Are you sick of looking at the ingredients in your protein bar and being unable to pronounce them? If your answer is yes, I highly suggest checking out RXBAR! Produced locally here in Chicago, the protein bar is made up of egg whites, fruits, and nuts. It is also free of gluten, soy, dairy, and GMOs - all things I prefer to avoid.
You remember that old science class factoid, that our bodies are over 60% water. Long before we’d heard of ions and pH levels, we all knew that hydration was important. Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply want to keep your skin looking great (check out my skin post), staying properly hydrated is essential to full-body health. So if water is such a big deal, shouldn’t we be reaching for the best water possible? And since we’ve all read, heard and felt the benefits of clean, additive-free foods - why should we expect anything less from our water?
The end of the year is approaching and that means holiday overindulgence, entertaining, year-end quotas and of course, travel. Commit to keeping fitness in your routine with a few staple items in your suitcase. Packing a Jump Rope, Resistance Band & Nylon Door Anchor takes up minimal room and will keep you prepared when your hotel gym is subpar! If your hotel gym has equipment - BONUS. You can add weights to the exercises below and/or substitute dumbbells for some of the band exercises. The workout below is a full-body workout that will get your heart pumping. You can crank up the intensity of you are advanced or use this as a beginner routine to kickstart your fitness journey.
I love candles! They can transform your space and make it feel warm, cozy, or romantic in an instant. The seasons are changing and we will be spending more time indoors. With the holidays approaching and entertaining on the horizon I thought I would share some of my favorite candles. Feel free to use my recommendations the next time you are having people over, need that last minute gift, or just want to fill your place with an amazing scent.
We often forget that our skin is our largest organ and whatever we put on it or encounter can directly affect our health. Our skin is our first line of defense against environmental toxins, harsh chemicals, pollutants, and viruses. We should be doing everything possible to keep our skin happy, healthy, and in tip top shape for our protection. Although this may see complicated, you can make skincare easy using a few of my favorite products.
In order to be prepared for whatever Chicago weather throws your way, I recommend layering. This applies to men and women alike; however, the topic at hand is focused on you fellas. I prefer to keep my recommendations classic but edgy, and with a few staple pieces you can develop a variety of looks with your current wardrobe. Feel free to reach out directly should you have any questions or need additional recommendations.
Ever thought about meditation but didn’t know where to begin? Interested in reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing mental clarity? You’re not alone! Thanks to a large variety of apps, starting a meditation practice is just a click or two away! No need to feel embarrassed or vulnerable with a group of strangers (THANK YOU TECHNOLOGY!); you can meditate anytime or place you wish.