Archives for 2015

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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

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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Exploring How Dehydration Makes You Feel Stressed

by Marnie Bii January 9th, 2015| Mind & Body, Stress
If you feel constantly stressed, you might just need to drink a whole lot more water. After all, if you exercise regularly, you likely need more than the recommended eight glasses of water a day. When you don't fulfill that requirement, your body starts to feel incredibly stressed. Physical
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Finding the Best Water Bottle for Your Workout

by Marnie Bii January 8th, 2015| Accessories, Gym Bag
Fluid loss throughout your body accelerates as you perform regular cardio or strength building exercises. To keep dehydration at bay, you must constantly consume water before, during and after your workouts. Bring along a water bottle in your gym bag to make it easy and convenient to consume enough
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Understanding Plyometrics

by Dean Heller MD January 7th, 2015| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q:  My friend told me about Plyometrics and said that I should use this type of training to increase my strength. What is this? I have no idea; and is it really helpful?

A:  Plyometrics is a type of exercise program that many athletes use to improve core muscle strength
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Diet Plan: Become a Pescetarian for Better Health

by Marnie Bii January 6th, 2015| Diet Plans, Healthy Eating
The pescatarian diet offers a nice balance of lean protein and vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. When following this diet, you add all kinds of fish and shellfish to a vegetarian way of eating, which includes grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. The result is a diet that sustains the body
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Keeping Your Sanity Through Stressful Times

by Marnie Bii January 2nd, 2015| Mind & Body, Seasonal
The busy holiday season was full of shopping trips and events that could slowly wear down your strength and stamina. Thankfully, you can take the following steps to mitigate the stress at any time with the following tips.

Take A Timeout

When dealing with stressful situations, or people, allow yourself to take
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5 Great Headphones for Working Out

by Jessica B. January 1st, 2015| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
I love to listen to music when I work out, but finding a pair of headphones that are both comfortable and provide good sound is not easy. A pair of poor fitting headphones can distract you during a workout. A good pair of workout headphones should be unnoticeable, even

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