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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Lifestyle
Something worth thinking about next time you reach for your cup of coffee! https://www.heart.org/en/news/2021/11/15/coffee-boosts-physical-activity-cuts-sleep-affects-heartbeat-study-suggests
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Nutrition
Aside from deciding what foods to consume, where your food comes from is just as important. Just something to think about - https://www.heart.org/en/news/2021/12/02/foraging-for-food-connects-you-to-nature-but-do-your-homework-before-you-eat
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Supplements
With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, we must take the proper measures in protecting ourselves through proper hand hygiene and PPE. Additionally, I stumbled upon this article by Harvard Health Publishing which evaluates Vitamin D, Zinc and other dietary supplements in enhancing prevention of contracting COVID-19. As I thought this was an interesting read that contains very relevant information, I have attached it to this post for all to view. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/do-vitamin-d-zinc-and-other-supplements-help-prevent-covid-19-or-hasten-healing-2021040522310
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Recipes
My favorite keto-friendly pancakes. The recipe uses almond flour as a substitute to all-purpose flour making them keto friendly. I personally find that many substitutes suggested in keto recipes cause a change in the texture and consistency of the keto-friendly foods, however, these pancakes taste like traditional pancakes. My kids love them too which is such a bonus! Would certainly recommend! The recipe can be found here: https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/keto-almond-flour-pancakes/
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Motivation
Though not your conventional motivational post, this is a really succinct read that can help you adopt a more positive and open mindset towards fitness. While the whole idea of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle can get overwhelming, I think that this article can help many. https://time.com/4796079/exercise-fitness-motivation/
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Exercise Routines
I am constantly being bombarded with what I should and shouldn't do especially as it pertains to warm ups. To some, they seem to be one of the most critical parts of a workout for injury prevention, while others may argue that they are completely useless. Though this will always remain a highly controversial topic, I found an article that I think offers great insight on some myths with regards to warm-ups specifically. Some key questions answered in the article below: Are warm-ups optional? What muscle groups should I focus on warming-up? Does it need to be full-body or just the muscle groups of focus for the day's workout? Addressing the idea of flexibility - Does your level of flexibility change your need to warm-up? https://www.wellandgood.com/myths-about-stretching/
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Allison
Jan 01, 2022
In Cook Books
Just came across a really interesting article that highlights the backstory of 2021 cookbooks. I, and I am sure many, are not in-tune with how cookbooks are a true expression of culture. For example, the Afro-Indigenous culture in Central America (the Garifuna Community) produced the very first cookbook in the world in homage of Garifuna culture through its cuisine. Such an interesting read and I would encourage all to take a look - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/our-favorite-cookbook-stories-of-2021
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Allison
Aug 14, 2019
In Exercise Routines
I know many women find themselves at a stall with their training especially when working a full-time job, raising a family or simply getting involved with other time-consuming tasks. Many women don't have control over the hours they work and find it impossible to allocate 1 hour of personal time to go to the gym. I wanted to share a very effective style of exercise that I have extensively explored and would like to share with other women who find themselves in rut when it comes to physical activity. Recently, I have explored tabata and high intensity interval training (HIIT). These 2 styles of training have allowed me to sneak in a 20 minute training session in the comfort of my own home. I love tabata and HIIT for the reason being that each exercise consists of aerobic and strength components which allows me to get in 20 minutes of cardio and strength training at the same time! Some of the basic equipment needed to perform the tabata and HIIT exercises include: ab mat/yoga mat, one (or more) pair of dumbbells, mini-bands. I have been pleased with this equipment so far, and therefore I have linked the pages where you can purchase your own set of equipment: Miniband set - https://www.amazon.com/Letsfit-Resistance-Exercise-Stretching-Strength/dp/B07CZYTLQN/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=mini+bands&qid=1565792355&s=gateway&sr=8-14 Dumbbells - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CW1HMEC/ref=twister_B07TW41DHB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Ab mat - https://www.amazon.com/Prosource-Tri-Fold-Folding-Thick-Exercise/dp/B01ENUM38E/ref=sr_1_32?keywords=ab%2Bmat&qid=1565792814&s=gateway&sr=8-32&th=1 Below you will also find that I have linked 2 of my favourite go-to workouts for both tabata and HIIT: Tabata - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHgLdjyhbdA High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZe5EsiJ3Vk
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