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Tips to Sitting Up Straight

Working the nine to five, many of us spend the majority of the day trapped behind a desk and staring at a computer. That’s about forty hours a week sitting, and without the proper posture, it can cause major back pain. Problem is, between meetings, deadlines, and...

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Island Teriyaki Salmon Quinoa Bowl

Tired of salmon? The ingredient list might not convince you this is a very exciting dinner - but this teriyaki marinade and a sprinkle of scallions will make this your new go-to meal. Ingredients: 4 ounce salmon filet 1/4 cup Teriyaki sauce 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked 1...

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Avocado Strawberry Caprese

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free and.. quite YUMMY! It is my new favorite summer salad (although I don't like avocado so left that out). The combination of strawberries, basil, avocado (if you like it) and...

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TRX “Y” and “T” Can Help Improve Your Posture

TRX “Ys” and “T's” are good exercises for strong shoulders and upper back. You can combine the two exercises to target the rear deltoids and traps. Having these muscles strong improves your posture and supports good shoulder health. It’s a great exercise to counteract...

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The Benefits of Sweating

We hear complaints about sweating all the time so thought this post might help explain why sweating is a good thing and beneficial to our health. “The almost 1 liter of sweat our bodies produce per day can strengthen our immune system and give us healthy-looking...

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Functional Training

Daily exercise not only leads to stronger bones, more energy and a better mood but it also greatly increases the likelihood that we can maintain our independence and perform everyday tasks with ease as we age. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Get Fit with Yard Work

Some of you just finished Kelly's gardening class and learned many of the tips listed below.  For those that didn't participate we thought it would be nice to share some tips on how to add some fitness into your yard work. Did you know that according to the Centers...

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Signs of Dehydration

The amount of water you need doesn't increase as you age, but your body's ability to conserve water is reduced and your sense of thirst weakens.  Its therefore important to make sure you stay hydrated even if you aren't thirsty.  Most of you know the signs of...

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Heat or Ice?

It's funny how when I start pondering newsletter topics people walk in the office and ask a question that is just perfect for the newsletter. Such was the case with this little gem. I've been asked about this 3x in the past 2 weeks and am therefore taking it as a sign...

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Ready to Start Exercising Again?

It's that time of year, spring time! Time to come out of your winter hibernation and get moving again. I'm not sure we actually had a winter but you get the gist of what we're saying. Never fear, your mind and body will remember the movements and your strength will...

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Strength = Strong Core

A "strong core" is a popular phrase often mentioned in newspapers, TV and health magazines; yet with minimal information explaining why we need a strong core, what muscles make up the core and how it affects our daily lives. "The muscles of the core form a dynamic...

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Sit Less Every Day

Long hours at a desk, in a car or on a cozy couch are an enemy of your metabolism, muscles and life span. Numerous studies have shown that even if you work out, sitting can put you at greater risk of developing diabetes, dying of heart disease or cancer. In a new...

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Hip Hinges and Push-ups

There will always be debate among health and fitness professionals over the "best" exercises for our clients. New versions are created every day but two "oldies but goodies" we like are the basic push-up and hip hinge. They are the foundations for movements of every...

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Safe & Effective Stretching

Healthy muscles are powerful but perhaps, just as important, they are also flexible. Muscles require regular work to maintain strength and even more work to gain strength. Similarly, muscle flexibility requires consistent stretching to maintain and even more frequency...

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Motivation During the Holidays

As fitness professionals, we know it's easy to lose motivation for staying active during the holidays. With the stresses (and joys) of holiday cards, shopping for gifts, baking and spending time with family it is easy to skip workouts. You may not be able to combat...

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My Neck Hurts When I Do Crunches

A few months ago we talked about the importance of efficient posture. I’d like to break it down now to even more specificity – neck posture and alignment in exercise.  I often have folks tell me that they can’t do sit ups or crunches, or overhead lifts due to neck...

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Improve Your Posture

Posture is something we have talked about many times in our newsletters, on our website and in client sessions. As I have grown older my posture has become really important to me and something I focus and work on - a lot!  When I travel I am always watching people,...

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