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3 Things Healthy People Do Every Day

Health is an accumulation. We continually add to or subtract from the sum total of our health with our daily decisions. The difference between being the healthiest you can possibly be and feeling completely rundown is a tiny decision that’s made over and over again. Floss: I know, I know. There’s a good chance you despise flossing (especially if you’re …

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Sitting: The Hidden Health Hazards

More and more people have to sit for hours on end as part of their jobs. According to Kathleen Dohney and Michael Smith, MD, various studies completed since January of 2014 have linked sitting to multiple health issues. For instance, people who sit for long periods of time are more vulnerable to decreased mental health, at a higher risk of …

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Running Form – It Matters!

Proper running form helps to increase your running efficiency while protecting you from injury. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been running for years or are new to the routine, everyone can benefit from improved running form. The key is to make small changes and give your body a chance to adjust to the new mechanics. Here are some ideas to …

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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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Treadmill Frankensteining

Your walking and running patterns are very important. Changing your natural walking/running pattern increases your chance for injury and typically burns less calories, which brings us to… Treadmill Frankensteining. Treadmill Frankensteining is exactly what it sounds like: when someone is holding onto the treadmill with both hands in front of them while they walk/jog. Usually there is some sort of …

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Gluten: To Eat or Not To Eat

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. But just what is gluten sensitivity? Gluten sensitivity is the term used to describe people who cannot tolerate gluten and end up experiencing symptoms similar to celiac disease. Symptoms include GI difficulties, headaches, joint pain or numbness in the fingers or toes. Dr. Arthur …

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Are you being sabotaged?

Now that you’ve embarked on your fitness journey, you may notice a change in your family and friends. While they initially were supportive and helped you reach your goals, that support has tapered off. There could be any number of reasons for this change. “Sometimes friends simply want you to feel good about yourself as you are,” writes Dr. David …

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Strength

What is strength? I bet if you asked this question to yourself your answer would be quite vague. “Well strength is..being strong?” As a powerlifter strength is my end all be all, what I strive to make greater after each session in the gym. Strength means adding twenty pounds to my squat for a new PR. To my clients strength …

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