Stand up to a healthier lifestyle!

Did you know that you burn 50 more calories an hour standing than sitting? It’s no surprise that a sedentary lifestyle is an unhealthy one. According to a study published last year, sitting for more than 3 hours a day can decrease your life expectancy by two years. Two years! I don’t even want to do the math for myself considering that I spend the majority of my days sitting at work.

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Recap: Nike Women’s Half Marathon

Leave it to me to “celebrate” turning 30 by running a half marathon. On Oct. 14 I ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. I was actually super stoked about this race for obvious reasons: I got selected in the random lottery the very first time I entered, the race was in my all-time favorite city, and I had a Tiffany & Co. finisher’s necklace waiting for me at the end.

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Happy National Yoga Month

Many years ago, I arrived at my very first yoga session thinking I had it in the bag. I mean, how hard could a bunch of stretching and chanting really be? An hour later, I was sweaty, exhausted and felt defeated. I had totally underestimated yoga — it’s actually a killer workout! I left the studio with my tail between my legs and vowed never to come back.

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Lean mean green smoothie machine

I am not a morning person at all, and I need every bit of a fuel boost to get my day started. And I’ve found that magical potion in the form of a green smoothie.  Over the past year, I’ve experimented with different smoothie combos and they’ve all been surprisingly delicious and filling. Extra bonus: Superfoods like kale and chia seeds provide a ton of nutritional benefits.

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