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Reasons To Commit To Getting Fit

As we approach the New Year, we tend to reflect on the past year, while also looking forward to how we want our upcoming year to unfold. We may set goals for things we want to start doing, stop doing or keep doing. One of the commitments many people make is to adopt a more…

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Keep The Stairs!

As many people age, they decide to downsize and move to a home or location without stairs. It makes sense to want to reduce your footprint so that there’s less to take care of.  Also, as you age, perhaps your knees aren’t as strong as they were. You start to develop aches and pains. Then,…

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Understanding the Basics of Calories In and Calories Out

As we head into the holiday season of parties, treats and excessive indulging, many people become concerned with the impact on their weight and overall health. It’s helpful to understand the science of caloric intake and calorie output and how the balance impacts whether you lose weight, gain weight or maintain. The term “calorie” is…

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Holiday Fitness Challenges

The holidays are busy and sometimes stressful with decorating, shopping, get-togethers, dinners, and festivities, so it’s easy to understand why people have a hard time committing to their fitness and health plan every December. But, we shouldn’t take a holiday from the commitment to our health. Instead, understand that working out is part of your…

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Intuitive Eating

The Holiday Season is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, good times, and great foods. Many find themselves stressing over how holiday goodies may affect their health and fitness goals. This is the perfect time to practice the principles of intuitive eating. The first step is to understand we eat because we’re hungry, but…

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Thanksgiving Day Workouts

Most people dream about turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. But few think about working out on Thanksgiving Day. Reasons To Do Something Active On Thanksgiving Day: Caloric Balance It’s estimated that the average American will consume 5000+ calories on Thanksgiving Day. Take some time to burn some of those…

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The Health Issues With Being Too Comfortable

Labor saving devices and the comforts of the modern world that are supposed to be making our lives easier are actually causing disease, early deaths and mental health issues. Michael Easter, author of “The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self” explores our current relationship with and ability to manage discomfort….

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Just Ruck It

Rucking is a military phrase referring to walking while carrying weight. It is becoming more popular amongst the general population as a great way to workout with many benefits. Benefits of Rucking Low-Impact Rucking is a low-impact exercise perfect for anyone who can’t run or participate in other high-impact movements.  Anytime, Anywhere Rucking can be…

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Practical Tips to Living Long and Healthy

Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve learned 4 General Themes for how to live long and healthy based on areas where high concentrations of Centenarians live in Japan, Italy, Greece, and Costa Rica. How Does That Correlate to Vancouver WA, USA?! 1. Increase Unconscious Movement People who live in Blue Zones experience a vast amount…

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Increasing Life Expectancy by Learning from Blue Zones

The final episode in the Netflix Series “Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones” asks whether we can change our future based on the wisdom gained from the Blue Zones. These unique pockets where a high concentration of Centenarians exist provide a template for the rest of us to consider our lifestyles and…

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