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Can a FitBit Make Me Thinner? A Holiday Gift Idea!

Everyone is looking for a way to reduce their weight and be healthier. One of the hottest holiday gifts this year was the FitBit health tracker. My 13 year old son Nick received one and I have noticed him being more mindful of eating sugar and staying active. He said that “It’s made working out and exercising fun and easy.  Almost like a game, and your opponent is yourself.”

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The Importance Of Building Muscles!

The importance of building and maintaining muscle really cannot be overstated. Regardless of age, having an adequate amount of muscle mass allows you to function normally in your day-to-day activities without undue fatigue and strain. But as you age, this muscle mass decreases and the only way to keep the level you need to be highly functioning, is through weight bearing exercises.
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Tips For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Many people travel at the holidays and find their time for the holiday can be filled with laughter, good food AND stress!

Life’s stressors cause them to become irritable, short-tempered, or unable to concentrate on tasks. Others have interrupted sleep (trouble falling asleep or waking early in the morning with racing thoughts). Then there are those who react by eating junk food — and a lot of it! Continue reading

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When Is The Best Time To Workout?

Keeping active has to be a priority for anyone. The benefits are both mental and physical.  Continue reading

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What Does Art Have To Do With Healthy Living?

I am a creative being at heart. When my children were young I developed a business creating and selling mosaic art. I enjoyed creating pieces, ranging from mirrors to outdoor benches and outdoor art pieces from rough and broken china and marble. Continue reading

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Exercise May Keep Your Brain From Shrinking!

Sign me up! EXERCISE. I love the endorphins, calorie burn, mood stabilizing, bone density building and metabolism boosting benefits of many different styles of fitness. The results of a study published in Neurology (2012;79-17) showed that people who exercise regularly show fewer signs of brain-shrinkage and other cognitive deterioration compared with those that have a more sedentary lifestyle. Continue reading

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How To Add Healthy Habits to Your Routine!

(Guest Blog: Courtesy of Trisha DeHall, Owner, www.cincinnatifitbodybootcamp.com)

I was thinking about you and of the habits that make you.

Do you eat the same thing for lunch, go through the same exercise routine, and fall into bed at the same time each night? Or maybe you’ve made a habit out of eating whatever looks good, avoiding the gym, and staying up as late as possible. Continue reading

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Can I Ever Lose Those Last 10 Pounds?

If you have been reading my blogs for any period of time, you know I don’t believe in crazy diets, diet pills, shakes or whatever the “quick-fix-cure” of the moment is.  I believe in making small changes to your diet and fitness regimes that reflect a change in ‘lifestyle’ for your long term health benefits.  Changes that you can stick with that aren’t once a year resolutions, or fixes that will have you lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks. Continue reading

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Tiredness: Is It Exhaustion Or A Medical Issue?

Tiredness: Is It Exhaustion Or A Medical Issue?

I’ve awoken in the morning after a decent night’s sleep, no overindulging, and generally good health and felt tired! Am I getting sick? Is this just what it feels like to be getting older?

According to an article on ConsumerReports.org, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 16 percent of women and 12 percent of men ages 45-64 describe themselves as wiped out in the last three months. This is a concern on many levels. At work feeling fatigued can lead to a lack of focus, mistakes and lowered workplace morale. At home, constantly feeling tired leads to moodiness, depression, lower interest in sex, and other health issues. Continue reading

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February is Heart Awareness Month!

It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer!

Many women are either unaware of the symptoms or may attribute their symptoms to other causes. For instance, that pain in your jaw, neck or back? Don’t assume it‘s just from the gym or stress. They could be symptoms of a heart attack. Continue reading

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