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What I Learned While Training For My First Marathon
This is a guest post written by Rachel Bliss, an intern with Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness. Training for my first marathon, I spent months waking up early, pushing myself to run 10, 15, 20 miles through total downpours, 90 degrees+ temperatures, and even snow…all for one day. But that one day makes all of…READ MORE
12 Healthy Foods You Can Bring Through Airport Security
There’s nothing like making it to the airport and through security, then realizing your options for in-flight food comes down to chips, pretzels, or candy bars. Prepping your own food may be far from your mind when you are packing for a trip, but there is are many benefits to bringing your own snacks and…READ MORE
Vanilla Walnut Overnight Oats Recipe
This vanilla walnut overnight oats recipe comes together in less than five minutes. Make it at night and come morning, breakfast is ready. Eat it cold, topped with fresh fruit for natural sweetness and extra fiber. This recipe is guaranteed to keep you full for hours. Vanilla Walnut Overnight Oats Makes 2 servings Ingredients1 cup…READ MORE
The Best Outdoor Running Routes in New York City
Tired of slogging along on the treadmill? Break out of your running rut and try some of the best outdoor running routes in New York City. NYC may be known for its crazy traffic and busy streets, but it boasts many pedestrian-only paths that are perfect for a run. From the east and west side run…READ MORE
Travel Guide: Havana, Cuba
I have to admit, I was a little nervous traveling to Cuba. Not necessarily “is the US government going to come after me?” nervous, but I had the sense that it would be a place unlike anywhere I had been before. And boy, was I right. Stepping foot in Havana, I immediately felt at ease. I’m…READ MORE
Traveling in Cuba: What to Know Before You Go
Travel to Cuba is finally getting easier. While it is still illegal for Americans to go to Cuba for tourism, there are 12 categories of travel permitted, including for educational purposes. Up until March 2016, to travel on an education visa you had to go with an educational travel company, most of which cost upwards of…READ MORE
Rio de Janeiro: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play
And to think I almost skipped Rio. When planning a trip with nine other people, compromises have to be made. For my friend and I, it meant that we were going to backtrack through Brazil and short Buenos Aires by a day, in order to go be in Rio for New Years Eve. At the time,…READ MORE
Take Your Workout Outdoors in NYC this Summer
Summer is here, bringing warmer weather and longer days. It’s time to rethink your winter workout and take things outdoors. If the beautiful weather leaves you feeling unmotivated to make it to the gym, opting for an outdoor happy hour instead, try changing up your routine. Grab a friend and head to one of the…READ MORE
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Streusel Topping
Mornings can be rushed, so I’m all for make-ahead recipes I can cook once and then eat for days. This pumpkin baked oatmeal fits the bill. You can eat it warm right out of the oven, or stick it in the fridge and eat it cold in the morning. The pumpkin puree helps keep the…READ MORE
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