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2017: the year of the body you want (p.s. giveaway)

It’s that time of year: everyone is interested in atoning for their holiday sins and getting (back) the body they want. Here’s the latest in fitness goodies that’ll help you reach your goals in 2017: Continue reading “2017: the year of the body you want (p.s. giveaway)” »

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The Secret to a Great Bikini Body? Balance!

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Somebody once said, “for a great bikini body, have a body – then put on a bikini.” Done!

We don’t always want to accept it, but there’s major truth in that. All bodies are beach bodies and bikini bodies! Still, this time of year many of us feel compelled to pursue the ever-popular six pack abs through torturous, extreme exercises and diets. And really, all it ever ends in is a crash and a swing of the nutrition pendulum back in the other direction (insert-empty-ice-cream-tub-here). Continue reading “The Secret to a Great Bikini Body? Balance!” »

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T-Cells: What They Are & Why They’re Important #tcellmaster


#tcellmaster Sometimes things happen that make you really consider the fact that the way we live our lives could hurt ourselves and our loved ones one day, if we’re not careful. It’s easy to say “live fast die pretty” when you’re 26 and only thinking about yourself.. but one day, the reality’s going to hit that an awful lot of people would have to take care of you (and will long for the days of taking care of you when you’re no longer around at all).

So THAT’S a bit of a downer… seriously though, we all need to take better care of our health. One interesting concept I discovered in my vitaminphile searching was that of T-cells. I’d heard of T-cell count, primarily in films about people with HIV – but what did it mean, and why was it important to my body? Continue reading “T-Cells: What They Are & Why They’re Important #tcellmaster” »

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Yes, You Do Have A “Because” Moment — Here’s Why.

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Thanks to the help of the Internet and being able to research literally everything, us ladies are pretty talented at the tasks we take on these days. Just take a look at Pinterest and you’ll see droves of us simultaneously Burpeeing, no-sewing and baking sugar-skull themed fondant cakes all in French Country style with seeming ease.

But behind the simplicity of the selfie curtain, there are blood, sweat and tears that go into performing as the superwomen we’re expected to be in modern life. And whether or not we’d like to admit it, living up to such high standards adds pressure and stress that take a toll on our minds and bodies.

What most of us need is a regular break; a body tune-up to recharge every now and again and help fuel the next miracle we’re expected to perform in the kitchen, gym or office. That next miracle is your #BecauseMoment – the reason you need a minute to take care of yourself on a regular basis, so you can keep going for the rest of what life wants from you.

This is the reason I’ve shifted the way I think about massage; it’s not some indulgence available only to rich women or once a year on your birthday, but rather a necessity of living in the demanding world we currently inhabit. Studies have shown that massage can help with weight loss, anxiety, sleep regularity and more. Aren’t those areas we all could use a little help with on a regular basis?

Start integrating massage into your daily routine and discover how much it refreshes you for the rest of life’s activities. Visit Massage Envy for convenient, affordable massages available close to home so you can experience my favorite kind of therapy early and often.

Do you get regular massages? If not, what’s holding you back?