Oat Maple Breakfast Bars

Oat Maple Breakfast Bars

Did you ever love the Nature Valley Oats N’ Honey Granola Bars? I still do! I’m definitely guilty of eating them on occasion and I love the taste. Plus, I love something crunchy in the morning and they definitely provide that. They’re easy and convenient and if I’m in a rush, they’re a quick and easy solution for breakfast.

While they don’t have a ton of ingredients (which is surprising), I still don’t love that they have sugar, honey and brown sugar syrup plus natural flavors (oh – and soy lecithin). I try to keep my food pretty clean and even if you’re not super concerned with food, a natural alternative is always a better one for health.

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31 Habits To Help Support Your Weight Loss Goals

31 Habits To Help Support Your Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss can be hard – and confusing. There’s no shortage of information out there about how to lose weight, what to eat, how to exercise, the newest superfood and the list goes on. Should you count calories or use portion control? Should you juice or go paleo? It’s endless! The good news is that weight loss really doesn’t have to be that hard. There are a ton of really simple habits that you can practice daily in order to reach your weight loss goals.

Here are 31 simple habits to practice if you want to reach your weight loss goals. My suggestion is to tackle one habit at a time. Focus on one action for one to two weeks. Master that habit and then move on to the next one adding one habit at a time.

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30 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care

30 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care

Self care is one of those things that’s necessary yet many of us seem to neglect our own selves. Most of our fitness retreat guests attend one of our programs in order to achieve some level of self care that they haven’t been able to accomplish at home. We’re all time starved and taking care of ourselves seems to fall by the wayside. Often times, we think that self care takes time out of our day that we could be using for something more meaningful (business, kids, errands).

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15 Habits That Will Inspire Your Health and Fitness Goals

15 Habits That Will Inspire Your Health and Fitness Goals

We all need a little inspiration when it comes to reaching our health and fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your health, want to get stronger or meet a sport performance goal, it’s important to have a little motivation behind it. The majority of our fitness retreat guests come to the retreat seeking inspiration and motivation. While you may not be able to make it to us for a healthy getaway, we’ve got some ideas to get you started.

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Low Impact Tabata

Low Impact Tabata

Most of our guests sign up for one of our fitness retreats to experience new workouts, get motivated and inspired and challenge themselves in a way they haven’t before. Tabata is a particularly challenging interval format and can be used in many different ways. It can be used for cardio, weights, core – you name it. It’s a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training). Like HIIT, Tabata exhausts the body and produces an “after burn” which means your body will burn calories at a higher rate for a longer period of time after your workout. To put it simply, your metabolism will be elevated slightly for minutes to hours after your workout – a HUGE win!!

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13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

Ahh….the Spa-ahhh. . .How wonderful it feels when you are in that tranquil, scented environment. The senses are stimulated from head to toe through touch, smell, surroundings, and taste. Even your soul feels pampered from the pride and pleasure of self-care.

Spas know that natural pleasures are a popular favorite among spa-goers. Spas work really hard to help re-create nature for you. Don’t lose sight that you too have the ability to access the same natural forces and incorporate them into your daily life. It is possible for you to Make Every Day A Spa Day!

Maybe you’re feeling tired or stressed out? You don’t have to wait to go to the spa. Create a relaxing environment at home!

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Exercise and Your Immune System

Exercise and Your Immune System

If you’re an avid exerciser or even new to exercise, you might be wondering how working out affects your immune system. There are so many different ways to be active from light and low impact to intense and invigorating. But which is the best for your body? There are a number of factors that affect your immunity and you’ll need to consider all of them when adding in fitness.

In this blog post, we’ll cover:

  • Other Factors That Affect Your Immune System

  • Workouts That Support or Suppress Your Immune System

  • How To Workout When You’re Sick

  • The Best Supplements To Support Your Body + Your Immune System

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