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Getting a Flu Shot?

by Rachelle on December 4, 2014

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The cold has arrived, the leaves have either started to fall, or already have fallen, and flu season is in full force. Your family doctor has possibly given you notice that it is time for that seasonal flu shot, but many people either don’t bother with getting it done for one reason or another. Maybe it will help to understand a little bit more about some misconceptions of the flu shot. Keep Reading

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We know protein is good for us, but are protein shakes as good as the real thing, and do they benefit our health? Ideally, it is best to be getting your daily protein allowance from natural sources such as meat, fish, nuts, milk, beans, cheese, and yogurt. However, people have investigated the way protein shakes effect our bodies, some reporting quite positive results: Keep Reading

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The months of October through December can be a very chaotic stretch of the year for most of us. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years can be a time of family gatherings, parties with friends and co-workers and extremely busy schedules. Keep Reading

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Pushing Through a Life Burnout

by Rachelle on October 31, 2014

When was the last time you felt burnt out? These days, it’s quite normal to be stressed, overworked, and saddled with too many of life’s responsibilities. It’s a small wonder that the modern western lifestyle is so predisposed to produce burnout in those who lead it. Keep Reading

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Post image for Watch Out for What Your Body is Telling You

Your body works sort of like the warning symbols that pop up on the dashboard of your car. If your engine is having issues, tires are low in pressure, or the oil needs to be changed, your car lets you know. Some warning signs that our body might be telling us should not be ignored, and should be fixed as soon as possible. Here are a few of issues that may or may not be a concern, and should be explored to treat as soon as possible: Keep Reading

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Post image for Controlling Our “Portion Distortion”

Portion sizes have been increasing each decade of society. It wasn’t long ago that the normal size for a soda was a modest 12 ounces, food was portioned smaller at restaurants, and all-you-can-eat buffets weren’t as popular as they are today. There are a few things you can do to counter this “portion distortion” that we as a society are currently experiencing, some that you can use to your own benefit: Keep Reading

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Healthy Vacationing

by Rachelle on September 25, 2014

Say goodbye to those post-vacation diets! It’s easy to stay in shape while on vacation by staying active and eating healthy. Vacation is a great time to forget about the stress of work and school, but not the best time to forget about working out. Keep Reading

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With the football season upon us, you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice healthy eating, for some quality appetizers, snacks and desserts. You will find that it takes some creativity to avoid simply buying over processed foods, snacks that are full of sugar and salt, and greasy meats. Here is a tasty 3 course meal idea that just might win over family: Keep Reading

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Post image for Keeping Your Kids Active After Summer Ends

School is back in session for a lot of children in grade school, or at least within the next few weeks. This doesn’t need to signify the end of letting your kids exhaust some of that energy by playing sports, swimming, and hiking that you might have done over the summer. Keep Reading

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Detoxing Your Liver

by Rachelle on August 12, 2014

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Maintaining a healthy liver is not only important to live an active, healthy lifestyle, but has long-term benefits as well. Think of your liver as an air filter. All the toxins we eat, drink and breathe in get clogged up in this hard-working organ. Even though our body has its own natural detoxification system, there is a lot we can do to give it a helping hand, largely by eating the right kinds of foods. Keep Reading

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