#RealTalk: If Age is Just A Number, Why is it Hard to Say?

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Growing older comes with many surprises— some good, some not so good. The Fine Line, a digital magazine created especially for women over 45 who are interested in fitness, wellness, beauty, fashion, and more, explores the surprises of aging in the 21st century in a series of essays called #RealTalk. In this essay, founding editor Sue Cowie reflects on the power we give our …

5 Tips to Help Stay Motivated to Workout

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I think most of us can relate to the excited feeling of starting a new fitness routine and the energy that comes with it. Setting goals, working towards getting healthier, and figuring out our expectations around a busier lifestyle can be invigorating. Sometimes, however, our expectations can start a little too high. We expect to love our new fitness routine …

7 Strategies for Eating Healthy on a Budget

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In an ideal world, it would be fabulous to visit the aspirational organic supermarket and fill our carts with organic-only produce, artisanal nut butters, free-range cage-free eggs and sustainably sourced meats and fish. For many of us, dropping an entire paycheck on the kinds of foods that fancy labels indicate is probably better for us is impractical. Additionally, there is …

7 Superfoods for Women Over 50

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As we age, our body goes through periods of change directed in large part by hormone fluctuations. These changes effects our energy level, mood, sleep, and overall outlook. Although you can’t prevent the effects of aging, there’s plenty you can do with your diet to make sure you feel young and vibrant for as long as possible. In fact, what …

#RealTalk: Starting Over at 60

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Growing older comes with many surprises— some good, some not so good. The Fine Line, a digital magazine created especially for women over 45 who are interested in fitness, wellness, beauty, fashion, and more, explores the surprises of aging in the 21st century in a series of essays called #RealTalk. In this essay, founding editor Sue Cowie reflects on launching a new career for …

6 Signs You Might be Deficient in Vitamin D

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Getting enough vitamin D can be tricky. People with excess body weight, darker skin tones, and people who spend too much time indoors are all more likely to have lower levels of vitamin D. In addition to helping your body absorb calcium, optimal levels of vitamin D may help prevent depression and plays an important role in proper immune system …

The Top Superfoods Every Breastfeeding Mom Needs

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If you’re breastfeeding, you know that eating well is vitally important. Plenty of nutrients get passed through your breastmilk to your baby, so eating a nutrient-rich diet means you’re passing on lots of good stuff to your little one, too. There’s no blueprint for a “perfect” breastfeeding diet. The general recommendations are to take in an extra 300-500 calories per …

Interview: Amy Cochrane, Momentum Jewelry

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One of the most rewarding experiences in life is helping others, and inspiring them to be their very best. Amy Cochrane, founder of Momentum Jewelry, aims to do just that through her athletic-inspired jewelry and clothing that is designed to help people – no matter where their starting point – live their best lives. According to Amy, Momentum is not …

Rest vs Active Recovery + An Introduction to Foam Rolling

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It’s hard enough knowing how you should be working out — what types of movements, how long, how many times a week, etc. When you hear terms like “active recovery” and “dynamic stretching,” things can seem even more complicated. Based on your individual goals and fitness level, the amount of exercise you do in a week will vary. One thing …

3 Pilates Moves for Digestive Health

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This post originally appeared on KristinMcGee.com and was written by Kristin McGee, a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A mother of a toddler and twins, she …

National Nutrition Month: An Interview with Danielle Omar, RD and Cal-EZ nutritionist

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In today’s online world, it is increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. When it comes to eating well and optimizing our health, we rely on the expertise of credentialed professionals like Cal-EZ registered dietitian Danielle Omar. Registered dietitians like Danielle guide us to make informed choices and develop healthy, research-backed nutrition habits. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we …

What Millennial Women Need To Know About Bone Health

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If you’re here on the Cal-EZ blog, I’m guessing you care about bone health. As I’m sure you know, Calcium and Vitamin D are essential to maximizing bone strength. What many women don’t realize is their bones reach maximum mineral density and strength around age 30. This means your diet (ie what you eat and drink every day) between the …

7 Dietitian-approved Sweet and Healthy Recipes to Try

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Valentine’s Day may be long gone for this year, but who’s to say you can’t still treat your loved ones to a fancy home-cooked meal? There’s no better way to say “I love you” any day of the year than by cooking delicious food for family, friends, or your significant other. As a dietitian, I like to look out for the …

We won a Clean Eating magazine Clean Choice Award!

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After months of testing more than 1,000 different products, Clean Eating magazine has finally announced their 100 picks for their annual Clean Choice award. Guess what? This year, Cal-EZ was one of the “100 exemplary picks” chosen to receive the award and we couldn’t be more excited! Winning this award is no small feat. Products are examined from the inside …

When Fitness Becomes Unhealthy

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I can clearly remember the point when I knew that my love of fitness had gone from productive to unhealthy. That’s not true — I can clearly remember both the first AND the second time. The first time was almost 10 years ago when I was living by myself in grad school. Unable to sleep, I woke up, put on …

How To Set Running Goals

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Setting running goals is one of those things that go-getters wake up on the first day of the new year, write down, and start working towards immediately. But for others, it can be difficult to get started writing and committing to goals. How many of them should I set? What kinds of goals should I make? How easy or challenging …

3 Clean Soup Recipes for a Cold Day

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While we await spring’s arrival, when it comes to our wellness routines the team at Cal-EZ is all about maximizing and working with the remaining days of winter, not fighting it!  That means brisk outdoor runs in our favorite winter running gear, reacquainting ourselves with the treadmill when it’s too cold outside and filling up on delicious and equally nutritious …

How to Keep Active When You Have a Desk Job

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  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), sedentary jobs have increased by 83% since 1950. Due to technological advances at home and in the workplace as well as improved transportation, today’s workforce is significantly less active than they were in the past. The AHA also recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week, which can …

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC + 9 RECIPES TO TRY

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Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, but now it’s becoming more popular in the United States, and for good reason. In addition to flavor, color, and preserve foods, the spice is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric contains a substance called Curcumin, which is largely responsible for its antioxidant powers. Studies have shown …

5 tips for starting your clean eating journey today

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “clean eating.” It’s one of those words that’s become synonymous with being healthy. But what does it mean to eat clean?   Simply put, clean eating means choosing whole, natural foods that are minimally refined. It doesn’t involve removing entire food groups from your diet, restricting calories, or depriving yourself. It’s about …

Stay Focused on Your Health Goals with a Monthly Treat

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In the age of Amazon, we can order almost anything from the internet. From groceries, cosmetics, to pet food and cars, our options are endless. Wellness products like vitamins, superfoods and the latest healthy snacks and tonics are no exception. With nearly every product available to us promising to make us better versions of ourselves from the inside, outside, the …

How to Stay On Track with Your Goals Beyond the New Year

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One common theme in the new year is the resolution to get healthy. Another common theme is that those healthier lifestyles tend to revert back to the way they were within the first couple weeks to a month of the new year. Goal setting may seem hard, but it’s really a lot easier than you think. With the right structure …

7 Tips to Motivate & Enhance Your Treadmill Running Experience

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  Treadmill running often seems monotonous, but no run should be boring (yes, this includes what some of you refer to as the “dreadmill” run too)! As the weather turns cold and the snow and ice cover the pavement, it can be dangerous to run outside. Even in the summer, it can often be way too hot to run outside. …