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Basic Tips for Eating Smarter and Loving Exercise

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Hello friends! Happy Friday. In honor of getting settled in to January I thought it would be helpful to re-share some of my favorite healthy eating and exercise-related posts. Whether you’re looking to improve your health in the new year or simply re-committing after the holidays, I hope you find these tips for eating smarter and loving Continue Reading …

New Year’s Resolutions vs. Daily Action

Good morning, friends! Let’s talk New Years Resolutions. For most of you, today means back to the daily grind. It also means a fresh start after the indulgence of the holidays. I’m all for people making decisions to change their lives in a healthy way, but I’m not a big resolution person. I know that resolutions really work for some, but for Continue Reading …

Lululemon, Salutation Nation, and ABC News!

Hello friends! I had a fun night last night — I headed into town to meet up with the lovely yogis at Lululemon Raleigh! (Photo source) Lululemon is opening a new store in October in the North Hills area and invited a couple bloggers and local business owners in to chat about ways to engage the community. Obviously Lululemon is a company that Continue Reading …

Healthy Living Summit 2011 Recap

Hello friends! I’m back in Chapel Hill after a wonderful weekend in Philadelphia at the 3rd annual Healthy Living Summit! As always, I had a wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting new ones, too. Friday kicked off with a big blogger lunch, a frozen yogurt date with Ali, and a tea date with Valerie. :) And then it was time for Continue Reading …

Philadelphia Bound for the Healthy Living Summit!

Hello friends! I’m at the Raleigh airport getting ready to fly north for the 3rd annual Healthy Living Summit in Philadelphia! I’ve actually been to all of the Healthy Living Summits — I attended the first two years, too! -- Healthy Living Summit #1 — August 2009, Boston, MA Fun fact — the first year of the summit I went Continue Reading …

How to Eat Healthy on a Road Trip

Yesterday, during me and Matt’s 8 hour drive from Bald Head Island to D.C., I was bemoaning the fact that America makes it so hard for people to eat healthy while on the road. On the way to the beach on Friday, I had packed us some food, but coming back yesterday, we had to rely solely on the road. Mile after mile went by with only the standards. Continue Reading …

How You Made a Change for the Healthy

A couple months ago, I wrote about the One Small Change I Made to Improve My Health — creating a standing up desk at home, or my “perch”, as Matt calls it. At home, my perch is the breakfast bar area facing the kitchen. And I created one at my dietetic internship the other day, too, by putting a box on top of my work table. Not exactly Continue Reading …

Diving Back into Swim Training

Good morning from my perch! Don’t pretend you don’t love the pun in my post title today, hehehe ;) Last night, I decided that this morning was the perfect time to get back into the pool. It had been WAY too long since I’d gotten a good swim workout in! In the winter and spring I was going swimming at the indoor UNC pool pretty Continue Reading …