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The Many Health Benefits of Green Tea

by Mel on September 23, 2014

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“Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.”

-Ancient Chinese Proverb Keep Reading

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We all have our guilty food pleasures, but there are definitely some that you should eternally ban from your diet, or at least limit your intake. Here are 6 foods to avoid as much as possible, and you will be well on your way to a healthier, balanced meal plan. Keep Reading

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Get Out of That Bed!

by Mel on July 11, 2014

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“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle Keep Reading

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Get That Heart Rate Up!

by Mel on July 2, 2014

Cardiovascular exercise increases your heart rate and breathing. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that most adults get 30 minutes of moderate cardio exercise, 20 minutes of intense cardio exercise or a combination of moderate and intense cardio exercise five or more days each week, in addition to two to three days of resistance exercise. Engaging in different types of cardio reduces boredom and offers an effective fitness program. Keep Reading

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The old proverb saying “Health is Wealth” especially rings true as we try to focus on spending less time indoors, and more time outside as we enjoy these summer months. Summer allows us to try some fruits that are in season only during this time of year. Keep Reading

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Fish in 30 Minutes or Less

by Mel on May 2, 2014

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Fish is a very important part of a healthy diet. Eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels. Eating fish once or twice a week may also reduce the risk of stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic conditions. Keep Reading

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Tips for Gym Newbies

by Mel on April 15, 2014

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Your first time at a gym can be a scary experience. Don’t know what to bring or where to start?  Here are some tips to help keep you relatively unscathed during this new experience.  Plus learn gym etiquette to keep those dirty looks at bay.  Keep Reading

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More Healthy Lifestyle Tips

by Mel on March 26, 2014

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Here are healthy lifestyle tips you can incorporate into your daily life to promote your health and well-being. Some tips you should implement on a daily basis and others are simple changes you can make to your life to nurture healthy living. Keep Reading

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Spring Cleaning

by Mel on March 18, 2014

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Whether you buy new gear or not, you do need to inspect your home exercise equipment and make sure it’s safe, clean and in good working order every so often. Spring is a great time to tackle this project, especially if you haven’t used your equipment for a while. Keep Reading

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Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

by Mel on February 28, 2014

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Do you need to make a dessert that will be shared with a gluten free friend?  Many kids have different dietary restrictions and gluten free dessert recipes can be sometimes be difficult to pull off, but here are some recipes the whole group will love!  Keep Reading

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