Understanding the Power of Functional Living

Understanding the Power of Functional Living

Let's talk about fueling our fire with functional foods and exercise! 🌶️💪

You might be wondering, what does "functional" really even mean? To be honest, I was wondering this myself for years and wasn’t sure I really even believed the explanation when I heard it. But now that I understand more, I wholeheartedly believe in the “functional” food we consume and the activities in which we partake. The functional part is all about choosing foods and exercises that serve a purpose beyond just satisfying hunger or burning calories.

Functional foods and exercises are like supercharged power-ups for our bodies, providing essential nutrients and movements that support our overall health and well-being.

Functional Foods:

When it comes to food, think of functional options as those that offer more than just flavor – they're packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds that nourish and energize us from the inside out. No coincidence, starting your day with a shot of Fire Brew is a functional choice that provides essential nutrients to kickstart your day. You can also create other functional dishes and drinks using Fire Brew. Take a look in our Recipe section and see what moves you. Fire Brew doesn’t only add a ton of vitamins and nutrients to your food. It’s a stellar flavor enhancer!

Functional Exercises:


On the exercise front, functional movements are those that mimic real-life activities and help improve our strength, flexibility, and mobility for everyday tasks. Instead of just focusing on isolated muscle groups, functional exercises engage multiple muscle groups and challenge our balance and coordination. For example, I take a Barre 3 class every day where we do a ton squats, lunges, and planks. These types of movements are critical to do (often) because we do a lot of activities that require these muscles and positions such as hauling groceries out of the car, carrying our pets around, cleaning under the couches, etc.

So, why is it important to prioritize functional foods and exercise? Because they empower us to live our best lives every single day. Functional foods fuel our bodies with the nutrients we need to thrive, while functional exercises keep us strong, agile, and ready to tackle whatever life throws our way.

Whether it's whipping up a nourishing meal or squeezing in a quick workout session, incorporating functional choices into our daily lives is a powerful way to invest in our long-term health and vitality.

So let's embrace the functional mindset and keep that fire burning bright! 🔥. Wishing you all a fiery and functional day ahead!