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Couples vs Families: Determining Where To Spend the Holidays

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Holidays can be a challenge as relationships become more serious.  You would like to be together with your significant other, but also have family obligations.  Maybe you’ve never met your significant other’s family, and this could be the first opportunity to meet them.  Or now you’re married and need to determine who will get your attention for each holiday.  How do couples decide where to spend the holidays? Continue reading “Couples vs Families: Determining Where To Spend the Holidays”

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Does Your Relationship Have What It Takes To Last A Lifetime?

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The following article is a Guest Blog Post exclusively for readers of Nutrition Nuptials. If you are interested in submitting a couples-focused guest blog post, please Contact ME for guest blogging guidelines. 

The one? The ONE. The punctuations themselves say a lot about our thoughts when assessing our romantic relationships. We’re talking about endless hard work and dedication here, and these are surefire ways to make anything work, especially on something you hope will last a lifetime. A relationship built to last is made of sterner stuff. So, what keeps a couple going despite the imminent odds? What keeps the love alive even after going through a lot of fires? Here are some facts to ponder and help you evaluate your lifetime relationship. Continue reading “Does Your Relationship Have What It Takes To Last A Lifetime?”

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How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships

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By Agnes Green

The following article is a Guest Blog Post created by Tuck Sleep Foundation exclusively for readers of Nutrition Nuptials. Tuck Sleep Foundation is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been featured on NPR, Lifehacker, Radiolab and is referenced by many colleges/universities and sleep organizations across the web. For more info, visit www.tuck.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter

People spend roughly a third of their lifetimes in bed. That’s a lot of time! It is smart to periodically take stock of the implications of the quality of your bedtime for your health and relationships.  Continue reading “How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships”

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Resolve to Avoid FADs

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This time of year, my social media feeds are flooded with advertisements and posts about all the miraculous quick fixes out there.  Complete with side-by-side photographic evidence!  But as we aim to make changes this time of year, it’s time to be smarter, not gullible, with the choices we make when it comes to weight loss.  And the first step is to know what FADs out their to avoid when it comes to weight loss. Continue reading “Resolve to Avoid FADs”

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The Importance of Date Night

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How often do you and your significant other enjoy a true “Date Night”? I’m not talking about a night of sitting on the couch watching a movie. I’m talking about a real, honest to goodness, get dressed and put-on-makeup kind of date.  The concept of “dating” is not just for teens, single people, or new relationships.  It turns out that dating during marriage and long-term relationships is incredibly important for strengthening the partnership. See how that one date night can truly make a difference.
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New Research: Couples Lifestyles Influence Obesity Risk

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New research has shown that the lifestyle a person shares with their partner has a greater influence on their chances of becoming obese than their upbringing.  Interested in learning how to adapt to a healthier lifestyle with your significant other? Contact ME.

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Couples-Only Workout

Couples-Only Workout

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This couples-only workout was originally created for Yogasmoga. 

Working out with a partner makes many exercises more dynamic and challenging.  Exercising with your significant other brings a whole new dimension to working out together.  Working out with your significant other heightens your physical and emotional connection.  Your partnership motivates each other while working towards a common goal.  The following workout is perfect to do at home or even while traveling, as it is all body weight exercises and requires no additional equipment.  Start off by doing 10-15 reps of each exercise, working your way up to 3 rounds of this workout.  Add in 30 seconds of cardio between each exercise, such as jogging in place, high knees, or shuttle runs to make your hearts grow stronger.

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10 Surprising Benefits of Working Out as a Couple

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Does the thought of going to the gym with your boyfriend have you picturing his Grunt Face while heavy lifting?  Or constantly waiting for your girlfriend to finish up on the treadmill bring tears of boredom to your eyes?  These are some of the reasons that discourage couples from exercising together.  But did you know that separate workouts can actually be doing your relationship a disservice?  Couples exercising together strengthen both their bodies and relationship.  Working out as a couple can make the most important muscle of all stronger: the heart. Get these benefits of working out as a couple.

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Pita Chip Crust

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I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”

One Meal, Two Proteins

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How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory.

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