The Family Pillar

Are You in a Codependent or Cocommitted Relationship?

are you in a codependant or cocommitted relationship

Couples who play together, stay together, as the adage goes. Usually, this phrase is used in talking about working out together, like when couples hit the gym or do a race together. I know a family that all does karate together, both doing classes, practicing and going to tournaments across the country together. They are also filling up their basement …

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9 Straight-forward Reasons to Be Doing More Calisthenics 

9 reasons to do more bodyweight exercises

There’s a saying that “Any exercise is better than no exercise”, and while this may be true, not all exercises are made equal. While we’re not going to go into the pros and cons of each different type of training, what we’ll look at today are 9 reasons why bodyweight training is so popular and effective. In fact, it was …

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10 Essential Yet Easy Habits to Practice with Family

10 Essential Yet Easy Habits Your Whole Family Can Benefit From

By developing good, proper habits, you and your family can minimize the risk of common health conditions, and live to a ripe, old age. Regardless of what generation you belong to, there are some life hacks which can give you and your family enough energy to enjoy life to the fullest. However, because lifestyle design has nowadays become such a …

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12 Mental Health Benefits of Marijuana You Should Know

12 Mental Health Benefits of Marijuana You Should Know

Cannabis, also called marijuana, is a substance, immensely popular for its recreational use not only among youth but also among the elderly ones. In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in thirty-one states while recreational marijuana is legal in nine states only. On June 25th, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, a drug that contains an active …

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The A-to-Z Guide of CBD Oil: What, How, and Why

The A-to-Z Guide of CBD Oil

What is CBD? Cannabidiol, which is widely known as CBD, is the largest chemical compound in the hemp or cannabis plant. Considered an excellent remedy for many common ailments CBD's popularity is indeed on the rise.   However, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC), CBD oil doesn’t have any psychoactive properties. If you ever wondered how people ‘get high, well, it’s the THC! …

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Why Women Love to Spend Big Money on Athleisure Outfits

Why Women Love to Spend Big Money on Athleisure Outfits

Previously fashion used to be an exclusive thing, made to appear extravagant, lavish & uber appealing, but come today, fashion is not just the demand of the ultra-rich or incredibly stylish, it’s a phenomenon that pervades every sphere of our lives. We are a more conscious generation who wants to look good where it be. Category clothing has gone under …

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How Alcohol Can Destroy Your Fitness Goals

It is no secret that alcohol isn't the best substance to be fueling our bodies with, but after completing a tiring workout or long week at work a night spent at happy hour often sounds like the perfect indulgence. The question comes into play of how much havoc drinking can wreak on accomplishing, or maintaining our desired fitness goals? The …

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Fat, Sick and Getting Worse: Why Sitting is the New Smoking

As we’ve made the transition from the fields and the factories to cubicles, our bodies have begrudgingly had to come along for the ride. While longer life spans, lower risk of workplace-related injuries and death, and a lot more leisure time are amazing things that we should all be grateful for, all of these benefits don’t come without a bit of risk. One of the biggest risk factors of our new, more sedentary lifestyle, is sitting.

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12 Benefits of a Fitness Routine for People in Recovery

12 Benefits of a Fitness Routine for People in Recovery

Addiction is an interesting concept and with it comes plenty of stigmas. I have shared over the past year in a series of articles entitled #AddictionFreeLife, about my journey with overcoming my own alcohol and substance abuses. This guest article from Paige is a great reminder of how healthy lifestyle choices, in particular, regular exercise can be a fantastic substitute for some of the crutches in our lives that pull us down mentally, physically and spiritually. I've seen first-hand the power of fitness in the recovery of some very dear friends of mine. I hope you enjoy the simple truths shared in this article and feel free to share with anyone you feel can benefit from the reminder.

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If You Don’t Have Family Goals What Do You Have?

if you do not have family goals what do you have

It’s been said that families are like trees whose branches grow outward in many different directions, but the roots, they remain as one. Like an Austrian Oak, firmly planted in the ground like a Corinthian pillar of marble still standing amid the ruins of 2,500 year old Greek temple, FAMILY, is one of my life’s unmovable pillars. Family is a …

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