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Are You Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?!

We are drawing January to a close and New Year’s Resolutions for eating healthier, losing 20 pounds and exercising regularly are slowing or have already come to a screeching halt for many.  Usually, next comes the personal-boxing session where you personally beat yourself up for not resisting those chicken wings at lunch, wondering why you can’t stick with a fitness plan or why the numbers on the scale are so stubborn? Continue reading

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Sleepy Time: How To Catch All Your Zzz’s

A chronic lack of sleep can lead to a variety of health concerns.  It can raise cortisol levels which is a fight or flight hormone that engages to combat stress.  If your levels of cortisol are high regularly, it can lead to belly/back fat and memory loss.  The issue of sleep deprivation can also lead to irritability and depression symptoms.  With the crazed pace of the modern American schedule, what can be done?  A few tips can help you identify why you’re not achieving the amount of sleep that the body needs to perform efficiently. Continue reading

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Need Help Getting to Sleep At Night? Here Are Some Tips:

We’ve heard studies that tell you that a lack of sleep can lead to belly fat, but a study out of Ohio State University showed that when mice were exposed to even dim light (from a TV, or even a bright digital clock) during their sleep cycle they gained more weight than mice who slept in the dark (Clean Eating, Feb. 2011).

The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours for adults. I have found that as I age, the amount of sleep that my body wants is reduced. Continue reading

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