5 Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal yoga and massage

Massages aren’t just for spa weekends or luxury holidays. In fact, they can play an important role in pregnancy and are even recommended by the American Pregnancy Association. There are many types of massages to choose from. However, Swedish massage is specifically recommended for pregnant women. The purpose of this massage is to relax muscle tension […]

5 Pain Management Tips for Runners

Runner outside in the evening taking a break

Every time you run, your feet take a beating. To make matters worse, if you’re covering long distances, running on rocky terrain, or facing any number of challenges that make running harder on that particular day (ie. high temperatures, wind, uphill running), then the post-run period can be especially painful. Many runners simply get used to […]

Forté Recipes: Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks! We make them quite frequently as my three-year-old loves them even more than I do! I love providing something so healthy and nutrient dense, like roasted chickpeas, compared with so many other “favorite” toddler snacks like crackers, chips, fruit snacks or cookies. Plus these are so easy […]

6 Ways to Deal with Nerve Pain

older hands holding a basketball black and white

They say that nerve pain is some of the worst pain. For anyone that has experienced firsthand, that probably isn’t an exaggeration. We have millions of nerves all over our body. They work by passing on sensations like pressure, touch, temperature, and pain for the brain to process. While it would be nice to go without […]

Why is sitting considered the new smoking?

Sitting is the New Smoking

Smoking is bad for your health. There’s nothing controversial about that statement. But twenty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Smoking indoors, in cars, in schools, and in shopping malls was a normal part of life. As decades went by, we learned that smoking can kill and society as a whole changed its behavior towards […]

Forté Recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie birds eye view

This recipe is for all of my peanut butter and chocolate fans. Really, could there be any better combination? The frozen banana adds all of the sweetness you need so there is no added sugar to this perfectly delicious smoothie that really tastes more like dessert. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1 cup […]

5 Essential Nutrients You Need After Age 40

2 couples over 40 backpacking

Forty is the new thirty. Or so the saying goes. Although that might not be strictly true, it’s true that these days we’re all living longer, healthier lives. One of the reasons behind this is that many of us have now become a lot more health conscious by following healthier diets, getting enough exercise, and cutting down […]

Forté Recipes: Indian Roasted Carrots

Indian Roasted Carrots

Cooked carrots were my favorite vegetable when I was a kid. We’d have them most weeks at my grandma’s house for Sunday dinners with roast, potatoes, and fresh, hot homemade bread. I still love them today. This recipe jazzes up your traditional cooked carrot dish and adds a lot more flavor and nutrition. Indian Roasted […]