Archives for 2018

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Understanding the Lies: Body Image in Pop Culture

by Marnie Bii March 14th, 2018| Mind & Body
Basing our body image expectations on images seen in pop culture is much akin to chasing rainbows. The images do not represent a healthy or obtainable female form due to the overuse of photo editing tools, makeup and lighting tricks. The video depicting the creation of an "ideal" image
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The Spark Solutions Diet

by Kimberly Hays March 7th, 2018| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The weight loss website, SparkPeople.com, has developed a diet called the Spark Solutions diet. The diet is formulated to fast track you into a regimen of healthy eating and regular exercise over a two week period. During this two week period you are supposed to lose five pounds. It
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Cardio Like a Child: Part 2

by Joe Lawrence February 28th, 2018| Cardio, Outdoor
Ever since writing the article about doing cardio like a child, I have received a lot of emails from family and friends asking for more. They had so much fun pretending to be kids again that they almost forgot they were working out.

I have come up with a
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Kid-Friendly Superfoods

by Kimberly Hays February 21st, 2018| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Sometimes it is difficult to get children to eat some superfoods like broccoli and greens, but of course you want them to have foods high in antioxidants and other nutrients for optimum health. There are some superfoods, however, that you can sneak into meals and snacks that they will
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All About Oats

by Bea February 14th, 2018| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
It is no secret that oatmeal is a great whole food choice for pre and post workouts.  As a post-workout choice, oatmeal is great because it has a good carb to protein ratio. This will help with repairing your muscles so that they are ready to go for the
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The Mindful Diet: Lose Weight Using Your Mind

by Kimberly Hays February 7th, 2018| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Our relationship with food is a very personal one. We equate food with memories and good times with our family and friends. We in no way want to give up that, but we can change how we think about food. How does food make you feel when you eat?
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Healthy Snacks for Your Next Flight

by R. Carnavale January 31st, 2018| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Why spend two to three times what you'd normally pay for a snack when you fly? With airlines raking in money on their onboard menu offerings, passengers oftentimes finding themselves paying outrageous prices for everyday foods, such as $2.89 for a CLIF Bar energy Bar or $5.49 for a
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Do Cardio Like a Child

by Joe Lawrence January 24th, 2018| Cardio, Outdoor
If you have children, you have surely watched in amazement how they can play or run around for hours and seemingly never get tired. My daughter never stops…never! I was watching the other day as she would jump from toy to toy tirelessly while playing with the neighbor. I
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Keep Popping!

by Bea January 17th, 2018| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
If you are looking for a healthy snack, look no further than popcorn! Well, okay, there are some guidelines that you should look into before just grabbing any bag of popcorn and assuming that is a healthy snack. Popcorn that is drenched in butter, salt, sugar, chocolate, or something

Matcha: The Unfamiliar Superfood

by Kimberly Hays January 10th, 2018| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
We are constantly discovering new superfoods that we can add to our diets. Although matcha may be something you have not heard of before, it has been around for over 800 years. It was used in ancient China as a medicine. It eventually made its way to
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Nuts About Nuts

by Bea January 3rd, 2018| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
As a vegetarian, I have to be a little more conscious the foods that I am eating. In order to have a successful workout that yields a healthier and stronger body, I have to eat the right type of foods. For example, I could be in the gym every

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.