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I'm a health writer with a focus on nutrition, fitness, body image, and mental health. I love to experiment with recipes and try out new fitness programs, and I like to share my experiences with you on my blog! Learning about health and gathering information is a top priority and you'll find... Full Bio
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Day 16 of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Only 2 weeks left before our challenge is complete! So exciting:-) 25fire hydrants: knees and hands shoulder width apart, raise and lower one leg for all 25 reps before sw ... Read on »
Tips and Tricks for Staying On Track by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Day 15 of the 100 Reps Challenge 20 dumbbell step-ups 20 dumbbell presses (if you don't have access to a stability ball, just use any bench or even the floor for this ex ... Read on »
Day 14 of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember that during this challenge, on any day you can decide to break these exercises down into smaller sets. Keeping good form is essential here so if you find that you are ... Read on »
Day 13 of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How we all doing? Another week completed! Moving right along with a focus on arms and legs today: 20 tricep dips (for the advanced: you can also do these with your legs e ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Understand what you are getting yourself into by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Day 12 of the 100 Reps Challenge - 25 goblet squats (regular squat but holding a dumbbell in both hands at chest height) - 25 crunches Do this set 4 times (all at ... Read on »
Day Eleven of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Shoulder presses just about kill me, but they are fantastic for increasing strength! Definitely do some shoulder rolls between each exercise to relieve any tightness in the mu ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Food Photo Diary by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Day Ten of the 100 Reps Challenge wall squat: hold for 20-60 seconds (don't let your knees extend past your toes!) 20 superman's Do this set 5 times for a total of 1 ... Read on »
Day Nine of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is why I love The New York Times (well, this, too)*. Just because something is being touted as coming from a "healthier" restaurant, brand, or menu line, doesn't mean tha ... Read on »
Every day is a Skinny Jeans day! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Day Eight of the 100 Reps Challenge For the trunk rotations, the suggestion is to use a medicine ball but because I don't have one I use an 8 lbs dumbbell and that works j ... Read on »
Day Seven of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We've completed the first week! How exciting is that? I've found it to be pretty challenging so far but easy enough to fit into my day, which is exactly what I was aiming for. ... Read on »
Day Six of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Core workout with cardio bursts! Plank: hold for 20-60 seconds 20 tuck jumps Repeat 5 times to complete 100 tuck jumps and get in a good abs workout. Do it all toge ... Read on »
Product Review: Kashi High Fibre Flakes & Granola Cereal by Sagan Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Day Five of the100 Reps Challenge 20 calf raises 20 tricep kickbacks Repeat this set 5 times (your choice: do them all at once or spread them across the day) for a ... Read on »
Day Four of the 100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How was yesterday's challenge for all of you? I found it to be much more challenging than Day Two was! Much as I love what lunges can do for the body, they do not make the lis ... Read on »
Money fears are great for our health and the environment by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Now that everyone is getting all worked up over the state of the economy, it seems as though we're much more willing to pay attention to things that we weren't concerned about ... Read on »
100 Reps Challenge: Day Two by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We're looking at abs and a little cardio today, seeing as yesterday was mainly arms and legs. I'll try to make sure that the workouts will balance out so that we won't be doin ... Read on »
100 Reps Challenge by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Boot camp finished the Friday before last for me- and this time (unlike back in the summer months, when I took my first hiatus from boot camp), I did not freak out. Instead I ... Read on »
Sandwiches are beautiful by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I go out to eat with friends, there's about three suggestions that I nearly always make for what we should eat: sushi, curry, or sandwiches. Or cake (alright, that's four ... Read on »
Poll: Health Inspections by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For my final research project in my Investigative Journalism class, we had to research, investigate, and write a piece on any topic of our choice (my topic was misleading nutr ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Your Pinciples by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It has been a month since our last poll, and the results are in! The question: How does justifying your food choices affect you? The results: I often feel the nee ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Winning by Losing by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've been tagged again- thanks CP! This time we've got a music meme: Music to cry to: Viva la Vida by Coldplay. No joke, every time I hear this song it brings tears to my ... Read on »