We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to walshsr (Sarah), the winner of the Healthful Bites/Progresso giveaway! Sarah mentioned that she enjoyed Reames Chicken Noodle Soup Kit as a quick homemade soup substitute. For your comment, you’ll be receiving two cans of Progresso soup, a lovely Friends-style mug and a digital jump rope! I’ll pass along your information to Laurie and you should receive your package soon. Thanks for reading! And if you ...continue reading

Playing Catch Up

It’s been one of those weeks for me that, no matter how much is accomplished, always leaves you feeling two steps behind. I’ve been enjoying my internship, but with commuting, a full-time position and other obligations (or more like other things I’ve opted to do) I definitely don’t have as much time to exercise, blog, tweet and sleep as I previously did. I know what you’re thinking: “Karla, quit your ...continue reading

Medicine Ball Abs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF0MR_BsMtA Medicine balls are terrific tools that can be utilized in nearly any workout (arms, legs, core, even extra resistance/balance tools during particular cardio moves) and for nearly every athlete. Today, I’m giving you a few medicine ball-assisted moves to try that will tone all areas of your core. Grab a medicine ball—or a dumbbell will work for the first and third exercises—and ...continue reading

Pump Recipe Showdown!

If any of you checked out my previous blog, the summer journal “Health and the City,” you may have witnessed my love for The Pump. This restaurant is right up my alley—their mission: “To make it easy for people to eat well.” So when I stumbled upon the fact that the store had a cookbook, I immediately thought, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?” Quickly followed by, “I need to get ...continue reading

Hit the Willpower Wall?

Yes WE Can Now is the time that many New Year’s resolutions (if you made one) hit a stumbling block. The novelty has worn off, the effort seems to hit home and it seems all-around simpler to revert back to the old ways of doing things. So what’s the solution? Hang out with your most self controlled pals, University of Georgia researchers say. A strong will, or the absence of a strong will, can rub off on those around you. ...continue reading

Squat It Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xx2Uar9lKE To tighten you tush, squats pretty much can’t be beat. But after a few months of banging out straight reps (act like you are going to sit in an invisible chair, pop back up to standing), this can get quite boring and your body will soon adapt. That’s why these lower body exercises that require you to move while in a squatting position are fabulous! The office talk in the video is ...continue reading