How to Protect Your Knees

Starting Cross Fit? Insanity? Weight Lifting? Trail Running? Pretty much any exercise regimen will demand a lot of your joints, particularly your knees. Every pound of excess weight exerts about 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees. (That means a person who is 10 pounds overweight has 40 pounds of extra pressure on his knees! Yikes!) If you’re jumping and bending you need to protect those important joints!

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5 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

First myth to clear up before we even dive into the deepend together…. Women don’t build muscle the way men do! When women lift weights, they don’t produce enough testosterone to become super bulky. What happens? They trim down and actually are more likely to have an hourglass shape. PERFECT. If that’s not enough motivation to lift weights, then take a look at these 5 reasons!

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San Francisco Vacation

San Francisco.

I’ve wanted to go there for YEARS. I’ve always thought I may like that city, and may even live there. (Keep in mind I thought that knowing next to nothing about the city. Haha).

So I know it’s taken me over a week to share my adventures, but I’ve finally got everything in order – so here we go!

I would say my favorite places that are a MUST SEE are the following:

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What is Wellness?

So I graduated with a degree in Public Health and studied a great deal about what health and wellness means. Those terms are often used interchangeably, but they actually have distinct definitions!

Health: a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease.

and

Wellness: an overall component of health and well-being. Wellness is the positive component of health.

Let me explain a little more about what I mean…

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