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Fit For a Thanksgiving Feast

Halloween candy wrappings are still scattered around the house and already, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Holiday feasts in the USA often involve an all-out gorge with everyone retreating to the couch after dinner feeling bloated and about to burst. It’s enough to challenge the willpower of even the most-disciplined, fitness enthusiast. The good…

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Thankful For Your Health

As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we tend to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for. Developing a gratitude mindset is so critical to our overall health, and the one thing we’ve learned over the last 20 months, is the importance of our health.    Our bodies are beautiful, impressive creations…

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Mind Tricks to Improve Your Health

We’ve all probably had to struggle through a workout or play mind games to get to the finish line of a challenging physical event or race. Recent research indicates that the more we distract ourselves during our workouts, our perceived effort goes down and performance goes up.  Don’t forget to sign up under “Weekly Fitness…

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Strength Training During Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer changes your life. Once treatment ends, you want to get your life back and put cancer behind you, but you are still having to navigate many of the side effects of caner and the treatment protocols.  A woman may be experiencing pain, tightness, reduced range of motion, muscle loss, weakness, and postural deviations…

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Managing Menopause For Your Health

Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, bone loss, muscle loss, fatigue, emotional swings…Menopause can really take a toll on a woman’s health. The average age of menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle for one year, is 51 years old but the entire process can take up to 20 years for some women. When striving for…

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Stretch For Your Health

As we age, our connective tissue becomes more tight and rigid. So, if we’re already tight, this is going to affect our posture, alignment and risk for injury. Add to this the fact that stretching is the most neglected component of fitness and we’ve got a problem. You see, most people either don’t stretch correctly,…

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Fit or Fat

If you’ve been exercising and haven’t lost any weight, do you still experience health benefits? A metanalysis study published in September 2021 in iScience examined hundreds of research studies on weight loss and exercise and this study says YES! If you are an obese individual who exercises, you will lower your chances of dying prematurely…

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Understand Your Macronutrients!

Food is comprised of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats, referred to as your macronutrients, and each is critical to your overall health. The key to achieving results, whether it is weight loss, muscle gain, sports conditioning, improved energy or optimal health, is understanding how much of each macronutrient you should be consuming. Don’t forget to sign…

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Sitting Is The New Smoking

It seems like a dramatic statement, but many physiologists agree that sitting can be just as dangerous to your health as smoking. First coined by James A. Levine, MD, PhD, Obesity expert and former director of the Mayo Clinic, who claims that “sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is…

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Boost Your Vaccine!

The CDC is reporting that unvaccinated individuals are 10x more likely to be hospitalized and die from Covid-19. Local hospitals in Clark County are reporting that approximately 90-95% of the patients in our hospitals for Covid-19 are unvaccinated. These stats suggest and health experts agree that getting the vaccine is the most critical step in…

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