Your Breakfast Solution: Overnight Oats

Say hello to the health world’s most recent obsession: Overnight Oats.  They are not only a nutritious way to start your day, but they’re also undeniably delicious.  I first discovered them on various #healthyfoodie Instagram posts, but it wasn’t until I saw the Domestic Geek‘s video, Overnight Oatmeal – Five Delicious Ways!, that I decided to give them a try.  I love the fact that this recipe is high in protein,.. Read More

The Secret Ingredient for Exercise Adherence: Variety

Starting an exercise regimen is one thing, but continuing said regimen is a whole different story.  Even the most impressive exercise veterans have “those days” where they just want to quit (myself included!).  Some individuals will be able to make it to the gym, but will be so frustrated and bored by their workout, that the idea of returning to do it again tomorrow is unfathomable.  It is a well-known statistic that more than.. Read More

Kirstin Chávez is #OPERATHLETIC

This powerhouse mezzo-soprano is not only one of the kindest people you will ever meet, but she is without a doubt a true operathlete. Finding the balance between staying physically fit and strong while maintaining an opera career is no easy feat, but Kirstin Chávez has mastered it through hard work and dedication.  Perhaps most widely known for her riveting portrayal of Carmen, Ms. Chávez works tirelessly to prepare her instrument–both vocally and physically–for this iconic role and.. Read More

A Milk-less Chocolate Milkshake

It’s not uncommon for singers to avoid dairy products, but there is a fair amount of confusion regarding the reason for it. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is true that milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to the throat; however, milk does not cause the body to produce more phlegm. This is not a universal truth, though:  some people can consume dairy products without any phlegm-y repercussions, and others cannot… Read More