Yoga 101: Guide For Beginners

Dancer Pose, Yoga 101

You all know that I LOVE yoga, and over the past few years, yoga has become an incredibly popular form of exercise. It may not burn as many calories as HIIT or going for a run, but the benefits it can have on both the mind and body have made it one of the world’s most practiced types of exercise.

If you’ve never tried yoga before, I urge you to give it a try. It might seem a little daunting – all those poses and stretches, but it’s really not. Don’t worry about what the downward dog is, the meaning of namaste or how to do the lotus position, instead focus on the benefits of yoga.
To help make starting yoga a little less scary, I thought that I would share a few pieces of advice with you. So that come time for your first class, you are prepared and know what to expect.

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5 Ways To Get Fit On A Budget

Fitness on a Budget

Getting fit at the gym doesn’t just take willpower and hard work; it also takes a lot of cash, especially if you’re one of those boutique gym-goers. Even regular gym memberships don’t come cheap, usually costing you anywhere between $20 to $100. If you’d rather save that money and spend it on your groceries, here are some cheap ways to get fit without shelling out your monthly spendings.

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Snack Smart: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bars [Review + Giveaway]

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bars

With so many junk foods and tons of poor snack choices out there, who wouldn’t want to snack smarter? I know your 2016 best self wouldn’t want to jeopardize any of your resolutions so early on in the year, am I right? The good news is, there are plenty of low-calorie, good-for-you snacks that you can create, or if you’re too lazy to make anything of your own, there are healthy choices like these Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bars.

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Beneficial Nutrients You’re Probably Missing

Benefitcial Nutrients

The quality of diets and what people eat has really gone downhill in recent years. Most people are having less and less home-cooked whole foods, instead choosing to swap them for the processed foods you see filling the supermarkets. It’s especially difficult for those of us in our twenties who are working long hours and living a jam packed schedule. If you want to start living in a healthier body, then you’ll need to improve your intake of unrefined foods. Vegetables, fruits, grains, etc, are subjected to very little processing, making them richer in various essential nutrients. Here are some of the nutrients you’re probably missing out on, and ways you can get more of them…

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4 Things To Keep In Mind When Trying To Reach Your Fitness Goals

Reaching Fitness Goals

I know I’ve been talking about goals a lot lately. But it really is the time of year where this topic would come up in conversations, on social media and just about anywhere and everywhere you go. No matter how you feel about fitness, remember that the journey of reaching any goal requires dedication and commitment. Unfortunately, you can’t just go out and buy them from a store. Imagine if dedication came in bottles and you could just pick some up on your next grocery run. Well, we’re not that advanced yet, so the only way is to find motivation within yourself.

To start, set an attainable goal, which means putting a number on it. For some people that might mean a weight, for others it’s a clothing size or how many days at the gym per week. Whatever your aim, here’s how to ensure you get there.

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Simple New Year’s Resolutions For A More Mindful 2016

Mindful 2016 Resolutions

Can you believe there’s only one more day until 2016? So many of you have been thinking about resolutions for the year ahead… whether it be getting into shape or cutting down on alcohol, etc. But often these resolutions seems hard to accomplish and take time to achieve fully. Not everyone is up for the challenge, with many quitting just after January. So why not choose smaller, more manageable resolutions for yourself? They can make just as much impact on your life and change you in more ways than one. Here are a few to help you become more mindful in 2016…

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4 Quick Tips For A Great Workout

4 Quick Tipsfor a Great Workout

Fitsters, let’s make 2016 the year of awesome workouts! Don’t half-ass it when it comes time to sweat it out, put your best foot forward and chase after those fitspiration dreams. Well, how can you ensure you’re getting a good workout? Sometimes all you can do is dedicate your time and put in your energy, but there are a few things to keep in mind that might help you maximize your gym sessions…

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Holiday Dessert: No-Bake Fruit Tart [RECIPE]

No-Bake Fruit Tart

I’m definitely a dessert girl. But I’m a lazy cook (you guys know this already if you’ve been following my blog), and who’s got time to really bake in the midst of all the holiday craze anyway? Well, to save you and I from all the fuss, here’s another easy peasy dessert recipe (no-bake!) that’s a healthier version of the bad stuff you get outside. It’s so easy yet delicious, your friends and family will love this recipe. Bon appetit! 

Click on to see the recipe!

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Easy Ways To Make Any Women Feel Loved

Riviera Maya, Mexico

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything for the “Happy Love” section. Don’t worry guys, my relationship is still going phenomenal and my boyfriend and I are still very much in love. We recently got back from Riviera Maya, Mexico, a trip to celebrate my birthday. I must admit, I feel like I’ve found a gem when it comes to my boyfriend. He really knows me so well, sometimes better than I know myself and I constantly feel his love and support through all sorts of situations that we go through in our daily lives.

So in time for 2016 and in the spirit of the holidays, I hope this post will help all those lucky men out there who’s found a great woman. There are certain sure-fire techniques that are guaranteed to make a woman feel loved. If you truly love your partner, you’ll want to make sure they wake up with a smile every single day. Read on for a few tips…

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