Category Archives: Health & Fitness

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Drinking coffee for its health benefits?

Life will put many puzzles before you to solve. One we’ll almost all face at some point: excess body weight. How can we get rid of it? Of course, this is a well debated subject with lots of questions and answers, but one less well-known aid in fat reduction? Coffee!

How does coffee influence health and fat storage? Continue reading “Drinking coffee for its health benefits?”

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How to look thinner than you actually are

Oh God. Why do we do this? Every year, we force each other to parade around in bathing suits. Is it masochism, voyeurism, or some sick combination thereof?

In any event, it’s time to wear small amounts of slippery-feeling clothing in front of your friends. Yay? Problem is, just like me you’ve failed to ditch the eggnog-and-butter-cookies weight (or habit) of yesterwinter and you’re still a little, um… paunchy. Continue reading “How to look thinner than you actually are”

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Athleisure shorts with built-in lifehacks? Um, yes.

Since I’m a daily fitness gal who works from home (*thbbbbt*), I’ve totally embraced the athleisure/fitness-wear-all-day-erry-day trend. It’s pretty much my dream come true. However, I have noticed that some gym shorts are… how can I put this nicely? Stupid.

It’s not their fault, they just weren’t designed with use in mind. What we really need are shorts with pockets for our earbuds on a jog. A place to store our ID and debit card when we’re taking a walk to Trader Joes. No weird giant bulge in the front, but moisture-wicking like a mofo. And fashionable to boot. Where can we find such a wonder? Continue reading “Athleisure shorts with built-in lifehacks? Um, yes.”

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How a Ceiling Fan Keeps You Healthy

Summer days are filled with fun and adventure. But those hot summer nights can be fairly miserable when you’re trying to get to sleep. Even sleeping with only a sheet can leave you tossing and turning in discomfort. We don’t want to blast our air conditioning on high every night– it’s a waste of energy and money. What can we do to stay cool without harming the planet or paying a fortune?

We Need Our Sleep!

As you already know, we all need a good night’s sleep to lead happy, healthy and active lifestyles. The amount of sleep we need, however, varies by age. According to the National Sleep Foundation, here are the recommended hours of sleep we should be getting depending on our age range: Continue reading “How a Ceiling Fan Keeps You Healthy”

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Bananas for Chiquita + Disney: GIVEAWAY! #JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer

#JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer Compensated by Chiquita for participation in this campaign as a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

There are so many reasons to smile this summer: bananas, Disney, and free stuff are only 3 of them, but they’re 3 GREAT ones! There are actually TWO opportunities for freebies here; keep reading.

The big prize: share your Chiquita smile (you know, a pic inspired by that cute thing where you put a banana in front of your mouth like a smile!) at ShareYourChiquitaSmile.com and you could win a Walt Disney World vacation! OH YEAH!

It’s easy to enter – I even did it myself, in a pic inspired by Hollywood Studios and in true Sassy Dove form: Continue reading “Bananas for Chiquita + Disney: GIVEAWAY! #JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer”