By Mary Fran Wiley | October 16, 2017

Most days, I think I’m doing OK in the healthy eating department. And then I look at a nutrition label. Too often, common wisdom or the internet machine make dubious health claims that get accepted as fact. Health foods trends …

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By Chris Beerman | October 11, 2017

Depending on where you live, you may or may not feel it, but fall is approaching. That means winter is just a little over 3 months away. Instead of letting yourself fall out of shape this winter, you can get …

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By Jacob Perry | October 9, 2017

How many people can resist a coffee run in the morning? We often tailor our drink orders around what menu items we perceive to be sufficiently healthy. I personally have ordered Matcha waters from Starbucks thinking I was getting one …

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By Chris Beerman | October 4, 2017

Diet books make a lot of bold claims. The latest trend is for these authors to sell the idea of metabolism manipulation by following their prescribed diets. I decided to dive deep into the subject to put together a quick …

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By Bridget Kuehn | October 2, 2017

Meal prep in advance of my busy week ensures that I keep things on-track and healthy. Every Sunday I’ll cook a protein of choice in my crockpot [typically chicken or pork], as well as chop a variety of veggies to …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | September 26, 2017

You can’t escape these little buggers. Bloggers and health enthusiasts everywhere are making them. Energy bites or energy balls are made by my coworkers. You can get them at Freshii. They make a great substitute for raw cookie dough cravings …

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By Jacob Perry | September 18, 2017

For some of us working out is a struggle and for others, it’s a joy. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on, taking a total break from working out while traveling isn’t always a great idea. Beyond …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | September 11, 2017

Choosing a supplement is hard. There are about a bazillion on the market and everyone sells the best you can buy. But how do you know, and how do you know what you should be taking? Know your body What …

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By Jacob Perry | September 6, 2017

Travel is one of my favorite things in the world, so it pains me to admit that I’m fairly awful at it. Halfway through most of the trips I’ve taken I’m tired, cranky, and a real joy to have around …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | August 28, 2017

Life is hard. Work is hard. Adulting can be the pits. It’s easy to prioritize just about everything over self-care. And often times the only self-care that we do is squeezing in a spin class or a yoga class. We …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | August 22, 2017

I was sitting outside a dance studio last week, waiting for class to begin, and I started my pre-class ritual. As usual, I took out my tap shoes and my little accessories bag and set them to the side. Then …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | August 3, 2017

I’m bad at resting. I take at least one dance class every day of the week but Thursday, and that means Thursdays are core workout days. I use the excuse that improv class isn’t that intense…except when it is. My …

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By Jacob Perry | July 28, 2017

When the founders of LFI Labs first sought out to create a health and wellness focused company, they knew that charity would be a main component of their brand. At LFI labs we are not simply focused on the health …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | July 26, 2017

Superfood powders are everywhere. As mix-ins at the smoothie place. As toppings on your acai bowl. As something to dissolve in small glasses of water. But what are they good for? How do you use them?   Here I’ll pick …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | July 20, 2017

Some days making it to the gym just isn’t an option. Maybe your car is in the shop or you got out of work crazy late. Maybe you just don’t want to drag yourself all the way to the gym. …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | July 12, 2017

It is halfway through the year – a perfect time for a mid-year slump. Realizing just how much of your New Year’s Resolution fell to the wayside. Or that it is July and you haven’t started on the projects you …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | June 23, 2017

Stretching: Often forgotten, yet critical In our quest to become strong, we often only think about making muscles stronger. That’s only part of the battle. Fitness requires mobility and flexibility. When I used to run, I would “stretch” after a …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 25, 2017

All good food is in bowls these days. From buddha bowls to smoothie bowls, health is on the menu and on trend. If you’re a Kardashian fan, you’ve no doubt seen that clan eat their fair share of açaí bowls. …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 22, 2017

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. This post is also coming to you during Food Allergy Awareness Week. This year, I thought we should have a real, honest, heart to heart about gluten-free eating and food “allergies”. Both Celiac Disease …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 11, 2017

People at work joke, but my desk is a veritable snack station. And you’ll never catch me without some sort of snack in my bag. Having food allergies, this is a trick I learned a while ago to make sure …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 8, 2017

If you’re even mildly attuned to health news (and if you are reading this blog, you probably are), you know that Americans, and office working Americans in particular, don’t move enough. We’re tied to our desks all day and to …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 5, 2017

Smoothies can be nutrition powerhouses and they can be decadent treats that rival milkshakes. I prefer the ones that fall somewhere in the middle. Packed full of good for you ingredients, but that still taste like a treat. When it …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | May 2, 2017

When I was talking to the owners of LFI about post ideas for this month, I suggested this post and they had no idea what I was talking about. After a little more research, I realized that these are darlings …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | April 29, 2017

Barre workouts are so 2014. If you’re bored with the same old grippy socks and pulsing, I’ve scouted five cool classes/studios to reinvigorate your fitness routine. Muv Method Based in Salt Lake City, this yoga studio specializes in programs designed …

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By Caroline Black | April 28, 2017

Food is an incredibly powerful tool; it gives us the energy to function, makes us happy and helps us to feel at our best. Many of us have experienced this—it’s why we love a delicious dinner after a long day …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | April 26, 2017

Most of us could do better when it comes to getting all of our nutrients, no matter how well we eat. There are a few key nutrients that many of us are missing. I’ve found the five most common and …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | April 7, 2017

I’ve noticed an exponential growth in the number of articles about the health benefits of turmeric on health-focused food sites as well as an uptick in mainstream media mentions – the root that gives curry its bright yellow color and …

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By Alexa Garcia | March 11, 2017

Prebiotic and probiotic. They’re two words you’re probably familiar with, but do you know the difference between the two? Sure, the prefix is a giveaway – one you take before the other. But there is more to it than that. …

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By Alexa Garcia | February 1, 2017

Quinoa, amaranth, freekeh – huh? While pronunciation is tricky, chances are you’ve seen these wonder grains getting attention around the web and in the store. And for good reason. Ancient grains are the new superfoods. Okay, they are ancient grains, …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 27, 2017

Looking for a way to spice up your winter greens? We’ve got a few ideas. At LFI, we know that eating the same old thing every day can get boring – real boring. So why not change it up with …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 25, 2017

Tips for protecting your muscles and joints. “No pain, no gain.” Anyone who’s been to a CrossFit gym has likely heard this, more than once. And, there’s an element of truth to it. But when it comes to protecting your …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 18, 2017

Track your workouts with these apps. Remember the old days when you had to hire a personal trainer to plan and prepare your workouts? Or when you had to wear a pedometer to track the number of miles you ran …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 16, 2017

Let’s look at the word detoxification. The idea surrounding the word sounds great — of course we want to clean our body of toxins — but what does it mean and where do we begin? The internet is full of …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 11, 2017

A simple guide to help you lose belly fat in the new year. Recent studies tracking the weights of thousands in Germany, Japan and the US have found a weight spike following every major holiday, with the largest gains over …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | January 8, 2017

I’m not making any big, sweeping health & diet resolutions this year. Every year, I say that this is the year that I am going to make a difference and nearly every year, I get frustrated by April and am …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 3, 2017

New year, new you, right? Now is the time to try something different. Something to make you healthier and cut down your dependence on bad-for-you processed foods. Switching to a whole raw diet, whether as a lifestyle change or in …

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By Alexa Garcia | January 2, 2017

The holidays are over and you’re five pounds heavier. Ever been there? It’s not a great feeling. Too often we chalk that up to typical holiday weight gain, but what’s typical about weight gain? Alcohol, sugar and processed wheat can …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | December 31, 2016

It can be hard to keep up with your recommended daily water intake, it can be hard to choose water over the flavor of soda. (Interesting fact, if you find yourself craving sugar or soda you are likely dehydrated. Drink …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | December 29, 2016

NB This post contains affiliate links meaning that LFI Labs may receive a portion of your purchase. When it is time for a change, a cleanse can be a great way to kickstart a new diet regimen or simply reset …

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By Alexa Garcia | December 26, 2016

If we told you that you could significantly reduce your risk for cancer simply by changing your diet, you’d do it, right? Of course you would. You’d clear the processed foods from your cupboards and ditch the soda from your …

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By Alexa Garcia | December 19, 2016

Fennel has been enjoyed for centuries because of its variety of health benefits. Appreciated by the ancients for its culinary and health uses. This aromatic spice is prized for its sweet woody taste, and full of nutrients needed for proper functioning …

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By Alexa Garcia | December 12, 2016

Let’s talk about one of our favorite herbs, epimedium. Native to China, epimedium leaves have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), low libido, fatigue and even chronic inflammation. Over here in the …

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By Alexa Garcia | December 5, 2016

There’s an epidemic washing over our nation and it’s affecting millions of Americans each day. It’s lying in wait to ambush unsuspecting victims while increasing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It’s breaking down bones, muscles and joints and impeding nervous …

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By Alexa Garcia | November 28, 2016

Poor vitamin C. It really only gets attention during cold and flu season. But there’s so much more it can do for you. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is not only one of the safest nutrients, it’s also …

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By Alexa Garcia | November 21, 2016

That Mother Nature, she’s kind of a witch. Especially in the winter, and even more so when it comes to your skin. As temperatures have dipped, you’ve probably noticed some changes in your skin condition. Dry. Scaly. Peeling. Rough. If …

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By Mary Fran Wiley | November 15, 2016

NB This article is based on personal research and experiences. This is not medical advice. I have linked to experts and research for more information. Please make sure to discuss any health concerns with your doctor before you start taking …

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By Alexa Garcia | November 14, 2016

“Getting fit, man.” “Working on my bikini body.” “Trying to drop a few pounds before summer.” When it comes to running, we’ve heard it all. And yeah, running will get you fit fast. But did you know there are more benefits …

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By Alexa Garcia | October 26, 2016

The health benefits of outdoor winter exercise Temperatures have dropped, trees have lost their leaves and there’s a frost in the air. It can only mean one thing: winter is here. And while some of you may still be mourning the loss of …

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By Alexa Garcia | October 19, 2016

What is SAD and how do you treat it? Winter blues got you down? Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a type of depression associated with changing seasons. Although no one can pinpoint its exact cause, it has …

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By Alexa Garcia | October 10, 2016

Glutamine is considered a non-essential amino acid, which actually sounds more misleading than it is. Its non-essential status really only means that the human body can produce it on its own. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the …

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By Alexa Garcia | October 5, 2016

Work out together to strengthen your relationship. If you’re not working out as a couple with your significant other, you’re missing out on significant benefits. Couples who spend quality time together working up a sweat (yes, even outside of the …

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By Alexa Garcia | September 21, 2016

Whether maintaining a healthy lifestyle, trying to lose that last bit of baby weight or training for your next competition, consistently and effectively going to the gym can be both daunting and time consuming. Despite the commitment, once you begin …

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By Alexa Garcia | September 19, 2016

“I’m doing everything right, but I’m not losing weight. I blame my slow metabolism.” “She’s so skinny, but she eats so much! She MUST have a fast metabolism.” Have you ever caught yourself saying something similar? Clearly, metabolism is related …

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By Alexa Garcia | September 5, 2016

Hey, you! Yes, you, with a heart pumping blood through your veins. Did you know you can help prevent heart disease with yoga? According to the American Heart Association1, healthy eating, exercise and meditation are recommended lifestyle choices to prevent …

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