Wellness

Best Bottled Water for You? Find out, win a yoga mat!

I ranked the most popular bottle brands. Watch the video above or click to view my healthy water segment HERE on WGN News in Chicago. You have to be careful because marketing and packaging of bottled waters can be really misleading. Many water brands with fancy glass bottles and beautiful packaging design are just THAT. All advertising! The water inside isnt always the best for you, especially if it's low in pH, contains impurities, and has additives like artificial flavorings and dyes. Why does pH matter? Our bodies function better when the things we consume are slightly more alkaline. Food and drink that is acidic (with a low pH) can lead to disease and dificiency. For this reason, I love Core Water. Believe it or not, it helps me balance my life. A little story about that HERE. Core Water also has electrolytes in it, which are a combination of minerals that create a charge and help your body hang on to water better. Electrolytes improve hydration and are important...

This is Cryotherapy. Brrrrr!

I promised you I would try it. Here's what happened in my cryotherapy session at KryoLife in NYC. Watch the video above or CLICK HERE! I'll be honest, it's f***ing cold! But if you want the benefits of the treatment, it's worth enduring the very looooong 3 minutes. I had a camera on me, so I was working really hard to get through it like a champ. IT WAS NOT EASY. The day I went to film at KryoLife, owned and operated by Joanna Fryben,  I was actually feeling significant shoulder pain. So I was genuinely hoping to reap the benefits of whole body cryo and report back to you on how quickly it worked. It wasn't an overnight kind of relief, but the pain did completely go away about a day and half later. In fact, I felt wonderful all over by that time. Cryotherapy is hailed as a cure-all and people are using it to get rid of all kinds of things like acne, cellulite, unwanted weight, inflammation, depression, libido problems, and body injuries. If you're an athlete or...

What you need for a healthy, "appy" life

I recently appeared on CT Style to talk about my favorite health apps. I didn't get to mention all of them, so here's a list of what I love and use often. You might be surprised that they're not all fitness apps. The truth is I use very few workout apps because I like to get offline to sweat. But lately, I've gotten pretty techy with regard to my wellness. These apps help me feel and look my best "in a jiffy" without having to run all over town. So, here's what I'm using... 1. Rise App - I won't go into this one too much because you can hear me sing its praises in the video above. But really all you have to do is take pics of your food at every meal, snack hour, and quickly check boxes for how long you worked out (or didn’t) and how much water you drank, etc. You never have to go anywhere to weigh in, get lectured or fill out lengthy forms. Everything happens through the app and you get daily feedback from your nutritionist. Here's a special Mizzfit promo code for 2 weeks...

The Juggling Act

My life is anything but normal. 8 years ago I left a career in corporate advertising to pursue my dream of reporting on health & fitness. I ended up creating a brand, launching Mizzfit.com and becoming an entrepreneur and TV host.  It’s crazy where your passion can take you if you let it. Mine landed me a huge campaign with Ford Motors! I refer to my life as a juggling act because there are so many facets of what I do that need to be in constant motion. I have what seems like a billion projects going on at once, and if I ignore one of them—well, you know what happens—the balls, the chainsaws and flaming sticks come toppling down on you and scatter. It’s risky business juggling a lot in your life, but for me personally, I live for the thrill! To keep everything afloat, balance is a necessity. I strive for it because as much as I love work, I want to make time for other things too. Like walking my dogs—a job in and of itself with how they tangle me...

Building Curl Confidence

I'm often complimented on my hair but what most people don't know is that for years it was my achilles heel. Up until about 5th grade, I had straight hair. It always fell into place and was easy to style. No complaints. Then again, I was so young that good hair wasn't really on my mind. Around the time I turned 12, my dad took me to get a "Mariah Carey" perm because I wanted Mariah's exact hair from her music video Someday. (I was obsessed!) Aaaaand, that was when my hair never went back to being the same. Don't get me wrong, I loved the perm! But after it grew out, I wasn't a fan of what was leftover. What changed my hair's texture? I'm pretty sure it was a combination of the perm's harsh chemicals (it was the early 90's afterall) and my onset of puberty. Again, not complaining as worse things have happened in my life, but as all wavy and curly-haired girls know, learning how to style curls is freakin' hard! Especially fried post-perm curls. I had gotten used to straight...

A Hidden Gem on my #WhereToNow Road Trip

I’m not one of those fitness girls that doesn’t eat. Healthy, yummy food is how I reward myself. On my road trip to fit with Tri-State Ford, I’m finding great places to nosh post-workout. I’m venturing to hidden gems in my 2015 Ford Escape to celebrate Tri-State Ford’s “Where To Now?” adventure and sweepstakes! Being on the road over the summer and fall has been magnificent. I’ve logged a lot of ME-time in my Ford Escape on my way to run in the woods HERE and to find balance HERE. Now, I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with a friend. The scenic route is a must as I think about all the things I have to catch my friend, RJ, up on. She and I are both self-made, independent women. So we talk about everything from relationships to business. We’re all about empowering each other. It’s easy to get lost in thought when you’re driving, which is why I’m relieved to have the 2015 Ford Escape’s SYNC 3 easy-to-use navigation system to keep...

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