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August 1st, 2013 | By | 1,717 Comments

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Walking. It’s therapy, exercise and healthy living, just by using your own two feet.

Had a bad day? Take a walk. Need to de-stress? Take a walk. Don’t feel like working out? Take a walk. In a sad or gloomy mood? Take a walk. Feeling lazy? Take a walk. Craving a hefty serving of something sweet? Take a walk.  Craving a Super Big Gulp? Take a walk. Sat at a desk staring at a computer screen for 8 hours straight? Take a walk. Too sore from yesterday’s insanely tough workout to even move today? Take a walk. Husband didn’t notice you cut off 6 inches of hair and dyed it red? Take a walk. Got dropped in on about five times by the same agro guy surfing in his competition jersey from 2003? Paddle in and take a walk.

It’s amazing what a simple solution, to so many things, taking a good long walk can do.

I’m off to take one now… I’ll let you guess which one of the above related to me. Or two.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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July 25th, 2013 | By | 1,438 Comments

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One of the first questions I’m asked when health and fitness comes up is this: What do you do? However, it’s asked in a manner that people are hoping I have a live in personal chef, a secret helicopter pad where Gunnar Peterson flies into each day, and some sort of miracle pill that is flown in from Hungary. Well, I am sure someone out there actually does all the above, but definitely not me. Fortunately, one thing I am a firm believer in, is that it’s simple.

If you want to feel great, which usually has an awesome side effect of looking pretty darn great, well…I suggest doing the following regularly, until they all turn into a habit:

Get 8 hours of sleep
Drink lots of water
Be active
Life weights (aka do some sort of resistance training)
And finally…eat clean.

What tends to complicate things…is us. We all have a crazy, frequently used superhuman power: the ability to make an excuse. And we are all experts at it when it comes the the health and fitness department. Save the excuses for justifying a new bikini purchase. Not when it comes to justifying your 4th Super Big Gulp of the week (Guilty as charged.)

So, let’s raise our 8oz glass of water and say cheers to simple, steady, it’s a way of life, good health.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

Pictured: Tavik Bikini
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July 18th, 2013 | By | 1,498 Comments

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The more aloha print you have in your life, the happier you will be. Yes you read that. Aloha print guarantees happiness. Well, at least in my world it does.
Think about it. When you have an opportunity to wear something that is of the aloha print genre, it usually signifies the following: 1: You are on vacation, 2: You are doing something fun, 3: You are in Hawaii, 4: You probably do not have shoes on, or 5: you are in a good mood. That’s one winning combo of options there, in my aloha print loving opinion.
So if you are feeling blue, pick up a garment or accessory that is laden with plumerias, palms, hibiscus, or some sort of tropical flora, and feel that frown turn upside down…and one hand reach for a cold tropical drink.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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July 12th, 2013 | By | 554 Comments

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Whenever in doubt, take the vacation. Please. And although tropical, hot, sandy vacations, with an abundance of freshly cut cold coconuts, are always appreciated, I know they aren’t always in the budget. But hey, if you have time off of work, take it. Go on a road trip, take a staycation, keep your eyes peeled on the travelzoo top 20 list (killer deals), subscribe to Groupon/Living Social travel emails (I found an all inclusive resort in Costa Rica…get this, 2 people, 3 nights $280. I missed the deal, but still.) Travel is possible, both near and far.

So, let’s all make an effort to take time to get away and relax. Even for just one day, or afternoon…or hour.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

Bikini: Stone Fox Swim
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