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Health Benefits of Adaptogen Herbs and Supplements: Adapt-tastic!

Have you ever heard of adaptogen herbs? Wonder what they are and how they can potentially help you? You’re familiar with many herbs for their cooking benefits, but there are many herbs that have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. This guest post will help you understand how a little dapt’ll do ya!

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How Do Your Personality, Luck, and Gender Affect Your Health?

Do you have a “take charge” personality? Then you might have an easier time losing weight and making healthy choices. You’ll have more challenges though if you believe in …..

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End of Summer Trip to Rancho la Puerta

We went to Rancho la Puerta spa in Tecate, Mexico to hear Dr. John Ratey speak about his book “Spark.” We also hiked, relaxed, made new friends, laughed, goofed off, had a cranio-sacral treatment and ate organic, delicious, vegetarian food. Such a lost weekend!!!!!

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Kathy Gruver, PhD

Make Brain Waves

Booty shaking makes you smarter! And if you move the rest of your body with it, you’ll have even more brain power. Read and listen to discover why and how movement is a pep pill for your grey matter!

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5 Fitness Trends from IDEA Convention

At the recent IDEA World Fitness Convention, we attended classes, workshops, and lectures, then cruised the Expo Hall to discover all the latest in the world of fitness and exercise. There were 5 trends that stood out, and they are…

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Diets Work if You Do

What is the BEST diet for weight loss? And what does it really mean to “go on a diet?” There are millions of choices (do a Google search), yet the answer is fairly simple. Hint: Eat Less, Move More may or may not be a sufficient answer. To lose weight, you just need to…

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Twin sisters Alexandra & Kymberly

Lose Weight or Maintain Weight Loss?

Weight loss is exciting. Weight maintenance is boring. Do you know the difference between the two? Do you tend to focus on only weight loss, forgetting that you can’t get to zero pounds, and so MUST transition to maintenance at some point? One of them focuses on what you EAT; the other, how you EXERCISE. Which chicken comes first, the Eat or the Exercise? Gotta read on to know…

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Fitness Health Bloggers Conference: Staying Fit While Traveling

The recent Fitness Health Bloggers Conference (FHBC) was held in Denver, Colorado. I live in Santa Barbara, California. So of course I decided to drive 1,200 miles, each way, rather than fly. And I discovered it is possible to stay somewhat active and eat reasonably well while on a road trip, as long as you…

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Alexandra hitches a ride from Dr James Hill

Lose 2 Pounds in 2 Days

if you have a weight loss goal, why not get the latest, best, most accurate exercise, diet, obesity, fitness info from the PhD smarties directly. They discovered …

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Growing a Fit Child: It’s Graduation Day

It’s high school graduation day, time to look back to the life lessons we hope we’ve taught our kids. Did I raise my son to be healthy and happy, and to be full of purpose and joy? Did I pass along healthy habits that will help him succeed?

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