How Laughing Improves Your Health

Nothing beats the cathartic release you experience when you let out a long, hearty laugh.

Think about it, when was the last time you let loose and had a good laugh with the people you love?

Hopefully your answer was just the other day, because laughter really is the best medicine when you’re feeling stressed!

Laughing daily has many benefits that not only improve your health, but also your overall sense of self worth.

When you’re laughing, you’re happy. And when you’re happy, you have the motivation to keep striving for greatness – whether that be in fitness, work, or your hobbies!

Laughter is something that briefly rescues us from our troubles and anxieties to give us a breather from the stress of daily life.

So the question is, are you laughing enough?

Here’s some ways laughter will greatly improve your mind and body – and certainly convince you to take a few minutes out of your day to watch that video of a cat falling off the table.

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Recipes: Summertime BBQ Meatballs

One of the best things about Summer is the mouthwatering smell of BBQ swirling throughout the neighborhood.

And what activity is Summer’s right hand man? Backyard pool parties!

Swimming under the sun’s rays works up quite an appetite that can only be satisfied by something delicious and full of protein!

This bite size BBQ meatball recipe is the perfect, fun appetizer to bring and share with all your friends and family!

Because of their small size, you can get creative with how you want to serve them up – like over a bed of greens or just simply stick some colorful toothpicks in them and enjoy!

Without further adieu, let’s get to cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Crunch and Burn

This Summer heat may be giving you some serious pit stains, but sweating from the sun doesn’t count as exercise!

This week’s workout will have you burning off that unwanted fat in no time! And the best part? You only need to take 15 minutes out of your day to get the toned bod you’ve been dreaming of.

Take your squats, curls, and burpees to the next level with us and be amazed by the results!

Trying to build some muscle on those thighs? We got you.

Want some strong guns to show off and be the designated pickle jar opener? Step right up.

Ready to get in shape? Let’s get started!

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Recipes: Roasted & Stuffed Eggplant

What in the world is an eggplant?!?

You know the eggplant as that purple veggie emoji on your keyboard. But did you know that, when roasted, it’s actually a really great source of fiber for your body?

‘Tis true!

We want to share our scrumptious eggplant recipe with you today! These things are LOADED with goodness: onions, cinnamon, cherry tomatoes, and reduced fat feta cheese, all packed inside the shell of an eggplant!

How much better can healthy eating get?

Check it out, and make sure to keep up with our blog for more great recipes!

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Workout of the Week: Jump Around

Juicy thighs? Strong quads? Ripped calves?

Uh, yes, yes, and yes!

Today’s workout of the week is all about toning those legs like a BOSS—with jump exercises!

Now, you might say, “I’m not a marathon runner or a basketball player. I don’t need strong legs!”

Hmm, well what about when you chase your kids in the backyard? What about those steps you have to climb to get to the second floor of your work building?

What about walking, something we do anything everyday?!?

You use your legs more than you probably think you do.

So let’s turn those walking sticks into walking muscle. Start out with these jump exercises…you’ll feel like walking all day, every day!

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