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Natural Pain Relief

Eight Foods for Health and Wellness Our paradigm is shifting. As we seek to understand the complex web of relationships uniting lifestyle and disease—both physical and emotional—we see the role medicine plays in our lives move from prescriptive to preventive. Scientists and doctors now accept a view long held by alternative healers, slow-food advocates, and…

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Natural Pain Relief: An Infographic

This infographic will help you pick the right foods and spices to naturally reduce inflammation and pain. Read the full article on how to get natural pain relief with different types of anti-inflammatory foods and spices.

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Prevent or Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Movement

Yesterday you met with your doctor to discuss your recent blood work. He informs you that everything checks out okay despite having some weight to lose, but he softly reveals that your blood glucose levels are in the pre-diabetic range. It just got real. Worry begins to sink in and you think how could this…

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Healthy & Cool Summer Salad

This salad has been coined the ‘Deck Salad’ because ideally you can pick every item from your patio or deck.  Here’s what you need: A heaping handful of cherry tomatoes, a small cucumber, 3-4 radishes, ½ small purple onion, and 3-4 fresh basil leaves.  Cut all of the cherry tomatoes in half and place in…

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5 Mindful Questions to Ask Before We Eat

Is your mind too full eat healthy?  Sometimes we need to slow down, stop, and ask ourself some questions about what we are getting ready to eat. Many of us can recall a time when we were standing over the sink shoveling food into our mouths without even realizing it. Or driving somewhere, one hand…

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The Magic of VooDoo Floss Bands

Voodoo floss bands (a type of resistance bands) are one of our favorite tools for exercise recovery. Fitness Director Jeff Ford tells you why.

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Baseline Benchmarking: 5 Must Do’s

When you decide it’s time to dive into a fitness program, it’s important to test initial benchmarks and understand your baseline. How does the mobility in your hips compare to your shoulders? Should you focus on improving your cardio-respiratory endurance or developing your body composition? If you don’t assess you baseline and understand your starting…

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The Truth About Tabata

Unfortunately there is a theme in the fitness industry that when something works, the natural tendency is for professionals to recommend people do more of it. This is a theme that many would agree is ingrained in America’s society. It’s just like what we’ve been brainwashed to believe regarding our food. If whole grains are…

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Nurture Fitness Adherence with Nature

Our society seems to have become ingrained with a habitual commitment to the gym as the choice for fitness workouts.  However, science advocates endless benefits to establishing a regular physical activity regimen involving the outdoors. When engaging in activity outdoors, we stride differently, adhere for longer durations, blast more calories, boost our “Vitamin H2” (aka.…

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Deck of Cards Travel Workout

The object of the game is to conquer all of the cards in the deck within a reasonable amount of time. If you are short on time, cut the deck in half or complete as many as you can within your allotted time. You can also invite spouses, significant others, family members, business peers or…