Hydration, Mood, and Fatigue

Hydration, Mood, and Fatigue

Dehydration is common among non-athletes and athletes alike. In the United States, an estimated 75% of Americans are not drinking enough waterAwareness around hydration status and health is increasing, but what many don't realize is that it goes beyond weight loss or maintaining hydration for athletic events. Scientists have discovered that dehydration affects cognition, concentration, ability to think clearly, and your ability to control your mood.

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Mustard Lime Chicken Thighs

Mustard Lime Chicken Thighs

If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that I value simplicity when it comes to recipes. I love tasty food, but I don't love spending a lot of time making it, nor do I love needing 5,000 ingredients. When I'm searching recipes to make for dinner, I almost always skip over things that have ingredients with more than 10 ingredients (there are exceptions to this, of course).

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Avocado Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Avocado Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

It's fall, which means all the pumpkin things! A few months ago I made some chocolate avocado bread and it was so good that I knew I had to make something similar with pumpkin and avocado...and chocolate, obviously. The avocado gives these muffins an amazing fudgey texture without being too dense or heavy. And they taste like fall!

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6 Essential Oils For Your Next Race

6 Essential Oils For Your Next Race

Whether you are new to participating in athletic events or a seasoned athlete, you've probably experienced some pre-race jitters. Even if you have a rock solid digestive system, you've probably also had that experience of having to run to the bathroom on your way to the starting line. My guess is that you have also wished at some point or another that you had something that could help you feel better but not negatively impact your performance. Right?

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Summer Book Report

Summer Book Report

I'm a little bit behind my usual reading pace. And in the last week I've gotten three library holds auto borrowed (that's what happens when you use your Kindle to get library books), so I'm feeling all the pressure to read quickly. I'm terrible at writing book reviews (I've never been a good summarizer), but I thought I could at least provide a few nuggets in the event that folks are looking for new books to add to their reading lists. 

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