Cocoa VS Cacao What’s the Difference?
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Cocoa VS Cacao What’s the Difference? Besides a few letter changes and confusing packaging at the store, it’s no wonder we find that we still don’t quite understand cocoa vs cacao. So, let’s start from the beginning, cocoa is the conventional, … Read More

What is Yacon Syrup and What you Need to Know
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Discover the amazing benefits of yacon syrup, originally from the Andes Mountains in South America with a history of consumption of over 100 years for medicinal purposes. It was believed to have powerful properties that lead to improvements in diabetes … Read More

Resolutions You Will Keep! 5 Tips to Stay Resolute to your Goals
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Write it down. The process of communicating a goal to paper has the tremendous effect of creating the vision of the journey to reach your goal. It’s essentially the first step to figuring out what you want and a perfect … Read More

Tips to Beat Your Naughty Holiday Food Cravings
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This holiday season use these clever strategies to help stop or at least reduce your naughty food cravings. In our society we use food (especially desserts) to celebrate with and it is up to you to make sure you stay … Read More

Natural Remedies to Kick that Winter Cold
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Ginger/Lemon/Honey: These separate or together can pack a powerful punch and sooth the throat. Try them in a cold pressed juice or hot tea. Add local honey to naturally sweeten and help fight off allergies. “Honey works especially well on … Read More

20 Thanksgiving Quotes & Toasts
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Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your friends and family with the aroma of delicious food in the air. A big feast you are about to enjoy will typically begin with a few words exchanged by the host and … Read More

The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Vegans
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Although pumpkin seeds are small, they pack a major punch—especially if you’re following a plant-based diet. Many vegetarians are faced with the same question almost every day, “Where do you get your protein?” While the best sources of plant-based protein … Read More

How Much Protein Should You be Eating Daily?
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Powders, bars, shakes – it seems like there’s an infinite number of forms that protein can come in. So what way is actually the best way to get your protein, and how much of it should you be getting for … Read More

Top 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Grocery Shop
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When grocery shopping, you’re already taking a step in the right direction by checking the labels of the products you buy. Making sure you understand what’s listed on the label is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Even something as … Read More

Thriving Through Thanksgiving
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Eager To Grow and Learn. Yes we are! In reflecting on our Rise Bar’s Core Value and staying up on the Thanksgiving season our team incorporates bite size bits of how we are grateful by journaling our gratitude. We believe … Read More

Guide to CrossFit Lingo
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Getting into a Cross Fit lifestyle can be difficult, but sometimes even the jargon can be mystifying. If you’re an athlete and you’ve dedicated yourself to a clean-eating health-conscious lifestyle, you might not realize how you sound to those on the outside. … Read More

8 Nutty Facts about Nuts
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Categories Blog Events Calendar News & Press Rise Bar Advocates Happy National Nut Day! The Rise Bar crew is nuts about nutrition, and well, nuts! Many of the bars we hand-make in our own facility are packed with nuts! We … Read More

Conversation with High Riser, Marly Campos
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Our next High Riser has worked her way through the ranks of college participating in Cheerleading, Acrobatics & Tumbling all the way to CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Whether she’s participating in competitive dance, soccer, or cheerleading, Marly Campos has always … Read More

4 Common Pre-Race Nutrition Mistakes
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Congratulations! Your countless miles, your beat up feet, your sweaty sacrifices of missing out socially will all pay off race day. But don’t let that hard work get sabotaged by these common pre-race nutrition mistakes. Beware of the below pitfalls … Read More

5 Reasons to Go Non-GMO
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5 Reasons to Go Non-GMO In awareness of Non-GMO Month Rise Bar wants to celebrate our right to know what is in our food. The more we learn, the more it motivates us to pressure our suppliers into providing only … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Kelly Smith
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Never Take for Granted the Ability to be Active “Awesome Ain’t Easy” By Liz Lang No athlete has achieved beyond their expectations by way of minimal effort. Our next High Riser, Kelly Smith, a triathlete born in Sacramento, CA is … Read More

Conversation with High Riser, Emily Reynolds
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Every obstacle is an opportunity to make you stronger. Our next High Riser Emily Reynolds takes that mantra to heart. After facing a set of debilitating health issues, Emily became a certified fitness nutrition specialist, coach, and business owner. It’s … Read More

Tips from Advocate Brian McFadden
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We may have this whole thing backwards. The average American eats “nutrient poor, calorie rich” foods. Things like a McDonalds Hamburger, slice of pizza or a box of sour patch kids. What if we switched that mantra to “nutrient rich, … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Eveline Van Brande
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Traveling the world can be an exciting array of different sights and cultures, but there’s always one thing that seems to remain constant: the beauty of the ocean. Our next High Riser, surfer Eveline Van Brande, hails from the country … Read More

Yoga with Rocky (Los Angeles)
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Categories Blog Events Calendar News & Press Rise Bar Advocates YOGA WITH ROCKY [los angeles] from Andrew Hines on Vimeo.

Healthy Snacks for Road Trips
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It’s easy to prioritize convenience over health when you’re eating food on the go. But if you find yourself on the open road this summer, make sure you pack some healthy snacks along with your bags. In order to avoid … Read More

Greatist Votes Almond Honey Rise Bar-“The Best Snack and Meal-Replacement Bar
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Greatist recently took the mass amount of bars to the critics to find the top 15 bars that are actually healthy. Rise Bar Almond Honey Protein+ takes the cake! They say, “Despite having just three ingredients, this bar is no … Read More

Conversation with Modern Day Adventurers
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These High Risers are taking the road less traveled – literally. Chelsea Van and Rob McNamee are modern day adventurers and partners who are embarking on a journey across America on the Trans America Trail. Along with their dogs Ronan … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Josh Mulcoy
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Here at Rise Bar, we’ve done a lot of profiles on individuals, but taking some time away to contemplate the beauty of nature around you and the vastness of it all can be a good way to restore your energy … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Ashley Dvorin
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Having lived in London, Rome, and Chicago, our next High Riser, CrossFit athlete Ashley Dvorin has certainly seen a lot of the world from different perspectives. Whether she’s traveling across the world or just on a weekend getaway, Ashley makes … Read More

Real Simple Magazine Votes Rise Bar “Best Fruit-And-Nut Bar”
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Real Simple Magazine takes a road test for the most “on the go” friendly bars. Rise Bar makes the cut in a very competitive landscape with our tasty Crunchy Cashew Almond Breakfast Bar that rises to the occasion with flying … Read More

Fast Tips for Faster Running
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Runner, Triathlete, and all around fitness advocate James Walsh shared his top five ways to run faster with us recently. He’s run marathons, experienced triathlons, and competed in off-road racing. Now, he’s turned his attention to ultra-running, or extremely long-distance … Read More

Meet Rise Bar Athlete: Oluseyi Smith – Olympic Runner
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We had the chance to chat with Rise Bar athlete and Olympic runner Oluseyi Smith who told us more about himself and his training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio! Read on the learn more about Oluseyi and find … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Justin Bird
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Passion is something we all strive for, and here at Rise Bar, we’re especially excited to showcase those high risers who pursue their passions. Justin Bird, our latest high riser, does that quite literally – as part of the team … Read More

Goal Setting Boosts Your Chances of Exercise Success
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By Claire Bunton Goal Setting Boosts Your Chances of Exercise Success No matter when you decide to up your activity levels and how you wish to do so, goal setting is crucial to successfully incorporate exercise into your life; whether … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Sally Kazemi
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We at Rise Bar pride ourselves on showcasing a diversity of passions and active lifestyles here on our blog. Our next high riser does just that. Meet Sally Kazemi, a model and beauty pageant star with a focus on fitness. … Read More

Summer Bucket List
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Whether you take an exotic vacation or enjoy time at home for the season, summer is the time for fun under the sun and warm, relaxing nights. It’s also a great time to experience nature hands-on, when the weather’s not … Read More

Artificial Sweeteners: Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth without Them
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With so many options available these days to sweeten food, it’s important to know the difference between them. We’ve come a lot farther since the days of pure cane sugar, whether we sweeten foods with chemically-synthesized compounds such as aspartame … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Aaron Gardner
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Dedication, commitment, perseverance – these are just a few of the qualities we here at Rise Bar like to talk about with our High Risers. Our latest High Riser, Aaron Gardner, is no exception. As a former Marine, Aaron learned … Read More

Don’t Let These 5 Excuses Become Your Life’s Anthem
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By Brian McFadden 1. “I don’t have time” You’re right, you probably don’t and it’s probably fixable. According to this statistic, the average person spends about 3 hours on social media. 3 FREAKIN’ HOURS! Now I know people who run … Read More

Labeling Rules: What to Look For
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Reading the labels on food can sometimes be a daunting task, but the challenge of finding out what is actually in your food is made all the more alarming by the ingredients that can be in your food, but not … Read More

CONVERSATIONS WITH HIGH RISER: ELIZA DARLING
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by Rini Sampath Hana Yoga Studio is the brainchild of California native, Eliza Darling. The spacious facility, just a few minutes from the stunning waves of Hamoa beach and the Waioka pool, attracts plenty of yoga enthusiasts. “Yoga is a … Read More

Why Eat Rise Bar?
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We believe food can be tasty andhealthy. And after more than a decadeof making nutrition bars, we know thatisn’t a new idea. Our bars areproof leading agluten-free life canbe very satisfying. Choose Rise Energy+ Barsand enjoy all the benefitsof a … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: CARLY WILSON
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by Rini Sampath Most people her age find themselves peeling back textbook pages and hauling backpacks to class this fall. But Carly Wilson has carved out a different path for herself. After completing two years of college education at the … Read More

Q+A WITH HIGH RISER: CHELSEY HUGHES
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RISE BAR: Can you give us some background about yourself? Where did you grow up? What was your family like? How did you get involved with CrossFit? Chelsey: I grew up in the country. I played every sport and extracurricular … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: JAMES WALSH
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Throughout his life, James Walsh has stayed active and passionate about keeping the high energy going in his athletic career. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Walsh was an avid baseball player and surfer, and moved to Virginia Beach, … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: TROY MOTHERSHEAD
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By: Liz Lang Yes, this Pro Longboarder’s name really is Mothershead. Troy Mothershead, raised in San Clemente, CA, now resides in Ventura, CA where he works for Patagonia—a company that produces organic outdoor clothing, gear, and sportswear. This spunky High … Read More

CONVERSATIONS WITH HIGH RISER: BRIAN MCFADDEN
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Thought of as a crusader of fitness, Brian McFadden is on a mission to share a lifestyle that incorporates food and fitness to live at your optimum level. His journey began 8 years ago studying as much as he could … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER HANK GASKELL
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by Rini Sampath At Rise Bar, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some of the most talented and passionate people on this planet. From surfers to runners, veterans to rock climbers, the list of Rise Bar High Risers continues … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: ANNA EHRGOTT
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by Rini Sampath Ehrgott’s photography evokes feelings of calm and peace. No wonder she chose to title her Tumblr, where she displays the majority of her work,”Stillness.” The vintage finish of her images — complete with light leaks and faded … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: ALEXANDRA BARDALES
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CrossFit athlete Alexandra Bardales knows a thing or two about perseverance. This Southern California native grew up in a family of active athletes – from her body-building brother to her horseback-riding sister. Alexandra has love and support all around but … Read More

EATING REAL FOOD – BREAKING IT DOWN
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By Rise Bar Staff Did you know that Zea mays, the scientific name for the common corn crop, is increasingly found in all types of foods and products, whether it is in artificial sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup or in … Read More

GMOS AND ORGANIC FOODS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU?
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By the Rise Bar Staff (because we care about the stuff you put into your body) There’s a lot of buzz about the organic label. According to the officials at the US Department of Agriculture, organic standards govern how farmers grow crops … Read More

CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: KATIE CROWE
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By Liz Lang Our next High Riser is a Southern California native from Pasadena, CA, and to say Katie Crowe was just a CrossFit competitor would be an understatement. She has artistic parental roots so she grew up loving the … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Lauren Baker
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By: Liz Lang Sometimes, you just gotta’ have your cheat meal. And we bet you’ll never guess that Rise Bar’s next High Riser, Lauren Baker, loves to chow down on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sushi, or Thai food … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Eli Portnoy
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By Liz Lang Excuses, excuses, every personal trainer, lifestyle coach, and doctor has heard ‘em all—“I don’t have time/money, my motivation is hiding in a box tied to an anchor at the bottom of the ocean, just thinking about that … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Cameron Gardner
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When we think of our advocate athletes here at Rise Bar, we think of people that are adventure chasers, those that really live on the edge to inspire others. Cameron Gardner is no exception. He grew up in Whittier, CA … Read More

Conversation With High Riser: Tina Muir
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by Liz Lang Living up to the family legacy is a common cloud overhead, especially for athletes. For High Riser Tina Muir, however, athleticism wasn’t always in the family cards. In fact, she is the only person who runs in … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: James Haes
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Do you ever find yourself sitting at home watching WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown and think to yourself, “That’s what I want to do with my life?” High Riser James Haes has. He grew up in Galloway, New Jersey and is … Read More

Going Gluten-Free
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The Day Bagels Stopped Talking to Me I don’t remember when exactly this happened or why this even started but I was addicted to cereal, English muffins, pasta, pizza and my favorite… BAGELS. When grains became the core of my … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Dana Marie
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By Liz Lang. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live life on the go, literally? As in, a peripatetic. High Riser Dana Marie doesn’t wonder, she thrives on the peripatetic lifestyle! This professional dancer was born … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: LT Matthew Arreola (USNA ‘08)
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By Liz Lang High Riser Matthew Arreola graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2008 and was stationed in San Diego, CA for nearly five years. San Diego “introduced me to trail running, and I was instantly hooked,” Arreola … Read More

8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Pecans
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Pecans could improve your love life? Pecans have been to outer space? Believe it or not, there are some interesting things about pecans that you probably never knew about.   There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans. Many are named … Read More

Conversations with High Riser: Brian McFadden
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Thought of as a crusader of fitness, Brian McFadden is on a mission to share a lifestyle that incorporates food and fitness to live at your optimum level. His journey began 8 years ago studying as much as he could … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Troy Mothershead
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By: Liz Lang Yes, this Pro Longboarder’s name really is Mothershead. Troy Mothershead, raised in San Clemente, CA, now resides in Ventura, CA where he works for Patagonia—a company that produces organic outdoor clothing, gear, and sportswear. This spunky High … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Taylor Nelson
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by Rini Sampath Most toddlers are figuring out how to work their kiddie toys at a young age, but not Taylor Nelson. She was already in the big leagues: At just five years old, this budding surfing superstar was grabbing … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Travis Ricks
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By Liz Lang All of our High Risers are in some way amazingly talented and have a drive to live an unstoppable lifestyle—Travis Ricks, especially. He was born in Pocatello, ID and is a current San Diego, CA resident. Ricks … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Dylan Gordon
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by Rini Sampath Dylan Gordon is a journalist. But he doesn’t need a reporter’s pen or notebooks to express his thoughts. He’s got a different tool to capture the world. Gordon is a photographer. He is a visual journalist — … Read More

Rise to the Occasion and Feed the Hungry
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The family at Rise Bar recently had the opportunity to make a donation to Feed the Hungry, a global organization founded by Dr. Lester Summrall in 1987. We wanted to Rise to the Occasion and bring a smiling face to … Read More

Conversation with High Riser Hank Gaskell
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by Rini Sampath At Rise Bar, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some of the most talented and passionate people on this planet. From surfers to runners, veterans to rock climbers, the list of Rise Bar High Risers continues … Read More

Rise to the Occasion – Rise Bar Supports Our Troops!
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Happy Veterans Day! Recently Sergeant Humberto McLaren, from the deployed team at Fort Carson, CO, wrote to us at Rise Bar a while back asking if we could donate some bars to boost his spirits and those of his fellow … Read More

Q&A With the CEO of Rise Bar
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  Lucky for us we had a chance to sit down with the CEO of Rise Bar for a little Q&A. What is your favorite part about working at Rise Bar? I love the energy that everyone brings to Rise … Read More

TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY
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By: Kendra Whitmire Human beings are by nature habitual beasts. It is so easy to fall into patterns of being. Wake up, go to work, come home, watch TV, go to sleep, repeat. If you are anything like me, you … Read More

Conversation with High Riser: Rocky Heron
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An ancient tradition that originated in India, yoga has now become a trend of western culture. Though it is tempting to brand yourself as a yoga aficionado after just one or two classes at your local gym; some people, like … Read More

SUMMER PING PONG SHOWDOWN @ WHOLE FOODS MARKET TUSTIN
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On August 23rd the Rise Bar Team put on their game faces and rallied over to the local Whole Foods Market in Tustin, CA for a good old-fashioned Ping Pong Showdown. At Rise Bar we like to keep things interesting … Read More

8 TIPS TO STRESS LESS
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by Constantina Konugres As the relaxing days of summer slowly start to dwindle, it’s important to keep calm and carry on as the rush of school, work, and a new season begins. Though easy to become overwhelmed with fall’s fast … Read More

A CONVERSATION WITH HIGH RISER: ALISON WENSTER
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by Rini Sampath Sometimes, the sights and sounds of your morning run or jog can get repetitive. Your neighbor’s mailbox. The same paved pathway adjacent to a busy road. The whirr of car motors. But what if you could take … Read More

Top 5 Hiking Destinations in Orange County, CA
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 by Rini Sampath The time has come to take advantage of the summer sun and clear O.C. skies. Check out these gorgeous hiking locations fit for the Indiana Jones in you. Tackle each and every spot or pick and choose … Read More

Rise to the Occasion with CAF’s Operation Rebound!
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The Rise Bar team is excited to partner with the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound, a sports and fitness program for military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. To show our support for an organization that “Rises … Read More

Announcing the Winners of our Rise to the Occasion for Back-to-School Contest!
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We recently hosted our Rise to the Occasion for Back-to-School Contest and asked fans to tell us about past or present educators they know who go above and beyond in the classroom. We loved reading all of your inspirational and … Read More

See Us in O – The Oprah Magazine
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“This crispy treat contains seven grams of energizing protein – some of which is derived from amaranth, a grain that may lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation.” – See Us in the September Issue!

Sgt. Bryce Justice Rises to the Occasion in Bean Station, TN!
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Sgt. Bryce Justice is police officer serving his hometown of Bean Station, Tennessee. As a law enforcer, Sgt. Justice works closely with citizens to help keep the community safe. Sgt. Justice also works as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E. … Read More