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Our hips get tight for different reasons such as sitting, stress and different sports. Hip flexors are a group of muscles that move the thigh forward and up. Running in the snow or ice may strain these muscles because of small repetitive slips.
Try the following Lunge to stretch your hip flexors.…
Added by Tania Frechette on January 31, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup dinosaur/black kale
3 small strips dulse
2 tbsp raw almond butter
1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp EFA oil blend
a dash of agave nectar
1 cup water
Blend. It's ugly, but it's tasty, and it's full of good stuff.
Added by Vega Krystal on January 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Packing up for my epic ski race this past weekend, I had to lug two loads of gear to my car. There was so much unplowed snow on the residential streets in Edmonton this January, I parked in a clear spot a few houses away to make sure I had an easy get-away without getting stuck. I was sure I had packed everything.
After my 4-hour drive to Banff National Park, I had the opportunity to check out parts of the race course for the epic…Continue
Added by Marg Fedyna on January 27, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments
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Added by Kim Murray on January 21, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments
So after 3 weeks, I met with my nutritionist for a follow up. We reviewed my paper work, and I"m now going to begin supplementing a few things in addition to what I"m already doing. Turns out I"m slightly hypoglycemic, which comes as no surprise as for years I was constantly cutting carbs and eating way too much meat protein. So, I'm going to slowly start re-introducing grains like quinoa, buckweat, sprouted wheat (still wheat free and gluten free). Looking forward to making stir fries…Continue
Continuing this January’s Best of Thrive series to help you kick-start your New Year and support your health and fitness goals, my second installment addresses…Continue
Added by Brendan Brazier on January 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I had an epiphany while doing my trail run yesterday at Lynn Headwaters Park In North Vancouver that some of the lessons I've learned (and continue to learn) this winter can also be applied to my professional life. Then, after ruminating further, I realized that those same lessons can also pertain to…Continue
So with the new year, I decided to do a little detoxing. WIth the help of my holistic nutritionist friend, I eliminated dairy (which I had already semi-eliminated, so no big deal), caffeine, sugar, wheat, alcohol and limited my meat intake. I'm not a vegan, like my meat, but see the benefits of restricting my consumption of it.
I've been having a smoothie each morning with vega choco-lot smoothie to go, berries, banana, bee pollen, flax and spinache. I love love love it and…Continue
When I inprocessed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord here in the immaculate Pacific Northwest, I had no idea what I was in for. I'd spent my entire career up to that point fighting to get stationed at home again (I'm a Tacoma boy), and all of a sudden, when I show up, we get a briefing during reception about substance abuse. The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), to be precise. What floored me was that the command had a policy banning soldiers from using products that contained hemp, hemp…Continue
Added by Justin Miller on January 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This time, I tried the buckwheat pancake recipe. I didn't have any hemp protein, so I used the Vega replacer instead. Unfortunately, all I have is the Vanilla Chai flavor, which I mistakenly believed would go well with the cinnamon and nutmeg in the pancakes. Next time, I'll use the plain kind. In any case, the pancakes turned out well with a smear of almond butter, a drizzle of agave syrup, and a handful of strawberries.
Yesterday was an epic grocery experience, as well…Continue
Announced in the January 2011 issue of alive Magazine, we’re proud to share that Vega won 2010 alive AWARDS of Excellence in the following product categories:…Continue
I had days notice to join in on an epic 100-km cross country ski in Kananaskis Jan 2, 2010. It was to be 2 large loops with an opportunity to stop and refuel in between. I knew food and drink would be the key to keep me going as I was ready fitness-wise.
Even with cold temperatures as low as -30C, I have used my Camelbak successfully, and without any fancy contraptions like an insulating hose. The key is to always blow back any excess liquid in the tube, and to…Continue
Added by Marg Fedyna on January 11, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments
Vega has helped turn me around. I am totally plant based now and have never felt better.
Added by Larry Vashon on January 10, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments
I got turned onto Thrive via another book, Meat is for P******, by veteran hardcore singer, vegetarian, and writer John McGowan. I was tearing through his book when I noticed he was pushing the Vega supplement pretty hard. I checked it out, and after testing the flavors, I picked a favorite and rolled with it. It wasn't until later that I decided to check out Thrive, which I read up to the recipe section within a day or two. Based on Brendan Brazier's easily digestible (no pun intended)…Continue
This is a first for me. I really don't know what to say. I guess I'm hoping this will give me motivation or accountability or whatever to myself to better my lifestyle. My attitude is that it really doesn't matter that much to make myself accountable to others because if I don't make myself responsible for what I do and don't do then it isn't meaningful and won't last. I have to want to do this for myself, and be accountable to myself. My New Year's resolution was not…Continue
Added by Wendy Harvey on January 10, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments