Recently, I’ve started trying to live a healthier lifestyle. After converting to vegetarianism, I thought the next logical step would be to exercise more. I’ve been going to the gym more regularly, and let me be frank: I hate it. However, I am 25 pounds slimmer than I was 6 months ago, so I won’t complain. To take my health-consciousness to the next level, I decided I’d start incorporating more green tea, dark chocolate, and wine into my diet. The dark chocolate and wine you’ll never hear me complain about, but the green tea is another story. I find myself asking the question: does anyone actually like this stuff?

It’s almost time to start swimming again, so we thought we’d get you an awesome giveaway from the folks at Aqua Sphere. It’s a pair of the high-tech K180 goggles, and they’re the best! Keep reading for how you can enter!

Healthy Falafel Burgers

Veggie burgers are my new favorite junk foods now that I’m on a plant-based diet. Falafel are one of my go-to snacks now, too. If you think I’m speaking a foreign language, I kind of am, but they’re nothing weird. They’re just chickpeas that are ground, formed into balls, and fried. Sounds good? It is. Anyway, I was in my mad-scientist mode last weekend and decided to try making falafel into burgers. I succeeded, and keep reading for the recipe!

We love reading the blog Healthy Tipping Point, and we couldn’t believe it when we had a chance to work with Caitlin to produce a guest blog post on Running With Mascara.  Keep reading to learn what Caitlin had to share with us about the secrets to healthy living, and how you can improve a day at a time.

This week, we had the opportunity to talk to some of our favorite bloggers, the Fit Bottomed Girls! These girls know all about staying fit, and know that fit comes in all different shapes and sizes. Keep reading to learn more about Jennipher Walters, co-founder of www.FitBottomedGirls.com, and how you can get motivated to be fit!

Anyone will tell you that a huge part of looking and feeling your best is eating right. Here at Fit&Fab, we always help our readers make informed decisions about food and health, and today we have some great suggestions about the most important meal of the day. Keep reading to get recipes and tips!

Today,  I am featuring a guest blogger! Our featured blogger is celebrity fitness expert and certified personal trainer Dale Dymkoski! Remember my post from a few days ago about following his strength training workout? Dale really knows his stuff when it comes to sculpting a sleek, toned body, plus he’s a great writer!

Here’s a post called Spirituality of Fitness from his blog, Changing Bodies:

Do you ever ask yourself why you workout?  Do you find yourself feeling like you have to workout or you’ll feel guilty?  Why do we torture ourselves?  I’m asking you to find your “reason for doing”.  Not what your specific goals are (ie. bodyfat % or weight loss) but actually why you do it.

Buying organic has become a trendy thing to do. We’ve been bombarded by the health and environmental benefits of buying organic; however, organic food is one of those topics that tends to ignite controversy. Is it really healthier?  Is it worth the big bucks?  Is it better for the environment? Is it safer? I guess it all depends on the reason why you decide to purchase organic in the first place.

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Right now, we live in a society that places high value on being a physically fit person.  And like years before when people went nuts over dieting, it now seems to be replaced by an emphasis on eating a healthy, varied diet with a consistent exercise routine in place. When we meet people who exercise daily, we might feel inspired, motivated by their will power and dedication to being healthy? But how can we recognize the difference between people who exercise to stay fit and those who have developed an unhealthy obsession with exercise?

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The word exercise can often elicit looks of fear and disinterest.  This is because there is a crazy notion floating around that you must look fit to exercise.   Exercise is a great way to stay healthy, but there are plenty of unfit people battling through exercise each day in attempt to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. People often give up on incorporating exercise into their daily lifestyle because they hate the gym! But who says the gym is for everyone?

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