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National Relaxation Day

Aug 8, 2018 Fitness Tips

Summer is winding down, vacations are coming to an end and you might be finding yourself ramping back up with work and daily activities. It seems fitting that National Relaxation Day falls on August 15th.

5 Foods That Make You Happy ( . . . and ice cream isn’t one of them)

Aug 1, 2018 Fitness Tips

Junk food manufacturers know that the sugar, salt, and fat found in their treats signal your brain to release the feel-good chemical dopamine. But, as you know, that chocolate-smeared smile is short-lived. In fact, a study published by Public Health Nutrition Journal found that people who eat fast food and commercial baked goods are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who eat very little or none.

Posture Series #6: Lower Body Compensation

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP Jul 31, 2018 Fit Fun

Everybody compensates to one degree or another.  As humans we are essentially wired to be just a little bit stronger on one side, a little more flexible on another, etc.  When I see someone who has slight imbalances I am not generally concerned – it’s to be expected and in certain cases (depending on a client’s job, sport, or lifestyle activities)...

Cocoa Heart Munch

Jul 31, 2018 Nutrition

Ingredients: Walnuts, almonds, and pistachios are the heart healthy nuts, which are the perfect ingredient to add to trail mix or popcorn munch.   Yield: 12 servings: 1 serving = ½ cup   Ingredients: Cocoa Roasted Nuts: ·         1/2 cup of raw almonds ·        ...

Put Your Heart Into It

Jul 26, 2018 Fitness Tips

It is predicted that by the year 2030, almost 23.6 million people across the world will die from a type of heart disease, whether it be coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, stroke, or one of its many other forms. The great news is, you can do something, starting today, to help prevent heart disease in your own life. Here are 4 Tips to get you started:

Sunday Meal Preparation? You DO Have Time for That

Jul 18, 2018 Fitness Tips

Having a few healthy meals prepped and ready to go for the next week's dinners all but guarantees that you'll make healthier eating choices but how can you fit it into your schedule.

Are You Market Savvy?

Jul 11, 2018 Fitness Tips

Eating locally and seasonally helps strengthen your local economy and reduces your carbon footprint.  However, perhaps you've, come home with a few produce items that didn't make it onto your dinner plate; either because you weren't sure what to do with them, or you overestimated your family's produce-eating potential.

Healthify Your 4th of July Celebrations

Jul 4, 2018 Fitness Tips

If you’re not careful, this mid-summer holiday can also be a healthy eating pitfall. Between the heavy, creamy salads and the sugary beverages and desserts, your family BBQ can turn into an unhealthy nightmare. However, with a little guidance and careful planning, you can take your gathering from a diet-bomb to a diet-boon.

Posture Series#5: Upper Body Compensation

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP Jul 2, 2018 Fit Fun

  Everybody compensates to one degree or another.  As humans we are essentially wired to be just a little bit stronger on one side, a little more flexible on another, etc.  When I see someone who has slight imbalances I am not generally concerned – it’s to be expected and in certain cases (depending on a client’s job, sport, or lifestyle activities)...

Vanilla Soy Smoothie With Flaxseeds

Jul 2, 2018 Nutrition

Food Weight: 3.0      Ingredients: Yield: 1 serving (serving size: ~ 13 ounce smoothie) 8 ounces of “light” vanilla soy milk 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds ½ cup frozen peaches (no added sugar) 2 tablespoons sugar   Directions: Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.   Nutritional...

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