Probiotic Breakfast

2021-02-25

INGREDIENTS ● 1 cup quinoa ● 1 3/4 cups water ● Kosher salt ● 1 medium avocado ● 2 medium scallions ● 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ● 4 packed cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces) ● 4 large eggs ● 1 cup fermented red cabbage or beet kraut, Eden organics ● 1 cup plain …

Moments That Take Your Breath Away

By Meg Sharp, WFCC Director of Training & Education   First kisses… The first time you hold a newborn baby in your arms… Watching that same baby take their first steps, ride a bike, graduate from college, get married… Locking eyes with your longtime partner and realizing you are still so much in love… Moments …

Probiotic Heart Health Recipe

Winter is just the time to build up your healthy gut bacteria. But what does this have to do with heart healthy month? Quite a bit! Controlling blood pressure — Those suffering from hypertension may manage their blood pressure levels by consuming probiotics. ( J Hum Hypertens. 2004 Nov;18(11):795-802. ) Try these delicious smoothies as …

The Power of Metabolic Conditioning by Meg Sharp WFCC Director of Education

2021-02-05

Metabolic Conditioning refers to any type of training where you push yourself to or just outside your comfort zone for a specific interval.  You rest just long enough – then go nuts again.  And while the activity in the video certainly could fall into that category – you don’t have to go to such extremes …

Many of us are working from home, slumped over our computers

2021-01-28

So, let’s explore ‘better posture’ and what this means: This is not a one size fits all proposition. There is no “perfect posture” that we can take a snapshot of and then try to mold, twist, torque into to get an optimal result. Each of you has a unique body. With different skeletal and muscle …

Proven benefits of 11-minute workouts

All you need is 11-minutes and your own body weight. That was the conclusion a new study published recently in the International Journal of Exercise Science  1-minute of high intensity body weight exercise is followed by 1-minute active recovery. Repeat this sequence 5 times – and you’ll improve your fitness. Here’s the workout the study …

How to stay motivated to reach your goals

Motivation has a way of disappearing. A new year rolls around, we get pumped up and excited, and then suddenly a week goes by and our motivation has gone out the window. And it’s no surprise why—making a change is hard. Saying you want to exercise more is simple, but actually making it happen can …

Vegan Thai Green Curry

2021-01-25

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4 people INGREDIENTS ½ block (6 oz.) firm tofu, pressed and diced Avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice) ½ cup finely diced white onion 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons Thai green curry paste* 1 can (14 oz.) full fat coconut milk 1 …

Vegan Zucchini Pesto

INGREDIENTS 1 avocado ripe 1 clove garlic ½ cup fresh basil leaves 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 mL Water as needed Salt and pepper to taste 2-3 zucchinis spiralized or cut into ¼ inch wide strips DIRECTIONS Sauce: In a food processor, blend avocado, garlic, basil leaves …

Consistent Motivation

It is often said that knowledge is power. When it comes to fitness, nutrition and health, I would like to add that knowledge is not power unless you have the will to apply it…with consistency! Most people can agree that achieving their health and fitness goals is challenging because motivation is lost throughout the process. …