Tag Archives: health

10 Foods that will NOT make you Stupid

Have you been feeling mentally exhausted lately and you wish you could just have a restart? You must be considering looking for ways to feel mentally healthy again, using methods such as various exercises and activities, and that’s a really good beginning. What about eating the best foods for improving brain function? Have you also considered that? You need to …

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Join the Advent Health Challenge

Christmas marks a time for over-indulgence. Office parties, school socials and family get-together's all mean one thing: lots of calories. A medical journal recently published results showing that North Americans gain an average of two to five pounds per year. More startling is that 1.5 to 4 pounds of this gain occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Not this year …

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Osteoporosis and the comfort food connection #chickenchat

November’s #ChickenChat is all about the Osteoporosis and Comfort Food Connection

November  is Osteoporosis Awareness Month – Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of breaking a bone. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. …

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#300aDAY Challenge Update: Day 3 on the books

The #300aDAY challenge has now surpassed 1,100 registered participants around the globe.  Between the event page and group pages on Facebook, I'm blown away with the amount of supportive feedback, tips and words of encouragement being shared with relative strangers.  Or at least what were strangers not even four days ago are now part of a common movement – the …

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Famous Quotes and sayings about health, fitness and exercise

I love quotes.  All quotes, whether they be sayings, a famous expression, or just a little off-cuff remark caught by some looming reporter.  Little inspirational (or not so inspirational) words shared by people from many different molds, which are sometimes just want we need to hear to keep our own momentum moving forward.  These are just a few of my …

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To Yoga or not to Yoga? That is the question

I now have 4 weeks of Bikram's yoga classes under my belt. How am I feeling? Amazing! My flexibility has never been better, my core strength has gone through the roof, and my speed and endurance has improved drastically. Who would have thought that sitting in a hot box of a room and sweating for 90 minutes while trying to touch my toes would be so empowering? LOL ;-)

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I’m back and feeling better than ever!

Well, after almost a month off from any Cross-fit or weight training I'm back at it with a vengeance. Tuesday's night WOD, "Annie with a twist", was a good one to come back to. The workout consists of doing 15 rounds of 10 Double-unders and 10 ab-mat sit ups for time. I banged it off in 9:02! Honestly, I did not expect to do so well after a 4 week hiatus.

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