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Slow And Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Jacobsen September 27th, 2023 | Fitness Expert, Senior
Aesop knew what he was writing about when he penned the story “The Tortoise and the Hare”. We all are aware of the ending as it was a basic children's tale with a winning moral ending that we recited and learned many years ago. My interpretation of this fable encouraged me to follow the slow road to my goal of losing weight while getting
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12 Tips for Healthy Snacks at School

R. Carnavale September 20th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
It's snack time! Children always look forward to taking a break from their studies to eat something delicious. Snack time at school gives your children a chance to refuel, helps them remain alert for the rest of the day, lets them stave off hunger pangs, and helps them to not overeat at lunch. As a parent, you're always looking for ways to teach your children how to eat right
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Smoothie Drinking Tips

Bea September 13th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Smoothies are starting to become a big hit. A lot of people prefer smoothies over solid foods because they are easier to eat and you can blend in foods that you might not normally eat, such as spinach or flax seed. Smoothies come with their fair share of warnings, as well. If you are drinking a smoothie before your workout because it is easier to digest than a meal, be sure to be drinking your smoothie in a healthy way!

I recently read an article about Jamba Juice selling smoothies at schools through vending machines. The
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Taking the Right Step

Bea September 6th, 2023 | Cardio, Walking
Footwork is key for many activities, including walking. If you want to keep your body up to snuff and get in an effective workout, then getting a hold on your footwork very important.

It is obvious that footwork for a fencer is different than a runner, but you may not realize that walking is more than muscle memory. Walking as a workout will require you to pay more attention to your foot and how you are stepping through them. If you think of it, you should try to apply good practices in your casual walking habits as well! This will
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Healthy Snacks: Homemade Popsicles!

R. Carnavale August 30th, 2023 | 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 nutritious popsicles from scratch since you'll need only a mold, water, fruit, sugar, and a freezer. Here are some tips and recipes to get you started:

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Vitamins for Your Workout

Bea August 24th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Vitamins are crucial for every day activities, but if  you are exercising regularly, it is even more important to pay attention to your vitamin intake. Vitamins will not provide you with energy for you and your workouts; however, what vitamins can do is improve your ability to turn food into energy.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there actually are no specific vitamin recommendations for athletes. Research has shown that high level intensity athletes may need to increase their vitamin intake, but not necessarily go out of their way to take extra of a certain vitamin in order
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The Hot Latin Diet

Kimberly Hays August 17th, 2023 | 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
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The Lazy Man’s Indoor Cardio Workout

Jessica B. August 10th, 2023 | Cardio, Indoor
Some days it is really hard to find enough motivation to get a regular workout in. As much as I love running, the occasional workout video, and long walks with the dog, some days, when it is raining, all I really feel like doing is sitting on the sofa and watching some really bad TV and eating popcorn. That is why I have put together my ‘lazy day’ workout. It is my routine for those days when I would rather skip, but know that my smartphone apps are going to criticize me for skipping a day, and I will
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The Health Benefits of Black Pepper

by Dr. Christopher Weaver August 3rd, 2023 Fitness Expert, Holistic
Black pepper is one of the most popular and widely used spices in the world, but you might be surprised to know that it has also been used for centuries as a natural medicine. Black pepper has many health benefits that include helping with respiratory illnesses, coughs and colds, muscular strains, coronary heart disease, indigestion and stomach issues, impotency, and constipation among others.

The black pepper that we use to spice our foods is derived from the Black Pepper plant, which is native to the southern part of India. It is grown year round, so it is always readily available. Black
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Dance for Fitness

Jessica B. July 27th, 2023 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio, Indoor
I have admitted before that dance workouts are not my favorite. I end up feeling uncoordinated and confused. But when you mix dance workouts with video games I can play in my own home, the challenge is a little more exciting. There is the motivation of being driven by getting points and getting up to the next level, there is the relief that no one else is watching you make a fool out of yourself, and then there is the fact that the game works with you, and you can take it slowly and build up to a harder
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Kayak to Core Strength

Mackenzie M. July 20th, 2023 | 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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Summer Foods

Bea July 13th, 2023 | 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
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How Posture Affects Health

Dr. Christopher Weaver July 6th, 2023 | 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
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4 Important Back Exercises for Your Routine

Marnie Bii June 29th, 2023 | 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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Alternate Methods to Strengthen your Back

Joe Lawrence June 22nd, 2023 | 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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A Stronger Back in only Seven Minutes

Joe Lawrence June 15th, 2023 | 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
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7 Benefits of Chiropractic Care that Everyone Should Know

Dr. Christopher Weaver June 8th, 2023 | 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
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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

Marnie Bii June 1st, 2023 | 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
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3 Tools You Can Use to Target Your Arm Muscles

Marnie Bii May 25th, 2023 | 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 the benefits of a full cardio routine as well without the tedium of using the same running and cycling machines over and over. In fact, the more you alternate your movements during workouts, the quicker your strength and endurance will grow. Here are three tools to use during your exercise
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15 Minute Arm Workout

Joe Lawrence May 18th, 2023 | 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
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.