Blog & Video

    High Intensity Tabata Workout 1

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/16/14 |

    Marcy takes you through this intense, but short and effective fitness-building exercise.  Tabata-style High Intensity Interval Training has become popular due to a few scientific studies showing impressive results on health indicators when compared to some longer, less intense workouts. As always, please  scale down or scale up on this exercise based on what your …Read More

    Full-Body Workout at the Barn

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/16/14 |

    Marcy takes you through a 25+ minute heart thumping workout using tubing as the only equipment (though you can get by without it).  This is the first video we ever shot here at Grow Well, so it will always win a special prize in our hearts.  Make the most of the time you have with …Read More

    Anywhere Leg Exercises

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/16/14 |

    Squats, lunges and calf raises give your body a nice leg and cardio workout you can do anywhere:  at the office, waiting in line, in the garden or at the sink.  If you are just getting started, this is a nice demonstration of good technique.  And if you have done these exercises before, it’s a …Read More

    Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Author: Emily Burrows

    4/15/14 |

    This is a wonderful meditation for releasing tension and helping your mind and body relax. If you’re able, turn off the lights and TV during this practice. Get comfortable, follow along and enjoy the restfulness. Learn more about community partner Emily Burrows with Starting Now.   I want to try this (add to my List) Forget …Read More

    20-minute Yoga Practice

    Author: Emily Burrows

    4/15/14 |

    This accessible 20-minute yoga practice will help you build strength, mobility, and connection with your breath. You don’t need any fancy  props for this practice, but you may want to have a small box and a belt or scarf nearby if you’d like extra support. This video also features occasional chicken squawking, as all farm-based …Read More

    Beets: Easy, Healthful and Delicious!

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/2/14 |

    For a quick video on beets, head over to Raw Beet Adventures with Jen after you grab a little beet wisdom here. Beet Fun Facts: Beet varieties range from golden to striped to bright red.  Small farmers love to grow the fun varieties! Did you know beets are in the same family as quinoa (one of …Read More

    Why I Eat Real Food

    Author: Grow Well

    4/2/14 |

    For me, it’s simple: eating real food allows me the best chance to fully participate in my life ““ free of disease, with a positive mental outlook and with energy to burn. When I feel good I get to focus on the things that really matter to me like my son, friends and family and …Read More

    Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/28/14 |

    Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed (use organic if possible) 1-2 Tablespoons Cold-pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 4 cups kale, washed, dried and finely chopped (curly variety works well!) 1 medium sized carrot, diced (no need to peel if organic) ½ red, yellow or orange bell pepper, diced 2 celery stalks, diced ½ large white …Read More

    This is Life, Right?

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/28/14 |

    Today is March 8, and we are a few weeks from launching our new website.  I am sitting at a coffee shop with all my devices plugged in, trying to create enough stored power last me through another day or two without power.  We were hit by a surprising ice storm that took down trees, …Read More

    The Top 5 Reasons Why I Practice Yoga

    Author: Emily Burrows

    3/28/14 |

    In 2002, I was recovering from knee surgery for an overuse injury. My knee hurt no matter the position, and exercise outside of the pool was out of the question.  As anyone who has experienced physical therapy after surgery can attest, movement can be pretty unpleasant for quite some time! When I happened upon a …Read More