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Health Benefits of Artichokes

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  At BeyondFit we talk a lot about the 2 P’s–protein + produce. If you want to expand your usual produce selection, venture out with something new and give artichokes a try! You’ll be amazed at the health benefits of artichokes! Artichokes are most often served steamed, but grilling them adds a smoky dimension to their flavor. Keep reading for an easy and DELICIOUS ...[Read More]

Fat Loss for Each Body Type

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If you’re frustrated after following a “one size fits all” fitness plan that didn’t work, you’re not alone. One of my goals in the BeyondFit Life Club is to support women, to help them learn how to #dofitnessbetter and to create their own unique body type blueprint. The truth is there’s no one size fits all approach to body change, knowing your individual body type is the ONLY way to get results l ...[Read More]

Exercise Modifications for Back Pain

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If you have lower back pain, you’re not alone. In fact, some form of back pain affects nearly 8 out of 10 women. In many cases, back pain can be caused by alignment issues or improper muscle recruitment. But this does NOT mean that inactivity is the answer. There are many simple modifications that can reduce and eliminate low back pain by helping prevent weakness from inactivity. At BeyondFit, we ...[Read More]

Two Things You Need for a Healthy Breakfast

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A healthy breakfast starts your day off right! Studies show that people who eat the wrong food for breakfast or skip breakfast all together, have problems with hunger, energy, metabolism, concentration and are more likely to gain or have trouble losing weight. A healthy breakfast should contain a balance of nutrients to keep both your brain and your body functioning best.     Breakfasts ...[Read More]

How to Use Epsom Salt for Muscle Soreness & Cramps

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Whether from overwork or just an extra tough workout, muscle aches are common and are experienced by almost everyone at some point or another–even advanced athletes. Mildly sore muscles is simply a natural outcome of any kind of physical activity. General soreness after exercise is typically caused by micro tears in the muscle. Over time as the muscle rebuilds itself stronger to accommodate the ac ...[Read More]

Food Safety During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system is reduced. This places both mom and her unborn baby at increased risk of contracting the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses can be worse during pregnancy and may lead to miscarriage or premature delivery and some foodborne illnesses, such as Listeria and Toxoplasma gondii, can infect the fetus even if the mo ...[Read More]

Weight Loss and Your Menstrual Cycle

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Don’t let PMS ruin your workouts and undo all of your weight loss progress. By making a few small tweaks to your training and nutrition, you can easily outsmart cravings and get a handle on this time of month. For many women, the weight and mood changes caused by your menstrual cycle can be significant. The symptoms of PMS vary by individual and can range from a slight inconvenience to feeli ...[Read More]

A Day in the BeyondFit Mom Life

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How do I fit fitness into my daily mom life? Things are pretty crazy right now between running an online business, running local boot camps, and even more importantly, taking care of my duties as a wife and mom. For me, fitness is all about living a healthy, happy & balanced life, so I practice fitting fitness into my daily life and modeling healthy habits for my kids while still keeping ...[Read More]

Chest Exercises to Lift Your Breasts

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As wonderful as it is to have a baby, pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. One area that many women ask about is their breasts. As pregnancy progresses, a woman’s breasts grow larger and heavier as they engorge with milk, causing the ligaments supporting the breasts to stretch.   This reduced ligament support may cause breasts to sag to some degree.   But there are th ...[Read More]

Make Plans to Simplify

Make Plans to Simplify

Did you know that next week is “National Simplify Your Life Week?” It’s sort of amusing, isn’t it – all the holidays and celebrations that fill our calendars these days? Although, we might not be totally on board with things like National Tater Tot Day or National Fettuccine Alfredo Day (these are real, people!) – we can totally get down with 5 days dedicated to Simplifying Your Life! The concept ...[Read More]