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Create a Year’s Worth of Improvement Goals

by Marnie Bii January 30th, 2015| Mind & Body, Seasonal
The urge to follow a list of resolutions for the new year often fizzles out by the end of January. You can motivate yourself to continue with the resolutions by making monthly goals for the entire year. Make a specific goal (or two!) for each month throughout the year
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5 Places to Buy Inexpensive Workout Gear

by Jessica B. January 29th, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
Don’t let the cost of workout gear put you off starting some new healthy habits in 2015. Workout gear does not have to be expensive. With a bit of skill, you can find everything you need both online or in brick and mortar shops. Here are my favorite places
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DIY Hydrating Health Elixirs

by Suzanne Foglio January 28th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Holistic
The general rule of thumb is to drink half your body-weight in ounces of water each day.  Someone that weighs 160 pounds would want to consume approximately 80 ounces of water daily and even more during intense workouts and hot weather.

But what if you don’t like water and no
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Diet Strategy: Commit To A Plan For 100 Days

by Marnie Bii January 27th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Healthy Eating
If your resolution for the new year included a diet overhaul, you might be yearning for quick results. Unfortunately, it takes a while for your body to adjust to nutritional fuel changes. The adjustment period could extend throughout the entire month, leaving you immediately frustrated with your new way
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Mind Over Habit

by Gary Hays January 23rd, 2015| Body & Image, Mind & Body
According to the law of averages it takes 21 days to break a bad habit. Each day someone suppresses flicking their Bic on a fresh new cigarette, or biting chunks out of what’s left of their fingernails, they are 5% closer to achieving their goal of setting themselves free.

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4 Components of the Ultimate Biking Outfit

by Marnie Bii January 22nd, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Wear
After taking up biking, you may challenge yourself by continually extending your ride distance or difficulty. During these challenges, you might notice your riding gear is just not holding up to expectations anymore. You may come home with aching glutes and pecs, chafed thighs and rashes or blisters on
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3 Steps to Winter Health

by Tom Seman MD FAAP January 21st, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
The holidays are over and the year is new. The kids are back in school and routine has been brought to order.

At this time of year, everyone makes resolutions to improve themselves and others. Our resolution and those of our children should be to stay healthy. But let's first
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4 Immune System Boosting Superfoods

by Marnie Bii January 20th, 2015| Healthy Eating, Superfoods
With the cold and flu season raging on, and the flu shot missing the mark on this years' suspected virus strains, you may be seeking out ways to boost your immune system a bit. Luckily, you can consume a nice balance of superfoods, like fruit, honey, yogurt and beef,
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Honor Your Strengths for a Better Body Image

by Marnie Bii January 16th, 2015| Mind & Body
Everyone has at least one feature that they truly accept and appreciate. Whether your favored feature is your beautiful eye color, strong calves or stunning fingernails, it is important to start your journey to self-acceptance there. Show yourself appreciation the same way you would offer compliments to a stranger,
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How to Turn Your Workout Into a Game

by Jessica B. January 15th, 2015| Accessories, Technology
It seems like 2015 is bound to be the year that tech and fitness grow even closer together. There are several great new options on the market that combine fitness bands with game-like apps to turn your workout into a video game. Most of them can be played on
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Promises, Promises!

by Joan Jacobsen January 14th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Senior
New Year's resolutions are typically broken within 6 months of signing onto one. If you are like me, you vow to lose weight and get healthy for the new year, each and every year. To no one's surprise we usually don't follow through, and our grand ideas and plans
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Healthy Eating Meal: Pan Fried Salmon and Low Carb Coleslaw

by Marnie Bii January 13th, 2015| Eating Tips, Healthy Eating
The perfect delicious yet low calorie meal is a generous filet of pan-fried salmon alongside a scoop or two of low carb coleslaw. Salmon is packed with vitamins, minerals and flavor without all of the calories found in other forms of protein, especially red meat. Tangy and sweet coleslaw
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