You Healthiest Year Ever, Day 18: Butt Out

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Bonjour mes amies! Comment ca-va? I 'm doing well, sipping and enjoying all of the antioxidant benefits of my green tea. I had a fantastic almost 9k run today although it's very cold out! Up here in the Great White North (aka Canada), it's National Non-Smoking Week! National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) has been observed here for more than 30 years. It is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada's ongoing public health education efforts. Established in 1977 by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC), its CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 17: Drink Green Tea

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Hey guys! How did you do with the handstand push up challenge and the plank challenge the other day? I've been having a lot of fun with the kiddos trying to improve and I say that Erin and Cathy also posted videos of their attempts - great job ladies!! Today's challenge in the 31 Days to a Healthier You series is nutritional: Drink GREEN tea! Why green tea? It tastes great and... Green tea has a high content of flavonoids †" plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 16: Plank it Out!

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Hey guys! We're half way through January already - how are you doing? Today is Day 16 of the 31 Days to a Healthier You challenge! Your challenge today is to start out lying on your stomach. Then prop yourself up on your toes and forearms, with your arms facing in front of you, and your hands together. Keep your body in a straight line. If your stomach slips toward the floor, you're too tired. (Basically it looks like the gal in the picture). Do this three times today as LONG as you can. Why is the plank exercise good for you? The CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 15: Do a Handstand Pushup

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Hola my Amigos (and Amigas)! How are you this lovely (COLD) January day? Did you end your day with a dance party yesterday, and start with one today? I'm feeling PUMPED from our parties! Today's challenge has been inspired by my fellow FitFluential ambassadors - last year we all attempted to handstand pushups, vlogged ourselves trying, and then tagged others to try them too. So today I'm tagging all three of you who read my blog to give a handstand push up a try! Here's my vlog of my really sad attempt at it (and yes, II'm totally ok CONTINUE READING →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 14: Start & End Your Day With a Dance Party

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Hey guys! Today is day 14 of the 31 day challenge - how are you doing so far? I was quite surprised how easily I adjusted to drinking my coffee black from Saturday's challenge. At first I was hesitant to try it, but I found that after having a few cups over the past couple of days that I don't even miss the cream and sugar. Small changes like drinking black coffee can really make a difference long term. By avoiding empty calories you can fill up on more nutrient rich foods and thus take in more fuel for your body. Today's CONTINUE READING →