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Paleo Mousse Au Chocolat

We do our best to maintain a relationship of balance and moderation with foods we label as “treats” (or as the folks at Whole30 hilariously call them, Sex With Your Pants On foods). When it comes to chocolate, however, we know it’s virtually impossible to practice self-restraint. The good news is that chocolate isn’t all that bad. In…

By ascendbody October 13, 2017 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Personal Training / Tips

Get the #1 Habit That Will Help You Lose Fat

We are so inspired by the success of our 2017 Fall into Fitness Challenge participants. It’s been an incredibly positive and uplifting experience to be able to play a role in empowering our participants to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Most of our participants lost over 8 pounds and reported having greater mental clarity…

By ascendbody October 9, 2017 | 

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 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Personal Training / Tips

Replacing Foods that Cause Inflammation with Inflammation-Fighting Foods

Your immune system is a very complex network made up of cells, tissues and organs that all work together to help protect your body and fight off foreign invaders, such as germs, bacteria, viruses and parasites. The problem is that it isn’t just germs or parasites that put our health at risk, sometimes it is…

By ascendbody October 3, 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 / 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 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice (we like avocado oil!) ½ small onion, diced 1 lb 80-85 % lean ground beef ½ cup diced tomatoes (from a can, no salt added) ½ tsp fine grain sea salt ½ – 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper (I used ¾ tsp) 1 tsp…

By ascendbody May 31, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science

15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science What is the paleo diet? Widely recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Paleolithic (or paleo) diet focuses on nourishing the body with only unprocessed, unrefined foods – eating as nature intended. Extensive research in the fields of biochemistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, biology,…

By ascendbody May 30, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Nutrition / Recipes

Grilled Sugar Snap Peas With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients Spicy Peanut Sauce 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you are sensitive to spice try 1/8 teaspoon first) 2-3 Tablespoons of water  …

By ascendbody May 26, 2017 | 

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