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Personal goal setting is an important part of any fitness goal. In fact, it is just as important as keeping track of the calories you consume and the exercises you perform! When setting your personal goals, it’s important that you come up with fitness goals that are challenging but achievable. A great way to do this is to follow the acronym S.M.A.R.T. to achieve your fitness goals. Keep Reading

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Treatment of a Bee/Wasp Sting

by Wendy on June 30, 2015

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Getting a bee or a wasp sting is obviously no fun. The pain can last up to several hours, even days if no correct measures are applied immediately. Since summer time is at its peak, people who work in their gardens have an inherent high risk of getting stung! Fortunately, there are many home remedies that you can use to get relief of the sting almost immediately. Keep Reading

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Toning Your Calves

by Rachelle on June 26, 2015

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Exercises to tone your calf muscles will strengthen your legs, giving them definition and shape. Having stronger calf muscles gives you endurance to carry out your daily activities. The best thing about most calf exercises is that they easy to do, and can be performed just about anywhere. Keep Reading

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Post image for Don’t Destroy Those Pearly Whites!

Generally, most of us know that brushing well and flossing daily will likely keep our teeth strong and healthy, lasting us for years to come. What many of us don’t know is the small things that may have an effect on keeping our teeth strong. Keeping your teeth in top condition long-term is difficult enough! Here are some things that you may have not thought of that could be destroying your teeth! Keep Reading

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Care for a Healthy Smoothie?

by Wendy on June 19, 2015

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Most everyone loves a freshly pressed juice or refreshing smoothie, and what’s not to like? They taste great, pack a serious punch when it comes to vitamins and minerals, and offer a healthy way to boost your energy. Besides, you can be as creative as you want, mixing and matching your favorite veggies, fruits, and add-ins! Your drink can be silky smooth, thick and creamy, or even have a bit of texture. Keep Reading

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Post image for Preventing Seasonal Allergies

Sure, the “Season of the Sneezin’” may have been back in the spring for most people, but if you think that the allergy season has come and gone, then you are wrong! Allergens can be attacking our system well into summer. However, there is good news! Preventing allergy attacks can be as simple as figuring out what the triggers are, and taking necessary precautions when dealing with them. Keep Reading

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The Juicy Facts of Watermelon

by Mel on June 16, 2015

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Summertime has arrived in full swing, and so has the fruits of this earth! No other produce screams summer quite like a juicy slice of watermelon, due to its refreshing sweetness and burst of color that adds a bit of brightness to your plate. Keep Reading

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Running stairs is much like other forms of running; the more you do it, the faster you are going to become. And just like any exercise, it requires good form and variances to train different muscle groups. You are moving against gravity, and stair running is going to be more intense than running on a flat surface. Keep Reading

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Are you planning on heading out for a hike or a bike trip? That tempting store trail mix usually has added unhealthy ingredients like sugar and unhealthy fats. What you want in a good trail mix is a snack that is non-perishable, easy to carry, high in calories to give you energy, low in carbohydrates, and if you have a sweet tooth, just enough sweetness to make it great tasting! Plus, when you make your own trail mix, you can make sure you like every food you put in it!

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Post image for Treating the Ankle After a Sprain

Many of us seem to worry about our back or our knees going out as we age. What should be focused on more is the ankle sprain, as it is viewed as the “common cold” of musculoskeletal injuries. If you want to live an active lifestyle, it becomes very difficult to avoid. Keep Reading

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