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Workout Tips for Summer Vacation

Posted: 07/03/2015

As summer moves into full swing, that upcoming summer trip isn’t too far behind. You’re planning your fun-filled week, or more if you’re lucky, with your family. You’re ready to check out from the stresses of daily life. Before you completely punch out, do a little research to make sure that you won’t completely checkout from your workout routine....

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How Fresh Food and Exercise Can Help You Get Back on Track After Spring Break

Posted: 04/11/2015

Spring Break is over, and now it’s time to get back to work. Not just at your job or school, it's time to get back to work on yourself. It’s okay if you slipped off your diet or didn’t get a workout in during your vacation. It probably seems like it’ll be impossible to get back to where you were before vacation, but it is not that hard. Don’t...

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The Skinny on FAT

Posted: 03/27/2015

Did you know that not all fats are bad for your health? In fact, some fats are really good for you! While all fats are energy-dense (a whopping 9 calories per gram compared to just 4 calories per gram for carbohydrates and proteins) and thus should be consumed in small portions, incorporating more of the “healthy” fats and less of the “unhealthy” fats...

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Small Steps to Increase Physical Activity

Posted: 03/13/2015

Regular physical activity is essential for good health and happiness. People with very active jobs (i.e. construction worker, mail carrier) and those who frequently exercise typically reach the weekly recommended activity level of 150 minutes.* However, the majority of Americans do not reach this amount because they either have less active jobs or are simply not ready to commit...

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Eat Well to Stay Healthy

Posted: 01/30/2015

Eating healthy does more than help keep your body in shape; it helps keep your heart in shape, too. If you’re recovering from heart disease, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is especially important. But it’s not always easy. Rachel D’Souza-Siebert adopted heart-healthy habits after her heart attack. But like many women who are working and raising...

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Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness

Posted: 01/23/2015

By Allie Bidwell Aug. 19, 2014 | 6:01 a.m. EDT + More   ​Staying physically fit isn't just good for your health. It's also a good way to beef up your brain, according to new research.  Led by Laura Chaddock-Heyman, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Beckman Institute, a team of researchers found greater...

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Making Healthy Protein Choices

Posted: 01/16/2015

Making healthy protein choices Protein is a pretty big deal. It is part of every cell in the body and in some way, helps with every one of the body’s functions. Protein is the main part of your muscles, brain, nerves, hair, skin, and nails. It keeps you healthy by fighting infection, provides energy, and helps you feel full in between meals.  A healthy diet includes...

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Decreasing Stress

Posted: 12/19/2014

Stress is a natural part of our daily lives. Most stress is short-lived, but when it hangs around long-term our health really begins to suffer. Chronic negative stress increases our risk for anxiety, depression, heart attack, stroke, and type2 diabetes (and the list goes on!). Is stress interfering with your daily life? Try the following tips to get on the path to better...

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5 Common Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them

Posted: 12/12/2014

Ever have those days when you feel like the universe is conspiring to keep you from reaching your fitness goals? Even the most committed fitness enthusiasts face challenges to staying active. Sometimes we sabotage ourselves. Other times, life interferes with our exercise plans. Check out this list of common fitness saboteurs and learn how to combat them with practical strategies...

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Strength Training 101

Posted: 12/05/2014

You do not need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from strength training. A well-designed strength-training program can provide the following benefits: Increased strength of bones, muscles and connective tissues (the tendons and ligaments)—This increased strength decreases the risk of injury. Increased muscle mass—Most adults lose about one-half pound of muscle...

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Grand Rapids, MI   49546
p. (616) 957-4738
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