the weekend as your two rest days.  But you are free to adjust your start day to any other day of the week to best fit your own personal needs.  …

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A SIMPLE LESSON ON EGG AWARENESS – HERE’S A BREAK DOWN OF YOUR CURRENT SUPERMARKET EGG OPTIONS

Hers's a break down of your current supermarket egg options/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

Once upon a time in the grocery store, we were faced with the choice of only two kinds of eggs: brown or white.  Even then, did we really know what that meant?  Well most of us assumed when we were buying brown eggs they were the healthier choice.  Well, nowadays there’s more to selecting the right eggs than just the colour.  With so many egg options available at the supermarket today, it can get a little confusing.   To help you make an educated decision next time you buy eggs, I put together a little  break down of your current egg options.

A simple lesson on egg awareness - here's a break down of your current egg options

Your Current Egg Options:

Standard Eggs – these hens are raised in cages under cramped conditions prohibiting natural behaviours.…

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