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December 21, 2017

Why Giving Feels So Damn Good

Especially around the holidays, people are in the mood of giving. Whether this be giving gifts to friends and family, giving change to the Salvation Army, or making generous donations…

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October 9, 2017

When It’s Not Fine: A Letter to People Who Always Puts Others First

To the people who always puts others first, First of all, thank you. There aren’t many people in this world who are like you. You always ask whether or not…

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October 8, 2017

I Was On USA Today And People Called Me Fat

Yesterday I took over USA Today’s Facebook for a live workout. Their page has 8.5 million likes. Yes, I said million. As the current time stands (about a day after),…

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September 7, 2017

Why You Should be Listening to Podcasts

When was the last time you listened to a great story? Was it the last time your parents read you a book before bed? The last movie you saw?  Podcasts…

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August 17, 2017

A Must-Read Message for All Health and Fitness Extremists

Fitness so readily lends itself to extremes. For many people, it seems like you either spend the day on the couch with chips and ice cream or you schedule all of…

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July 3, 2017

Read This When You’re Struggling to Love Yourself

The media makes it hard to love yourself, but you don’t have to listen. Your body, health, soul, and spirit are a beautiful gift all together, but the world doesn’t…

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July 1, 2017

Four Healthy Habits that are Never Too Late to Start

Although there are tons of different ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are a few common habits that the healthiest people in the world often practice. These healthy habits...
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June 18, 2017

When Instagram Eats Are Excessive

Let me start off by saying that my Instagram account is dominated by food. I’ll throw in a flat lay, fitness pic, or my dog once in a while, but…

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June 3, 2017

Why You Should Study Hard But Travel Harder

Studying abroad is and experience that truly cannot be described. You are entering a totally new atmosphere. Wherever you choose to travel to, it will be worth it. While you’re there, these…

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May 27, 2017

Fall in Love With Being a “Work in Progress”

You’ve criticized your body for so long. Try loving it and see what happens. It is unfortunate that an industry that has the potential to be so empowering capitalizes on…

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May 21, 2017

I Took A Week Off From Working Out: Here’s What Happened

Nothing. That’s exactly what happened: nothing. At the end of one week without working out, I looked in the mirror and nothing had changed. If anything, I felt more liberated….

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May 18, 2017

Why I’m Over The Quick-Fix Health Industry (And You Should Be Too)

Reality check: quick-fixes don’t work. The “quick-fix health industry”, by my personal definition, is any company/person that sells a product specifically designed to “make you skinny, fast”. It could be…

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May 14, 2017

Reality Check: You Don’t Have to Exercise for Hours to Be Healthy

General health guidelines suggest we all get at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per day. Disclaimer: I’m definitely no medical professional, nutritionist or anything of the sort, so…

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May 8, 2017

How Rowing Gave Me the Strength to Overcome My Eating Disorder

The strength I gained from rowing saved my life. I’m no stranger to competition. In elementary and middle school, I found as many ways to use my competitiveness as I…

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March 10, 2017

I Thought My Eating Disorder was “Healthy Eating”

This article was contributed by Bree from Simple Healthy Eats. Bree is a health coach and health food blogger. Check out her blog and drool-worthy Instagram for more. I never thought it’d happen to me. I didn’t start…

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January 7, 2017

I Refuse to Live Up to Your Summer Body

All bodies are summer bodies, despite what the media wants you to think. The media’s attention is revolved around the way we look. When it is summertime, we emphasize visibly thin and…

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October 30, 2016

I Was Body Image Obsessed Since Grade School: Here’s How I Finally Found Peace

I’ve always loved being outdoors. As a kid, I grew up in a cul-de-sac and I was always outside. I would follow my older brother and his friends around, attempting to…

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August 2, 2016

I Went A Year Without Taking A Rest Day.

Yes, a whole year. Those Nike’s have gotten their fair share of wear and tear. Well, ok not quite—11 months and 20 days. Nearly made it. That one-year mark was…

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December 18, 2015

There’s A Hidden Health Crisis On University Campuses Around The U.S., And You Should Know.

Let’s talk eating disorders. It is December. One of the most beautiful, event-filled months of the year. The holidays are fast-approaching, the year is finally coming to a close, and…