Quick, 10-Minutes, Post-Workout Veggie Bowl

This morning, I received a handful of questions about the veggie bowl that I posted on my Instagram story. Being a woman of the people, I thought it’d be a good idea to write a quick blog detailing the recipe for my meal so that you could try it out sometime this weekend. Now, for all of you who don’t follow me on social media … Continue reading Quick, 10-Minutes, Post-Workout Veggie Bowl

man and woman doing box jumps, a type of plyometric exercise

Plyometrics 101

Should I include plyometrics in my weekly workouts? Depending on what your goals are, you might have to. Plyometrics, also known as ‘jump training,’ is a form of exercise that has been used develop greater physical power and sports performance by enhancing muscle strength, speed and agility. Usually, plyometric exercises are body-weight movements that emphasize the strength-shortening cycle (SSC). With the purpose of explaining what … Continue reading Plyometrics 101

Group of girl friends in bikinis strolling through the beach

Summer: Bikini Prep Quick Tips

Shorts, tank tops, bikini bottoms… mhmmm sounds like summer is in the air! It’s exciting to witness the change of the seasons and knowing that it won’t be long until we can enjoy our time in the sun. After all, we’ve been preparing for the countless beach trips, tanning sessions and random road trips all year long. In fact, I bet most of you already … Continue reading Summer: Bikini Prep Quick Tips

zucchini salad with onions, peppers, mushroom, turkey and garlic.

Cooking Recipe for A Turkey Meat Veggie Bowl!

As I’ve come to realize that old-school recipes have seized to exist, I took the liberty of creating one of my own. Feel free to print it out, follow it through and ENJOY! If you choose to try it out, let me know how it goes!!! Always, Manuela *For more cooking recipes, workouts and advice, don’t forget to subscribe!* If you liked this article, you … Continue reading Cooking Recipe for A Turkey Meat Veggie Bowl!

Miracle Tree Moringa organic tea

All-Natural Health Solution: The ‘Miracle Tree’

We spend hours pacing up and down the beauty section eyeballing products, ointments and every other type of solution that’s supposed to help us maintain a radiant appearance and clear skin. Although we’ve tried a handful of products (and spent a pretty-penny doing so), nothing seems to do the trick. Maybe we’re not meant to be attractive, or maybe we’re just going about it the … Continue reading All-Natural Health Solution: The ‘Miracle Tree’

Healthy fruit salad with avocado, eggs, tomatoes, zucchini and spinach

Good Nutrition Can’t Be Replaced By Supplements and Vitamins

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best source of vitamins and minerals you can get is from food itself. Most of the problems your body experiences have to do with your nutritional habits. No capsule, pill, remedy or prescription is going to give you the health benefits of a good diet. “Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding … Continue reading Good Nutrition Can’t Be Replaced By Supplements and Vitamins

Meal of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, celery and beacon.

What is the Ketogenic Diet? Is It Right For You?

Throughout time, the idea that athletes need to rely on a high-carb diet to maintain muscle glycogen to be able to perform high intensity and endurance exercises has been common-knowledge. However, most of the diets that are currently gaining momentum proclaim the opposite. As new evidence points to the benefits of a LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet, many are unsure about which method to follow. The … Continue reading What is the Ketogenic Diet? Is It Right For You?

Whey protein powdered and five quest protein bars of different flavors.

Are Meal Replacements Good For You?

Once upon a time, meal replacements were exclusively made for athletes in need of replenishment. Today, however, they’ve made their way into mainstream markets targeting every-day consumers pursuing either a healthier lifestyle or a weight-loss aid. In fact, supermarkets devote an entire section to meal replacement alternatives, such as whey protein shakes, snack bars, protein cookies and so on. As a generation that’s known for … Continue reading Are Meal Replacements Good For You?

Blonde woman lifting weights at the gym

Six Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights

The other day, I was speaking to a colleague of mine about her workout routine. She told me that she had lost 11 pounds since the last time we saw each other. Intrigued by her results, I asked her how long it had taken her to lose the weight and which method of exercise she used to do so. “Usually, I run an hour on … Continue reading Six Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights

Spinach salad with cranberries, cheese and onions.

Being Busy Doesn’t Give You the Right to Be Unhealthy

How wonderful would it be for our day to turn out exactly the way we planned? I mean, wouldn’t it be great if we could get out of work at four, get to the gym at five, and be home for dinner around seven every single day? Yes, it would be… but it’s rarely ever going to happen. Life is unpredictable, which means that we … Continue reading Being Busy Doesn’t Give You the Right to Be Unhealthy

The ‘Waist-Training’ Controversy: Unleashing the Truth

The female mind is a force to reckon with. It’s stubborn, yet influenced by countless trends and individuals. The need to belong coupled with the desire to be beautiful is what makes women every business’ dream. Companies are aware of the challenges and insecurities women face as they compete with each other, which is why they’re experts at launching products that feed on self-doubt. Today, … Continue reading The ‘Waist-Training’ Controversy: Unleashing the Truth