All posts by Becca Borawski Jenkins

8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You're Sick and Tired of Chicken)

8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You’re Sick and Tired of Chicken)

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Are you tired of eating the same egg scramble for breakfast, chicken for lunch, and pork chops for dinner?

You care about your nutrition, but you’re bored with the same meals day after day.

But what other choices do you have for your healthy protein sources?

Before I answer that question (and I have a bunch of answers for you), let’s take a quick look at why protein is such an important component to our diet anyway.…

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Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding

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For a long time, I resisted the chia seed pudding craze. I thought people had just been reading too many running books or spending too much time in health-food stores, and it couldn’t actually be that good.

(Kinda like goji berries — who actually likes those?)

Then somehow, I came into possession of a bag of chia seeds. Pudding seemed like the easiest (and potentially most appealing) way to use them up, so I gave it a shot — and, wow, am I glad I did!…

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15 Foods That Will Help You Combat PCOS

15 Foods That Will Help You Combat PCOS

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PCOS, short for polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 8 to 20% of reproductive-age women in the United States. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that happens when there is a buildup of follicles in the ovary that cause a variety of symptoms that include, but are not limited to, irregular periods, acne, hirsutism, obesity, insulin resistance, infertility, and high levels of androgens in the body.…

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3 Proven Ways to Prevent Bone Loss Through Exercise

3 Proven Ways to Prevent Bone Loss Through Exercise

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Let’s take some time to discuss something that should be on everyone’s radar: osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis an invisible condition, affecting millions. Those who live with it usually don’t notice a problem until something acute happens — like breaking a wrist during an ordinary slip and fall. Obviously, at that point, it’s easy to realize that life changes are in order.

But it’s possible to possible to prevent that day from happening.…

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8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Sugar is everywhere. From break-room doughnuts to healthy-looking packaged foods, the sweet stuff is all around us, and it’s all too easy to indulge. But sugar could be wrecking your health, whether you realize it or not. Sugar contributes to the development of a number of diseases, and some researchers consider any amount of sugar toxic to human health.

Sugar is typically associated with weight gain, but the problems don’t stop there.…

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WLC Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself

WLC Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself

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WLC Mission is a weekly challenge, meant to improve your life by disrupting your day-to-day routine — taking you out of your comfort zone, asking you to try something new, and challenging you to become a more complete person. Never easy, you can consider the Mission an advanced experiment in personal wellness, with you as the star.

This Week’s Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself The Idea

This week’s mission is to get the little things done so your bigger experience of life improves.…

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Questions You Need to Answer Before You Go Grain-Free

7 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Go Grain-Free

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It seems like everyone is adopting a gluten- or grain-free diet these days. Whether it’s to combat the ravaging effects of an autoimmune disease, shed those last stubborn pounds, train for an athletic event, or simply avoid common chemicals and pesticides, eliminating grains from the diet can offer a variety of health benefits.

But few people are fully prepared to face the challenges associated with the leap to a grain-free lifestyle.…

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WLC Mission: A Bucket List for the Here and Now

WLC Mission: A Bucket List for the Here and Now

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WLC Mission is a weekly challenge, meant to improve your life by disrupting your day-to-day routine — taking you out of your comfort zone, asking you to try something new, and challenging you to become a more complete person. Never easy, you can consider the Mission an advanced experiment in personal wellness, with you as the star.

This Week’s Mission: A Bucket List for the Here and Now The Idea

This week’s mission is to create a personal bucket list of the things you really want to do —  and that you can actually take on today.…

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How to Write Your Own Prescription for Back Pain

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According to the American Chiropractic Association, at any given time, 31 million Americans experience lower back pain. In general, back pain is one of the main reasons that Americans miss work. It is also the second most common reason for Americans to see their doctor.

The good news is that most back pain is not caused by a serious issue, like fracture, arthritis, or any type of chronic condition.…

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3 Workouts That Will Boost Your Brain Health (and the Science Why)

3 Workouts That Will Boost Your Brain Health (and the Science Why)

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In a world where an increasing majority of us are struggling with overweight and obesity, it’s no wonder that the fitness industry is booming. We hit the gym in droves, throw out our junk food, learn how to cook, and do everything we can to lose excess body fat, maximize our strength, and improve our physical function overall.

But if you ask your fellow gym buddies why they workout, chances are most of them won’t say that they’re trying to improve their brain health. …

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WLC Mission: Practice Recipe-to-Table Cooking

WLC Mission: Practice Recipe-to-Table Cooking

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WLC Mission is a weekly challenge, meant to improve your life by disrupting your day-to-day routine — taking you out of your comfort zone, asking you to try something new, and challenging you to become a more complete person. Never easy, you can consider the Mission an advanced experiment in personal wellness, with you as the star.

This Week’s Mission: Practice Recipe-to-Table Cooking The Idea

It’s one thing to eat at a “farm-to-table” restaurant, it’s entirely another to have a relationship with your dinner from raw ingredients through the kitchen and then onto your plate.…

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