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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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Is Single-Leg Training Better for Athletes?

Strength and Conditioning coaches argue whether Single-leg Training is superior for athletes compared to Double-Leg Training. During sports that involve running and cycling, you are typically driving with one leg at a time, so sport specificity training would indicate that single-leg strength training would be superior. It would then make sense then to incorporate various…

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Exercises For Runners

Vancouver is home to two very popular running events in the fall, the PeaceHealth AppleTree Marathon, Half & 5K and the Girlfriends Half/10K/5K hosted by Why Racing Events. You will start to see many locals running around town as they train to get ready to challenge themselves to cross the finish line. If you register…

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Back to School, Back to YOU!

Kids are back to school so many parents are ready to start focusing on their health and fitness again. It’s a great time to assess your exercise and nutrition plan and establish some goals to improve your overall health. After all, if we’ve learned one thing going through this global pandemic, it’s the importance of…

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ROCK Your Workouts

No matter if you are camping, hiking, at the beach or just in your backyard, you can give yourself an incredible muscle conditioning workout with just rocks! If you can’t get to the gym or away from your home workout area, it doesn’t mean your workouts have to take a sabbatical. So, no excuses, you…

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