Essential oils. Do they really live up to the attention they have received the past few years? I have always been someone drawn to natural remedies before taking over the counter medications, so when I started hearing about essential oils, my interest was piqued. I heard about them through friends and then at work and everyone I talked to was so passionate about the products they had been using, so I decided to do some research and ended up ordering a few...I was instantly ho
If you are in Nashville, you know the drill…sunny day, rainy day, cold day, warm day, tornado warning, perfect day, random snow and frost, high pollen count, more rain, and so on and so forth. So the weather is a little unpredictable here, but the sunny and warm days are absolutely amazing! Have you noticed you feel happier in spring and summer? This is because sunlight triggers an increased release of serotonin, which in turn makes you feel happier. Serotonin is a neurotrans
Lately I have noticed that my vegetable intake has been low. I think it's for a couple of reasons - 1 that veggies don't always taste great (I prefer mine smothered in butter and cheese) and 2 that veggies are not all that convenient.
So I've been trying to figure out ways to sneak veggies into food I already eat to see if I can trick myself into eating more. If you also struggle with eating your greens then pay close attention.
The easiest way is to add greens in throug
If you are into eating healthy, you know how tricky shopping can be. There are new “miracle” products what seems like every single week and grocery stores are overwhelmingly full of choices. While I have so many new favorites, here are my current top 5. Looking at the list below, the products seem random, but I use each of them daily. Hope y’all enjoy! 1. Vital Proteins, Collagen Peptides I stumbled across Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides this summer and was honestly unsure i
Since one of the things on Amanda's list last week was motivating yourself with new workout gear I thought I would highlight some of my favorite local shops for athletic apparel! $ Tjmaxx - great for all workout gear, I especially like to get leggings, sports bras and yoga mats (they are like $12!).
$$ Volunteer traditions - does not just have cute UT gear but they also carry Harper Knit which makes very cute and comfortable workout gear. They also have amazing sales! In
As expressed in previous posts, I am not one for cardio, especially running. However, I have found that rowing is a great cardio activity that I surprisingly enjoy and I thought you might too! Using a rowing machine works your upper and lower body while promoting your stamina and kicking up fat burning. It is also lower impact on your knees and other joints than running.
Additionally rowing machines can be purchased and easily used at home for maximum convenience (so no exc
It is speculated that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail before February (Business Insider). If your wellness resolutions are fading fast this ones for you! The way to "cheat" resolution goals in your workout is to incorporate supersets! What are supersets you may ask? They are the practice of doing two or more workout sets together with out rest between them. They can be done focusing on the same muscle group (think bench press and pushups) or different (think bench press a