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The Effect of Sleep on Body Weight

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Obesity is a major epidemic in the United States with almost 71 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 20 being overweight or obese. Additionally, almost 21 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 19 are considered obese and 17 percent of six to 11-year-olds and nine percent of two to five-year-olds […]

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High Intensity Weight Training

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

People often don’t exercise due to lack of time. However, quick bursts of energy can deliver health benefits like regular cardiovascular training. This is also the case for lifting weights and building muscle. Because high intensity training works more muscles than regular training, you are able to get greater benefits and spend less time. What […]

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How Green Tea Can Benefit You

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many cultures are very devoted to their tea, and rightfully so. The health benefits of various types of teas have been known for centuries. One of the most fascinated things about teas is that they can soothe you while also boosting your sense of alertness. This is especially true of green tea. People are very […]

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How to Gain Optimal Hip Health

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hips are a primary part of the body, being the hinge point between the upper and lower body. Due to its central position in the body, it is important to do exercises that build and maintain hip strength. Weak hip muscles can have a large negative affect on mobility, which may lead to pain […]

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The Relationship between Stress and Heart Health

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Excessive stress has a great effect on overall health. The fight or flight reaction is embedded into all of us, even though we are no longer facing archaic predators. The modern day causes of stress are typically not life-threatening, although your body may think they are. Having chronic stress can impact your health with fat […]

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What Happens When You Fall Into a Weight Routine?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

People enjoy having a routine. Getting up and going through the same motions every morning is comfortable for us. You always know what to expect and what you will get out of it. This habit can also spill over into our workout routines. When you are practicing weightlifting; aka resistance training, it is not uncommon […]

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When is the Best Time to Exercise?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

There have been many debates about the effectiveness of exercise during certain parts of the day. While nighttime workouts have been thought to disrupt sleep, new research adds in a new factor of the body’s circadian rhythm to determine the best time to exercise. The human body has a circadian rhythm that corresponds with the […]

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Kick Start Your Summer Body Now

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

You may think this is funny given it is resolution time for most. Rather than talk about your resolutions, I would rather focus you in now, on what your body will look like this summer. If you start chipping now, by the time it is here you will be ready to strip down, show up […]

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The Practice of Mindfulness

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The practice of mindfulness encompasses the idea of living in the present moment and being acutely aware of your surroundings and focusing on things that matter. This involves taking control of how you view the world through observations of your surroundings and in turn how those observations create emotions that drive behaviors. While experiencing emotions […]

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Sticking to it…in the face…of everything

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Consistency is often a wandering target of “on again, off again” frustration. The problem is, the older we get, the easier it is to lose our gains and give up. Sticking to anything can be challenging. We know what we need to do. We know what we ought to do, but with the over crowded […]

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