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At root SUP & Fitness we believe that total body wellness is about finding the balance between movement, nutrition, mindset and lifestyle. As our way to help you find that balance we invite you to join our blog community. Here you will find everything from fitness and lifestyle tips and motivation, to real life nutrition advice and tasty recipes to try at home. Come see how our ideas can compliment your journey toward healthy, happy living.

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Are You Eating Enough Protein?

Protein plays an important role in our general health and well being. Just by replacing some of the carbohydrates in your diet with proteins you may see noticeable changes in body composition, and help controlling your total food intake and satiety (the feeling of being full) which can result in noticable weight loss. Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It is important to make sure we are consumming adaquate amounts of them in our diet. So how do you know if you are you eating enough protein? The average adult should be consuming a bare minimum of .8g/kg/day of protein. For a person weighing 150 pounds that equates to 54.4g of protein a day- M

What is Your Why?

Whether you are just beginning your journey, looking for a fresh start or you already see yourself as steadily moving toward a life where health and fitness is a priority - I want you to take a second and think about why. Why now? Why do you want do it? These questions seem easy enough to answer. Maybe the doctor said we need to lose a few pounds or we are concerned about our overall health. Maybe you want to fit into that one outfit sitting in your closet calling your name. Maybe our significant other is concerned about us. Maybe you want to set a good example for a child or loved one. Maybe you just want to feel good. Those are all good reason to get started, but I want you to dig deep

Protein Power Balls

Looking for a quick and easy snack or grab and go breakfast? These protein packed power balls come together very easily and are so tasty you will definitely think you are treating yourself with every bite! You can use a variety of ingredients to make these, so feel free to experiment once you get the basic method down. Just remember that if you add more dry ingredients you will need to increase the sticky stuff by either adding a bit more nut butter, honey or a teaspoon or 2 of water to help them hold together. Here's how to whip up these tasty treats: INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup quick oats (you can use old fashioned but they will end up more dense) 1 cup natural peanut butter (or any nut butter

Working Out While Pregnant

Women ask me all the time if it's safe to exercise while they are pregnant. There are lots of myths and misinformation about exercise during pregnancy floating around and it can be confusing, especially if you are a first time mom. As with any exercise program, you should consult your Dr. or OB before starting a new fitness regimen, but in general staying active and getting regular exercise during your pregnancy is great for both you and your baby! Even as little as 10-15 minutes a day of increased activity can have very positive results both during pregnancy and post baby. Exercising and staying active throughout the whole pregnacy has many benefits. Exercising regularly during pregnancy wi

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