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Health Tips

As a wellness coach I’m constantly perusing articles, videos, television segments and attending conferences to discover new tips to share with my clients and followers. As you can imagine there is an endless amount of contradicting information out there, which can be a bit overwhelming even for me! What’s a girl to do?!

ECW Tip: The Freezer is Your Friend

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Save money and time by freezing leftovers and excess food. For instance, if you load up on produce at the grocery store or farmers’ market, freezing the surplus immediately is the best way to preserve nutrients. Plus these fruits and veggies will make great additions to your smoothies and stews.

When to Buy Organic?!!

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Eating a diet focused on fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy (not to mention ROCK those skinny jeans). But the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern as they disrupt the normal functioning of the nervous and hormone systems, as well as increase risks of cancer. Therefore, by choosing organic and locally-grown produce, you can take advantage of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself, your family and your pup to potentially harmful chemicals.

Rockstar Doggy Momma: Mindy Poortinga

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Mindy is not only a total Rockstar Doggy Momma, but she’s a culinary genius! Mindy developed the food delivery company Vegan Meals by Mindy which caters to the Las Vegas Valley. Mindy is also a clothing designer, creating vegan apparel.

Doggy Sun Care 101

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My Gatsby, a true golden, gets his Vitamin D year round by sunning himself through our kitchen window, not to mention he loves to play outside and swim in the lake. But can Gatsby get sunburned like us Mommas?! You might be surprised to learn that although your pup has a fur coat, he can get sunburned too and is at risk of developing skin cancer.

ECW TIP: Fire-Up YOUR Metabolism with Tabata Training

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Tabata is my exercise tip from my trainer Aaron Manheimer, owner of Chicago’s Wattage. High-intensity interval training deprives your body of oxygen so your metabolism stays elevated throughout your day. Plus you don’t have to spend hours slaving on a cardio machine!

Rockstar Doggy Momma: Tracy Campion

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Tracy is a publisher and writer for Pet Connection Magazine, which caters to animal lovers across the Pacific Northwest. It’s a perfect fit for Tracy because not only is she an animal lover, but she has master’s degrees in primate behavior and journalism. Tracy is also the proud Momma of her three senior cats, two senior horses and special needs dog.

ROCK Your Dinner: RDM Stuffed Peppers

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the tops of the peppers and clean out the seeds. Boil a pot of water and cook the peppers for 4-5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat a sauté pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Season beef with salt and pepper to taste and sauté till cooked through. Drain excess liquid.

ECW Tip: Make Your Own Summer Popsicles

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In the summer nothing beats a cooling afternoon treat! Save a few calories and have some FUN by freezing your own Popsicles!! You can easily buy Popsicle Molds online or at your local grocery store.

ECW Family Favorite Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

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Pre-heat the broiler. Remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Tear the chicken meat from the bones and shred it using two forks or your fingers and reserve. Pre-heat a medium size saucepot with the EVOO over medium heat and sauté the onion until soft. Add in the garlic, Mexican seasoning and cinnamon and toast for a few seconds until fragrant.