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    6 Ways to Improve Your Core Work

    By jjdancer on February 2, 2015

    Everyone’s always talking about “core work.” But what exactly is it? And why’s it so important? Sure, six-pack abs are impressive and real nice to look at, but a strong core means more than just a hot bod. As a dancer, I think of my core as the essence of movement. Your core muscles are used to stabilize and rotate

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    7 Foods That Heal

    By jjdancer on January 23, 2015

    Seven natural ways to aid in stress, cholesterol levels, detox and more. Try to incorporate them into your daily nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

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    5 Reasons to Drink More Water

    By jjdancer on January 12, 2015

    Did you know that dehydration actually slows down your metabolism? The first thing you can do to jump-start your fitness regimen is to drink more water. 50-65% of your body is made up of water, so it’s absolutely crucial to stay hydrated in order to stay healthy. Drink water and enrich your life in many ways: Feel happier. Researchers have speculated

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    Heart-to-Heart: Cardio Exercise

    By jjdancer on December 7, 2014

    Let’s be real. There aren’t many things that are more important than your heart. In fact, your heart should be your top priority! It’s the hearts job to distribute oxygen-rich blood to every organ of your body, so you keep breathing, blinking, moving and shaking! Cardio exercise is any type of exercise that makes your heart and lungs work harder.

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    10 Tips for New Vegans

    By jjdancer on November 13, 2014

    I began my journey back in 2000, when I initially decided to hone in on my plant-based diet with vegetarianism. I didn’t do it for my physical appearance. I wanted to make the change to have a cleaner, better functioning body and to look out for my homies, the animals of the world. In fact, my boyfriend (at the time)

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    The Major Health Benefits of Massage

    By jjdancer on November 12, 2014

    Massage. Whether it’s a friendly, therapeutic or romantic gesture, it’s always a good thing. A massage can help you unwind and release some of the tension in your busy life. In fact, there are several benefits you can reap from getting massaged regularly – aside from taking you to your happy place. Reduce blood pressure. Massage is a natural way

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    5 Ways to Get Enough Fiber

    By jjdancer on October 26, 2014

    Did you know that the recommended fiber intake is 25 to 35 grams per day? A recent study revealed that indulging in the recommended daily fiber intake lowers a woman’s risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. If these numbers seem daunting, don’t worry. There are a few easy ways to make sure you’re getting enough fiber so you avoid

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    Finding the Right Sports Bra

    By jjdancer on August 9, 2014

    Don’t get me wrong – I love my womanly parts. But as a dancer, I’m often faced with the challenge of containing them. When you’re working out, the right sports bra makes a world of difference. So how do you know which sports bra is best for you? Here are a few tips based off my technique that can guide

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    Say Hello to My Little Friend, Quinoa

    By jjdancer on July 2, 2014

    It’s important to eat foods that give you energy to burn. Working out on an empty stomach won’t get you very far. Sustained energy is the key. And at the end of the day, when you’re too tired and feel yourself reaching for those Ramen noodles, prepare healthy meals ahead of time so they’re essentially ready for you to devour.

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    How to Cook for One

    By jjdancer on April 8, 2014

    You’re home after a long day and all you want to do is relax – but you’re starving. When life gets busy, nutrition is often neglected. Don’t make things harder for yourself, or your belly. Even though cooking takes time out of your day, with the right planning, you can ensure that your body is getting the right nutrients and functioning