Posts Tagged ‘healthy living’

October 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

#SWELLivin

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Abs. At times they seem like the wrath of Sisyphus. You can go and do 300 or more crunches a day, buy a miracle contraption or product, or whatever else is out there, but I’d like to save you some time and tell you the number one thing that helps with your abs. (more…)

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October 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments

#SWELLivin

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Your body is rad.

In fact every single human body is more than rad. It’s remarkable, and capable of soooooo many incredible things. Case in point: Freedivers that can hold their breath for 5 minutes, marathon runners, rock climbers, powerlifters, hip hop dancers, Kobayashi, and of course, surfers. But, even non-pro or extreme athletes (ordinary joe’s like myself) are cable of amazing things. Another case in point: Beating personal bests in a timed mile, hiking a 14’er, completing a triathlon, or rehabbing from a life altering injury to being better than before.

And those are just a few examples off the top of my head. (more…)

October 7th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

The Art of the Microadventure A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

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My life sometimes feels like one, big, long, ridiculously wonderful adventure—but there are times I feel almost guilty about it. Why is that I find myself sleeping under the stars by a campfire every weekend? How is it that I spend my weeknights running through a forest or rock climbing at sunset?
Ok, having a Sprinter helps. But here’s the thing: I’m no trust fund baby. I work full time. I have a house to clean, dogs to feed, bills to pay, and grass to mow. I think the secret is that I’ve mastered the art of the microadventure. (more…)

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)