4 Things More Important Than Working Out

There are few people, places, or things that make me feel as powerful and free as a killer workout does. There’s just something about sore muscles, sweat dripping down my face, and pure “me time” that makes me feel… me. But let’s be real for a minute. The gym isn’t everything. Even when it comes…

Connection Intentions: Getting Clear On How You Want To Treat People

Follow SideOfKail on Instagram for more health & fitness tips and tricks. I’ve recently been reading a book titled High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. Find it here. And I really do suggest checking it out — it’s full of actionable steps you can take to increase your life’s satisfaction, improve relationships, and find meaning….

Fruit and Fitness: What’s the Deal?

We all want to know: Is fruit good for me? How much fruit should I eat? Will fruit make me fat? It’s full of sugar so should I stay away from it? What about smoothies? And fruit juice? And fruit roll-ups? And FRUIT BY THE FOOT?????? *stands* “My name is Kaili, and I’m a fruit-aholic.”…

10 Quotes For When You Need Motivation

Stuck in a rut? Facing a tough decision? Not sure what the future holds? These quotes are guaranteed to get you thinking and leave you motivated. “The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you are no longer willing to stay where you are.” “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new…

Micronutrients: What Are They And Why Do We Need Them?

According to Merriam-Webster, micronutrients are a chemical element or substance (such as calcium or vitamin C) that is essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of a living organism. As opposed to their big sibling macronutrient: a chemical element or substance (such as potassium or protein) that is essential in relatively large amounts…

How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?

I’m guilty of hitting 2-hour workouts 7 days a week and thinking I’m doing my body good. I lived that routine for the first 3 years of college, until I realized there’s more to life than the gym, and I actually had to start doing adult things. Because of aforementioned adult things, (aka my job)…