Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

Gaining Control: Portion vs. Serving

Weight loss and fitness goals are tightly tied to nutrition. What you eat is as important as how you eat it. It’s important to realize that while the words ‘portion’ and ‘serving’ are used interchangeably, they don’t mean the same thing. A portion is the amount of food you are served or choose to eat. A serving is the amount …

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Core Matters – Building Core Strength

A strong core is essential for everything, from common daily tasks to athletic training. By building and then maintaining a strong core, you reduce your risks of injury and increase your agility and power. Core muscles help to transfer the power from the hips and legs into the arms as well as from the shoulders and arms into the hips …

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Get Out of Your Own Way: The Impact of Self-Talk

How you talk to yourself matters. If you continually berate yourself, you may find it very difficult to ever feel good about yourself. Alternatively, if you are feeling good about something, you may end up feeling guilty for feeling good; simply because you are used to feeling bad about yourself. This all stems from how you talk to yourself. The …

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Tips to Managing Stress

Stress – it’s basically unavoidable. Life today means we are always working, always moving, always on the go. All of this adds up to a variety of side effects, from poor eating habits and excessive drinking to sleeplessness and weakened immune systems. Fortunately, more and more people have recognized these harmful effects of stress and are taking steps to remedy …

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