If you live near mountains, or even hills higher than 10 feet, than count yourself lucky. Because if you live in Florida for a few years, you’ll probably forget that walking up a hill requires some exertion, and walking up a mountain trail filled with large rocks and tree stumps will require even more exertion. This was the case when I went hiking in Boulder, Colorado. But the outstanding views made all the struggling worth it. Here are three hikes you need to tackle when you go to Boulder. Continue reading “Places to Hike in Boulder, Colorado”
It’s that time of year again….the weather’s getting colder…and you’ve got a cold. Great. Colds always come at the most inconvenient times, right? Fortunately, some good rest and healthy eating can boost your immune system, but if you’re looking for some immediate relief of a sore throat, or trying to ward off an incoming cold, try this recipe for fresh lemon ginger tea. And if you’re just looking for a tasty tea, no worries, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading “Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea”
You’ve done it before…more than once. You eye an ice cream shop while you’re walking the streets of a new town. You do some advance research and find numerous articles on the “10 best bakeries/donut shops/macaroon shops in ____.” These places all sound soooooo delicious. And why not try them all since you know you won’t have anything like them back home?? With this mindset (which I definitely share), how do you manage eating at all the fun cafes and restaurants while still trying to incorporate fitness into your travel routine? Not all hotels or hostels have gyms, so when you find yourself in a fitness-slump, here’s what to do… Continue reading “How to Travel and Exercise”
When you’re in a rush, it can be tempting to choose the closest pre-made packaged food within an arm’s length. Our busy lives often cause us to place our health way down on our list of daily priorities. However, eating healthy can be easy….and quick. In my experience, it’s all about finding foods that I love to eat (such as specific fruits/veggies/grains, etc.) and searching for recipes or more often than not, just creating my own recipes with the foods I have at home. The following recipes I usually make for breakfast, but they are so versatile that they make a great snack or evening dessert. Continue reading “3 Recipes to Try Now”
Yesterday I participated in a hot yoga class for the first time. I was excited yet nervous. The fact that I would be attempting to do yoga in an approximately 100+ degree room was somewhat terrifying. What if I overheated and died? Yes, that was a valid question to me. What if the heat was too much for me and I could barely do the yoga poses? What if I looked stupid?
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I have a love/hate relationship with running. I continually crave a good run and the effect it has to clear my mind and reduce stress. However, I’ll start running and once I get to a tiring point, I quickly proclaim to myself that I will never, ever run again. Yet, in a few days time I’m back with my running shoes tied and my mind ready to be cleared. The benefits of a good run just keep me coming back for more. Below I feature some tips on running safely outside such as in your neighborhood, city park, etc. so that you can keep yourself focused on improving your personal record.
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