Become a Locavore: 7 Reasons to Eat Local

7 Reasons to Eat Local

Is there anything better than strolling through a farmers market on a warm summer morning? My favorite memories of last summer are of my husband, daughter, and me walking through our local market, an almond milk latte in one hand the warm sun on my face. It was just…wonderful. The best part? Shopping local means […]

5 Reasons “Thin” Doesn’t Mean “Healthy”

A few months ago, I had a conversation that stuck with me long after it was over. After listening to a colleague detail his busy schedule, from four kids to a full time job and master’s program, I was curious. My instant and honest response was to look at him seriously and ask, “But…how do […]

Why I Take Whole Food Vitamins

I’ve been taking vitamins since I was a kid, and until recently, I loathed taking them. I know, I know, loathed is a bit dramatic, but it’s the best description I can come up with. Vitamins have never settled well in my stomach, and the taste seemed to last for hours. The result? I didn’t […]

Try, Tie, and Buy the Perfect Running Shoe

Buying running shoes is a tricky business. On the one hand, you really need to take the time to try on shoes until you find the perfect pair. On the other hand, you don’t want to look like a complete fool who doesn’t know his left foot from his right (or, worse yet, like you’re […]

Stop the Madness! Let’s Focus on the Good We’re Doing with Our Health

I’ve been feeling a little down lately. Don’t worry—everything is fine, better than fine. Life is good. But I haven’t been able to keep up my fitness and eating like I usually do. And honestly, I’ve felt a little disappointed with myself. You see, I’m now 20 weeks pregnant. I’m getting backaches when I run […]

4 Tips for Using a Standing Desk

Do you sit most of the day? Think about it: commuting, working at a desk, eating meals, watching television. It’s no wonder that adults typically spend more than half of their waking hours being sedentary—primarily from prolonged sitting. All that sitting is worse for you than you might realize. In fact, excessive sitting increases the […]

Running While Pregnant? 3 Must-Know Tips

I took the photo below while on a lovely run in the Idaho foothills. The weather here has been on a warming trend, and I even spotted a few flowers poking through the dead brush on the trails. I finished my run feeling refreshed and alive—it was the first sunny trail run I’d done in […]

Kid-Friendly Kale-Chia Smoothie (Recipe)

I don’t know about you, but it can be tough to get my daughter to eat her greens. Smoothies are just about the only way we can get veggies in her, so my husband or I make one for her nearly every day. This kid-friendly option contains orange, strawberry, kale and chia seeds and has […]

6 Tips for Treating a Headache with Aromatherapy

Growing up, I was plagued with headaches. My pain was so severe that, at one point, I missed 11 straight days of third grade—yes, third grade—because I could barely get out of bed. I went to specialists, tried some sort of “drops” that didn’t help in the slightest, and was finally put on naproxen sodium—at […]