4 “NEAT” Ways to Combat “Sitting Disease”

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  According to the American Heart Association, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950. Physically active jobs now compose only about 25% of our workforce. That is 50% less than 1950.[1] Our average work week is also longer. Americans today work 47 hours a week – 164 more hours a year than 20 years ago.[2] […]

How to Get Fitter and Feel Better…Without Trying (or Crying)

My husband Ben and I deadlifting today at around 80% of our one-rep max deadlift weight.

    I never imagined I’d be able to run a mile without stopping. But a few years ago, I set a goal that three days a week, I would hop on (more like drag myself onto…) the treadmill and complete a mile. Each session would consist of more running than the session before. (Sounds […]

How to Healthify Two Favorite Fall Treats

How to Healthify Two Favorite Fall Treats

    Fall is absolutely my favorite season. What’s not to love about crisp colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, excessively furry boots, and friendly orange pumpkins ready to be custom-carved to be as cute or creepy as you wish? And when it comes to the seasonal foods, what’s not to love about cinnamon spice and everything […]

Mean Girls, Gossip, and Taming the Tongue

Mean Girls, Gossip, and Taming the Tongue

    God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue. –Thomas Watson (1620-1686)   […]

How Fit Are You?

How Fit Are You

  What comes to mind when you hear the word “fitness?” Endless rows of treadmills, an outdoor track covered with hurdles, a Pilates classroom filled with mats, towels, and foam rollers? Or perhaps you envision a basketball team, tennis player, or strong shoulders and burly biceps. Each of the above associations undeniably exemplify an aspect […]