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The Importance of Exercise

Category Exercise, Health

Last night at support group we were lucky enough to have a special presentation from Dustin Lewis.  Dustin is a personal trainer at Pivotal Fitness in Taylors.  He discussed the importance of exercise and gave some great ideas to get you jump started on your fitness goals. Dustin talked about how cardiovascular exercise can be a Read More…

Small Changes Make Big Impacts

Category Health

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I have gotten the opportunity over the past few weeks to work with multiple sports teams at a local university. The experience has been amazing because it makes me realize so many things about how health is perceived at different life stages. Even though these athletes are around 19 years old, I have seen how Read More…

Walking for Fitness

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Walking can be a great way to improve your fitness and can be done virtually anywhere and anytime.  Intervals can be fantastic to add into walking routines to improve your fitness even further and impact cardiovascular health.  Follow this walking interval routine, based off one by Fitness Magazine, to add some variety and get your Read More…

Get Moving!

Category Exercise, Health


I’ve recently given a try to some T25 Workouts. T25 is brought to you by Sean T, the creator of the Insanity and Asylum programs. These workouts are similar to p90x, but mainly use bodyweight exercises. After doing a few workouts, I wanted to bring you all a modified T25 workout that could be completed Read More…

Hanging out with the Rabbit

Category Exercise, Health

swamp rabbit

We have an amazing luxury in Greenville by having a health friendly town. We have areas for biking, swimming, walking and more at our fingertips. One of the best amenities for exercise is the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The Swamp Rabbit Trail runs along the Reedy River and spans from Downtown Greenville to Traveler’s Rest. There Read More…

Avocado Chicken Salad

Category Diet, Health

avocado chicken salad

With summer being such a busy time for activities and vacations, I have been searching for quick, easy meals. After talking about how great of a substitute avocado can be for various ingredients, I gave it a try. I used avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise in this dish and it really hit the spot! Read More…

How Many Steps?

Category Exercise, Health

fitness trackers

The new age of fitness trackers is upon us with the Fitbit, Jawbone and the Nike Fuelband to name a few. These trackers can be fantastic motivation to those of us looking to incorporate more activity into our lives. In order to increase activity, most of these trackers encourage a step count of 10,000 steps Read More…

Paleo: What is it all about?

Category Diet, Health


The Paleo craze has erupted with people praising its health benefits and weight loss abilities. Paleo eating typically refers to an eating style similar to one that would have been consumed during the Paleolithic era. During that time, meat and vegetables were the main food sources. So this style of eating focuses on non-processed meats, Read More…

Cereal for Breakfast: Friend or Foe?

Category Diet, Health


When we think breakfast food most of us jump right to the tried and true tradition of cereal and milk. With all sorts of mixes, flavors and ingredients there is never a shortage of variety. However, is cereal really the best option for breakfast? The main issue with cereal is that it typically has a Read More…

The Skinny on Fat

Category Diet, Health


The debate over fat has been going on for years. There was a point where everyone praised a low-fat diet and now we have people eating coconut oil by the spoonful. So what does fat really do and what types should we be eating? Fat is the most calorically dense energy source, yielding 9 calories Read More…