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The Hot Latin Diet

Kimberly Hays August 10th, 2017 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Hot Latin Diet was created by Dr. Manny Alvarez, who noticed that Latin immigrants were slender when they first came to the United States, and then became overweight after eating an American diet for a couple of years. In his research, he looked for answers to how a culture that is celebrated with food remained so slim. He discovered the secret of seven
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Healthy Snacks: Homemade Popsicles!

R. Carnavale August 3rd, 2017 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Whether you're five or 55, on a hot summer's day, there's nothing more delectable than a frozen popsicle to counter the sun's hot rays and stave off dehydration. Though you can purchase popsicles at a grocery store or from your neighborhood ice cream truck vendor, commercial popsicles contain nothing more than water, sugar, and artificial colors and flavorings. Fortunately, it's easy peasy and cost effective to make your own
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Kayak to Core Strength

Mackenzie M. July 27th, 2017 | Core, Strength Training
Strength and endurance are two of the most important factors in becoming a successful kayaker. The simple motions of the paddle when kayaking are enough to work entire core muscle groups and build six-pack abs in no time. While amateur kayakers may not be able to race for miles, they can still gain all of the core strength building benefits that kayaking can provide. Moreover, kayaking is a fun summer activity that is easy to learn and can be done by people of all fitness levels. For an amazing and fun core strength workout this summer, be sure to
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A Short Guide on How to Rid Yourself of Belly Fat

Editorial Team July 24th, 2017 | Exercises, Healthy Eating
Medically known as visceral fat, belly fat is different from other types of fat, as it is stored around the internal organs of the body. Furthermore, this type of fat is particularly difficult for the body to metabolise, and thus it can be the cause of a plethora of health problems.

Fortunately, research over the years has led to the discovery of different methods to help rid our bodies of unhealthy belly fat. Scientists and nutritionists have found that visceral fat can be removed through exercise, dieting, and some simple precautions. This article will explore these methods of ridding yourself of
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Summer Foods

Bea July 20th, 2017 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
One of my favorite things about the summer time is fresh produce. Fresh produce contributes many positive benefits towards your diet. If you are trying to lose weight this summer, fresh produce will also have many positive effects on your workout effectiveness.

In general, it is good to supply your body with foods that can be broken down. The simpler, the better. It is nice to eat foods that do not have more than there ingredients listed on them. Here is where fresh produce comes into play. If you can buy from a local farm, or from a supermarket that
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How Posture Affects Health

Dr. Christopher Weaver July 13th, 2017 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, posture is certainly something that I pay quite a bit of attention to when it comes to my patients. With the increasing technology in our world today, coupled with more and more people finding themselves in careers in which they sit the majority of the day working on a computer, there is an increase in the number of folks out there with just plain old bad posture. And while bad posture makes a person look somewhat less appealing, there are some serious health effects that a person can experience from chronically bad posture.

In this article,
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Upper Body Workout Apps

Jessica B. July 6th, 2017 | Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are looking for a way to switch up your upper body workout and add a bit of variety to your regular routine, there are a lot of fun apps to download for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites.

Daily arm workout: This app allows you to choose
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Alternate Methods to Strengthen your Back

Joe Lawrence June 29th, 2017 | Strength Training, Upper Body
Back strength is vital to having less pain and a better future overall. It is vital to build a stronger back and there are many ways to do this safely and still keep it interesting. This article is going to cover a couple ways to accomplish this.

I do not think I have ever written an article on back exercises without beginning with my rant of how important it is to exercise these muscles. Many people focus on firming up and bulking up on the chest and abdominal muscles because they are show muscles. Having a muscular back is not
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4 Important Back Exercises for Your Routine

by Marnie Bii June 22nd, 2017 Assorted Workouts, Cardio
When you work on improving strength in your back, you increase your muscle health all throughout your body. Strong back muscles enable you to maintain great posture and put more effort into every workout as your strength grows. You can work a few key exercises into your exercise sessions to precisely target your upper and lower back. Here are several options to consider.

Kettle Bell Swings

A kettle bell is an imbalanced weight that takes immense muscle coordination to lift properly. Unlike dumbbells, you can actually work your muscles by using long, sweeping movements with the kettle bell. Whether you perform
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A Stronger Back in only Seven Minutes

Joe Lawrence June 15th, 2017 | Strength Training, Upper Body
I have been involved in fitness and the study of the body since I was about 10 years old. 25 years later and I still maintain a few simple truths that I understood back then: the core is key and the back is best.

This workout routine will touch on both of those areas and take roughly seven minutes out of your busy day.

Without a strong core (meaning your abs, lower back, and oblique muscles) you will not reach your fitness goals. The core is the foundation of your entire muscular system and without it technique and form will suffer.
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7 Benefits of Chiropractic Care that Everyone Should Know

Dr. Christopher Weaver June 8th, 2017 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
When most people think about Chiropractic care, the first thing that comes to mind is back pain. While Chiropractic is certainly second-to-none when it comes to assisting patients with managing and remedying back pain, there is so much more that Chiropractic has to offer. Regular Chiropractic care can completely change your life for the better and allow you to function at your optimal level. Here is just a small list of the benefits that Chiropractic offers:

  1. Preventative Pain Management: As discussed above, Chiropractic is known throughout the world as being a profession that helps sufferers with back pain, but in
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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

Marnie Bii June 1st, 2017 | Inspiration, Mind & Body
The health at every size movement may be projecting the wrong message at this time. Although body acceptance is important, staying in the obese range can lead to a myriad of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Underweight individuals also face health risks, such as vitamin deficiencies and kidney disease. A better approach might be promoting body acceptance for people of all sizes while applauding the journey toward improved health. People working toward
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3 Tools You Can Use to Target Your Arm Muscles

Marnie Bii May 25th, 2017 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Exercises designed to bulk up the muscles in your arms also go a long way in toning up your shoulders, neck, back and abdomen. By targeting your arm muscles, you're effectively working out your upper body all at the same time. Push your effort to the limit to net
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Your Best Friend’s Wedding And You Have To Get In That Dress!

Editorial Team May 24th, 2017 | Exercises
Your best friend is getting married and you gladly accepted the request to be her maid of honor. You have helped her pick out a customized wedding dress that is just perfect on her. Then she shows you the dress she wants you to wear. It is stunning. It is a form-fitting strapless gown with a lovely sash. Suddenly you think of the late night ice cream treats you indulged in, the times you skipped the gym and opted to go out for dinner instead. You take a good look at your body and you see those 10 pounds
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15 Minute Arm Workout

Joe Lawrence May 18th, 2017 | 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training, Upper Body
The past several years have caused me to think of new ways to work out to challenge myself and to maximize my limited time. It is not always an easy task to find ways to accomplish this. However, I have found a great one to work my arms to exhaustion in 15 minutes.

In a previous article preparing for the summer, I discussed that it would suit most people who do not have spare hours to spend in the gym to try three whole body workouts and two cardio (at least two) each week instead. This is the best way
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Beginning an Exercise Routine Is Easier Than You Think

Dr. Christopher Weaver May 11th, 2017 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
With each and every Practice Member that comes into our wellness center, I recommend that they begin an exercise routine if they are not already working out at a minimum of 3 times per week. This is not something that we can skip-over or neglect. You see, as a Chiropractic Physician, the adjustments that I make to the spine are wonderful, but if a person does not do other constructive, wellness-building activities, the spine will not maintain the adjustment and proper position for very long
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3 Stuffed Vegetables that Make a Healthy Meal

Marnie Bii May 4th, 2017 | Healthy Eating, Nutrition
Quick and easy meals often sacrifice health for convenience. In fact, many of the most popular convenience foods come prepackaged full of preservatives, including tons of sugar and salt. You can prepare fresh ingredients ahead of time instead to ensure you can make a fast, easy meal without sacrificing your health. One of the simplest meals to make with your prepped ingredients is stuffed vegetables. You just mix together the ingredients, stuff the vegetable full and pop it in the oven to heat up.
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4 Body Toning Swim Moves That Prep You for Summer

Marnie Bii April 27th, 2017 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
You can achieve two goals in one by toning up your body for summer by practicing vital swim moves. Mastering these moves will give you the skills to safely enjoy your time by the pool, lake or ocean side as the days warm up. Furthermore, the demanding movements will quickly tighten up your body by shaping the muscles in your arms, legs, back and abdomen. Here are four moves
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Negative Effects of Watching TV

Dr. Christopher Weaver April 20th, 2017 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
So chances are if you’re 65 years old or younger, you grew up with at least one television in your home. While most of us have fond memories of a Saturday morning cartoon or a great movie, we more-than-likely also have a memory or two of our parents telling us that too much TV is bad for us. And you know what? They were right!

There have been a few interesting research studies completed recently that found some seriously negative health effects in children and young adults that spend a good deal of their free time watching TV. One such research
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4 Awesome Toning Exercises for a Beach Ready Body

Marnie Bii April 13th, 2017 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
After you've reached your goal weight, you still may not feel ready to don a bikini and hit the beach once summer arrives. A lack of muscle tone in your stomach, thighs and upper arm areas can make you feel less fit than you really are. Although heavy lifting is the best course of action for developing muscle tone,
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.