Category: Health & Happiness

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Which fitness trends to leave behind in 2018 and which ones to embrace

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Fitness may be something that stays consistent, but the trends surrounding it tend to change with the times. Gone are the popular days of the hula hoop, vibration belts, and Jane Fonda home workouts. There are new fitness trends that emerge in their places and ones that we should embrace in order to get the most out of striving to reach and maintain our fitness goals. Knowing which ones to… Read more




5 books to read this winter

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Looking for a new read to keep you warm this winter? s the temperatures get cold? Here are five brand new books we rounded up. Grab your cup of coffee or hot coca, and enjoy!   Hello Mornings In Hello Mornings, author Kat Lee introduces a simple yet powerful three-minute morning routine that integrates Bible study, planning, and fitness into a foundational morning habit that fits into every schedule. She then helps you… Read more




Encouragement! Words to Live By

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We all have those days. Those days when our troubles seem too many, our mountains seem too great, we feel too alone, our minds are too full, the minutes are too few. On those days, sometimes a little word of encouragement is all we need to pick ourselves back up and forge ahead in our day. I hope these little snippets give you the encouragement you need to make it… Read more




Free week of classes at GRIT Fitness, June 6-11 (Dallas Design District)

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Kick off summer with a FREE week of dance, cycle and sculpting classes at GRIT Fitness beginning June 6. The studio is celebrating the opening of its flagship at the Design District and invites the community to check out 14 various fitness classes. Fun. Fierce. Fabulous. This is the mantra that studio owner Brittani Rettig wants to share at her classes. Guests will engage in an energetic set of music-driven, group fitness classes that offer… Read more




Toned for Summer – 4 Barre Arm Exercises

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Summer…..the time when swimsuits, strapless dresses and sleeveless tops are dug out from our closets to wear for the next several warmer months. Many of us have been hitting the gym to get lean and healthy, but one of the muscle groups girls may overlook is arms. Working out in the free weights room is not really our idea of fun! The exercises below from The Bar Method only require a set… Read more




Delicious and Easy Eatables!

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It’s so easy to fall into a rut of making the same meals over and over. I know I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, but I want them to be easy on my time and my wallet. Here’s a list of some great recipe finds for all skill levels, budgets, and tastes!   1. Family Meals on a Budget Lemon grilled chicken, black bean quesadillas, and even ratatouille… Read more




Planting Tips for the Greenish Thumb

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Let’s face it, not everyone has a green thumb. But with the right tips and tricks you can have a greenISH thumb, which is good enough to make your garden look beautiful this season! Here are some great suggestions any color of thumb you can find.   1. Remember, Everyone Was Once a First-Timer Whatever you want to do, it’s good to remember that someone’s already done it before and… Read more




Keeping the Healthy in Delicious: Good, Healthy(ish) Recipes

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Eating healthily can make the world of difference in the way you feel physically and emotionally—it can restore your energy level and enhance brain power. And that does not mean giving up the fun in eating. There are so many delectable and flavorful dishes that will leave you feeling great. Here are some of those fantastic recipes.   1. Chipotle Shrimp Burrito Bowl Shrimp is an amazing dish on its… Read more




Winter Habits: Staying Healthy and Happy in the Cold Months

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In the long, bleak winter months, it is easy to fall out of healthy habits and feel sluggish and unmotivated. But it is possible to keep that from happening. Here are some great ways to embrace the winter months and keep yourself energized and happy.   1. 23 Songs to Play You to Sleep Sometimes it can be hard to quiet your mind long enough to fall asleep. Check out… Read more




Indoor cycling with the CycleCast app

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I’m a huge fan of indoor cycling but paying for expensive boutique classes and driving to a studio not close to me can be a drag. Luckily I recently learned about the new iPhone app, CycleCast that lets you take a spin class anywhere there’s a bike! CycleCast makes studio-quality indoor cycling more accessible than ever by delivering music and motivational instructors straight to your phone. I felt the same amount of… Read more



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