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A New Healthy Lifestyle for the New Year with THRIVE

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 8, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Healthy lifestyle with THRIVE experience

My goal for 2017 is to live a healthy lifestyle. I want to lose weight, but my real focus is on getting more sleep, gaining energy, and becoming more flexible and toned. As a fifty-something woman I realize for my health and overall well-being, these things need to be my focus. Thanks to brands like […]

Merck Manual Consumer App Giving Me Peace of Mind

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 11, 2017 | Categories: Apps, Health and Fitness, iPhone, Technology
The Merck Manual Consumer app gives you peace of mind...

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products, and services like the Merck Manual Consumer app, that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Two days before Christmas I woke up early feeling sick. […]

Best Yoga Clothing from Top to Bottom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 5, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Health and Fitness
Healthy lifestyle with THRIVE

Is 2017 your year? The year where you put YOU first? Are health and fitness your New Year goals? One of my goals is to add more yoga into my daily routine. I talked about the best yoga mats yesterday, and today I want to share with you the best Yoga clothing at the best […]

Best Yoga Mats for Beginners to Pro

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Shopping
Best yoga mats for yoga meditation child's pose

One of the best things we can do for our bodies, especially as we get older, is to stay and/or improve our flexibility. Yoga is one of the best ways to do that. Staying flexible helps increase your range of motion and although it’s not aerobic exercise, it is believed it is just as good […]

Yoga Meditation Beginners Can Do…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, How To

Yoga meditation beginners can do is a frequently searched and asked question. Maybe because we think yoga meditation is too intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga and meditation. This is entirely a misconception; yoga meditation can be helpful to anyone, not just a select demographic. It is a way to clear your mind and […]

Join Planet Fitness on August 15th!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 14, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness

Does the thought of going to the beach or the pool intimidate you because the thought of wearing a swimsuit in public is just unbearable? Yeah, me too. That’s why it’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, Planet Fitness. They want to help us get summer ready by offering an […]

Chicken Raised without Antibiotics at Papa Murphy’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 26, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Restaurants

It’s important to me that my family eats foods that are good for them and I buy Raised without Antibiotics (RWA) chicken whenever possible. It’s nice when brands like today’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s, who knows how important it is to parents like me. They only use RWA chicken on their pizzas so parents can feel […]

Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
Lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch

Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too. One way for me to cut down […]

Suffer from Backache and Pains? Try LivRelief

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 21, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Yoga meditations beginners can do...

This backache relieving post is sponsored by LivRelief. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I’ve been doing some research on backache and pains recently because I’m convinced that back pain […]

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Scleroderma awareness pledge

This post was sponsored by Scleroderma as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I can remember the first time I heard the word “Scleroderma”. I knew “derma” had something to do with the skin and figured it was some kind of skin disease/disorder, but that was all. When my friend told me that […]