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Diet is a Four Letter Word

Never have people been more aware of their health. “Diet” companies such as Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem have record sales, health food stores are popping up on every corner, and people are trying every new pill or “diet” fad they hear. With this information overload, it is no wonder people bounce from one unsuccessful attempt to the next. So, how does one decipher through the madness? The... 

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Health and Diet Changes with Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise not only in the older aged population, but sadly in children as well. The sad truth is that this disease is preventable with proper diet and exercise. Changes in eating and activity early in the onset of this disease can greatly alter the outcome of problems sometimes associated with the disease. Understanding what triggers glucose levels to raise can help avoid problems... 

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Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels are an important part of remaining healthy. High cholesterol levels are a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, which despite medical advances, remains the number one cause of death in the country. Cardiovascular disease cause strokes and heart attacks, and sadly can be prevented. Education on how cholesterol levels effect health can go a long way in... 

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Maintaining a Healthy Blood Pressure

The importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure cannot be underestimated. Living with high blood pressure levels can cause major damage to the heart, arteries, brain, and kidneys. This damage can cause disability, poor function, and even death. Like with most areas of health, prevention is the key. Living a healthy, active lifestyle can greatly reduce chances of having high blood pressure.... 

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No More Sugar MOM

Mommy and Me Fitness

Have you ever noticed how much energy children have? They are like super charged machines. I always joke that I wish I could bottle up my kids energy and sell it, I would make a fortune. Well, the fact is you can’t bottle it or sell it, but you can use it to help make you get fit. Yeah, you read that right. It’s actually pretty simple. When your kids are outside running amuck, you run around... 

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Fit Kids

In the years past, needing a “fitness routine” for a child seemed almost laughable. Children used to spend a majority of their time outdoors playing, and riding bikes. Nowadays kids’ outdoor time is often limited to organized sports, and a large amount of time is spent indoors on less active activities. Sadly this is coming with hefty consequences. The American Heart Association estimates... 

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Realistic Weight Loss Goals

As a trainer for many years, I have encountered many reasons for having weight loss goals ranging from the bizarre; “My husband says if I can’t lose at least 50 lb. he will divorce me”, to the unrealistic; “ I am at a size 22 now and would like to be down to a size 8 within a year”. My answers to them are the same; weight loss is successful when it is both realistic and desired. So what... 

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Fitness after Giving Birth

Reclaiming your body after giving birth can be overwhelming, to say the least. Your body has changed so much in the last nine months, and you may feel so far from your former self that it seems impossible that you will ever look or feel normal again. A good place to begin is by getting your doctor’s okayto resume a fitness routine. That may vary depending on several factors such as your doctor’s... 

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Prenatal Workouts to Stay Healthy

Expecting a baby can be a time of uncertainty for some women. Many want to maintain good health and fitness but are afraid of causing harm to their unborn child. The good news is that for most women it is completely safe to maintain fitness routines with minor alterations and considerations. Of course, always get your doctors okay before attempting to start any type of routine. If you were active... 

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Craving for Food: Sugara Hidden Addiction

When most people think of addictions the first thing that pops in most people’s minds are drugs, alcohol, and even caffeine. However, there is a more sneaky addiction, sugar. Sugar is actually the #1 addiction. How is this so? Actually it is very simple. Ritual of Reward From the time we are infants we are introduced to the sweetness of milk. As young children we are rewarded with “treats”... 

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Hidden Danger in Foods

Public Enemy #2: Pesticides and Genetically Modified Foods Most people believe they know “healthy” from “bad” foods. I mean, fruits and veggies are always on the healthy list, right? But the shocking truth is that today’s fruits and vegetables are a far cry from their far superior ancestors. Not only are they less beneficial than they were before, but they can be downright dangerous. Most... 

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How to Incorporate Better Nutrition into Eating

Never before has eating healthy been such a hot topic. With obesity, diabetes sky-rocketing the market is flooded with millions of promises to “quick success” and “diet” advice. However, many people are left with so much garbled information that they do not know how to filter truth from fad and where to begin. The want and need is there, but the how-to is a foreign concept. So how can anyone... 

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The Power of Music

People in positions of power are either revered or feared, because power is something that can be used both constructively and destructively. The power of music can be used either way. Used properly, music can enhance ones cognitive ability, calm a troubled mind, soothe tension and help bring about healing in ones body. Used improperly, it can influence inappropriate behavior, leading the listener... 

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