Fitness Tip of the Week: Add More Fiber Into Your Diet

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Let’s face it: Fiber is typically associated with increased trips to the bathroom. And this association typically is true. Fiber does help with regularity. But there are also many other health benefits, such as a significant reduction in chronic disease and medical issues such as stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. It also helps with digestion, keeps you fuller between meals and reduces the painful side effects of constipation. (more…)

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Fresh Vs. Processed Foods

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People who are interested in regaining their health through exercise and positive lifestyle changes must take a good look at the foods they eat. Diets full of processed and manufactured foods often lack any nutritive value and only serve to slow down the body's metabolic processes. For an athlete, that can spell disaster. Those who want to make positive changes must first begin to include fresh, wholesome foods that offer the nutrients the body needs. (more…)

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Mix It Up to Prevent Boredom In the Gym

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We know we sound like a broken record when we keep saying it's important to set a fitness goal and have it in the forefront of our minds as we exercise. Keeping in mind WHY we're working out, though, helps us figure out two important things for each one of us. One, is this exercise getting me closer to my goal? Two, if I get bored with this exercise, what can I do instead that will give me the same result? (more…)

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How To Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Candy, chocolate, cereal, pancakes…these sweet, sugary treats tempt most of us! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love sugar. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the most addicting substances out there, stimulating receptors in the brain similar to heroin and morphine! While a little bit of sugar in your diet is okay, consuming too much can lead to a host of problems, such as obesity, diabetes and depression. (more…)

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How to Prep Your Body for Long Office Hours

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Sitting at a desk in the office all day isn’t a zero-effort endeavor; your body compresses, grinds, and worries away at your joints and muscles when you sit that long. Add in repetitive motions from typing, writing, drawing, etc., and it’s easy to wear yourself to nothing over years of the 9-5. Fortunately, there are exercises you can do to prep your body for the daily grind and long office hours, keeping you fit and healthy all the way until retirement. (more…)

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Use Fitness Trackers to Lose Weight

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Fitness trackers are one of the most popular wellness trends. Along with a myriad of functions such as calorie-burning and sleep monitoring, trackers are most accurate when counting steps, according to a study performed by the American Council on Exercise, ACE. When you are trying to reach a daily walking goal, or other fitness goals such as weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol or stress relief, a fitness tracker or a pedometer can be an ideal investment. (more…)

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