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Kari Schunk

Heart Health

February is a great month to remind ourselves of the importance of cardiovascular fitness and heart health. Regular cardio exercise is critical for the strength of your heart, the regulation of blood pressure and blood cholesterol, the management of stress and depression, brain health and the prevention of weight gain and obesity. A solid cardio…

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Simple Ways to Detox Your System

After a period of indulgent living, many people will feel the need to reset and detoxify their system. Detoxification is a process of nourishing, resting and cleansing our body from the inside out. Our body holds the ability to naturally detoxify, however, often may need a little help. If you feel lethargic, bloated, sluggish, have…

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Kari Schunk

Yoga at Home

We could all use a little more yoga in our lives, both for our physical and mental health. Yoga, which means “to join or yoke together,” is a system that dates back more than 5000 years. It is a form of physical exercise or postures, controlled breathing, and meditation, which brings the body and mind…

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Kari Schunk

Focus on the CAN not the CAN’T

There are so many things we can’t do right now due to COVID and that can easily get you down. Rick Hansen, a famous Canadian, can teach us a valuable lesson to help us cope with everything going on in the world right now. Rick was in a terrible car accident when he was 16…

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Rethinking Holiday Weight Gain

Most people gain weight during the holidays and it’s understandable. We are typically consuming more indulging, caloric-rich foods and drinks. We may be stressed with so much to get done. We may not be moving as much because it’s colder and darker. It’s not uncommon for people to put on 10 pounds during the holiday…

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Kari Schunk

2021 Reset

If there’s one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s the importance of overall health. Most people gain a bit of weight during the holidays and add in a global pandemic and a lockdown with people eating more and participating in less physical activity, it’s easy to see why people might be ready for a reset…

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Setting New Years Resolutions During a Pandemic

2020 was not what any of us expected and as we approach the end of the year, most are eager to hit the reset button. A year ago, many of us set some New Year’s Resolutions and many of those goals probably didn’t materialize due to Covid-19. Cancelled races, inability to travel, gyms closed…the lockdown…

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Forest Bathing

Since Health and Fitness Clubs are still closed, many of us are opting for outdoor workouts. We are blessed to live in the PNW, where we have access to so many paths, trails, lakes and rivers to enjoy stunning scenery. One program gaining popularity is Forest Bathing, originating in Japan, and is simply spending time…

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Although we won’t be experiencing the same temptations of holiday parties, community events and large family get-togethers this year due to Covid-19, it may be even more challenging to keep our health in check when we’re stuck at home with nothing to do. The last thing we want to do is add onto the ‘Quaran-15’!…

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