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Exploring the Importance of Tracking

by Marnie Bii December 30th, 2014| Diet Strategy, Healthy Eating
While dieting, it's important to keep yourself accountable even well after reaching your goal weight or size. The easiest way to stay accountable is by tracking everything you eat and all of the exercise you do. You can use tracking applications or pen and paper to stay in control
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Flexibility is the Key to Stronger Shoulders

by Joe Lawrence December 29th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulders are one of the most important areas to work. Without your shoulders, your arms are useless. Many of us do not focus on them and just add an exercise or two while doing another muscle group. It is even worse when it is time to stretch; shoulders are once
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A Dream Board for Inspiration

by Kimberly Hays December 26th, 2014| Inspiration, Mind & Body
In order to change your body, you must first be inspired in your mind. You have to find what inspires you to exercise and keep your body healthy. Pilates and yoga are designed for stretching your body, while easing your mind and the stresses of the day. For more
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4 Types of Shoes to Wear for Perfect Squats

by Marnie Bii December 25th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Wear
While maintaining a perfect squat pose, you must keep your heels flat on the floor to activate the right muscle groups. Lifting up your heels and placing all of the weight on your toes could severely damage your ankle and calf muscles. The shoes you wear can help you
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Healthy Meal Planning Made Easy

by Suzanne Foglio December 24th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Holistic
You know the drill, you commit to healthy living in the New Year and by the third week of January you’ve already given up.  Why? You either really didn’t want it or you hadn’t created a simple, doable plan to get you there.  It’s really that simple!

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Superfoods: 4 Berries That May Better Your Health

by Marnie Bii December 23rd, 2014| Healthy Eating, Superfoods
The best foods provide a nice mix of nutrition and energy while filling up your belly. Berries definitely fulfill those needs and taste amazing at the same time. You can sneak berries into your meals quite easily due to their vast versatility. Whole berries pair well with breakfast foods,
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Body Image: See Yourself in Your Ancestors

by Marnie Bii December 19th, 2014| Body & Image, Mind & Body
You would never look at someone else and see the flaws that you instantly see in yourself when you look in the mirror. The truth is that you're likely much harder on yourself than you would be of anyone else. Thankfully, you can use this outlook to your advantage
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5 Things I Learned: First Month With Fitbit Flex

by Jessica B. December 18th, 2014| Accessories, Technology
I got my Fitbit Flex a month ago and have been wearing it almost constantly since then. As someone who likes to exercise, my motivation for investing in the Fitbit Flex was an article I had read by well-known author David Sedaris a few months ago. Sedaris spends a
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Children’s Health During the Holidays

by Tom Seman MD FAAP December 17th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
The holidays are quickly approaching, the stores are busy, most parents are as well buying gifts, getting the house decorated and ready for the parties and family gatherings. The children are experiencing the stress of all of this too. They have end of term projects, their sports are in
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Healthy Eating: Low Carb Barbecue Pulled Pork

by Marnie Bii December 16th, 2014| Healthy Eating
A diet low in sugar can help you lose weight and stay healthy over the years. You can easily cut out the sugar by eating a protein heavy diet with lots of vegetable sides. Before you know it, you won't even miss the bread, pasta and other carbohydrate rich
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Practicing Mindfulness for Stress Relief

by Marnie Bii December 12th, 2014| Mind & Body, Stress
Without actively figuring out what's really bothering you, blame often falls on minor frustrations that happen throughout the day. You might not even realize the bigger problem that's coloring your perceptions of the world until you blow up about something unimportant. Practicing mindfulness can reduce stress by allowing you
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3 Types Of Gym Bags You’ll Love To Own

by Marnie Bii December 11th, 2014| Accessories, Gym Bag
Working your gym visits into your lunch break or before and after work may be the only way to stay fit without sacrificing work or family time. Unfortunately, that often means you need to transport your workout gear wherever you go to avoid missing out on a convenient exercise
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