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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

April 20, 2017

Blog, General Health Info

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is […]

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Tweaking Not Twerking

July 9, 2015

Blog, Exercise

Tweaking Not Twerking

We are at the mid-point in the year and maybe you are looking to change things up with your exercise routine.  Follow these simple tweaks to help you break through any plateaus, jump start some weight loss and get your metabolism going so you continue to burn calories for a […]

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Warm Up and Cool Down

June 18, 2015

Blog, Exercise

Warm Up and Cool Down

I’m not just talking about what happens in hot and humid weather.  It is important that before you start any exercise, even a quick 6-minute workout, you do a warm up and end with a cool down.  Warm ups and cool downs help prevent injury and can make your workouts […]

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No Gym Required

April 2, 2015

Exercise

No Gym Required

You are busy with work, kids, volunteer commitments, etc (insert your own challenge) and find it difficult to get to the gym with any regularity. However, nothing beats the convenience of using your  home and/or body as your own gym and you don’t need fancy, expensive equipment to accomplish the […]

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To Detox or Not

January 29, 2015

Blog, Diet

To Detox or Not

You’ve probably seen the media ads touting the health benefits and weight loss of Detox, or detoxification, diets, but they can pose many health risks and aren’t particularly effective. Detox diets are touted as a way to remove toxins from the body helping you to feel more energetic and focused. […]

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November Cardio Challenge

November 6, 2014

Blog

November Cardio Challenge

This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. I consider Halloween to be the kick-off event for the holiday season. It gets us started down the path of over-indulging which can undo all the hard work you’ve done in the past 10 months. Try to limit “treats” […]

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Chocoholics Unite!

July 24, 2014

Blog

Chocoholics Unite!

I confess; I am a chocoholic (I also have a sweet tooth that I have to constantly curb).  However, I’ve decided that I can have my cake and eat it too (pardon the pun).  I will only buy plain dark chocolate to have around – I’m not trustworthy with even […]

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Sleep: It Does A Body Good

July 17, 2014

Blog, Health & Beauty

Sleep: It Does A Body Good

We’ve always heard that we need to get eight hours of sleep per night, but how many of us actually get even close to that?  Our lives are busy; there aren’t enough hours in the day and sleep seems to be where we cut corners.  I should know as I’ve […]

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July Cardio Challenge

July 3, 2014

Blog, Exercise

July Cardio Challenge

It’s time to increase the duration or frequency of your workouts. You want to shoot for about 150 minutes total of moderate to intense aerobic activity every week. Keep your interval workouts to no more than 3 per week and add another long cardio session (these are NOT strolls). Have […]

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April Cardio Challenge

April 3, 2014

Blog, Exercise

April Cardio Challenge

By now you should be doing some intervals during your walk – incorporating periods of faster walking with periods of slower walking (your normal pace).  This month, make your “rest periods” 30 seconds instead of a minute.  This means you will walk faster for 1 minute and then slow down […]

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