28-minute HIIT Elliptical Workout

  If you've got 28 minutes, you have time to make your tush burn! A combination of high intensity "sprints" and reverse pedaling, this workout will give you a big bang for your time buck. Your butt will thank you later. A few notes: go as fast as you can on the 30 second sprints, AND when going in reverse. Press through your heels to make sure you're engaging your glutes. Don't feel it ...

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tales?

Don’t go outside with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold. Feed a cold, starve a fever. Cows lie down when it’s going to rain. You’ve likely heard tons of old wives’ tales in your lifetime. Whether true or not, these little nuggets of information worm their ways into our brains and get stuck. There are old wives’ tales for everything - health, animals, food, even pregnancy. How well do you know your ...

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Super Easy Homemade Almond Milk

We go through 2 gallons of almond milk a week in our house. We put it in hot and iced coffee, on cereal, in tea and in smoothies, not to mention cooking with and drinking it. So when I heard there may be issues with carrageenan, an seaweed-derived additive that is used in a lot of non-milk milks (among other things), I decided it was time to try making my ...

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The Yummiest Greek Wrap You’ll Ever Eat

Are you hungry yet? This Greek Wrap is easy to make, perfect for lunch and super yummy! A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * dash of salt and pepper * 1 cup canned chickpea beans, drained and rinsed * 1 tsp black olives * 1 cup chopped tomato * spinach leaves * 1 wrap Preparation: In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, ...

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Power Protein Balls Recipe

These delicious Power Balls will last in the refrigerator for a week and can also be made ahead of time and put in freezer. A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Ingredients: - 16 oz. almond butter (you can use peanut butter or cashew butter, too) - 14 oz. honey - 3/4 blender full of rolled oats (not the instant kind) - Bowl full of crispy rice, coconut ...

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The Best Non-Aluminium Deodorant for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, every product you put either ON or IN your body automatically gets a 'side-eye'. It is safe? Will it cross the placenta? Will it come out in breastmilk, or affect milk production? The lists are so long that entire blog sites completely are dedicated to helping you figure it out. Deodorant is no exception, and the concerns associated with deodorant goes beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding and ...

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5 Ways to Use Yoga to Transform your Pregnancy and Childbirth Experience

Just minutes after giving birth three months ago, my OB asked me “Do you do yoga?” A seemingly random question to ask a woman who just gave birth, I couldn’t have been happier to answer it. I told him yes, I do, to which he said “ah yes, the yoga ladies are very strong.” He couldn’t be more right. Giving birth was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. ...

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Hormone Balancing with Food Before Pregnancy

When the notion of trying to get pregnant shifted from being an idea to a “plan”, almost instantaneously I started thinking about cleaning up my diet. I wanted my body to be healthy. But what I didn’t realize at the time was that I was actually doing double duty by cleaning up my diet. Not only was I getting my physical body cleaner and more efficient. I later learned that I ...

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