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Gluten-Free, Vegan, Organic (and Delicious!) Pad Thai

This is a very simple, inexpensive, healthy, and delicious dish. This recipe serves up to four. If you may have a peanut allergy, please use almond butter and almonds instead of peanut butter and peanuts. Play with the measurements of ingredients to create what tastes best to you. Read more from Vol 1.1 or Subscribe […]

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SUP Shack

The SUP Shack, located in the Santa Cruz Harbor, recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary. To learn more about the Stand Up Paddle business, I had a chat with Trudie, owner of the SUP Shack. What follows is our interview. SCW: Congratulations on celebrating 3 years of business in the Santa Cruz Harbor!   Trudie: Thank […]

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Improve your posture and improve your performance

Throughout history, men and women alike have been taught the art and practice of good posture. While this can be likened to strict values set forth by previous generations, it actually serves a valuable purpose and is absolutely essential in the modern day. Those who practice good posture perform better, feel better, and suffer less […]

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Increase your Metabolism and Transform Your Body

Most people measure their fitness success by the number that is displayed on the bathroom scale. In fact, two people can be the same height and same weight but look completely different because one person’s body fat percentage is different than another. When it comes to getting fit, it’s important to understand body composition, which […]

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3 Reasons to Say Yes to Dark Chocolate

The holiday season is almost upon us and if you are dreading all of the candy and goodies that accompany them, here’s one less thing to fret over – Dark Chocolate. According to studies, Dark Chocolate actually offers a variety of health benefits in addition to its signature delicious taste. Now, I’m not saying go […]

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4 Kick-Butt Glute Workouts to Tone your Tushy

Who doesn’t want a strong butt? The glutes help you run better, jump stronger, and a toned glute has a certain aesthetic appeal. Your Butt is made up of 3 main Gluteal muscles; the gluteus maximus muscle, gluteus medius muscle and gluteus minimus muscle. Achieving that perfect beach booty is a struggle for many, but […]

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Post Natal Yoga: What new moms need to know.

Many women look to yoga for flexibility and strength during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is very popular and beneficial for both mother and baby. For postpartum new mothers need to be cautious about returning to their yoga practice. It is best for new moms to wait approximately six months before returning to a full practice, as […]

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