Why 10,000 Steps Doesn’t Work For Weight Loss exercise Nov 11, 2017
There’s a belief that by taking 10,000 steps per day, you’ll lose weight and stay in shape. Taking 10,000 steps per day can get you closer to meeting exercise recommendations. You should get 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity per...
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Did You Check Your Blood Pressure Today? medical conditions Nov 05, 2017

Checking your blood pressure may be one of the most important things you do today. As a nurse who works on an acute stroke unit, I see the impact of prolonged high blood pressure or hypertension, firsthand. It’s not pretty. The saddest part is that the damage from uncontrolled blood...

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Tricky Treats- Four Ways to Control Your Cravings this Halloween nutrition Oct 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again. When the candy producers pull out all their marketing tricks to make you want to buy more treats. It’s all in the spirit of Halloween, but it’s gotten out of hand.

To start off- who’s got leftover candy from last year? Raise your arm high....

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Thinking of Going Vegetarian? Think Again! nutrition Sep 29, 2017

An article on the Forks Over Knives website talks about becoming a vegetarian. I couldn’t resist going through it. It’s called Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat. It describes the seven amazing benefits that you get when you give up meat.  Read it first and then...

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Three Easy Ways to Ward Off Depression After Athletics End coaching mental health Sep 19, 2017
Athletic careers can end due to illness or injury. This sudden change often turns into a downward spiral in health. Pain leads to inactivity, with weight gain quickly following. Depression is a common symptom in this negative spiral, leading to more pain and illness. You are not alone...
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Improve Your Posture to Prevent Injuries- Part Two exercise Sep 04, 2017
Last week I pointed out how important it is to focus on good posture. How did you do? It’s easy to slip into habits that are harmful over time without realizing it. I’m sure that you found many times when your posture was less than ideal. With intentional focus, you’ve become...
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Improve Your Posture to Prevent Injuries- Part One exercise Aug 27, 2017
I saw what you did. You just stat up and straightened your back. Right? It’s like I’m watching you! That’s because I know how this works. I’ve been down this road myself. It’s super comfortable to prop yourself up on one leg, to cross your legs or to lean...
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Get Real With Your Goals For Better Results coaching lifestyle factors Jul 04, 2017

We all have goals of accomplishing things over our lifetime. Some of them are small. Some of them are big. Some are even bigger than you realize. Like writing a book- so I’ve come to learn.

Anyone who knows me well will know that I’ve been talking about writing a book for a ...

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10 Ways to Get More Fiber in Your Diet digestion nutrition Jun 12, 2017

You’ve probably heard that you need to eat more fiber but you may not even know where to start. How much do you need? What foods have fiber? What is fiber? There’s so much to know! Let me help clarify things for you:

What Does Fiber Do?

  • Decreases blood cholesterol, slows glucose...
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Five Key Steps to PREVENT Chronic Diseases Before They Start medical conditions May 08, 2017

Managing diseases has become the staple of our health care systems. You get sick, you go to the doctor, they treat you, and you get better, right?

Disease management is so much more than that. Unfortunately, with our deteriorating health, our health care systems are having a hard time keeping up...

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What’s the Point in Sleep Anyway? sleep Apr 24, 2017

Why You Sleep

Sleep fulfills three key functions that help keep our bodies in check. The first is energy conservation (savings), where our metabolism is regulated and energy homeostasis (balance) occurs.

The second function is to consolidate (pull together) our memories, where they are...

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8 Essential Components of Fitness that Will Make You Stronger exercise Apr 17, 2017

You understand there are a ton of amazing benefits from exercising, but you may not be sure what exactly you should be doing. There are lots of different types of exercise programs out there, such as fitness classes, weight training, swimming, biking running, yoga, and...

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