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Making your workout fun

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’d rather watch the grass grow than get on the [treadmill/ stairmaster/ elliptical machine] right now”?  Do you find yourself skipping workouts because they sound so boring?  I have a challenge for you: find a way to make your workout FUN!  Seriously.  You may be laughing now, but you’ll…

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Spicing up your food … and your metabolism?

**Did you see my post on green smoothies over the weekend?  And have you subscribed to receive email updates (enter your email on the right side of this page) or “liked” the Lyons’ Share Wellness on Facebook?** In recent news, there’s been a lot of talk about using spices to rev up your metabolism.  So…

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Green smoothies … worth the hype?

By now, you’ve probably seen someone walking around with a sludgy-looking green juice or smoothie, and may have even asked WHY in the world anyone would drink something so … green.  Sales of super-premium fruit and vegetable juices have risen 58% since 2004, and smoothie chains on every corner are offering “healthy add-ins” or green…

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A trip to the garden (2 easy recipes!)

Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest differences, and that has definitely been the case with two recent recipes I’ve prepared.  So what were the small details, you ask?  Garden-fresh, just-picked produce!  Our close family friend has a beautiful garden full of fresh vegetables and herbs, and she recently allowed me to take some of…

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Mixing up your workouts to maximize your benefits

It’s no secret that I love running.  It certainly wasn’t always that way (see my “About Megan” story for more on the transition), but now running is a source of stress relief, pleasure, and personal challenge.  When I first got into running, I pretty much just ran … and I also suffered through a few…

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