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2017

2016 was a great year in every aspect besides my own personal fitness. 2017 is the year to get things back in track, focusing on new and improved fitness goals.  Yes, I have gained some weight but its time to get it back off!!! Check back with me every week for updates. Jan 2017 220 lbs

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Strategies for Healthy Eating During the Holidays!

Sugary Your Meals Don’t fill up your plate with only the rich, high calorie food. Instead, have a little of everything, but be sure to include lots of fruit and vegetables. That way, you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite holiday foods as well as receive an array of important, healthful nutrients. Be Cautious of Sugary Foods Remember that rich, sugary foods have a way of making you crave even more rich and sugary foods. If you do have a craving for something sweet, try to satisfy it with a piece of fruit or a bit of dark chocolate,…

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No Thanks, I Am Sweet Enough

No Thanks, I Am Sweet Enough: The Negative Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages By: Jeb H. Naylor Abstract Among the greatest health risks to Americans are cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and obesity. The risks of these conditions are increased by countless risk factors. This paper focuses on the effects that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)–colas, other carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages, and non-carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages–have on the prevalence of these three health risks. Although SSBs are unregulated, everyday products they may have serious negative health effects. Americans face many health problems in today’s world. The health problems faced by Americans are increasingly lifestyle related ones….

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10 Reason to Get HEALTHY

1. When you are healthy and fit, you will feel more energetic. So even after a long day at work, you will have the energy to spend quality time with family and friends instead of simply crashing in front of the TV. 2. A healthy fitness level makes you look good and young. With a healthy fitness level, your body will be toned and you will neither be under nor overweight. A well proportioned body and toned muscles will make you beautiful both inside and out. 3. When you are healthy with a high fitness level, both your mind and…

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Fitness and Music

Fitness music will enhance your workout in many ways. Music helps to relax you, energize you, motivate you and regulate the pace of your movement.    Here are five exercise benefits of fitness music: 1. Mental Stimulation One of the challenges of exercise for some people is that it can get boring. If exercise has become a chore for you, consider listening to music while you work out. It will keep your mind busy. Listening to music may seem like it demands nothing from your mind but, in reality, it does. When you listen to music, your brain is sorting…

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Grocery Shopping While Dieting

Include a variety of fruits and vegetables on your shopping list.  Food shopping can be dangerous when you’re trying to lose weight. It is easy to buy impulsively. Arm yourself with these top ten survival skills. Plan ahead. Prepare a weekly menu, including regular meals and snacks to minimize impulse buying. Make a list before you go shopping, and stick to it. Let your list be a compass that guides you on a safe course through the supermarket. And be sure to make up the list at home — after you’ve eaten! Choose a nutrition-friendly grocery store. Look for a…

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Keeping Your Motivation To Exercise

Everyone has started out on an exercise program full of excitement and determination, only to find the excitement start to fade after a few days. What started as something you were sure was going to change your life, has began to make your life a nightmare, trying to keep the enthusiasm at a high enough level to continue exercising. In order to stick to an exercise program, and make it work for you, you need to find a way to keep that original motivation. Here are some tips to help get you motivated, and encourage you to stay that way….

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Fact or Fiction

In today’s crazy world where everyone seems to have different views and opinions about exercising a certain way or eating certain foods can often lead us to frustration and can leave us with a sense of hopelessness. You don’t have to be a personal trainer or know everything about nutrition to gain some knowledge in helping yourself achieve your ideal physique or to improve your health. The fact is that people will listen to anyone about working out or dieting if they themselves are clueless about this subject. Be weary on who you approach when seeking answers to your questions…

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We Are What We Eat

We obsess about achieving that “perfect” beach body where we put ourselves on ridiculous diets that are impossible to stick with or go spend hours at the gym obsessing about getting rid of that stubborn belly fat. You spend hours at the gym killing yourself and the other hours out of the day thinking about what you can do to lose weight. Does this sound like anyone you know? Prior to gaining knowledge on healthy eating and the correct way to exercise, I spent many years doing just these things. I would end up losing a large amount of weight…

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