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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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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LAST MINUTE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS THAT WILL LEAVE HER FEELING “TICKLED PINK”

 

Similar to my “Top 5 gift ideas for the Fitness Lover in your life!”   I decided to put together a list of gifts that are sure to put a sparkle in any girls eyes.  While traditionally Valentine’s Day is meant for couples, to me it’s a day to celebrate love, so why not treat someone you love to something special this year?  Maybe even treat yourself!

So let’s get in the mood for love this February and find the perfect gift for that special girl in your life, whether it be your sister, your wife, your girlfriend or best friend.  All these gifts are available for purchase online but may be found in a store near you.

Last minute Valentines Day gift ideas!

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5 SIMPLE NO FUSS EATING TIPS: A GUIDE TO LOSING THE LAST FEW POUNDS

Cutting out all the excess unneeded calories from your diet is important when trying to lose weight, but it’s much easier said than done.  With these simple no fuss tips,  you can easily cut up to 500 calories a day from your diet, and be on track to dropping as much as 1 pound per week! Check out my 5 simple tips below to get started!

5 Simple Tips to losing those last few pounds!

5 simple no fuss eating tips! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
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1. Don’t eat in front of the television!  You’ll end up eating up to 300 extra calories per meal.  Instead, enjoy all your meals at the kitchen table, and swap one hour of TV for a brisk after noon hike or walk.…

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TOP 5 GIFT IDEAS FOR THE FITNESS LOVER IN YOUR LIFE

Top 5 fitness gift ideas

It’s that time of year again!  Sipping on egg nog lattes, socializing at holiday soirées, and of course we can’t forget that dreaded gift exchange!   With so many people to buy for, it can be a constant struggle to find that perfect gift for each and every person on your list.

 Well, fret no more because I have done the work for you!   I have put together a list of gift ideas to help you find that perfect present, for at least one person on your list.  Do you know someone who lives an active lifestyle?   Then this is the list for you!  Each gift unique in its own way, and with prices ranging from $20-$100 there is sure to be a gift available for every budget!

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5 EASY D.I.Y GIFT IDEAS FOR THE BEAUTY IN YOUR LIFE

With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get crafty with some simple D.I.Y beauty projects.  Do you know someone deserving of a little self-love and pampering?  These super easy D.I.Y  gift ideas are thoughtful, feel good, smell great gifts that anyone will appreciate (even if that deserving person is you).

D.I.Y Face and Body Scrubs

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Vanilla Pumpkin sugar scrub – simplystacie.net

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Vanilla Brown sugar scrub – somewhatsimple.com

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Lavender Vanilla sugar scrub – suburbansimplicity.com

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Rose and Chamomile Facial scrub – helloglow.co

5 easy D.I.Y gift ideas for the beauty in your life! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Coconut Rose body scrub – lulus.com

During the fall and winter months, the weather can take a toll on your skin.  One of my favorite D.I.Y recipes is an Olive oil Cinnamon lip plumping scrub.  This scrub will help keep your lips soft and moisturized while adding a little volume, learn how to make yours here!

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5 ULTIMATE AB WORKOUTS – TARGET THOSE TROUBLE AREAS AND REVEAL THE WASHBOARD ABS YOU HAVE ALWAYS DESIRED

 

For those of you that follow my daily fitness journey, you may have already heard of Rebecca Louise.  And for everyone else, I’d like you to meet one of the most inspirational , beautiful people out there!

5 ultimate ab workouts! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful
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I have been doing my exercise from home for several years now.  Workouts which have consisted of a variety of free weights, yoga mats and access to unlimited free workouts via the Internet.  Amongst all of the amazing workout videos available today,  one of my top fitness inspirations has been Rebecca Louise.  Not only does Rebecca offer a wide variety of workout videos targeting each and every muscle group,   she keeps her routines up beat,  fun and easily adaptable for all levels of fitness.…

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5 MUST HAVE ITEMS TO HAVE IN YOUR BEAUTY BAG THIS SEPTEMBER

Whether you are a busy mom, business woman or student starting back at school, things can start to get a little hectic come September.  We all endure crazy schedules and early mornings, all of wich can leave you short on time.  I have put together a list of items I keep in my beauty bag that help me look and feel my best no matter how busy my day.

5 must have items to have in your beauty bag this September! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

1. A GOOD BB CREAM – With so many options available on the market today, there is a BB cream out there for everyone.  These multi purpose beauty balms can save you time and money.  With a busy day ahead and limited time in the morning a good BB cream can replace your regular foundation, primer, and moisturizer with one easy step.  …

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OVERNIGHT OATS 5 WAYS

When striving to live a healthy and fit lifestyle, good nutrition plays a huge role in your success.  If your goal is to look good then you should know that 80% of your results are determined by what goes in your mouth each day and exercise only accounts for the remaining 20% .

I like to start each and everyday off with a bowl of nutritious oatmeal.  Not only is it rich in soluble fibre, this breakfast staple contains both calcium and potassium.  If consumed on a daily basis oats can also provide multiple health benefits.  They are known to help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, help stabilize blood sugars and help prevent breast cancer.

One of my favorite preparations of this grain is overnight in the refrigerator.  …

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5 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), has a peppery, warm bitter flavor and a mild fragrance with a slight hint of orange and ginger.  Although this spice is best known as a main ingredient in curry dishes, it also provides the bright yellow hue to products like ballpark mustard.  Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has  been used for many years as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent in both the Chinese and Indian Medicine systems, to treat conditions including bloody urine, bruises, chest pain, colic, flatulence, hemorrhage, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, and toothaches. Read on to discover more about 5 of the most amazing health benefits provided by one single item that most people can find in their pantry.

Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric has demonstrated very potent, but safe anti-inflammatory properties.…

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