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  • Eat This, Not That - - - Halloween Edition

    Eat This, Not That - - - Halloween Edition

    Halloween is what I consider... The kick off to the upcoming holiday season and the perfect time to put together a game plan to help you stay on track this season and beyond. Typically the most difficult for those of us with a sweet tooth, Halloween is full of temptations and most all of them are detrimental to our health. It’s time to practice moderation and substitution right now while we are in the thick of the season. While sugar is obviously one of the biggest issues with consuming mass quantities of holiday candy, we also need to be aware of the concentration of high fructose corn syrup combined with GMO’s. Industrially processed food is practically void of any ....

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  • Weather Change

    Weather Change

    Fall is in the air... And it’s time to take advantage of the dropping temperatures. Before long, winter will be here again and we won’t want to spend too much time outdoors. For now, though, let’s take some of our daily exercise outside and enjoy the fresh air. While summertime presented us with a lot of heat-related issues when it came to our fitness routines, Fall starts to open up some activities that we may not have been able do for the previous few months. Here are some suggestions for you to take advantage of outdoor time before it’s time to head back in again. Hiking – No matter where you live, the ability to go deep into nature to explore ....

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  • September Food For Thought.

    September Food For Thought.

    Staying the course with nutrition... Is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of weight loss success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that it just isn’t going to taste very good. That’s why we like to provide healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it! Here is September’s Food for Thought Recipe If you’re afflicted with a condition that prevents you from ....

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  • 5 Habits That Destroy Your Healthy Lifestyle!

    5 Habits That Destroy Your Healthy Lifestyle!

    Nobody ever said that it would be easy... Getting healthy is not a quick fix and staying on track is a lifelong endeavor. But, you may be sabotaging your own success and not even realize it! Here are 5 common habits that could destroy your healthy lifestyle. When thinking about habits to put on this list, the number one thing that came to mind is what kinds of beverages you consume. We are so accustomed to sweet flavors that we automatically gravitate toward sodas, juices and flavored coffees. The problem with all of these drinks is that they are full of sugar and unnecessary calories. Try to migrate your tastebuds to the “good side” and stick with water, infused ....

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  • 5 Common Fitness Myths

    5 Common Fitness Myths

    What do we want? To get in shape! When do we want it? Now! Instant gratification is the name of the game in today’s world. Unfortunately, getting in shape is not an overnight possibility. A multi-billion dollar industry, the fitness world is full of people who are promising the world and offering solutions to problems that just, flat out, don’t work (or even make sense in some instances). Here are five common fitness myths: Myth 1: You can target areas on your body to improve. While it would seem likely that if you spend all of your energy lifting weights, doing tricep dips and pushups that your arms would be on point, it just doesn’t work that way. You ....

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  • RMR, What it is, and why YOU need to know yours!

    RMR, What it is, and why YOU need to know yours!

    RMR, or Resting MetabolicRate,refers to the total number of calories burned when your body is completely at rest. It's the number in which you need to know when starting your exercise protocol. Simply put, it's the baseline number in which youwould use to start if youwere to add or subtract calories to help you reach your goals. Here is an example - - Let's say Timmy has an RMR of 2000, meaning he burns 2000calories at rest every day. Timmy has a goal of wanting to lose 10lbs. We can use this number to calculate the timeframe in which it will take Timmy to reach his goal. There are 3500 calories in a pound, so we must burn 35,000 calories to lose 10lbs. First off, as an ....

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  • Food For Thought, Feb

    Food For Thought, Feb

    Staying the course with nutrition... Is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of weight loss success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that it just isn’t going to taste very good. That’s why we like to provide healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it! Here is February’s Food for Thought Recipe By lunchtime, your body will need a solid combination of protein, ....

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  • The Health Benefits of Turmeric

    The Health Benefits of Turmeric

    What exactly is turmeric? Turmeric is a root relative to ginger that grows primarily in India and Southeast Asia. It is most commonly used as a spice in both Asian and eastern Indian dishes but is also a popular food dye. It has a faint peppery taste and smell to it and is of a very deep orange color, which often gives mustard its yellow hue. Why should you consider adding turmeric to your daily diet? Turmeric has a very long history of being recognized as one of the world’s healthiest foods and as one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory foods. Since almost all disease begins and thrives on inflammation, keeping inflammation at bay can have many ....

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  • To Eat, Or Not To Eat..?

    To Eat, Or Not To Eat..?

    To Eat or Not to Eat: A Morning Tale There are numerous theories, myths and ideas surrounding the base idea of working out first thing in the morning fasted will help burn fat faster. My best guess is this myth is formed around the idea that once you wake up and have not eaten anything since dinner your glycogen stores will be low, which means during your workout you will use fat as fuel to burn instead. I can see why people would think this idea works, it has been 8 – 12 hours since you last ate, your body still is actively working and using calories and no food is going in to provide more energy, so in this slowed metabolic fasted state body fat stores can be used in place ....

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  • Start The Day Off Right!

    Start The Day Off Right!

    Staying the course with nutrition... Is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of weight loss success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that it just isn’t going to taste very good. That’s why we like to provide healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it! Here is January’s Food for Thought Recipe Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of ....

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