Recipe: Fall Salmon Bake

Ingredients: salmon extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar cracked pepper dried basil garlic powder garlic (4-6 cloves) asparagus baby bella mushrooms sweet potato Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salmon in glass baking dish and drizzle with EVOO.  Flip over and lightly drizzle the other side. Drizzle balsamic vinegar with a heavier pour, flip over and do the same to the other side. Season with cracked pepper, dried basil, and garlic powder to taste and top with minced garlic cloves. While the salmon is marinating, wash and chop the

If you think athletic shoes are one of the better decisions you’ve made for your feet, you might want to think about the quality of those shoes first. According to a study released by Elsevier Health Sciences: “…researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these joints compared to running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes.” Yes, you read that right. Running shoes can exert more stress than the

Sometimes the most beneficial thing you can do for your muscles isn’t to throw in an extra rep, but to let them rest instead. When you lift weights, you are creating small tears in your muscles. These tears help your muscles grow, but only when paired with a period of rest. It is during this repair process that your muscles become stronger – helping you during your next workout session. Aside from getting plenty of sleep and hydrating, there are other things you can do during this rest period that

If you’re having trouble starting or maintaining a consistent workout schedule, the solution may be just a phone call away. Tapping into your existing friendships and finding someone who is willing to workout with you, or at least provide the support of an accountability partner, can increase your level of success exponentially. Need a little more convincing? Here are just a few of the science-backed benefits. Accountability When left to our own devices, self-motivation can be a hard thing to activate. We might have a burst of motivation and follow

When I’m asked to create a meal plan for clients, there are a few ingredients I always add. These are the items that can benefit anyone – regardless of their end goal. At the top of that list is something called hemp hearts. Haven’t heard of them? You aren’t alone. Unless you frequent health food stores or already subscribe to a healthy eating plan, they probably haven’t found their way into your diet. Hemp hearts – also referred to as shelled hemp seeds — are considered by some to be

If you think cooler temps offer the perfect excuse for staying inside and skipping your workout, think again. The heat of summer is actually harder on your body than the cold. When your body is producing extra sweat as a cooling mechanism, blood that should be in your muscles is rushing to the skin in order to cool it down. As a result, your blood pressure goes down and your heart rate goes up – not an ideal combination when you’re exerting yourself. Various studies have actually concluded that the

If you’re anything like me, fall is the time to get back into the kitchen and whip up some delicious, seasonal recipes. After all, what better way is there to kick those end-of-summer blues? Here are a few recipes that will really get you into the fall spirit. Savory: Pumpkin Chili via Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply a pumpkin-lover, this chili is chock-full of delicious ingredients that just scream fall comfort food. Stuffed Sweet Potato via If you’re looking for a savory dish without a long list

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