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Hydration drinks

I’ve signed up for the 2017 Honolulu Marathon! I am officially going to start running again (or at least I hope to). Hawaii is blessed with year-round, gloriously warm weather, so any exercise calls for proper hydration.…

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ways to exercise after having a baby

The benefits of swimming are countless: it is a complete aerobic workout, tones muscle, and is friendly on the joints. The first day I jumped in the pool after four months with zero exercise, I swam 250m in slow motion, and I felt incredibly good!…

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Exercising with my baby Sky

{article published on Hawaii Sport Magazine – Sep/Oct issue} When you have a newborn at home, you also have various excuses to not exercise. My own list include: recovering from postpartum; being tired from the sleepless nights; adjusting to a new-mommy body (aka: larger breast and hips); worrying if it is ok to take baby outside and what is safe to do with her; juggling time between taking care of baby, house, and work; and after all choosing to spend most…

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Supplements while I am pregnant

I always knew I wanted to be a mother, but I never really spent time thinking or researching what a pregnant women needs or goes through during these very special 9 months. In the beginning of this year, I became a Health Coach, and one of the topics in the course was about the special health needs during pregnancy. Most of the information that I learned was very new to me, and it was such a wonderful coincidence that I…

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Ways to eat avocado

{article published on Hawaii Sport Magazine – Jan/Feb issue} Abacate…that is what we call avocado in Portuguese. Growing up, I didn’t like “abacate”, and the main reason was because every weekend when I went to sleep over at my cousins’ house, her father forced us to drink an avocado smoothie for breakfast. It was a nightmare! We couldn’t leave the table to go play until we finished that gigantic cup with that green creamy liquid. I had to hold my breath and…

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