Articles: NUTRITION & FITNESS

Why You Should Eat Monk Fruit

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Have you heard of monk fruit? If you’re someone who likes to keep updated on the latest health trends, odds are that you have. The Dr. Oz Show and The Food Network have both recommended the fruit, while famous nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin uses monk fruit in her diet plan. But what’s the […]

5 Fall Foods That Are Good For You

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Autumn is here and with it comes the tasty fall foods we all look forward to. But how do we enjoy these foods while following a fitness plan? It’s not as hard as it sounds. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, beets, grapes and lima beans are all fall foods that are high on health during the autumn season. Let’s look […]

Family Fitness Tips: 6 Ways to Get in Shape with Your Kids

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The school year is here and that means busier, bustling days. We interrupt our regularly unscheduled summer vacations of carefree bonding with kids and return to the structure of school programs and extra-curricular activities. It’s a sluggish notion to get back into the routine knowing there are few moments to spare for space, connection and […]

How to Get in Shape in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you know how to get in shape so you can look great and feel great, too? With new workout products and exercise fads coming out every week, it can be hard to know what you should do to stay fit and healthy. There’s just too many choices…what should I do??? So one thing to […]

Are These 5 “Healthy” Foods Making You Fat?

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Recently I was standing in line at my favorite coffee place with a friend who had earlier complained that despite her best efforts, she couldn’t lose weight. As I grabbed my hot green tea, I did a double take as I heard her order a low-fat apple cinnamon muffin and a “lite” soy latte. I […]

The Most Important Way to Maintain a Great Physique

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Low ‘C’…I see it all the time and it’s no different for men or women who happen to be struggling with their weight or just aren’t seeing the fitness improvements they want. Time and time again I hear it from my patients: “I’m just not making any progress and I’m doing everything right!”  “I mean, […]

7 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

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A number of studies have corroborated the fact that exercise has a positive and significant effect on people with depression. The act of moving your body, and doing it consistently, helps to counteract negative emotions that get in the way of your happiness. That’s all well and good, you say. But if you’re feeling down […]

6 Health Tips for the Weekend Warrior

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If you’ve been using your weekends to their athletic maximum to make up for sedentary time during the week, congratulations, weekend warrior! Weekend sports and outdoor adventures like team sports, hikes, swimming and skiing are good for both the mind and the body. Your well-earned weekend recreation has the added benefits of boosting your mood, […]

7 Steps For Lasting Fat Loss

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Fat loss is a slippery slope, and an innucous negligance or simple mistake can become a downward spiral into the warm baklava your coworker brought into work. The path to fat loss is littered with land mines and roadblocks, yet with some careful maneuvering you can reach your goals with minimal frustration. Over the years […]

Little-Known Exercise Facts that Could Affect Your Memory

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You already know that doing physical activity helps develop strong and healthy bones and muscles, but are you aware that exercise improves your memory as well? How Exercise Improves Memory Identifying the benefits of exercise on your memory is a great place to start, but further learning exactly how and why exercise benefits your memory […]

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