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6 Tips for Better Wellness

1) Get Started.  The single most important part of wellness is simply getting started.  Everything else will follow.  The self satisfaction that comes from just getting going will motivate you to keep going.  You’ll feel better about yourself, your appearance, and most importantly, how you feel.  Build from this starting point.  Stop saying “I’m going to start tomorrow.”  Or “I’m going to start Monday.”  Stop it.  Start moving more and eating better today! 2) Get Moving.  Humans are made to move. ...

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Boost Health with Booster Foods

Booster foods are foods containing a high amount of phytonutrients which are needed to protect us from environmental toxins (car fumes, cigarette smoke, water, household cleaners), heavy metal contamination (mercury, lead, aluminum, iron. cadmium) and free radicals which damage our body’s cells. Below are some of the less known booster foods. Below are some of the lesser known booster foods. Our defenses can be optimized by including the following booster foods in our diet: Seaweed Vegetables: Algae, kombu/kelp, dulse, arame, wakame contain...

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Just try it: Spinning

Ah, summertime.  It’s time for another Tour de France.  It may seem inspiring (or kind of crazy) that these elite athletes go sprinting and climbing through the French countryside.  But there’s a whole lot of potential fitness benefits that we mere mortals can take away from all of this. Cycling is relatively easy on the joints, which makes it a prime exercise for any one who doesn’t want their knees to take a beating, those of us who are overweight, and anyone with mobility problems.  But a Sunday ride through the park...

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Health food trends reverse on a dime

Vegan, Paleo, gluten-free are only some of the latest dietary trends that have reared their head and confused the masses into believing that they’re healthier for their deprivation. Health food trends are just that, trends.  For decades now, American’s have had more than enough to eat.  Without having to think about where our next meal is coming from, we’ve obsessed on the question of “what are the right things to eat?”  We’ve now devised diets to target various goals, including weight loss, beauty, sexual...

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Suspension training exercises promote functional strength

Let’s face it.  Most of us don’t want to exercise (or look) like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Most traditional strength training focuses on isolating muscle groups to create clear muscle definition.  I would argue that the vast majority of us who are looking to get fit and stay healthy are more interested in building strength for real life (i.e. lifting children, groceries, etc.) than looking like the Terminator.  Doing strength training correctly is vital to achieve all around functional health. One method of strength training that we...

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Fewer Calories to Lose Weight – Why It Doesn’t Work

Dieting by consuming fewer calories often does not work. If pounds do come off, they quickly go back on when we the diet stops. Sometimes we end up with more pounds that when we began dieting. What happened? In the long run, eating too few calories will damage our metabolism.. The body goes into starvation mode, metabolism slows down significantly, and the body will store fat rather than burn fat. Weight loss will become impossible. Hormones will be out of balance. Another reason severe calorie restriction can sabotage your metabolism is your...

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May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month… Get moving America!

The weather is finally warming, the sun is out, the birds are chirping, and neighbors are finally seeing each other again out and about after a very long winter. So May seems a fitting month to celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month.  The President’s Council on Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition is rolling out a nationwide campaign to get our fellow American’s moving.  And let’s admit it.  After months of sitting indoors, taking an after dinner walk, a bike ride, or doing a little gardening sounds amazing....

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