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October 2019


Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Looking for a healthy snack for the fall season? Try these Pumpkin Protein Muffins! These muffins provide fiber, protein, and collagen to boost skin health! Ingredients: 2 C. Oats 1/2 C. Hemp Hearts 1/2 C. XR Nutrition Vanilla Protein 1 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 2 Scoops Collagen Powder (optional) 1/4 C. monk fruit sweetener 2 tbsp. Almond Butter 1 C & 2 tbsp water 1 & 1/4 cups pumpkin (from the can) Drizzle (to be added on top of baked muffins) 1/4 C. chocolate chips 1 tsp coconut oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F Mix dry ingredients Add wet ingredients Mix again Grease muffin pan Add dollops into pan Bake 20-24 minutes Melt Chocolate chips with coconut oil- drizzle on top of slightly cooled muffins Get your XR Nutrition Protein + Superfood to make this recipe! Contributor: Aubrie H. | IG handle: @aubriehewitt
Dani Richeson
October 30, 2019

Six Tips to Build Muscles and Get Ripped Fast

One of the common trends in the fitness world today is to get ripped abs; who wouldn't want to? This is the dream for most people who hit the gym, and while this isn't a bad idea, the question is if you are doing the right thing to build these muscles and get ripped. Most of the websites promoting ways to get ripped are just scams and are not ready to give you your desired result. They might even claim to be a weight loss doctor, which is a more interesting way to get you to turn in your money in return for nothing. Building muscles and getting ripped might look like a long and unattainable feat but you can get it if you commit to it and do it the right way. Here are six effective tips to guide you on the right path to building muscles and getting…
October 21, 2019

Hit The Gym With Confidence Using This Beginner Workout Plan For Women

Magnus Lygdback, who trained Alicia Vikander for her role in Tomb Raider, explains how to get started in the gym. When you’re new to the gym it’s very easy to stay in your comfort zone, hitting your cardio machine of choice for a bit then sliding right on out of there. There’s nothing wrong with a cardio workout, of course, but do the same thing over and over again you’re unlikely to experience any benefits and you’re likely to get hella bored – a surefire combo to start you skipping sessions and regret joining every time you see the direct debit go out. To avoid that fate follow this simple workout plan from Magnus Lygdback, who trained Alicia Vikander ahead of her role as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. “If you’re new to the gym it’s important to build up the fundamentals,” says Lygdback. “Make sure you keep good form…
October 14, 2019

Real Working Moms Share How They Find Time to Stay Fit

These moms prove that even while balancing work and family, there's still room for exercise in their busy schedules. When your current schedule leaves you with barely a moment to yourself on a daily basis, you may not think you have any time for exercise. But as the following 14 women prove, it's totally possible to fit in fitness while managing work and family responsibilities. From working out at night to exercising while doing chores, these moms share the get-active strategies that have been working for them—and may just work for you too. "I started doing workout videos when my kids are playing, watching TV or sleeping. The workouts require very little space and I can do them in half an hour!" –Meg Lederman, Brighton, MA, teacher "At work, I take the stairs, use a standing desk and sometimes lift 3-pound weights that I keep under my desk. I'm a…
Dani Richeson
October 14, 2019

Why You Should Add Phytonutrients to your Diet

Creating healthy, balanced meals for kids can be a challenge when there are so many food options to choose from.  But there's a simple way to make sure that kids – and adults – are getting a healthy balance of nutrients… and the magic word is COLOR. Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plant foods like vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes.  Many of these compounds are the pigments that give these foods their vibrant colors, and they also help to promote health. Many phytonutrients, for example, act as antioxidants which help to protect cells from damage that naturally occurs during everyday metabolism. About 90% of Americans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to a report from the CDC. Eating between 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables, as recommended by experts, is a difficult task for many families who often find themselves juggling work, their kids' schedules, and household…
Dani Richeson
October 14, 2019

What To Eat Before The Gym

The best pre-training fuel for every kind of workout. Deciding what to eat before a workout is always about finding the right balance. You have to provide your body with the energy it needs to perform at your best during the session, but you don’t want to feel heavy or bloated with food while you’re working up a sweat. So for advice on exactly what to eat before all kinds of workouts, we spoke to Ben Samuels, performance nutritionist at Science In Sport. For each workout Samuels has suggested the nutrients you need and how long before the session you should eat, and suggested supplement and real food options that will do the trick. XR Nutrition has an excellent Pre and Post Workout Supplement Bundle that will you power through your workout and help you recover afterwards. Early Morning Workout When to eat: 30 minutes beforehand. What you need: After…
Dani Richeson
October 14, 2019