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Essentrics TV Is a Shy Fitness Enthusiast’s Dream

I am constantly seeking new and easy ways to be active. This is especially challenging for me, because although my body does love to move, I am sometimes shy about exercising in front of other people. When I had the opportunity to review the Essentrics program, I was all at once excited to make myself… Read More »


Getting Fit And Fitted With Nike

Thanks to Oprah, most of us know that 80% of women are walking around wearing the wrong sized bra? But have you ever thought about the fact that that applies to sports bras, too? An ill-fitting sports bra could restrict your full potential during a workout? Recently, I was given the opportunity to test-drive Nike’s… Read More »


How to Keep It Together During A Cleanse

It’s 3:30 AM on a Friday night and I’m sitting in a booth at McDonald’s, placing fries into my cheeseburger and trying not to make eye contact with the stone-faced dude in a full Adidas tracksuit that I feel has been judging me. Picture an Edward Hopper painting with a lot more shame. The next… Read More »


How to Eat After Working Out

“How to eat after working out” is a topic that was requested by a HEAL reader recently.  Now, I have to preface that the fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition are that no one person is the same, and that some foods respond better or worse in one person versus the next, but there are still guiding principles when… Read More »

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An Awkward Girl’s Guide to: The Gym

Hello again awkward men & awkward women.This morning a bug flew into my mouth as I was running, but people were around – so I held it in my mouth for a minute until I got past them to spit it out. REAL. STORY. DOT. ORG. Satan, as we all know, invented exercise. It follows,… Read More »