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5 Common Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them

Posted: 04/10/2014

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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How to Spring Clean Your Pantry

Posted: 04/08/2014

Light, fresh flavors are the order of the day. So whether your goals include dropping a few pounds before summer or simply eat healthier, you’ll want to clear out those old cans of gravy, boxed mac and cheese, and leftover holiday candy to make room for foods with the fresh light flavors of spring.Where Do I Begin?With all the fresh, brightly colored produce from local...

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5 Workday Stetches That Relax Your Mind and Body

Posted: 03/26/2014

March 24, 2014Tired? Stiff? Perhaps you’re finding your work environment stale and stressful? If so, it may be time for a simple, yet effective, stretch break. Workday stretches not only lengthen the soft tissue, but also allow the body to recharge from worries. Stretching also alleviates stress-related tensions such as a clenched jaw and shrugged shoulders.Importantly,...

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Exercises to Improve Your Core Stability

Posted: 03/24/2014

March 17, 2014Let me ask you a question: How do you feel when you’re lying down? Does your energy go up or do you find yourself getting drowsy and ready to fall asleep? Chances are, lying down makes you feel calm and relaxed.There’s a good reason for this: Lying horizontal is a natural sedative, which actually reduces nervous system communication to the muscles. It’s...

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4 Strength Training Mistakes

Posted: 02/28/2014

If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right. This applies to just about everything in life, and strength training is no different. It’s too important—and your time is too valuable—not to do it well.Consider this quote from Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge’s terrific book, Younger Next Year: “Cardio training may save your life,...

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Breaking Down Beans

Posted: 02/21/2014

If you pay attention to food and nutrition trends, you’ve likely noticed that over the last several years more people are opting for vegan or vegetarian diets. Lifestyle surveys confirm this upsurge in people who are cutting back on meat. And even if they’re not making a drastic change to eat entirely animal- or meat-free, more Americans are trying to incorporate...

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Love Yourself On Valentine's Day

Posted: 02/10/2014

Love Yourself on Valentine’s DayFebruary 10, 2014Valentine’s Day isn’t just candy in heart-shaped boxes and all things romantic. It’s a holiday about love and a great day to remember to love someone you are around 24/7—YOU! Valentine’s Day may only come around once a year, but if you can start loving yourself daily, your entire life can change....

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Improve Your Heart Health with These Tips

Posted: 02/10/2014

While most people associate February with Valentine’s Day, it’s also American Heart Month, which offers an opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of how to keep our hearts healthy as we celebrate our love.According to the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 600,000...

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Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

Posted: 01/20/2014

August 13, 2013, 12:00AMGood news out of Stanford was recently published in the journal Psychological Science, saying that preschoolers can be taught about healthy eating, and actually act on it to eat more vegetables! The ScoopResearchers recruited 59 preschool-aged children from a preschool affiliated with Stanford and divided the four classrooms into two...

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Pre- and Post-workout Snacks for Different Workout Durations

Posted: 01/20/2014

September 24, 2013, 12:00AMAs the saying goes, timing is everything. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Delivering the optimal amount of nutrients to your body at the right time can play a major role in performance and recovery. And although the primary concern for most workouts lasting fewer than 90 minutes is fluid replenishment (ACSM, 2012), small,...

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