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Protein supplements – are they really necessary in my fitness routine?

Proteins, made up of long chains of amino acids, are the body’s building blocks and every cell requires them for structure and function like in protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption. With a total of 20 amino acids: 9 that are “essential” and you must get them through your diet, and another eleven that…

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What Does ‘Organic’ Really Mean?

This word seems to be on many people’s lips these days, but with it comes great burden and so much confusion! So, let’s start with a basic definition…   Organic produce (and other ingredients) are grown without the use of: Pesticides Synthetic fertilizers Sewage sludge Ionizing radiation Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and/or using bioengineering technology…

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Prolonged Sitting: Danger to Your Posture – and Your Whole Health!

Nowadays, sitting all day, every day is becoming more and more of a reality. We’re sitting for far too long, and far too often – and it’s wreaking havoc on our whole health!  Just think of all the occasions that you’re also likely slouching, hunching and craning your neck during the day: while driving, at…

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Meal Prep: The Shortcuts You Need to Know

A big part of feeling successful in your healthy eating regime is planning and preparing your meals ahead of time — so you’re not tempted to just stop at the fast food drive-thru on your way home from work! So, why not bring back the tradition of good ‘ol home cookin’ and start eating healthier,…

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How Much More Should I Eat When Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

You’re pregnant – yeah, congratulations! Baby has arrived, and now you’re breastfeeding – yeah, you’re officially a breastaurant! Eating well during pregnancy and while breastfeeding isn’t just about eating enough, it’s about WHAT you’re eating too! Let’s peek under that cozy blanket and uncover HOW MUCH you should be eating as well as WHICH FOODS…

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How to Fit in Exercise… When You Literally Have NO Time!

Well, we all know that we should be exercising because it’s hugely beneficial to our health. It’s even scientifically proven, and study after study tells us!  Yet still only a fraction of us are actually into the daily exercise habit. Why is this the case? Can’t seem to get in daily exercise? Here are the…

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Productive or Just “Busy”? 17 Ways To Be More Productive Every Day

Noun: ‘productivity’ The state or quality of producing something; the effectiveness of productive effort. How many excuses do you hear yourself saying every day? ‘I couldn’t get this done today because… OR I didn’t have time to do that because…’   Sometimes all it takes to be more ‘productive’ is to simply stop sabotaging yourself…

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Chronic Stress – Am I At Risk?

STRESS. You can’t avoid it these days – it literally surrounds us in everyday life and virtually no one is immune to it. However, a little bit of stress is actually a good thing! It keeps us – and our neurological systems on its toes, for lack of a better term.   But, while short-lived…

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GMOs… Are They Really Harmful To My Health?

Genetically modified organisms, GMOs, GM foods… terms we likely come across in any typical grocery store visit. These are also terms that can strike concern and even fear in the minds of the typical consumer. But, could this be due to a lack of understanding about this biotechnology, or could GMOs actually be harmful to…

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