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Month: May 2013

How Long Should You Train?

Too much intensity too frequently is most often the product of the false belief that “more is better”. We already know that to increase fitness in a specific area of the body, that area must be strained by specific exercises that stimulate the area and prompt the body’s natural recovery and repair mechanism to rebuild the exercised muscle back to a higher level of function and appearance. No amount of training will reach beneficial long-term fitness gains unless the training is properly balanced with adequate recovery time allowing the body to rebuild itself back to its full functional level....

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Balancing Calories

Article taken from for informational purposes. There’s a lot of talk about the different components of food. Whether you’re consuming carbohydrates, fats, or proteins all of them contain calories. If your diet focus is on any one of these alone, you’re missing the bigger picture. The Caloric Balance Equation When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight for a lifetime, the bottom line is – calories count! Weight management is all about balance—balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses or “burns off.” A calorie is defined as a unit of...

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Healthy Joints and Strong Bones

Musculoskeletal issues are the leading cause of disability in the U.S., accounting for 130 million patient visits to health-care providers. That’s one in three Americans. And, with an aging population, the problem will only escalate. What can you do? Here are five simple things you can do today to support healthy joints and bones. Increase foods high in antioxidants. Consider preparing more vegetables in a juice, which can help improve the functioning of the liver and kidneys and increase the elimination of toxins and waste products from the body. Keeping in mind that free radicals can be detrimental to...

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Book selection: “Eating Mindfully”

Book selection: “Eating Mindfully” “Eating Mindfully” was one of the first books to apply mindfulness techniques to eating. Since its publication, new research has emerged linking mindful eating with weight loss and an increased ability to manage emotional eating tendencies. Interest in mindful eating has skyrocketed, and thousands of readers have discovered how slowing down and enjoying food can transform the way they eat. This second edition of “Eating Mindfully” includes new tips and easy-to-use strategies for staying present when eating, savoring food, and controlling cravings. Author Susan Albers has added a new chapter highlighting recent studies on mindful...

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