I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about what supplements I take and why. On my recent Monday Q+A Instagram post, it was a topic that was highly requested, so I thought a dedicated blog post would be the best way to share. This post contains loads of information – it was quite the beast to write. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!
I’ve received a few questions lately about what supplements I take and why, which I fully plan to report on next week but before going there, I wanted to chat essential oils. When I shared my daily “ish” rituals recently on Instagram, I totally forgot to include oils, which is crazy because they are totally something I use on the daily — just in different various ways. So, I thought before getting to supplements, it would be beneficial to share my top essential oils and how I personally use them.
Yes, the holiday season is over and your time spent shopping for others is coming to a close. That means all the more reason to do a little shopping for yourself. Who doesn’t need a little retail therapy after the stressful holiday hustle — am I right?
Okay, winter is here. And it made a statement as temps plunged well below freezing across America. For many of us, that means bundling up and layering our coziest items. Let’s be honest, it’s about staying warm and being comfortable — right ladies?
I’ve seen a few posts over the last several months from bloggers I admire sharing their personal health stories to help spread awareness. And for that reason, I am feeling inspired to share mine. Mostly because I had to stand up for my health. I knew something was off and I went to several different doctors before finding one who was willing to listen and run additional testing. I’ll explain below.
A few weeks ago I mentioned my current hormonal imbalance and in a future post coming to the blog very soon, I plan to elaborate more on the matter. But until then, I can tell you that my doctor recommended I incorporate maca powder into my diet. Maca is a pure and potent super root that may help the body adapt to stress. Traditionally, maca has been used to deliver abundant energy, increase stamina and aid in hormonal balance and improve moods. Beyond being nutrient dense and a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids maca has been known to help clear acne and blemishes too.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you probably know that I am a big fan of collagen peptides and that I’ve been using them now for a little over a year. One of the most popular Instagram Direct Message questions I receive is about collagen peptides. People want to know what they are, what they do and what brands are trustworthy. If you’re new here, I’m sure they’re on your wellness radar as images + videos of collagen peptides have been flooding the interwebs lately.
Okay, I totally get it. Going to a new studio can be really intimidating. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of newbie appearances. Since joining ClassPass, I’ve attended over 300 classes at boutique fitness studios across the country. Through CP, I’ve discovered classes and instructors that I love and I’ve even made IRL friends so trust me when I say the juice is worth the squeeze. Peep my tips below so you can try new classes like a pro.
There are several studies out there linking chronic stress to inflammation and disease. Essentially, stress is associated with just about every modern disease you can name. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune conditions, depression and gastrointestinal problems to name a few. Knowing this should be enough to make stress management an important part of our daily routine. While we may not be able to avoid stress, we can certainly influence how it affects us.
Aside from TRX, Medicine Balls are one of my favorite pieces of equipment. Because of the size and range in weight, anyone can use a Med Ball + there are so many ways to use them. The possibilities are truly endless.