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Refreshing Kohlrabi & Cucumber Salad

kohlrabiKohlrabi looks like an alien vegetable. No one knows what to do with it. In fact, I wouldn’t know what to do with it if it weren’t for my two kiddos picking up random vegetables at the grocery store. Kohlrabi will catch you by surprise!

Not only is kohlrabi cool to look at, it is a cruciferous vegetable, which means that it is a detoxifying powerhouse vegetable. Like all vegetables, kohlrabi is a good source of many different vitamins and minerals, however kohlrabi is particularly high in vitamin C. Continue reading

New to Exercise? Here’s How to Start.

A few weeks ago we heard from Debbi Omizo Banis from Body Resolution who gave us some awesome advice about muscle imbalances and maintaining motivation to exercise. Now we will hear from my long time friends Sarah and Craig Smith. This physical therapist couple speaks to those of you starting a new workout routine and looking for some guidance.

New To Exercise? Here’s Where to Start. Continue reading

What Is Jicama and What Do You Do With It?

For the past year, I have been posting monthly challenges or themes, but now I am transitioning to responding to clients questions and requests rather than maintaining a monthly theme. This post was inspired by a question I am often asked when I list options of delicious vegetables for healthy snacks. Jicama is crunchy, sort-of-sweet, versatile vegetable making it a great option that I frequently suggest. But often clients respond with, “wait, what’s jicama?”. Continue reading

My Favorite Workouts

I love to exercise. But I didn’t always love it. I grew up swimming and I didn’t really consider that exercise. It wasn’t, it was just playing and having fun in pool. Even when I swam competitively I never it took it that seriously; I swam because I liked it. When I was in high school I played soccer for the first time. Actually, I ran for the first time, and I struck the ground with my heel so hard that with each stride it hurt more and more. So literally my coach and teammates had to teach me how to run. When I went to college I didn’t have a team to play soccer with or swim team to compete on, so I basically stopped exercising. It wasn’t something I thought much about, which was particularly odd for an exercise physiology student. Continue reading

The Key to Functional Fitness: Address Core Muscle Imbalances

To support this month’s Challenge to Get Moving, I have interviewed a number of local experts to learn more about exercise, the best workouts and how to stay motivated.

First we will hear from Body Resolution‘s Debbi Omizo Banis (pictured on the right). I love how well she explains these concepts and I appreciate the reminder to mix up my workouts to address how my body is functioning. Continue reading

Listen To Your Body

Rather than bashing yourself for not sticking to your workout goals, listen to your body. Perhaps it’s trying to tell you something. The goal this month is simple, move. Move your body in an enjoyable way, regularly and consistently. However, to maintain your momentum and consistency, you must also respect the wisdom of your body and address your unique challenges.

When Your Body Speaks To You

I often hear that exercise hurts, or the individual is too tired or can’t wake up to work out. In these cases, your body is talking to you. Exercise is important, but berating yourself for being lazy or lacking self-discipline isn’t the most efficient road to the gym. Here are some other considerations for when your body is telling you not to workout. Continue reading