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Make Your Own Pumpkin Facial!

It’s hard to resist that childhood temptation of playing with those slimy guts from inside a pumpkin after you’ve carved a jack-o-lantern. What if we told you those gooey insides are actually great for you skin? You can make them into a great facial right at your home. First, rinse the pumpkin guts and separate the seeds from the rest of the insides. Drain the guts and put them in a bowl. Add ...

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle!

Bath and Body Works has busted out their deliciously scented fall candles. If you have a sensitivity to some artificial scents, you can still make your house smell like fall without using artificial chemicals and smells! Here’s what you need: 3 tbs of coconut oil 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp cinnamon Add a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to 3 tablespoons of ...

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Seed Snack!

Left with a bunch of pumpkin guts after carving jack-o-lanterns with the kids? Don’t just toss them out! You can turn that slimy goop into a tasty and healthy snack.  Pumpkin seeds are packed full of antioxidants, iron, zinc, and many other nutrients. On top of that, an ounce of pumpkin seeds only contains 151 calories! It’s super easy to make your own toasted pumpkin seed snack. Try out this ...

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Sip a Bit of Pumpkin Juice!

The weather is starting to get cooler, and as Halloween approaches the Harry Potter movies start to pop up on TV more and more. You hear the young wizards talk about drinking pumpkin juice and the curiosity sinks in. You eye the pumpkins you got to decorate your house for fall and you wonder… what does pumpkin juice taste like?   Well, by itself… it’s not great, but you can mix it with other f...

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Grab a Nutrition Report at Chick-fil-A

  It’s tough to meal prep for an entire week, and sometimes you’re just too tired to cook when you get home after a long day at work. It’s on those days when swinging through the drive-thru at your favorite fast food restaurant seems more and more appealing. But couldn’t that mess up your diet? Sure the menu displays the calorie count of the food you want to order, but what about the rest of...

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Don't Skip the Workout

We are always waiting for Monday, next week, or next month when it comes to exercise. We pump ourselves up to go to the gym only to be exhausted from a long work day and finding it hard to leave once you make it home. However, we have a solution! Keep a gym bag in your car or desk! We’ve tried this hack ourselves and it makes it easier for you to go to the gym because you have everything with y...

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Deskercise!

Busy schedule and just don’t have time for the gym? Deskercise! Sitting at your desk for 8 plus hours a day isn’t healthy. Daily activity doesn’t only help us get in shape, it also helps our mood! Daily exercise has been proven to give you more energy. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissue and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently!  A healthy heart and lungs alw...

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Plant Power

Take a shot for me—of liquid chlorophyll that is! If you are feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up chlorophyll has been known to do the trick! Chlorophyll is known for its starring role in plant photosynthesis, but also benefits humans in a multitude of ways. A tablespoon of the dark green liquid can help with body odor, increase energy, protect you from cancer, and can help those suffering wi...

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Veggie Pre-Game

When it comes to eating out everyone wants to go, but no one wants the guilt that comes with ordering a burger and finishing it within 5 minutes. Instead of eating a full meal out, try eating 2 cups of veggies before you head to your favorite restaurant. By eating the veggies before you go, you are ensuring your body is getting the necessary vitamins and nutrients needed and filling your stomac...

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Ginger for Your Workouts

Long day at the gym pushing yourself to new personal records? Grab some ginger! Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds and oils called gingerols that researchers have proven contain painkilling and sedative effects in mammals! Try adding some to your meals, juices, smoothies or teas and see the difference in your body the next day! Ginger can help your muscles recover faster than ever befo...

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