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Staying Active During Pandemic Times

September 28, 2020

By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March.  I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold.  At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but…

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An Athlete’s Take on Re-balance and De-stressing

September 17, 2020

By Jen Segger For over twenty years, I have been pushing myself to the limit in the endurance world. I’ve demanded a lot from my body – I’ve repeatedly asked it to carry me up mountains and through rain forests for days upon end, to bike across vast landscapes all over the world and to paddle remote waterways – so that I could explore outer islands and passages where very few get to go. I’ve raced at the elite level…

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

November 12, 2019
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Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behind their passion for the sport. As you might guess, running…

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Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

November 6, 2019
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During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition.  We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle of my training heading into…

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Fitness Recipes

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

June 4, 2019
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Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… those of…

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

December 18, 2018

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their…

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Power Bowls with Sweet Potato Sport Dressing

August 23, 2018

Summer is my favorite time of the year because I LOVE working out outdoors. I love the ease of throwing together a big power bowl after a workout – powered by Flora Omega Sport+! The new Omega Sport+ (US/CA) formula contains MCT oil from coconut and high-quality turmeric, which when taken after exercise really helps with muscle repair, fat burning, and inflammation. I’m loving this easy dressing you can add to any power bowl: Power Bowls with Sweet Potato Sport Dressing…

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Iron Deficient? Reclaim Your Energy with Floradix

July 3, 2018

Our natural iron supplement has got it going on. In fact, Floradix (US/CA) is the best-selling natural liquid iron supplement in North America. It helps fight iron deficiency by promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells. Plus, this safe, low-dose supplement is formulated for easy absorption and is gentle on the digestive tract. If that’s not a win-win situation, what is? Our plant-based pride and joy is here to help everyone from athletes to pregnant women build up their iron…

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How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

May 10, 2018

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in…

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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

May 3, 2018

We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time…

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