Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Fuel Your Day with New Proburst Bites! #Giveaway

February 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

You may remember that I met the folks from Enjoy Life at the NCA Sweets & Snacks Show. This Chicagoland company has been doing allergen free foods since before it was cool! Enjoy Life Foods started as a business school project in 2001. Now they offers 46 different allergy-friendly products including cookies, snack bars, seed and fruit mixes, baking chocolate, chocolate bars and snack chips.…

Love The Body You’re In – Embrace (Yourself)

February 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

As a runner, I’ve had plenty of scrutiny on my body. When I was in high school, an off-handed comment made by a track coach led to decades of disorder eating and poor body image. What was it? I placed very well in a cross country meet and another coach said “she’s kind of big for a runner.” My coach responded “she beat everyone on…

Tried It Tuesday: ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher

February 21, 2017 at 6:13 am

We’ve had the same filtered water pitcher since we moved to Chicago. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve gotten new filters, but we haven’t upped our game at all. I’m doing whatever I can to have a healthier ’17, so when I was offered the opportunity to try ZeroWater’s new pour through water filtration system, I said “YES!” ZeroWater’s filtration system combines five technologies to remove…

Friday Five: 5 Heart Healthy Snacks

February 17, 2017 at 5:29 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. Today’s topic is “Winter Fitness Rants.” Believe it or not, I couldn’t think of five! I do hate how much my nose runs and the erratic temps. That said, it’s been a pretty mild winter, so I’m not complaining. I was looking through some old…

Healthier in ’17: No More Boring Oatmeal #Giveaway

February 9, 2017 at 6:27 am

You may know that January was National Oatmeal Month, but I didn’t. I missed out on sharing some oatmeal excitement from Viki’s Granola and Carrington Farms. Well, I have some good news! February is American Heart Awareness Month and oatmeal is a heart healthy food. Using this logic, I’m celebrating Oatmeal Month late and I’m inviting you to join me. I’m not going to lie,…

Healthier in ’17: Low-FODMAP Happy Bars #Giveaway

February 6, 2017 at 6:52 am

Millions of Americans suffer from digestive issues and IBS. An apple a day does not keep the doctor away for them, but gives them bloating and digestive problems. Fortunately, there’s hope. Studies show that 70 to 80 percent of people can improve or eliminate their IBS symptoms by following a low-FODMAP diet. What’s a FODMAP? FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates that many people have trouble…

5 Reasons to Support Cycle for Survival #Raffle

January 27, 2017 at 6:47 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. It’s a free week so I’m going to use the time to shamelessly promote my Cycle for Survival team and invite you to support us. If you do, you can win some great prizes! This is the 6th year I am participating in Cycle for…