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3 Stealth Saboteurs of Your Weight Loss

So what can we do to reverse the obesity trend and stay at a healthy weight? If you are running to the answer of “eat a healthy diet and exercise” you are mostly right. But diet and exercise are not enough. We must also recognize 3 other, sneaky factors that cause weight gain.

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Diet Cheat Days: Yes or No?

Is a cheat day a good idea for boosting your metabolism if you’re on a diet? Is a diet a good idea in the first place? Mina from Helsinki asks these, and other great questions about the best way to lose weight.

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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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Fire those bad habits

4 Stages to Healthier Habits

Do you have a health habit you want to improve? There are 4 stages of behavior change. Yup, only 4 and you can count them on the hand that isn’t holding a cigarette, remote control, or cream puff. Want to know what 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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Your Fitness Bucket List

Why do you exercise? On those days you have to talk yourself into getting your sweat on, what motivates you to work out? Why not create a Fitness Bucket List? We did, and discovered ….

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Chip Chips Chooray

Chip Chips Chooray! Product Review

What do kids pack in their lunch bags and adults put out at bar-b-ques? If you are tempted to say “Twinkies,” hesh your mouth right now! It’s chips for the win! Since we’re not big fans of high-calorie, low-nutrition chips, we taste tested bagfuls of unusual chips that just might be a better choice.

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Post-Workout Protein: Soy Revisited

In 1973, the movie “Soylent Green” was set in the far future of 2022! A detective, played by Charlton Heston, is marked for death when “he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.” There’s no way we’ll tell you the secret of Soylent Green, but we will tell you that the “foodstuff” is full of protein. Speaking of protein, some research has just come out about soy that has exciting implications for …

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Be Heart Healthy

The news if full of dire warnings about the health of our nation. But YOU can take steps down the Almond Brick Road to improve your heart health. Step one: Exercise. Step Two: Eat…..

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Fun Fitness is More Than Exercise

It was a weekend full of fun, friends, food and fitness. It’s easy to exercise if you do what you love. Sometimes words that start with F lead to something good! What fun activities do you do that don’t seem at all like exercise?

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