All posts by Becca Borawski Jenkins

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Why No Single Healthy Habit Is the Key to Success—and Yet It Is

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No doubt, most of you want to enjoy a lifestyle that can help you maintain good health and a fit body. At the same time, you probably hope to actually enjoy that lifestyle.

In other words, you may not want to deprive yourself of all your favorite treats or make time for an Olympic-level fitness routine. As a result, some people wonder if they can make just one change at a time by either improving their eating or their exercise habits.…

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Easy One-Pan Lamb and Spinach Dinner

Easy One-Pan Lamb and Spinach Dinner

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My husband and I spend a good chunk of the year living in our RV. One of the challenges of RV life is eating healthy, since both food storage and preparation space are limited. Depending on where we are, we may also not have easy access to fresh vegetables.

All this put together means I specialize in one-pan meals made from canned and frozen items.…

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DOMS 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It

DOMS 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It

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If you’re new to the fitness world, you may not have heard of DOMS before. But chances are decent that you will experience it firsthand at some point in your health and wellness journey. As you become more experienced at exercise, you’ll get better at gauging your intensity and workload, but in the beginning, you may overshoot — and DOMS may be the result.…

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Say Thank You: Weekly Habit Practice

Say Thank You: Weekly Habit Practice

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The Weekly Habit Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

Say Thank You Every Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. At some point in each day, find someone to acknowledge.
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The 10 Best Foods for Beautiful and Healthy Skin

The 10 Best Foods for Beautiful and Healthy Skin

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Your skin is one of the most powerful indicators of overall well-being. When you see blemishes, dryness, rashes, sensitivity, and other problems, it could be a hint from your body that something you’re eating isn’t sitting right.

Like the other organs in your body, your skin is highly sensitive to the substances you feed it. Many of the common foods we eat — especially those that are highly-processed, refined, and/or loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients — promote harmful inflammation, oxidation, and accelerated cellular aging.…

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Daily Walking Meditation: Weekly Habit Practice

Daily Walking Meditation: Weekly Habit Practice

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The Weekly Habit Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

Experiment with Walking Meditation This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. For the next seven days, walk for at least a half mile each day with no particular destination in mind.
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Glycemic Index

What You Need to Know About the Glycemic Index

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If you are familiar with the “glycemic index,” you may know it as a phrase tossed around by various weight-loss diet plans. But the first scientists who studied the glycemic index of foods did not actually have weight loss in mind.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, these scientists wanted to help diabetic patients manage their menus in order to control blood sugar.…

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Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

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Eat Your Vegetables at Each Meal This Week

Simple Instructions:

  • Eat a serving of vegetables with your three main meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • You do not have to eat a serving of vegetables with your snacks (but veggies do make good snacks, FYI).
  • Vegetables can be raw or cooked, mixed in or flying solo.
  • It doesn’t have to be complicated.
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    High Intensity Interval Training: What Is It and Why Do It?

    High Intensity Interval Training: What Is It and Why Do It?

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    If you’ve made the decision to commit to a consistent workout program, then you’ve already taken a huge step toward improving your health. And no matter your specific goals — fat loss, disease prevention or reversal, improved athletic performance, or strength gains — adding interval training into your exercise routine can make a huge difference.

    Read on to learn more about this fitness methodology and how you can start incorporating these types of workouts more frequently into your training.…

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    5 Types of Yoga That Make You Strong, Flexible, and Stress Free

    5 Types of Yoga That Make You Strong, Flexible, and Stress Free

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    Yoga has been around for centuries. For many, it is a both a physical exercise and a spiritual practice. In the United States, it has become such a popular fitness activity that there are even yoga competitions.

    But accepting that becoming a yoga athlete may be taking it a bit too far, there are several important reasons why everyone might benefit from including yoga as part of their overall fitness routine.…

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    Solve the Procrastination Problem: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

    Solve the Procrastination Problem: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice)

    End Procrastination with Small Steps Each Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Do one thing each day this week that you’ve been “meaning to do” for a long time.
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