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Traci D Mitchell is the hub of ideas, thoughts, opinions and articles on all things food, nutrition,.. fitness, health and lifestyle.

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  • New Look for You Coming Soon
    on Dec 15, 2010 in Lifestyle Nutrition Fitness
    One of my resolutions for the New Year's was to develop a better blog for my readers. Well, it's happening faster than I anticipated. As of tomorrow afternoon, my site will be down for a couple days. When it reappears, it will be - in my humble opin...
  • Full Body No Excuses Workout #4
    on Dec 10, 2010 in Fitness Wedding Waistlines
    Isometrics are such a great - and portable - way to incorporate strength training into you workout, no matter where you are or what you're doing. An isometric contraction is when you muscle contracts without changing its length. Usually movements lik...
  • Super Savory (and healthy) Spinach Dish
    on Dec 8, 2010 in Food Nutrition
    Reasons to love spinach We all know that eating leafy greens is beneficial for our bodies, but did you know that spinach has been documented as a strong combatant against both ovarian and prostate cancers? According to the Journal of Nutrition, a car...
  • Exercising and Gaining Weight? What???
    on Dec 6, 2010 in Fitness Nutrition
    A lot of people who exercise to maintain or even lose weight develop the exercise-to-eat mentality. If you're exercising significantly more on a regular basis, sure, you can indulge in greater portions or something you'd consider a treat every now an...
  • Full Body No Excuses Workout #3
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Fitness Wedding Waistlines
    Welcome to December everyone. Let's keep the momentum up through the New Year. If you let it slide after Thanksgiving, it's time to build it back up again. <div><br></div> <div>Today's workout is going to focus a lot of core...
  • A Simple, Quick and Healthy Meal for Winter
    on Dec 1, 2010 in Food Nutrition Families
    When I was a little girl, going out to eat was one of my favorite things to do with my family. We really didn't go to restaurants very often, and I never understood why until I had kids. I am the oldest of four, and can sympathize a little better wit...
  • 5 Things That Could Change Your Mind about Diet and Exercise
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Food Lifestyle Nutrition Fitness
    Here are five things that could change how important exercise and diet are to you!
  • Healthy Picks: Stocking Stuffers &amp; Great Gifts
    on Nov 22, 2010 in Food Lifestyle fitness
    With Black Friday just a few days away, I thought I'd give my two cents for my favorite health or fitness-related stocking stuffers and gifts. Yes, the run the gamut of healthy holiday gifts, but I love them and thought I'd share. From just under $10...
  • Full Body No Excuses Workout #2
    on Nov 19, 2010 in Fitness
    Here is your second installment of a workout you can do anywhere. All you need is a little bit of room, a little bit of time and a lot of heart. As always, it's important to start with a good warm up. This workout gets progressively more challenging,...
  • Sweet Dispositions: reward yourself without sabotaging your body
    on Nov 17, 2010 in Food Lifestyle Fitness
    Evaluate Your Reward System It's ok to indulge. It's ok to treat yourself with something sinful; your body can probably handle it once in a while. Rewards, however, should generally be something that will be good for you. You're only punishing yourse...
  • Sweet Dispositions:
    on Nov 17, 2010 in Food Lifestyle Fitness
    True story. I once worked for an incredibly intelligent and successful woman who, like many of us, took pride in her accomplishments. She was a little bit older than me, and more established in her career. She paid extremely close attention to m...
  • Foods that Moisturize: diet tips for winter skin
    on Nov 15, 2010 in Food Lifestyle Nutrition
    When I was growing up – particularly through the wretches of adolescents – I thought I was absolutely cursed with oily skin. My compact of Cover Girl powder and tube of skin-toned Clearasil® got hourly use from the moment I left for school until...
  • Full Body No Excuses Workout #1
    on Nov 12, 2010 in Lifestyle wellness Fitness
    Once every week from now until the New Year, I'm going to send out a 45-minute get-your-butt-in-gear workout that you can do regardless of where you are for this holiday season. All of these workouts will be short, full-body exercises that need minim...
  • Step Away from the Scale: weighing yourself too often can weigh you down
    on Nov 10, 2010 in Fitness Nutrition Lifestyle
    I have no hard scientific data to back up this post, just oodles of experience working with clients, and mountains of empirical evidence watching “scale addicts” jump on this ruler of happiness (or discontent) to see what’s changed from the day...
  • Organic Overload: What's Healthy and What's Not
    on Nov 8, 2010 in Families Food Nutrition
    The other day I was going through the organic section of a mainstream grocery store. A little boy leaned over the side of the shopping cart he sat in reaching for a brightly colored chocolate bar. “Organic?” scoffed the boy’s father who pushed...
  • Thinking Ahead: 5 Ways to Keep Holiday Weight Gain Away
    on Nov 3, 2010 in Fitness Nutrition Lifestyle
    <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 6pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We may be a few weeks from Thanksgiving, and just under two months from the New Year, but holiday parties and special can’t-get-i...
  • Can You Change Your Body Shape?
    on Oct 31, 2010 in Food Fitness Nutrition
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  • Post-Marathon Heart Ache: Test Your VO2 and Stay Healthy
    on Oct 28, 2010 in Fitness fitness Lifestyle
    Running a marathon is a huge accomplishment by any measure for anyone. Running 26.2 miles is a test of the mind and body. The only thing more impressive than running a marathon is <em style= "font-weight: bold;">training</em>...
  • Sleep Your Way to a Lean body
    on Oct 24, 2010 in fitness wellness
    I am the mother of two girls - ages two and four. I'm sure I speak for every mother in the world when I say that sleep is a hot, hot, hot commodity. When you're sleep deprived, nothing is more important. Nothing. I would say that I really started sle...
  • Probiotics: Good Bugs for Your Belly
    on Oct 20, 2010 in Nutrition
    Yesterday afternoon I took my youngest daughter into the doctor to have her ears checked. She'd been congested for a few days and had a runny nose even longer. After a quick look in her ears, her doctor determined that she did indeed have an ear inf...