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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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


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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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


Sweat For Your Health!

by Megan on May 29, 2015

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Most of us learned in gym class that sweat is the physical evidence that we have a built in air conditioner. Our gym teachers seemed determined to push us to sweat in hot gyms and outdoor playgrounds. We were then taught to replenish with liquids so that our system could function properly.   Keep Reading


Get a Grip!

by Gabriella Patel on May 27, 2015

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We all know (or we should know) by now how important it is to maintain a healthy level of physical fitness in order to live a healthy quality life, maintain our cardiovascular system, and keep our bodies strong in order to thrive into our later years. Keep Reading


Post image for Treating That Nasty Sunburn

You were out on the boat all day, without even a thought to apply sunscreen (or to reapply), and before you knew it, you were rewarded with a nasty sunburn. Or perhaps you were just working out in the yard for about an hour and it didn’t even cross your mind to put on sunscreen. Now you’re toasted. Keep Reading


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The elliptical machine is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it is easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total body workout. Sometimes, people tend to misuse them and aren’t able to maximize their workout. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you hop onto one of these beautiful machines. Keep Reading