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Emily Newhook is the outreach coordinator for the MHA degree program from The George Washington University, MHA@GW. Outside of work, she enjoys writing, film studies and powerlifting. Connect with her on Twitter and Google+. If you aren’t choosing the right foods to eat after working out, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Certain foods can boost your immune system and help speed up your body’s recovery, allowing you to feel great   Read More ...

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Today’s post is an interview with Sol Orwell of Examine.com. If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know I’m not big on supplements. For years my pantry was filled with different products– most of them half used or not even opened. I would fall for the hype, whether it was something I saw at the gym or something from a magazine. I believe that supplements played   Read More ...

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    The other night I sat on the porch pitting cherries with my son Ellis. My daughter Gwyn and her friends surrounded us, sharing stories from school and writing notes to boys they would never actually share. I taught my son different ways to pit a cherry, but we both found that using our fingers worked best. For him, it was a treat to squirt juice at the girls.   Read More ...

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  The health benefits of tea have been known for centuries, but scientists have only recently investigated the medicinal benefits in the lab to discover why tea is so good for you. In their research, scientists discovered tea to have a large flavonoid profile—plant derived compounds made up of antioxidants—which is something we discuss often here on LesserEvil Life. If you’re not certain the type of tea to sip, try   Read More ...

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The weather is warming up and soon farmers markets all over the US will set up shop at local venues. Eating local not only helps sustain your community, but it also helps you put the best food on your table for your budget. The grower is right at his or her booth and you can ask them how they produce the food that you buy. In addition, you know the food is   Read More ...

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I know I learned this stuff as a kid. It’s somewhere deep the wrinkly gray matter stored next to my first grade teacher Mrs. Burgess’s bathroom policy and my mom’s lentil stew recipe. Sometimes I just can’t seem to dig out kitchen volume conversions and I find myself stumped when cooking. How many tablespoons in a cup? How many ounces in a pint? What exactly is several pinches and dashes?   Read More ...

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Root vegetables can be found year round at your local grocer and farmer’s market. Roots store best in humid environments or in the freezer, and can be stored in bulk at the right temperature. Loaded with complex carbohydrates, root veggies will keep you fueled during the winter months while providing a great resource of vitamins and minerals.   Carrot A 10-year study in the Netherlands showed vegetables with deep orange/yellow   Read More ...

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Even if you make an effort to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, the daytime snacking you do at your desk can sabotage your effort to stay healthy. If you’re strapped for time, you may instinctively go for something quick like the vending machine or leftover stale donuts. When I taught, I made an effort to keep healthy snacks in my desk and always pack my lunch. On days that   Read More ...

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The earth provides all the nutrients you need to sustain energy, support growth and development, encourage healthy sleep patterns, and improve vital functions while reducing risk of disease.  A nutrient-dense diet is your best defense against aging and non-communicable disease. Knowing which food provides you with what nutrient isn’t always so easy to remember. That’s why your best bet is to eat the rainbow– a diet full of colorful produce.   Read More ...

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I was a teacher before I was a writer and fitness coach. Each second week of December without fail our teacher planning room was overrun with Christmas cheer. Parents arrived in flocks with arms loaded, spreading the joy of Christmas with homemade candies, cookies, luncheons, and more goodies. It was 2 weeks of endless treats, and if the teachers weren’t careful those pounds would quickly creep up. After a week   Read More ...

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