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2Oct, 2018

Lifting Weights for Beginners

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Summer came and went, and maybe you never got around to completing your “beach body” workout goal in the three months of sun we get to revel in each June through August. Rather than shrugging it off and pulling on a comfortable sweater (as tempting as it may sound), bear with me: you can still jumpstart an exercise routine and set new goals for yourself. Every day is the perfect day to start over and begin a new routine. One of the most effective ways to build muscle, burn fat […]
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6Apr, 2018

Which Supplements are Right for You?

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Our diets aren’t perfect. We can do our best to eat whole foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and natural sources of protein, but the truth is that our bodies are likely still lacking in nutrients. Vitamins and minerals improve cellular function. What does that mean? It’s not as complex as you think: when our cells are not functioning at optimal levels, we can feel fatigued, have poor memory, and become stressed or anxious. In addition to needing plenty of vitamins and minerals, our bodies also crave probiotics, omega-3 fatty […]
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10Aug, 2017

Keep Your Head Up (Literally)

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “keep your head up” or “keep your chin up,” meaning to maintain high spirits in the face of something difficult and to persevere. Well, guess what? It’s backed by science: maintaining erect posture (sitting up or standing straight, chin raised, shoulders back) actually helps your body respond to stress and manage your moods.  Many studies have been performed based on the hypothesis that muscular states relate to emotions, but these studies have mostly focused on facial expressions (smiling does make you happier, by the way!). […]
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22Jun, 2017

Get Your Cardio Groove Back

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Finally, summer is here and the warm weather came with it (thankfully!). To most of us, this means we are stepping up our workout game and working to be in better overall health for the beach or to enjoy our favorite activities like hiking, swimming, and playing outdoor sports. When you get back into it after a long winter of rest or even a slightly less rigorous exercise schedule, running outside again might feel difficult. What happened? Cardiovascular training brings great benefits, including improvements in insulin sensitivity, better cholesterol, stable […]
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16May, 2017

Fighting Age-Related Weight Gain

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Aging is inevitable, and so are some of the changes that come with it. Though you may still feel like you’re as mentally sharp as you were in your 20s and twice as wise, chances are you are noticing many of the physical changes that are difficult to counteract as we age. You probably grew up hearing your parents complain about pesky weight gain or loss of energy through the years and you may be slightly disappointed to find that you are now facing the same symptoms. But why? What happens […]
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24Mar, 2017

The New Non-Drug Guidelines for Low Back Pain

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The American College of Physicians has updated their guidelines in treating lower back pain. For the ACP to release new guidelines, this means that new studies citing hours, weeks, months and even years of research have proven past techniques less effective than originally thought, bringing new treatment options to light and to the forefront of primary care. Unsurprisingly, the new guidelines strongly discourage the use of opioids for the treatment of lower back pain. Instead, they highly recommend seeking conservative non-drug treatment through lifestyle changes, chiropractic and overall wellness. There have […]
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21Feb, 2017

Featured Smoothie: Mocha Banana

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Running low on time in the mornings? I highly recommend turning to smoothies as your go-to breakfast. You can pack a wide variety of nutrients in any number of smoothie recipes. Really, the variations are endless. The Mocha Banana Smoothie is a soon-to-be favorite for you if you enjoy coffee drinks. It combines the thick, smooth and chocolatey taste of a shake with the energizing kick of a cup of coffee. In addition to packing great flavor, it has some serious nutrition benefits. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium […]
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7Feb, 2017

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love in a variety of forms. It’s marketed as the day to cherish romantic love, but that’s not all you should appreciate on February 14th. Valentine’s Day is a great time to reflect on the role of love in your life, starting with yourself. How you treat yourself mentally and physically is the foundation for even beginning to find your ideal partner. This Valentine’s Day (and why not every day?), take time to reflect on your relationship with yourself. Much of what I […]
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10Jan, 2017

Life in Motion: The Importance of Mobility

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With all this new snow, out comes the shovel and the added muscle soreness that comes with it. A typical (but dreaded) chore like shoveling snow is a normal, everyday reminder of your mobility and range of motion or lack thereof. For many of us, the words “mobility” and “range of motion” are associated with aging; we think of limitations in these areas as being exclusively assigned to older individuals, maybe after a surgery or two, or just in the combination of aging more and exercising less. The truth is that […]
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28Dec, 2016

Ensure Success in 2017: How to Keep Your Resolution

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The holidays are over and the New Year is upon us. As December 31 inches closer, you may or may not be penciling a list of resolutions that you hope to accomplish in 2017. Resolutions are a hot topic this time of year. Everywhere we look, it seems someone is telling you to set a different goal for ourselves (lose more weight! cut out sugar and carbs! save money!). Craving self-improvement is not at all a bad thing–it’s always good–but the mass rush toward big, vague resolutions this time of year is […]
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