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Why Is There So Much Confusion Over Nutrition?

Why Is There So Much Confusion Over Nutrition?

By Alissa Rumsey | July 18, 2017

What is a balanced diet? If you aren’t sure the answer to this, you’re not alone! A big part of the problem: there is way too much focus on individual nutrients and food groups. Here’s why you should take a step back, or risk losing the forest for the trees.   Nutrition can be a…

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

By Alissa Rumsey | January 11, 2017

If you ask me, there is NOTHING better than chocolate + peanut butter. These simple two-ingredient mini chocolate peanut cups take that flavor combo to a whole new level. I’ve loved chocolate since I was a little kid. Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Starbursts – you can keep those. Just give me all the chocolate! As I…

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Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers

Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers

By Alissa Rumsey | December 5, 2016

Here are six of my favorite gifts for the fitness lovers on your holiday shopping list. Are you looking for a holiday gift for a fitness lover? You know who I’m talking about: that friend who goes to hot yoga or spin class multiple times per week, or your CrossFit addicted family member who can’t…

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3 Interval Training Workouts

3 Interval Training Workouts

By Alissa Rumsey | October 7, 2016

Interval training workouts are a great way to mix up your exercise routine. They can be done in short bursts, which is helpful when you don’t have a lot of time to workout. Read on for more about interval training, the benefits, and three interval training workouts for you to try.  If you’re short on time…

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Pistachio and Blood Orange Muesli Recipe

By Alissa Rumsey | October 5, 2016

Looking to shake up your breakfast routine? This nourishing Pistachio and Blood Orange Muesli recipe fits the bill. Sweet and salty come together for a breakfast muesli guaranteed to keep you full for hours. I first discovered muesli while traveling in Prague. I had heard of it before and imagined it to be similar to…

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Traveling Through the Greek Islands: Milos, Santorini, and Mykonos

By Alissa Rumsey | October 3, 2016

The Greek Islands are a type of bucket-list trip that everyone should do at some point in their life. I spent eight days traveling through three different Greek islands – Milos, Santorini, and Mykonos. This travel guide includes tips on how to get around, where to stay, what to do, and where to eat on all…

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How to Use Yoga and Nutrition to Nourish Your Body and Mind: Lessons from Nourish Your Namaste

How to Use Yoga and Nutrition to Nourish Your Body and Mind: Lessons from Nourish Your Namaste

By Alissa Rumsey | September 27, 2016

Learn about how you can use yoga and nutrition to support your health and wellbeing with this book review of Nourish Your Namaste.  Image courtesy of Kara Lydon When Kara Lydon first told me she was writing Nourish Your Namaste, a book about how to use nutrition and yoga to support your health, I didn’t…

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24 Hours in Athens Greece

By Alissa Rumsey | September 15, 2016

A guide on how to make the most of 24 hours in Athens, Greece. Get a taste of the Greek life with local food recommendations and the top sites to see. “You really don’t need more than a day in Athens.” I heard this over and over as I was planning my trip to Europe this…

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Budapest Travel Guide

The Best of Budapest: A Four Day Travel Guide

By Alissa Rumsey | September 6, 2016

I visited Budapest for four days this summer. This beautiful city is full of great restaurants, bars, shops and culture. Here is my travel guide, including where to stay, where to eat, where to drink, and what to do. I’ll be honest, Budapest was not very high on my travel list. But as I searched…

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