The Skinny

With: Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Supporting the WHOLE you. Bringing you the TRUTHFUL discussion to support you in becoming the healthiest, happiest, most fit version of YOU possible. Join in and let’s take the Skinny Life journey together.

Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Garlic not only makes food delicious, it may also have a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits are more likely if you eat your garlic raw, since cooking it may reduce the amounts of certain chemicals garlic contains. Before adding large amounts of garlic to your diet or taking garlic supplements, speak with…

How to Successfully Lose Weight

How to Successfully Lose Weight Throughout many successful weight loss journeys, there are similar factors that contribute to lasting and successful weight loss.  Here we share a few, and, if you have tips to share with others, please comment below or head over to our Facebook page to share your weight loss tips! Mindset is…

Health Benefits of Quitting Caffeine

Millions and possibly billions of people drink coffee or some type of caffeine daily. Yes, caffeine is accepted as safe for our consumption in moderation, however, there are incredible health benefits of breaking the caffeine habit (coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, etc). Here are several reasons to kick the caffeine habit that I hope you…

Quick Tips to Improve Your Eating Habits

It can be difficult to change your eating habits and sometimes feel like an impossible thing to do. Many people find that it helps if you focus on small changes. Making changes to your diet may also be beneficial if you have diseases that can be made worse by things you are eating or drinking or are…

The Gluten Free Craze

Research has showed us in recent years that whole grains are good for us.  So why are so many people giving up wheat, barley, soy, and rye in what appears to be an all-out war on products with gluten?  Is there good science that shows us gluten is not a good thing for our bodies…

Should I Stretch Before or After Exercising?

Do any of these lines sound familiar? You have to hold a stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce in the stretch — you’ll tear your muscle. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’ll hurt yourself. Well, they’re all wrong. But first, there’s a bigger question to answer. Do You Need to Stretch at…

How to Walk Off Weight

“Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is hugely effective for weight loss,” says Art Weltman, PhD, director of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia. And those simple steps can have a big impact on your overall health, cutting your risk of everything from heart disease to depression. If your daily strolls haven’t made…

Top 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated

There’s no doubt about it. Water is the best way to rehydrate your body. “There’s been a real water revolution in this country,” says WebMD Weight Loss Clinic Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. “Water is non-caloric, it plumps up your skin, and it hydrates your muscles. Water is the staff of life, and now it’s…

How to Prevent Exercise Injuries

You’re going for your favorite run when your feet start to hurt. Or you hear about a soccer star who’s benched for the season after hearing a loud pop in their knee. Or you know someone who played football and now has nagging aches in their hip. Over and over again, sports medicine doctors see…