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FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Tips

Fats: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

In our 30 day fitness and nutrition challenge we’ve been talking about good fats and bad fats and the subject always seems to be a hot topic. Some of that old information around saturated fats being bad for the body continues to creep in from the 80s low fat scare and still tends to haunt us. Also,…

By ascendbody October 6, 2017 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes

Chicken Hash with Butternut Squash and Kale

Here’s a new way to serve up nutritious veggies with protein-packed chicken. It’s tender, flavorful and simple to make. Basically a perfect meal! This dish is great for meal prep, as it holds up well for several days in the fridge and can be easily packed in Tupperware to eat on-the-go. Enjoy! Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com Servings:…

By ascendbody September 15, 2017 | 

Nutrition

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

There are many foods out there claiming to be ‘super’, yet not all of them have the goods required to back up such claims. Chia seeds, on the other hand, really are as beneficial, diverse and delicious as people praise them for being. The chia seed is most commonly harvested from the ‘salvia hispanica’ plant,…

By ascendbody July 19, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking

7 Tips For Boosting Your Metabolism Naturally

The term ‘metabolism’ is used to describe all the different chemical reactions that occur within your body in order to sustain and maintain your life. They can conveniently be divided into two sections. ● Catabolism – This describes the process by which molecules are broken down to obtain energy. ● Anabolism – This describes the…

By ascendbody July 18, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Restoration / Sleep

More Sleep, More Gains

The Integral Role Of Sleep On Muscle Development You might not necessarily think of sleep as being an integral part of achieving your fitness goals, asides perhaps, from making sure you had the energy required to push yourself during your workouts! However, getting enough shut-eye each evening is an integral part of creating and maintaining…

By ascendbody July 7, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Our 3 Favorite 4th of July Recipes!

Happy Independence Day! We love our holidays, especially those that involve cookouts with our beloved friends and family. Which is why we work hard to never let any dietary restrictions get in the way of our feasting fun. We’ve made a list of our top 3 favorite 4th of July inspired Paleo recipes. Enjoy, be…

By ascendbody July 4, 2017 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Tips

Why Mindfulness Should Play A Role In Your Workout Routine

When I first started to enjoy exercise, not just do it because I knew it was important for my health but actually look forward to working my body to the point of exhaustion, I did it because I loved feeling myself grow in strength, stamina and endurance. I appreciated the aesthetic changes in my physique…

By ascendbody June 20, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Tips

Genetics – How They Should Shape Your Diet

Homo sapiens have evolved over millions of years to bring us to where we are today, upright, fairly intelligent and increasingly aware of our bodies and how to best look after them. As with all organisms, our evolution is written into our genome. A genome being the complete set of genetic instructions of any organism,…

By ascendbody June 13, 2017 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage & Veggies

Ingredients 2 large carrots ~2 cups 2 red potatoes ~2 cups 1 small-medium zucchini ~2 and 1/3 cups 2 red peppers ~2 cups 1 head broccoli ~1 and 1/2 cups 16 ounces Italian Turkey or Chicken Sausage Seasonings 1/2 tablespoon EACH: dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon EACH: onion powder, dried…

By ascendbody February 24, 2017 | 

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