The Roundup - Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

It was definitely time to add some new recipes to my home cooking.

We cook most of our meals at home and largely from scratch. We also eat primarily vegetarian at home. We save our meat eating for going out.

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean salad recipe from Budget BytesMaybe you’re like us. You have a small group of meals that you cook over and over. Humans, as all other species, are primarily creatures of habit. That’s got it’s benefits. Survival is essentially having the right group of habits. But for those species with higher brain function, basically humans, that can make like boring!

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The Roundup: March 10 2017

The Roundup: Exercise for back pain, proper squats and a great video

Is surgery for back pain really your best option?

For most people, exercise is a better option for back pain than surgery. NPRSuffering from back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their doctor. According to a study done by the Mayo Clinic from 2005 to 2009, almost 24% of all doctors visits was low back pain. Many of those trips to the doctor will end with a recommendation of surgery.

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You can't change your blood pH levels through an "alkaline" diet.

The Roundup: Better nutrition, exercise for partners & the alkaline myth

The Roundup: Better nutrition, exercise for partners & the alkaline myth

Man, it’s been a while since I posted one of these.

My current work life is keeping me away from working on the site. I’m now living in Oakland while working in Marin and San Francisco. Three days a week, I’m spending 4+ hours a day COMMUTING. So not awesome. But I’m on my way to changing that.

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Coffee can help reduce the severity of tinnitus. Read more here.

The Roundup: Let’s debunk bad nutrition science & praise coffee

The Roundup: Let’s debunk bad nutrition science & praise coffee

I’m always checking up on questionable things I hear trainers tell their clients.

My life in spent in gyms and exercise studios. Therefore, my life is spent around trainers. As I’ve mentioned other times, trainers say some things that aren’t exactly scientifically true. But they do have the well being of their clients in mind. Close, but no cigar.

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The Roundup: Soaking your Grains, Shine your Skull, Run with freedom

The Roundup: Soaking your Grains, Shine your Skull, Run with freedom

It’s been a while since I threw down one of the roundups!

Over the last two months, I’ve really refocused my efforts toward my training business and have been laying low on the site. But I still find cool information that I want to share with you. So here we go!

You’ve probably heard that you should soak your grains. But do you know why?

Sprouting your beans and grains removes phytic acid

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The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

It’s so nice to finally be settled in!

Just over one month ago, at the end of December, I moved from Atlanta, where I had been living for three years, to San Francisco. San Francisco is home to me. I lived here for 21 years before moving to Atlanta and California is definitely ingrained deeply into my heart.

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The Roundup: Battle ropes, mindfulness and a delicious healthy treat

The Roundup: Battle ropes, mindfulness and a delicious healthy treat

Here I am, home in San Francisco again!

Ocean Beach smYeah, I’ve fallen behind in working on the site and the social media for the last two weeks or so, but that’s what moving across country can do. After three years in Atlanta, I’m back in my home, the lovely (and surrounded by water) San Francisco.

I’m also back at the same training location

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The Roundup – Knife skills, learning squats and the REAL paleo diet.

The Roundup – Knife skills, learning squats and the REAL paleo diet.

We’re rounding up the week with videos!

As part of the constant work it takes to get people to know your website/blog exists, you spend a whole lot of time on various social media outlets. Recently I increased my list of places to have a presence to include Google+ and Stumbleupon. In doing so, I discovered that when I comment on a video

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In this Roundup I share articles from Breaking Muscle & Elephant Journal

The Roundup: Shortness of breath, yoga is beer and yoga is strength.

The Roundup: Shortness of breath, yoga is beer and yoga is strength.

Have you ever become short of breath from exercise? So have I!

Why Women Experience More Shortness of Breath than Men | Fitness RepublicIn fact, if you haven’t, you haven’t been working out hard enough.

But were you aware that there is a difference in the experience of being short of breath between men and women? Yeah, me neither.

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Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower

The Roundup: Variety is the spice of life & spice itself is great.

The Roundup: Variety is the spice of life & spice itself is great.

Oh the joy of doing backend work only you notice.

Last week I didn’t post a Roundup, as I had spent most of the week working on more behind the scenes stuff. Lots if work improving the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. One thing I’m consistently doing is reading up on improving this site and sometimes that means going backwards and reeling work I’ve already done that just wasn’t what I could be.

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