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Hero Habits: The Secret to Crushing Your Goals

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Always be yourself, unless you can be batman

We all want to be better — fitter, healthier, more skilled, more successful, a more likeable person etc. The trouble is, we rarely stick to the habits it takes to get there.

Most people focus on outcome-based goals like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to run a marathon”. But these are superficial changes. The path to building lasting habits is actually changing your identity. Meaning, if you change the type of person that you believe that you are, then it’s easier to change your actions. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness

OMg, You Need Magnesium Right Now!

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OMg, like I totally need that!

Like, I went so hard on my bike this week, and like I rolled out of bed and moaned—like seriously, ouch!

While you’re bound to feel a little muscle soreness after pushing your limits, hard workouts don’t have to leave you hurting for days. The battle against sore muscles often means investing a lot time doing things like body rolling, Pilates, yoga, stretching and massage, to name a few; but have you tried adding Magnesium to that list? Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Plant-Based/ Q&A/ Retreats/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Girls Culinary Evening!

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Girls gone Vegan!

I am so excited to share the Zesty Girls Culinary Evening that happened this Saturday! These awesome sweet-sixteener’s were curious about how to create wicked plant-based meals, sharpen their culinary ninja skills and live the Zesty Life.

Everyone needs to learn how to take good care of themselves and their body. Through sharing knowledge of nutrition and healthy choices, finding passion in exercise, and helping the girls discover their zest-factor—we combined the ultimate ingredients for cranking up their awesomeness. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Zesty Adventures

Grounding: How walking barefoot improves your health

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Wild, Barefoot & Free

It’s summertime and there’s nothing like running barefoot through the grass, hopping river rocks or chillin’ on a sandy beach! Have you ever noticed a revitalizing sensation after spending time barefoot?

Walking barefoot on the earth, is actually a thing—it’s called grounding or earthing and it’s a powerful way to improve your health and wellness. Although it may sound woo-woo, you should be sayin’ woo-hoo! because researchers have found evidence that the act of physically connecting our bodies to the Earth has vital benefits! So kick your shoes off and read on…

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Athletic Performance/ Breakfast/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Smoothies/ Vegan

Zesty Recovery Elixir

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Drink cherries or bomb

You may think a sport is a sport and groovin’ is groovin’, but if you’re clocking mile-after-mile and your heart was really pumpin’, you’ll soon experience muscle fatigue from inadequate recovery.

This Zesty Recovery Elixir recipe is an easy prepare & recovery drink you can keep in the fridge for a quick swig here and there before and after workouts. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients including blood-boosting beets, antioxidant-packed cherries and anti-inflammatory rich cranberries to name a few.

Health Tips/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Get dirty, it makes you happy

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The dirtier the ride, the better

I always feel better once my tires hit the gravel and I set off into the woods. The further I go, the dirtier the ride, the happier I am at the end. But is this increasing ease and pleasure we experience in nature simply coming from escaping reality to de-stress?

Nope. Scientists have discovered that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches and in the dirt are floating through the air and interacting with us—in particular, with the bacteria in our gut. And this dirt bacteria has been proven to enhance our well-being and have antidepressant effects. Microbes like bacteria and fungi are often associated with disease, however most microbes are beneficial.  Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan/ Wellness

Zesty Fuel: What I eat on an average day

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Eating healthy is a form of self-respect

I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since switching to a plant-based vegan diet, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. I’ve had improvements such as enhanced energy, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—it’s anything but a hindrance.

I don’t subscribe to the “low carb”, “high fat”, “paleo”, “ketogentic” etc. fads. I’ve found that by eating whole, nutrient-dense plant-based foods, I don’t need to worry about my weight or taking supplements. It doesn’t need to be complicated—eat real food!
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