Taking care of our body is the best thing we can do for ourselves. While we should all strive to make healthier choices, it’s equally important to create balance in our health and fitness routine. When we’re constantly being bombarded by messages of the cleanest diet, the ideal body, the fastest running time, it’s easy to be fooled into thinking that we have to operate at maximum productivity to achieve unrealistic perfection. We start to think that more everything is better and freak out when our human, flawed self can’t go all out, 100% of the time. Throughout my wellness journey, I learned that it’s necessary to work towards progress and not perfection. I have days where I don’t feel like going to the gym and days where I don’t feel…

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Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. As one of the oldest and most common natural remedies, ginger has numerous health benefits and is super versatile to use. *This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. My mom is obsessed with this nutrition-packed superfood. Anytime one of us starts to get sick, she brews up some hot water, grates some ginger, splashes a hint of lemon juice and forces the goods down our throats. I wasn’t a big fan of it when I was younger because of its pungent taste, but now that I know of its healing power, I can relate…

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Ever been working out and you start to wonder where you’re supposed to be feeling it? You know, when it feels like every muscle BUT the one you are trying to target is getting a workout in? I’ve so been there. After being introduced to activation exercises, I noticed a huge difference in my workouts when I lift. Activation exercises are the best way to get the right muscles working and grinding. What is muscle activation? Muscle activation is part of warming up, which helps to wake up our muscles and get them ready to work out. By focusing on each separate muscle group, we isolate them and get them “fired up”. Activation exercises are also designed to enhance the mind-muscle connection. Why is muscle activation important? When we’re not working…

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Do you truly take care of yourself? Most of us are quick to say that we do but struggle when it comes to thinking exactly how and how often we do it. Society has convinced us that taking care of ourselves is selfish. Many of us feel guilty for hitting pause to do things that make us feel refreshed and ready to take on anything. Even when we think we’re taking care of ourselves, we’re not doing it enough and we tend to neglect what our minds and bodies really need. By putting “me time” on the back burner, it’s no wonder we often feel stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed. Setting aside time to unwind is so important for our overall wellness. Knowing when we need a break and when we need…

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I’m so excited to announce that my blog was nominated for The Liebster Award! I want to thank Hannah from Soft Skills Tips and Tricks for nominating me. Check out her blog! The Liebster Award celebrates new blogs and is super cool because it’s an award passed on from one new blogger to another. It’s like a never-ending chain! The Liebster Award started in 2011 and in German Liebster means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. I’m so thrilled to be part of a blogging community that empowers new bloggers. Here are my answers to the questions from Hannah’s nomination: Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because I was looking for something that fueled my passions. I’m passionate about healthy living and taking…

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