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Making Time for HIH Moments While on the Go Jan 24, 2023

Working a 9-5 job can make it challenging to fit in your HIH moments. However, working a 9-5 job that requires travel, can make it feel nearly impossible. The days are longer when you’re on the road. You’re eating all your meals in restaurants and you’re often running from...

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Tomato & Olive Baked Feta Dish Dec 29, 2022

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are such a magical time, bringing friends & family together to spend time and celebrate the passing of another year. Inevitably, the holidays are also a time for food, and lots of it! No matter what holiday you celebrate this time...

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Chocolate Cherry Trifle nutrition Dec 23, 2022

Ok, it’s secret time: I am not a huge fan of sweets. There, I said it.

Now that the secret is out, what I can tell you is that I am still always looking for impressive desserts to serve my friends and family over the holidays. I try to find traditional recipes and tweak them to be gluten...

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Women’s History Month: Declining Mental Health, Increased Options to Support wellness Oct 27, 2022

This month we’re recognizing Women’s History Month. And while there’s much to celebrate about how far we’ve come collectively as women, our hard-won progress is actually rolling backwards, especially when it comes to mental health.

Long before the pandemic, we knew women...

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Is Cuffing in Panda (pandemic) Times Possible?    Oct 13, 2022

As I started to write this article I realized it might be mute. Why? As we slide into early fall 2022 we seem to be collectively coming up for air from the panda that's gripped everyone for 2+ years.  But, last time I checked it's still a panda, it's not endemic.  But most people are...

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oats nutrition Sep 22, 2022

Makes a single serving.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup gluten free oats
  • 1 egg
  • ½ a rip banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract divided in 2
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon divided in 2
  • ½ an apple sliced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp...
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Worried That Saturday Night Party Plans Will Set Back Your Fitness Goals? Here is Why Tequila Should Be Your Next Drink of Choice Sep 01, 2022

 

We all know the feeling of being excited about a Saturday night plan but not wanting to

throw off the progress we have made at the gym. Though our minds may tell us that these two

activities cannot co-exist, being aware of our alcohol consumption is the key to maintaining a

healthy...

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Debunking Toxic Mental Health Trends in Social Media wellness Aug 25, 2022

The double-edged sword of social media in our society

In the last two years, since the height of the pandemic began and many of us were forced to be locked within our homes, the world saw a shift not only in our day-to-day routines but also in our way of looking at our health and our wellness....

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5 Blood Sugar Hacks for Glowing Skin nutrition wellness Jul 28, 2022

When we think of the foundations of glowing, healthy skin, our blood sugar probably doesn’t come to mind. But glucose and insulin regulation can actually have a huge impact on our skin - in terms of texture and composition, proneness to breakouts, and even fine lines and aging.

We need...

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Goal Setting: How to Set Behaviour-Based Goals wellness Jun 23, 2022

A big part of any wellness journey is setting goals. It’s impossible to know what you’re looking to achieve if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want your end results to be. The challenge with goal setting is that goals can feel lofty, out of reach or insurmountable when...

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Interview with Carmelinda Dimanno- Yoga/Wellness Expert fitness wellness Jun 17, 2022

In a time when we are all trying to find our way after a worldwide reset, I would like to introduce you to Carmelinda Dimanno, a TO yoga angel. I first heard about Carmelinda through a girlfriend of mine who was raving about her classes, energy and coaching style.  As someone who has been in...

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5 Simple Self-Care Strategies You Can Try Today wellness May 12, 2022

Self-care doesn’t have to mean $400 spa treatments and a 14-step skincare routine. If we apply the practice of mindfulness to self-care—which at its core is just being able to maintain a sense of awareness while undergoing any simple activity—we can carve moments of self-care...

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Spring BBQ Spread: Menu Ideas for Heading Back into BBQ Season nutrition Apr 14, 2022

Over the last few weekends, we’ve seen nicer and nicer weather creeping up on us. Granted, my standards are pretty low in the Spring for what is considered to be “nice”, but as soon as the snow starts to melt, I immediately start to plan for barbeques. I have no problem firing...

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Friendship Reboots of the Best Kind Apr 03, 2022
The past two years have been stressful, anxiety-inducing, strange, sad and intense. But for many, they've also been revelatory, freeing, comedic, wild and offered aha moments.  
 
You all know what I mean, as it relates to family, friends, fitness, confidence, love and our lives in...
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My Go-To Winter Salad Recipes Mar 14, 2022

Winter hits, and all of a sudden I have zero desire to eat salad anymore. A food I so enjoy during those warmer months just doesn’t have the same appeal as a huge bowl of soup the second it starts to get cold out. As much as I would love to live off of soup alone for the months on end of...

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Turtles-Inspired Protein Brownies nutrition Mar 02, 2022

Affiliate Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links to specific products I use and absolutely love, which means that I make a small commission off any items you may purchase, at no additional cost to you.

Okay, okay - I’m gonna get really honest with you here.

If I had to choose my...

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What I Learned During a 21 Day Manifesting Challenge wellness Feb 27, 2022

The backend of 2021 was not the best for me. As the months passed, I kept getting more and more discouraged, and borderline depressed, over where I was at in my life. My career was not taking off in the direction I wanted it to, the added pandemic restrictions around the holidays made it hard if...

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Breaking Free from the Productivity Hustle wellness Feb 24, 2022

I've lost track of the number of times that I feel defeated because I think that I "wasn't productive enough." Similarly, after a day of much needed relaxation and taking it easy, the damaging thought that it was an ineffective use of time because of the unattended task list surfaces. In Four...

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IV Therapy - Why It’s Worth the Hype wellness Feb 19, 2022

Much more than just helping you “detox”, intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy has so many benefits for our health and wellness! In today’s article, we’re diving right in.

First, let’s start with the basics. IV nutrient therapy works by infusing certain nutrients (like...

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Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Parfaits nutrition Feb 11, 2022

Whenever putting together breakfast, whether it’s sweet or savoury, my goals is to combine foods that are packed with nutrients, and that will keep me full. Coffee for breakfast is a thing of the past. Yes, I used to be one of those people that had 2 cups of coffee to start my day and would...

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Smoked Salmon + Dill Breakfast Toasts nutrition Feb 07, 2022

Disclaimer: This article was originally published on the Larissa Nicole Fitness blog. For more drool-worthy, macro-friendly recipes that taste just like your favourite comfort foods, click here!

Hey HIH fam - Larissa Nicole here!

If you asked me what my go-to brunch order is - it always involves...

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Full Time Psychologist, Part Time Marathon Runner? fitness Feb 04, 2022

People always ask me who I talk to when things get hard, or if I do therapy with myself. And to be honest, I talk to my running shoes. 

Running has always been such a big part of my life. It was the one thing I could do all by myself. It was never something that felt hard, it was only a...

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4 Proven Steps To Overcoming Food Cravings (For Good!) Feb 02, 2022

Hey HIH fam -

If you’ve been struggling with food cravings, late night snacking, binge eating or feeling a general lack of control around food… you’ve come to the right place.

Larissa Nicole here! I’m a certified personal trainer (CPT), registered holistic nutritionist...

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Wellness Guide to NYC travel Jan 17, 2022

New York, New York: a city so nice they named it twice. Before I moved out to LA in October, I lived in NYC for eight years. And even though LA is often thought of as the wellness capital of the U.S., NYC is no slouch! The city has so much to offer. So whether you’re looking for healthy...

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