Life-changing: Here’s How To Perfectly Freeze Your Avocados

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, eat, Health Awareness, Kitchen Hacks

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Avocados are one of those fruits you generally don’t just put in the freezer. They tend to lose their texture very quickly and go miserably soft, just like bananas. And like apples, you can’t cut avocados open and leave them lying around for a few minutes, or put them smack in the freezer like that….

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Top 8 Natural Alternatives For Bleach and DIY Household Cleaner Recipes

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Home + Garden, Learn, Make

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It’s really easy and convenient to just tip the bottle and pour some bleach into cleaning buckets, toilets, tubs, and wash-hand basins, and even on the kitchen counter. Bleach is the general name given to chemical products that whiten and disinfect fabrics and surfaces, removing stains and killing microbial germs. Bleach is super-fast and hassle-free,…

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Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!

Pierre Van ZylHome + Garden, Learn, Make, News + Discoveries

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It’s not easy for one person to pack a few necessities, get into a car and drive off to live in a farmyard house, grow their own food, generate their own power, collect their own water, cook with wood and charcoal stoves, and literally just live without any modern utilities. For a family of seven,…

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Old-Person Smell Is Actually A Thing, And Here’s Where It Comes From

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn

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It’s no longer a major wonder that elderly people have a certain peculiar smell about them. Sometimes, when they try to use deodorant and fragrances, they can’t entirely mask this ‘grandparents’ scent. Most people think it’s because of their clothes, or hair, or perhaps, their sweat, but it’s not particularly any of these. Even when…

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Peanut Butter Banana “Sushi�

Pierre Van Zyl

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This fun and healthy “sushi� is super fun to make and doesn’t need refrigeration.
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Rev Your Routine: Week 1 Day 3

Pierre Van Zyl

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Fitness is never routine with Katie Crewe. Today, she’ll show you how to vary up your Circuit training to target new muscle groups and movement patterns.
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Caribbean Black Eyed Pea & Collard Green Curry

Pierre Van Zylcollards, easy, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, new year, No Oil, one pot, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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Happy new year, everyone! Hoping that 2019 has gotten off to a gentle start for you all. As the Eve approached–right after sharing these thoughts about resilience–I found myself feeling a little tender. No amount of resistance to NYE hype stops me from feeling lonely for companionship at this time of year. I started to…

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Caribbean Black Eyed Pea & Collard Green Curry

Pierre Van Zylcollards, easy, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, new year, No Oil, one pot, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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Happy new year, everyone! Hoping that 2019 has gotten off to a gentle start for you all. As the Eve approached–right after sharing these thoughts about resilience–I found myself feeling a little tender. No amount of resistance to NYE hype stops me from feeling lonely for companionship at this time of year. I started to…

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On Gymtimidation

Pierre Van Zyl

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Whether real or perceived, the negative effects of gymtimidation can put a hamper on even the most committed fitness goals. Every single one of us deserves a workout environment free of judgment, stress and fear, regardless of our fitness ability, experience or goals. Take these steps to set yourself up for success — and never …

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New Year Goals

Pierre Van ZylKC

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2018 was intense, harried, and a blur. There were highlights, like our first international trip to Italy in June (amazing, loved every minute, especially hiking through Cinque Terre and going on a timed family scavenger hunt through the streets of Flor…

How To Create a Happiness Jar (And Why You’d Want To)

Pierre Van Zyldiy

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There’s a fresh new year ahead and not a goal in sight at my house. Instead, I’m focusing on personal experiments instead of resolutions, and finding practical ways to live one of my favorite pieces of advice: Enjoy the little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.” – […]

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My 6 Healthy Carry-on Travel Essentials

Pierre Van Zyleat, Escape, flying, health, healthy eating, meal prep, Move, refined sugar free, relax, Snacks, superfood, tips, top tips, Travel, water, wellbeing

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There’s just something about travel that seems to stop all health plans – it usually involves a lot of sitting around, breathing in other people’s germs, eating bad food and generally feeling like crap. I’d love to know how celebrities look so polished when they land after a 15 hour flight from LA…what is that…

We Tried it For You: Hip Hop Dancing

Pierre Van Zyl

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If you love dancing in your car, shower or kitchen, it’s time to try it as your new favorite source of cardio.
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We Tried it For You: Hip Hop Dancing

Pierre Van Zyl

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If you love dancing in your car, shower or kitchen, it’s time to try it as your new favorite source of cardio.
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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Workouts

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Oh man. Last week’s workouts…where do I begin? With family visiting all week, all the Christmas festivities (i.e. eating and drinking All the things), our dog Cooper unexpectedly passing away and practically everyone in my house getting sick, you can say that it’s been a week.  Needless to say, my workouts were put on the […]

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We Tried it For You: Boxing

Pierre Van Zyl

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Boxing is more than hitting things really hard to get out frustration. Professional boxing coach Leyon has the tips to perfect your punch.
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What to Eat, Drink & When

Pierre Van Zyl

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Nutrition (and timing it correctly) is a critical part of every runner’s training. Let our experts give you the rundown.
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Weekend Reading, 12.30.18

Pierre Van ZylNutrition and Wellness, weekend reading

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I’ve been reading a lot of Pema Chodron’s writings about tonglen practice lately. One quotation of hers keeps sticking with me: Tonglen practice (and all meditation practice) is not about later, when you get it all together and you’re this person you really respect. You may be the most violent person in the world—that’s a…

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We Tried it For You: Flying Trapeze

Pierre Van Zyl

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Trapeze isn’t just for circus performers anymore. This activity takes strength, coordination and teamwork.
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How Fast & Far To Run

Pierre Van Zyl

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When it comes to running, there’s no such things as too little, too slow or too short. But if you eventually want to increase these things, these tips will help you get there.
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We Tried it For You: Ocean Kayaking

Pierre Van Zyl

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While kayaking can be a great way to relax on calm water, taking it to the ocean will provide a whole new set of challenges.
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Upper Body Form

Pierre Van Zyl

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You might think running form is all about what you do with your legs and feet, but your upper body can play a huge role in your running efficiency.
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Easy, Cheesy Vegan Loaded Potatoes with Broccoli & White Beans

Pierre Van Zylcheesy, easy, Gluten-free, loaded potatoes, Main Dishes, No Oil, potatoes, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soy-free, student life, Tree Nut Free, Vegan, vegan cheese

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  As many of you know, I’m not one for New Year’s goal-setting or themes or programs, or even resolutions. I know that they can all be motivating and inspiring and great, depending on the context. But I spend enough time vying with unrealistic expectations from day to day; I like to enter a new…

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Hill Running

Pierre Van Zyl

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These tips will help you conquer any hill and come out stronger on the other side.
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When to Run

Pierre Van Zyl

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Your spouse runs first thing in the morning, but your co-worker swears by evening runs. Which one is right? As it turns out, the “perfect time� doesn’t exist.
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Best of The Blog In 2018

Pierre Van ZylEverything Else

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Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast. Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts from this year – thank you so much for being part of this community! I’d love to […]

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How Often to Run

Pierre Van Zyl

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If you’re trying to improve as a runner, you might think more is better. But before you lace up your shoes, let’s talk about how much is too much (or too little).
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Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Snack Cake

Pierre Van Zylcake, Cakes, dessert, DI, peanut butter, school, snack, Snacks, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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Once upon a time, I was placed in charge of the internship program at the publishing house where I worked. Our interns did a lot: they read through piles of manuscripts, giving us early feedback on the work and whether it might fit onto our list of titles. They pitched in with the process of…

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Cadence & Stride Length

Pierre Van Zyl

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If you’re using cadence and stride length interchangeably, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s what to know about these terms and why they are so important.
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