“How Slim Is Your Home?”

March 23, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Since March is National Nutrition Month, I wanted to share some great ideas from the IDEA Fitness Journal. They had an article this month titled “Food-Related Behavior Change Made Easy” that has some great research about how your home, mostly your kitchen, can influence your eating habits. Below is the summary of their findings in..

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What does it mean to be healthy?

March 16, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We’re talking literally here, what is the definition of healthy? We use so many health terms, but what do they actually mean? Some of these might help motivate you to feel healthy or improve your physical fitness by understanding the definitions: Health: “A human condition with physical, social and psychological dimensions, each characterized on a..

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March Is National Nutrition Month

March 9, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

March is National Nutrition Month: “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” What does good nutrition mean to you? It should equate to having an overall healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is a lot of emotional/stress eating, as well as peer pressure to eat like everyone else. The trick is to figure out a way to eat..

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Almond Butter Protein Bars

February 27, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

I finally found a protein bar recipe that is yummy, has good ingredients and is easy to make! FINALLY! So obviously, I’m sharing the recipe with all of you.   Servings: 12 bars (note: if you want smaller sized snack bars, you can cut into 16 bars and the calories per bar will be about..

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Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent Heart Disease?

February 24, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

February is American Heart Month. Since heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, it is an extremely important topic for our health, fitness and overall well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately every 25 seconds, an American suffers a coronary event.  It is..

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American Heart Month

February 17, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

So, you know that small organ that’s pumping in your chest? It’s a pretty important organ, kind of a big deal. This is your chance to start thinking about that little, hard-working ball of muscle. It only provides oxygen to every cell in your body. Besides breathing, it’s the main reason we are alive. Why..

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Can Exercise Increase Happiness?

February 10, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

YES! As more studies are being done, the science and knowledge of mental health disorders is increasing and exercise is being identified as one of the healing tools. “Experts offer multiple reasons why exercise positively impacts mental health; most agree it’s likely a combination of indirect and direct factors. Better circulation and reduced inflammation, boosts..

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Control Overeating With These 6 Strategies

February 3, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

We’ve all done it, OVEREATING. Whether you’re good for a few days, but then have a binge day; or you’re like me and you eat healthy, but end up eating too much all day long; this article is for you. Here are 6 great ideas for how to curb your overeating tendencies:   6 Appetite-Control..

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How to Avoid Exercise Burnout

January 27, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

If you’re doing great with your New Year’s resolution to workout, or if you’ve been working out regularly for a while, it is easy to get burnt out, mentally and physically. Here are some tips for avoiding that burn out. Contrary to the title, these tips are for newbies and experienced exercisers alike: 3 Ways..

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Cortisol – What is it and why is it important?

January 20, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Cortisol is one of the hormones that our body produces naturally everyday. It is an extremely important hormone, but sometimes gets a bad rap because it is linked with stress. Whether it’s physical or mental stress, our body releases this hormone. It’s important to understand this and how our body responds to this hormone. Here..

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