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Jennifer Jackson
Interests: knitting, health & fitness, scouting, clean eating, work-life balance, bulldogs, making "To-Do" lists and checking things off the aforementioned lists
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I thought this was a simple title for a post. Why do I love knitting hats? It seems like a pretty simple question, after all. But it turns out that I have a few reasons for liking hats. They're relatively... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to wash your hands! Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Stay healthy. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Wellness Warriors
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You can still show the love - without all that sugar. (OK - maybe just a little). Check out these great ideas. Hand dip some strawberries in your favorite dark chocolate. Here are a few more ideas from Delish Don't have enough time to dip strawberries? How about this quick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Remember this post from last month? Clutter Free in 30 Days How are you doing? Have you tried to clean up any areas in your home? I started by getting rid of plastic for food storage. It's bad for you.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Remember this post from last month? Clutter Free in 30 Days How are you doing? Have you tried to clean up any areas in your home? I started by getting rid of plastic for food storage. It's bad for you. It harms our environment and our health. You can read... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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My friend recently posted a picture of her mitered square blanket using up all the leftover sock yarn from over the years. You've seen these in the past. They're fun. They take forever. They use up all that yarn you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Remember this sweater that I knit for Primogeniture for Christmas? (Note - being modeled by Secundogeniture because he was available!) I knit it in natural wool - because that's what I had on hand. Primogeniture requested a charcoal gray sweater.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Why should you do pushups? Well, a recent study showed that being able to do 40 pushups may save you from having a heart attack. Plus you'll look pretty awesome. Do what you can. Start slow. Do forearm planks to strengthen your body. Work on tricep, shoulder, bicep, and core... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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It's important to allow yourself to get dirty. My friend says that gardening keeps you grounded. There is serious evidence of the importance of touching Mother Earth. Walk barefoot. Dig in the soil. Plant. In her article entitled "Antidepressant Microbes in Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy," - Bonnie L.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Too much stress is harmful to your health. Is the thought of doing the Marie Kondo decluttering method overwhelming to you? How about taking one small area to declutter every day for a month? In 30 days you will be surprised at how much cleaner and less stress is in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Water. Water. Water. We talk about the importance of drinking water all the time. Water is one of the single best ways to flush toxins out of your system. But there are many harmful toxins in our tap water. So how do you protect yourself? Definitely use a good water... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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I knit Brooklyn Tweed's Forbes Sweater for Primogeniture. He wasn't available to try it on for me, so Secundogeniture happily modeled it. I love the texture of this yoke sweater. This style is especially nice if you're like me and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Monday Motivation: I love this one. Find the reason WHY you are trying to live a healthy life. EXERCISE to be fit; not skinny EAT to nourish your body and always IGNORE the haters, doubters & unhealthy examples the were once feeding you. YOU are worth more than you realize.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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The office chair. Seems pretty innocuous, right? But sitting all day could be the top reason your hips and hamstrings are so tight. Of course, most of us sit at a desk all day, and don't really have much of a choice. But there are things you can do to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Did you know we have reusable k-cups in the WH office for the Keurig? (Thanks Mike!) If you have a favorite ground coffee brand or specialty flavor, all you need to do is fill the steel mesh k-cup, close the cap and pop it into the Keurig to be used... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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The Wellness Committee made a suggestion to try some Avocado Toast on Bagel Wednesday. Unfortunately, you know how hard it is to get avocados at the perfect ripeness. So we'll have them available (for now, once a month) in the kitchen. Feel free to cut, slice, and mash a ripe... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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You've probably heard about the dangers of visceral fat. If not, please read up on it. If you feel that it's an issue for you, definitely contact your medical provider. Reading about visceral fat is one thing. Seeing an image is startling. Check out this image. Wow! This article by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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December 1st - Merry Fitness! Many people give up on themselves during the holidays. I'll start on January 1st. I deserve to enjoy the holidays. All my favorite cookies. I love to celebrate with alcohol. All those family traditions! Guess what? You can enjoy the holidays (with modifications) and still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Did you see the E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce? You can read about it at the CDC website. You can use many types of greens in your lettuce. They're all good (well, except iceberg lettuce). Which greens are your favorites? It's a good idea to mix them up.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Good morning! Instead of going shopping on Black Friday this year, I wanted to challenge and inspire Scherzer International to try something fun and different. For the past five years, REI has shut their doors on Black Friday and encouraged their customers to OptOutside. This year along with the OptOutside... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Are you looking for some healthy options for the holidays? Why not make some cute fruit and veggie platters that everyone will love and are really festive? Check these out. How cute is that? This was my fruit platter last year. It was a huge hit! If you make a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Just a reminder to drink your water! Remember the goal is to drink half your body weight - in ounces - each day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water each day. Water hydrates you and flushes toxins out of your body. Stay hydrated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Wow! It's Halloween and you know what that means? Free license to eat all the candy you want. It's OK. Enjoy. But keep in mind how much sugar is in each little bit of candy. Thanks Danielle Omar from My Fitness Pal blog for this great side-by-side comparison. Click on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors
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Do you take time to get some sun every day? We live in a confusing world of mixed messages. Sun is bad for you. Sun is good for you. Wear sunscreen. Sunscreen is toxic. Yikes! It's hard to take it all in. But you can hopefully walk the line and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at My Wellness Warriors