When you work out or simply move about your day, how mindful are you … really? In this guest post from Selina Rose — registered holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, author, and the founder of the Eats & Asana Method — she breaks down how moving mindfully can actually help you to beat stress more than just going through the motions of a workout and she shows you easy ways to start moving mindfully today (even if you’re not going to the gym). Beat Stress By Moving Mindfully by Selina Rose If you’re even remotely interested in health, it’s pretty hard…

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For someone who has a checkered past with the half marathon, this is an uncomfortable post for me to hit the ol’ publish button on, but, here we go … I want a half marathon PR. And I’m planning to chase one down this October at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I’ve got a bunch of friends who will also be racing, and even more running buddies who are helping me stay accountable. I’m going to reach this goal — or I’ll go down trying. Hell, I even joined Strava! I am serious. Now, when I say “trying,” I mean it…

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Let’s face it — we’d probably all love to have a bangin’, fully-stocked home gym. But that requires space and money, so, as sad as it may be, it’s not always practical to buy (or store) all the weights. Still, it’s hard to get away with just one. Probably the biggest challenge I see with my clients is that it’s almost as if your upper body and lower body require two different sets of weights, with the upper body requiring anywhere from 5-20lbs and lower body needing a heavier and much bigger range of weights. And I’ve also run into this…

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“What are you supposed to do with just one kettlebell?” my friend recently asked me. She didn’t mean it as a challenge … but I certainly took it as one. And it was a worthy challenge, too, because I love to keep some minimal equipment workouts in my back pocket for days when I can’t squeeze in a drive to the gym but still want to feel like I took care of my body for the day. I actually keep a few dumbbells and kettlebells in my office for just that purpose. With dumbbells, we tend to think of them…

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Reminder: We’ve partnered up with the good peeps at PaleoHacks to bring you some new recipes (like this immunity-boosting soup), workouts (like this leg-day-at-home one), tips, and more! PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest. Read on for a core-strengthening workout that you can do with just exercise bands (we dig these) — and stay tuned for more healthy content from them in the coming weeks. News flash: Your core is made up of way more muscles than just your abs. While many view the core as…

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In case you missed the big news in FBG land, it’s our birthday week! (Get all the posts here.) And one way we like to celebrate each year is with some sweat. ‘Cause there ain’t no party like an FBG party, ’cause an FBG party don’t stop! Kidding: this one actually stops after 11 minutes. via GIPHY And — less exciting but equally important — the birthday giveaways end next week. But, save this workout and it’ll last forever as a go-to sweat sesh you can do at home or at the gym! You need zero equipment for it so…

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Fun news here! We’re partnering up with the good peeps at PaleoHacks to bring you some new recipes (like this immunity-boosting soup), workouts, tips, and more! PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest. Read on for a leg workout that you can do at home — and stay tuned for more healthy content from them in the coming weeks.  Some would say that nothing feels better than a good leg day. You feel a little sore, but sweaty and strong, like you can take on…

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Arielle Gold was the comeback kid of the Olympics last year. At 21 years old, her 2017 season started with a bang as she took home silver at Dew Tour and a gold at X Games, then made the 2018 Olympic team. Squeaking into the finals in Pyeongchang, her first two runs were less than optimal. In her third and final run, she mentally visualized a medal around her neck and pulled out a score that landed her a Bronze medal, knocking out three-time Olympic medalist and the most dominant women’s pipe competitor Kelly Clark off the podium. Arielle had…

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Just a heads up that this will be my last FTLOF post for a couple of months, as I’m going back on maternity leave. You can keep up with the baby rosebuds on Instagram @daryarose.

This week decide earlier to make healthier choices, more adults getting food allergies, and what “natural flavors” really means.

Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us!

Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app to read at 300+ wpm. So neat!

I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.

Links of the week

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