July 2015

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If you have been training for a significant amount of time, you have probably acquired a slight tweak here or there that you now have to train around. Some discomfort results, as will injuries when something just doesn’t bend right. Whether it’s a reoccurring sports injury or a “that-was-dumb-of-me injury”, it is now something you will have to take into account when hitting the gym. Keep Reading


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These days, we seem to have to make a conscious effort to get outside. We get used to using comfortable air conditioning, but it is important to get to the outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! Many Americans find themselves deficient in what is commonly referred to as the sunshine vitamin, otherwise known as vitamin D. Keep Reading


Squat for Your Health!

by Wendy on July 26, 2015

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Chances are that if you workout fairly often, you are somewhat aware of the benefits of doing squats. And chances are that you will surely love them. If you are not aware of the benefits of this popular exercise, then it is high time you learn about them. They can be performed with weights or without weights, can be performed almost anywhere, and will make your body flexible and strong. Keep Reading


Don’t Get Salty Over Sodium

by Mel on July 21, 2015

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Each one of us consumes sodium every single day, and that is a good thing! Our bodies require sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much sodium can have negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk for high blood pressure (which contributes to heart disease and stroke). While most of us get enough sodium each day to meet our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams), the average person consumes way too much! It is recommended that adults consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. Keep Reading


Edamame, the Perfect Snack

by Jackie on July 16, 2015

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Most people would reach for a bag of potato chips, or some cookies to satisfy their hunger craving until their next meal. But not you right? The perfect healthy snack for in between meals or as an appetizer is Edamame. Edamame is another name for soy beans. The beans that you get in the pods are actually immature beans. When allowed to fully mature they become a much harder bean from which soy milk and tofu are made. Keep Reading


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We frequently hear about how we need to consume more calcium, but very little is mentioned of magnesium. Although we only need a small amount of magnesium per day, more than 55% of Americans don’t get enough on a daily basis! This vital mineral is extremely essential to a vast assortment of body functions, as more than 300 reactions that occur in our bodies need Magnesium to function well. Keep Reading


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Who among us hasn’t gotten up quickly from sitting down and felt a bit dizzy? Or had a stomach virus and things spun in the room a bit? While dizziness can be a side effect of minor health issues, it can also be a sign of a serious health problem. In many cases, a little knowledge and self-treatment can cure dizziness. But you must take dizziness seriously, because even if it is not signaling a serious health condition, it can be the cause of some dire health consequences. Keep Reading


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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