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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time ou...

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Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2018

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2018
Do you make a list of New Year’s Resolutions every year? It’s a list we all make with the best intentions. We really want to make these changes, but for most of us, those changes won’t last much longer than a few weeks. What keeps us from success? A few years ago I was an avid climber… Well, I was a climbing gym climber. I faithfully went to the climbing gym two or three times a week and loved it. I loved the challenge, the workout, and feeling str...

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Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest

Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest
If there’s one thing that’s certain about 2018, this year is your oyster. Whether you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, get healthier, fitter, or just feel better overall, there’s no better time to start than today. Is 2018 the year you finally get a good night’s sleep? Finally bid digestion woes adieu? Say goodbye to inflammation? Meet those workout goals? It can be. New year, new you! Better yet? We’re here to help you make those 2018 dreams ...

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MCTs: An Introduction

Omega Sport+™ (US/CA) is a fantastic oil blend that features a unique good kind of fat called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs and omega fatty acids have different physical chemistries. Other oil molecules need to go through a complex digestion process, but MCTs take a shortcut. MCTs are more easily mixed with water or other liquids. They have a different shape and a shorter number of molecules. Thus, they get absorbed easily int...

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How Vitamin D Keeps You in the Game

You may know we recently launched Omega Sport+™ (US/CA), a new oil blend made with active people in mind. The oil’s first run went so fast (pun intended), we scrambled to make more. Those who are intent to run a half marathon or stay active in sports won’t settle for getting sidelined; they want to know about Omega Sport+’s special attributes. We usually highlight the MCTs and special turmeric extract, but Vitamin D is the star today. Getting vitam...

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Upgrade Your Smoothie with Our Vitamin-Packed Smoothie Boosters

Let’s face it: modern life needs smoothies. They’re a great way to make sure you’re getting everything you need for your body all in one delicious sip. While smoothies can be the saving grace you need for the quick pre-work breakfast or post-workout refuel, you may not be helping yourself out as much as you think if you’re not putting the right stuff in there. Our smoothie boosters are here to help! Using our organic Red Beet Crystals (US/CA), our...

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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providin...

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Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals
Preparing to run Canada’s largest road race for the first time in 25 years, I put Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) to the test in training, feeling less fatigued when I used them. I wanted to know the science behind why it works, to be sure it wasn’t my imagination. Here are the questions I asked, and what I discovered: Why the excitement over beet juice, beet crystals, and beets? Beets have a unique mix of nutrients and attributes that line up to h...

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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age
How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathi...

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Feel The Power of Beets!

Feel The Power of Beets!
Beets have an undeniable hearty and healthy appearance. Their rich, deep-red color is unmatched as are their wide range of health benefits. Traditionally, they were considered blood builders. Eastern Europeans would customarily eat beets in their borscht and women used them to prevent pregnancy-induced anemia and birth defects due to the unique combination of iron, vitamin C, and folate. Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients, it affects every pa...

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Athlete Spotlight - Damian Stoy

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He's the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. "As you know, I'm a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I'm such a huge f...

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Athlete Spotlight - Heather "Anish" Anderson

Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She's kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What...

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