Category Archives: Health & Fitness

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7 Reasons You May Need to Get Your Vision Checked

There are some things in life that naturally end up higher on your priority list, like getting the car inspected or changing the batteries in the smoke alarm. Granted, those things typically have some urgency behind them, since you can’t very well drive a car with outdated tags, and the smoke alarm has a very shrill way of grabbing your attention when the batteries are low on juice.

But there are also plenty of things that ought to get the same level of urgency behind them. Getting an eye exam is one of those things.

It shouldn’t be an afterthought, but it is. Even though most people can stay on top of their eye health with just one visit a year to the eye doctor, many men and women wind up going to an ophthalmologist or optometrist only when they think something’s wrong with their vision. Continue reading “7 Reasons You May Need to Get Your Vision Checked” »

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Sustainable Energy For Your Next Adventure

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you guys hear that I’m doing the Spartan? Yep, that’s right – come February (along with my team Will Burpee for Beer – great name, eh?) I’ll be in a race where we’ll jump over fire, crawl under barbed wire, throw spears, scale walls and complete more obstacles you can’t even imagine. Am I intimidated? You bet. But I’m also excited, and training up for the big day.

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How Women’s Golf Wear Evolved Through the Years

These days, when we think of women golfers, top professional athletes like Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, and Inbee Park come to mind. In our heads, we see these modern players donned up in today’s standard golf wear—collared polo shirts, slacks, spiked golf shoes, plus a cap or a visor to keep the sun away from their eyes. We’d probably also imagine women golfers in capri pants, shorts, and skorts in warmer weather conditions.

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The hottest news in coffee? Cold brew.

Maybe it’s because I’ve only lived in the South (now, Southwest), but I’ve always preferred my coffee cold. Lately, the buzz in chilled coffee is all about cold brew. Whereas traditional iced coffee is brewed hot like normal and then iced down, cold brew is never exposed to heat.

Major retailers are starting to catch on to cold brew now, but I can honestly say I’ve been on the train for quite some time. I love that its taste is smoother than iced coffee and seems easier on the tummy (probably because of the reduction in acidity), but it actually packs a way more powerful caffeine punch. Continue reading “The hottest news in coffee? Cold brew.” »

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5 Strength Exercises that Every Woman Athlete Should Do

Author Bio: Andrew is the founder and CEO at Aim Workout. He is passionate fitness professional and triathlete, with years of experience using indoor cycling spinning bikes. He has also been an avid mountain biker, deep sea diver, rock climbing guide and has spent considerable time learning and practising mixed martial arts. In short, Andrew has a penchant for the wild and extreme.

Many women avoid strength training because they are afraid of bulking up, but strength training does not necessarily involve heavy weight lifting or bulky bodies. Women athletes can achieve new physical heights by performing five simple exercises, and it leads to some fantastic results.

While many women include strength training in their workout regime, some are yet to understand its importance and incorporate it into their exercise schedules.

Let us go through a few benefits of strength training from the perspective of a woman athlete. Continue reading “5 Strength Exercises that Every Woman Athlete Should Do” »