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Christine Finishing Triathlon: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

Swim, Bike, Run: My Story

On July 5, 2015, I competed in the Quaboag Plantation Triathlon in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. This event consists of a ¼ mile swim in a beautiful lake, followed by a 12 mile bike ride through scenic rural back roads and rolling hills, followed by a 3.1 mile run on some of the same roads as the bike route.

I’m sharing my story of this day because it was full of exhilaration, challenge and empowerment, and afterwards I felt very accomplished. I believe this is within reach of many recreational athletes who are willing to plan ahead, train and commit. If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of doing a multi-sport event, this article is for you!

Living an active lifestyle is an important part of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle. For me, regular exercise contributes to a positive outlook on life, an overall feeling of physical health and wellness, and increased energy levels that I rely on to get my work done. I work for Mediterranean Living as the Wellness Coordinator, and for the past several years, I have been learning and incorporating the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle into my own life.

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Healthy Hydration for Mediterranean Diet

Healthy Hydration

Learn about how to stay hydrated from Mediterranean Living. And check out a fabulous Switchel recipe!

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes

7 Tips for Eating (and Living) the Mediterranean Diet

If you are interested in Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle you have come to the right place. Allow me to share some insights I have gained over the years in immersing myself in the Mediterranean way of living.

It’s the truth: I love food; whether it is “good for me” or not. I will eat almost anything that is put in front of me. From tasty white bean soup with a Greek salad to hot dogs from the grill with a bowl of Cool Ranch Doritos and a Guinness, I’m all in. When I was younger and didn’t think much about my health, this was a real problem. That is because most of what was put in front of me wasn’t healthy. Now, at home or on the road, I choose to eat delicious, healthy food that makes me feel good. Occasionally, I end up in situations where baby back ribs and french fries are my choice. Let me reiterate that when this does happen I love it. But, I don’t make this kind of choice on a daily or even weekly basis.

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Mediterranean Diet and Mindfulness

Mindfulness & The Seven Dimensions of Wellness

The Seven dimensions of wellness are physical, social, intellectual, environmental, emotional, occupational and spiritual. By paying attention to each of these dimensions you create balance and achieve a state of wellness. Where does mindfulness fit in? Mindfulness is the umbrella over all dimensions, the act of paying attention. By dedicating clear and conscious time towards your personal growth in each of these dimensions, you will be more fulfilled. You will also experience less stress, resulting in greater health and happiness.

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Improve Your Well-Being With Pilates

Improve Your Well-Being With Pilates

Practicing pilates is as a stellar way to gently improve upon your core strength and your fitness. It has similarities to yoga, but also some important and distinctive differences. Pilates is a newer form of exercise than yoga, developed by Joseph Pilates in 1920 for the purpose of physical rehabilitation. It’s a great method for building strength and flexibility. To learn more, we interviewed the owners of the locally renowned Pilates Studio, in Hadley, Massachusetts. The owners, Katrina and Laurie, generously shared why they are personally interested in pilates, and how the studio came about. We also learned more about the benefits of a regular practice and how to decide if pilates is right for you. As you read on, you will see that many of the tenets of pilates closely connect to the tenets of Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyl

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Hiking for Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

Take a hike!

Anytime is the perfect time to go for a hike. But, as temperatures start to cool and leaves begin to turn we are especially in the mood for a day of hiking! Hiking is a wonderful way to commune with nature and be in the moment. Worries and distractions fall away as we take in the sights, scents and sounds all around us. A cacophony of bird songs, the crunch of leaves and twigs underfoot, waterfalls, and breathtaking panoramic views are just a few of the gifts that nature gives us when we pay attention.

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Mediterranean Diet Resources

The Cookbook Junkies Community

The Cookbook Junkies is a great place to commune and connect over food. Learn more about joining this welcoming community especially for cookbook lovers.

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Mediterranean Autumnal Feast for Mediterranean Diet

Experience Eating Mindfully

Take time to relish your food and company. After all, eating should be a pleasurable experience!

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The Power of The Nap

The Power of The Nap

Jump start your day and improve your memory with a nap.

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Welcome to Mediterranean Living with Bill Bradley, R.D.

Welcome to Mediterranean Living with Bill Bradley, R.D.

As a Registered Dietitian,  I have promoted the Mediterranean way of eating and living for the past 10 years.  I give talks and cooking workshops, write cookbooks, and import olive oil from the island of Crete.  Now I have created this website! Let me tell you a little bit about myself: By American standards I […]

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