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High Protein Diets and Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects 10 million American women, with millions more at high risk. When bones become less dense and more porous, they weaken and are more susceptible to fracturing or breaking. There are no warning signs that … Continue reading

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Prevent Dehydration

It’s summertime, and the temperature outside is now more or less regularly over 90 degrees. Prime time for dehydration. If where you live also happens to be humid, then you’ve just moved into the dehydration fast lane. And for all of … Continue reading

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Inflammation – It’s What’s Making You Sick

What do obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer, and irritable bowl disease have in common? Scientists have linked all of these diseases (yes, obesity is considered a disease) and many more to chronic inflammation. And it’s inflammation that’s making … Continue reading

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The Sleep-Weight Connection

If you are having trouble sleeping, you aren’t alone – about one-third of the adult population worldwide experiences insomnia at least occasionally. And for most of us, the quality of our sleep will decrease at some point in our lives. … Continue reading

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How to do a Piriformis Stretch

Do you have tight glutes? Are your hamstrings a little hamstrung? Does your lower back ache? Any aches, pains and tightness you feel along your entire posterior chain (neck to feet) could be cause by a tight piriformis muscle. This … Continue reading

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The Power of Loving Yourself

Back in 2009, we were interviewed by Oxygen Magazine about “how to avoid pitfalls with your fitness goals and how to stop bashing yourself when your progress stalls”. What a mouthful! We were pleased that the magazine was covering this … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air! It’s a time for longer days and better weather. It’s a time to start getting ready for summer and bathing suit season. And it’s also a time for spring cleaning. Here are some great tips … Continue reading

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Spring Forward

It’s one of our favorite times of the year – Daylight Saving. Hello longer days! We’re loving the later sunset. Longer days means more time to spend outdoors – walking with the kids, throwing the football around with the teenagers, … Continue reading

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Get Paid to Lose Weight?

Would you eat more spinach if you got paid for it? How about less trips through the drive-thru? What about cash for walking 10,000 steps a day? Is money enough of a motivator to get you to commit to finally … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Foods for Your Heart

As you know, February is National Heart Month. You also know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, low HDL (“good” cholesterol), high triglycerides, high LDL (“bad” cholesterol), elevated CRP (measure of inflammation … Continue reading

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