the mini workday workout

I’m not going to beat around the bush – Americans today are not moving enough and eating way too much. But lets be fair, it’s not entirely our fault. The way society has evolved has pushed us into a sedentary lifestyle, chained to a corporate cubicle, whilst sending us into sensory-overload with a bloated social … Continue reading

eliminate low back pain : stretch it all

While the first thing that often comes to mind when one’s back is tight or sore is to stretch the back itself, this may not be the most efficient or effective way of alleviating those pains. Yes it may seem logical, yet unfortunately, it ain’t that simple people. As more and more research comes out … Continue reading

bread – friend or foe?

photo courtesy of weightwatchers.com If you are often confused about what to do when it comes to carbs and keeping a lean figure, this great article from Weight Watchers might answer some of your questions. The main take aways:: – look for whole wheat as the first ingredient – if it is white, enriched or … Continue reading

Easiest Italian dinner. Ever.

As I have been working quite the long days lately, as is much of the working population, the desire to spend a decent amount of time preparing a delicious and nutritious meal can be rather lacking (despite my absurd fixation with food & cooking). In fact, the desire to prepare a meal as simply and … Continue reading

we like it cheap & easy :: veggie slice

I have a new infatuation with experimenting with eggs. Eggs have been described to me in the past as the perfect food – rich in essential vitamins, high in protein, and a good source of fats (yes, new research does show these fats to not be so drastically detrimental to our cholesterol levels and arteries … Continue reading

simple slim-down plan

I can say with the utmost certainty that most everyone, at one point or another in their lives, has hit a point of feeling discontent with their appearance. Even if this does make our society sound rather vain, which actually may not be too far from the truth (c’mon, lets not lie here!), we have … Continue reading

fit foods on the go

We are all busy. We are all tired. We are all overworked. (Well, hopefully this is actually just a gross exaggeration on my behalf to create an overly dramatic introduction.) The last thing we want to do is pour more of our finite supply of time and energy (and money!) into eating healthy during the … Continue reading

food commandments revisited

Awhile back, I wrote a post on my “food commandments”, or what, at that time, I thought were important ways to think about food. After I have grown older (okay, only 6 months or so…) and wiser (this one is actually somewhat true, yet I prefer to stay somewhat humble about it), I wanted share … Continue reading

power of the brain : think fit, be fit.

[leave yourself no choice but to run the stairs, and you will] You may have heard someone in passing casually say something along the lines of “fake it to make it!” and thought to yourself, unconvinced, “yeah, right…like I can just wish myself skinny”. Well, while your initial apprehension does hold some weight, it would … Continue reading