Cycling For Exercise

I love bikes. Big heavy beach cruisers. Lighter, city-ready commuter bikes. My light and fast road bike that has reliably carried me on over 5000 miles of asphalt. I love them all. This past cold season lasted longer than a Game of Thrones winter, so I was more excited than normal to ...Read More

DIY Lip Balm

Not only do I worry about what foods I consume, but also what I put on my skin. This is because our skin can absorb everything we lather on it. The same goes for our lips. Sometimes we apply all kinds of stuff to them (lipsticks, lip balm, etc.) without realizing that ...Read More

Best Time to Exercise?

There are a handful of questions that fitness professionals tend to hear repeatedly – especially from new exercisers. Near the top of the list must be: “When is the best time to exercise?” While there are plenty of people with strong opinions about this topic, it’s actually a fairly difficult question to ...Read More

Benefits of Maca

Maca, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, is a root vegetable in the mustard family that is grown in central Peru. The maca plant is resilient and thrives in harsh conditions, typically growing in high altitudes and rocky soils. When talking about energy, stamina, and fertility properties that maca may provide, we are ...Read More

The Piriformis Stretch: Stretching that Pain in Your Butt

Your piriformis muscle can be a big pain in the butt. Literally. It’s a small muscle tucked deep into the back of your rear, and it’s possibly not getting the attention it deserves. This little triangle-shaped muscle attaches to your sacrum and crosses at the hip joint. It’s an important muscle for ...Read More

The Magic of Coconut Water

For some, coconut water is an acquired taste. I know I was in this camp. The first time I tried coconut water I thought someone was playing a prank on me. A little sweet, nearly savory, more viscous than water—I had nothing to compare it to. Then came the second sip, the ...Read More

Sweet Tooth Solves: Taming Your Sugar Cravings…

Although I would generally put myself in the “healthy eater” category, I must confess: I definitely love the sweet stuff. I can pretty much take or leave pastries, but dark chocolate, sweet and crunchy trail mix, sweet granola, anything involving chocolate and peanut butter…all of these foods that are thought of as ...Read More

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the taste and I love eating it, but after consuming this scrumptious treat I start feeling the hate creeping up on me. Not only is it filling, but it makes me feel terrible after. Maybe it’s the ...Read More

Lettuce-Free Salad Series: The Chop Chop

I have a confession. A taboo truth that might put me at odds with the vegetarian community. It’s taken me a long time to come to terms with it, but it’s finally time to spit it out: I don’t love salad. At least not in the traditional sense. Stabbing a bed of ...Read More

Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

What is nutritional yeast? That’s a no-brainer! It’s used for baking, right? Well, not quite. Nutritional yeast, commonly nicknamed as “nooch” in the vegan world, is a pure strain of yeast (the strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae is commonly used) that’s grown on a mixture of cane and beet molasses. Because of its “cheesy” ...Read More