All In A Good Teen Night’s Sleep

Spring signifies new growth. In our household, in light of recent annual physicals for the tween and the teen, there’s been a lot of talk about growth. It continued over spring break as we paused to reflect on their growth over the years when our kitchen paint refresh stopped just short of a few swift…

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Feels So Sweet To Have A Healthy Heartbeat

Peak Performance Pack

It’s the month of love and National Heart Health Month and the Go Red for Women movement are in full swing so it’s very fitting to talk about having a healthy heart. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer for women in the U.S.? Scary, huh? Fortunately, we can help to change that…

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Up Your Game With An Amino Boost

The big game is just a few short days away in the Bold North, our home state of Minnesota, and we can’t help but think about the boost all those athletes will need before heading into it (while truly wishing our team was taking the field!). But why limit the the concept of boosting our…

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Rock Your 2018 in Real Life

For many of us, real life looks like this: it rushes by at lightning speed, with our energies directed at so many things other than our own self care: career, family, friends and endless commitments all require us to give ‘til it hurts. Many people run on empty and don’t notice they’re depleted until something…

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A Gut Check for Your Holiday Hangover

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to spend time with loved ones and family. Celebrating with our family often involves certain favorite holiday dishes. Over indulging on large meals and treats can leave us feeling sluggish as we juggle busy work and holiday preparations or traveling. This holiday season, we’re sharing some…

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Three Tips to Have a Healthy Flight

Tick Tock…Only a few days away from jet setting again across the globe. Nothing gives me quite as much joy as trying new foods in exotic places; hiking a new, difficult trail; and exploring new areas!  But trying to stay healthy while on the go can sometimes be challenging. For many of us, we put…

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Fire Up Your Workouts with Protein

We have a secret weapon for firing up your workouts, sliming down and keeping you on track on your total wellness journey. The powerful weapon we’re talking about is protein. I used to think that protein – especially protein shakes and bars — were only for weight lifters, body builders and people who work out…

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Seven Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Summer is full swing and for many that means road trips, family reunions, camping and traveling to fun destinations.  No matter where you’re traveling—on vacation, out of the country, to a conference, or to visit friends and family—chances are, you may find yourself a little out of your normal routine.  But with a little planning,…

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Embracing Our Wellness Challenges

Life deals us challenges. Of that I have no doubt. It’s how we respond to those challenges that define us. I have scoliosis. And since June is officially National Scoliosis Awareness Month, I thought I’d take the time to share my story with you. I’ve known of my scoliosis since the sixth grade. It’s defined…

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Exceptional Selections for Better Snacking and Shopping

Making consistently better choices when it comes to nutrition can be hard. There are so many labels to read. So much research to do. So many brands to choose from. And even if we’re highly educated to make a better choice, the appeal of unhealthy options are so prevalent in our society that it can feel…

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