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The dog ate my homework. My Great-Great-Aunt Nettie died (for the third time) this year. I slipped and fell on the ice (in May). Just as teachers listen to some amazing stories, fitness ...

10 Top Excuses For Not Working Out: As Told By a Personal Trainer

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If you have low back pain, you are not alone. I have had jobs that have had a negative impact on my back from standing too long, sitting too long or jumping too much. Most Americans have had to ...

Correct Your Posture at Work to Prevent a Stab in the Back

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As the oldest of five children, I have been blessed with two sisters and two brothers. I have always appreciated them, but perhaps even more so over the last six years. That's when I moved across ...

National Siblings Day: Cherishing Our Families

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What does it mean to truly detox your mind? Did you ever wish you could just clear your brain, and either fall asleep or power down for a few moments? Below are some steps you can take to ...

Do You Suffer From Brain Overload? Time to Detox Your Mind

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Spring is in the air, and it is time to sort, toss and organize. DeClutter Coach Deb, host of the television show "Organization Motivation" says, “Clutter ensues when we do not make ...

Live Clutter-Free Cleverly

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Running a household can often be a full-time and expensive job. My husband and I often find ourselves improving and repurposing things around the house to make things easier. Little did we ...

Life Hacks to Repurpose and Simplify

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The daily grind of packing lunches, carpool lines, meetings, emails, phone calls has many of us feeling like we can't catch our breath. Not to mention, we may be dealing with longer workdays, ...

Trying to Keep Work and Life in Balance? 5 Ways to Beat the Grind

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I live in the mommy attire of workout pants, also known as yoga pants. This is not uncommon for many women with children. But there was once a time where I was all about my outfits and ...

From Wearing Coach to Pushing One: Mixing Careers and Motherhood

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Maybe you got the gift of a ring during the Holiday Season, or perhaps you received a diamond in a box for Valentine’s Day. With so many recently engaged couples, March marks the time to plan. ...

You’ve Got the Man: Now It's Time to Plan

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Back pain can often be caused by a more chronic condition called spinal stenosis. Here's how Spine-Health.com describes this condition: “Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal cord in the neck ...

Pilates Reduces Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

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One of my favorite scenes from the movie "Grease" is when Jan sings along with Bucky Beaver in the toothpaste commercial at the Pink Ladies' slumber party. “Brusha ... Brusha ... Brusha. Get the ...

Brush Up on Your Flossing for Better Health

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Fitness should be timeless, and a lifelong commitment. However, fitness should also be fun. As a mother of a toddler and now a newborn, I love to watch the little ones' attitudes toward fitness. ...

Fitness Tips For Every Age Group

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It appears many-so called healthy Americans could have a drinking problem, and we're not talking alcohol nor soda.Nostalgically recalling long-ago cues from mom, they are not only taking their ...

Vitamin Infusion Illusion: Drinks Pose Potential Health Risks

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In the wake of the Super Bowl, there's still some controversy in the air — or more precisely, about the lack thereof — concerning Deflate Gate. With an ongoing investigation football will continue ...

Kick Off Your Pilates Routine with Deflated Balls

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I am fortunate enough to live in Phoenix, the Super Bowl host city this year. Where there is football, there is food. The Calorie Control Council estimates that many Americans will consume 2,400 ...

Super Bowl Snacking: Super Fiber-Rich Recipes for the Big Game

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Chances are, you like yourself “Just the Way You Are,” and you should. However, you may still have goals that center around improving your health. While weight loss tips may have evolved, ...

Unexpected Weight Loss Help: From Retro to Modern Pop Culture

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We're decking the office party halls and making last minute trips to the malls. It's crunch time, and for some it's munch time, this holiday season. Celebrations like family parties, Holiday ...

Outwit and Outweigh Holiday Weight Gain with These 6 Tricks

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From brunch to lunch, dinners and desserts, the holidays can surely be full of delightful temptations. Fortunately, tempting does not have to mean calorie-laden indulgences followed by holiday ...

The 12 Days of Dishes: Healthy Holiday Recipes Sure to Impress

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With the holidays now in full swing, you’ve probably been to a party or two or three. Chances are, while you were there, you most likely had a drink or two or three. Many of us receive ...

Give These 5 Fun Holiday Mocktails a Try

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The word “hack” has historically had a negative connotation. Now it's everywhere preceded by the words "life," "mommy," "fitness," etc. I was a tween and a teenager in the 80's. When I saw ...

Creative Fitness Hacks That Make Exercising Much Easier

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From turkey with all the trimmings to pie with all the fillings, America’s eating fest is Thanksgiving. “The average holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories. And many nibble ...

Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

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If someone tells you to “take a hike” think of it as a good thing. Today, November 17th, 2014 actually marks Takes a Hike Day! I feel pretty fortunate to have lived in two states that have some ...

It's National Take a Hike Day

5 Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

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Nutrition on the go, or “grab and go,” is the goal of d’Vida Health which was initially started in 2008. Co-founder Milena Kozhin said that the secrets to d’Vida’s success has been “listening to ...

D’Vida Health's Co-founder Milena Kozhin: An Interview

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With so many marriages in this country ending in divorce, family law attorney, Angie Hallier decided it was time for couples facing divorce to get wiser. Her recently released book, entitled ...

Family Law Attorney and Author Angie Hallier Interviewed

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The amount of candy consumed on Halloween by both kids and parents can be downright shocking. Four percent of the candy consumed throughout the whole year is eaten at Halloween, ...

Spread Holiday Cheer with Your Halloween Candy All Year

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If it was good enough for Cinderella’s carriage, then it is good enough for me. Pumpkin is stepping out in many different styles this fall season and not just in latte form. Charlie Brown is not ...

From Soup to Skin to Seeds: Creative Ways to Repurpose Pumpkins

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So many of us have been touched by breast cancer and women have driven and led the efforts through walks, drives and races. This attention to pink is ...

Nutrition and Support Needed for All Cancers, All Year Long

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A new study out of Canada touts the benefits of resistance training to combat teenage obesity. “Aerobic exercises such as cycling or jogging can be challenging for overweight people, ...

Connect With Your Teen In A Circuit Training Routine

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Like many high school teenagers today, I was both overextended and overweight. I had Marcia Brady syndrome where I tried out for every club and activity without the “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” ...

Teenage Obesity: A Lesson from The Brady Bunch

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I took a seasonal holiday job a number of years ago at a women’s clothing store whose clientele were mainly women age 50 and older. In training, the store manager, showed me how I should dress ...

Menopause Belly Fat: 10 Tactics to Beat the Bulge

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While as a Pilates instructor I believe nothing takes the place of the Pilates Reformer or other Pilates apparatus, the foam roller can help you get a similar feeling when you do not have access ...

Pilates Workout on the Foam Roller: Roll Out the Props

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I can remember more than a decade ago, when the health club where I worked invested in dozens of foam rollers. We used most of them in the studio in our Pilates and core classes. Other ...

Roll with the Foam Before, During and After Your Workout

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Coaching and guiding businesses towards financial health is business consultant Jennifer Love’s mission and purpose. Describing herself as a “serial entrepreneur,” Love attributes her success to ...

Jennifer Love Interview: Love for Life, Health and Helping Others

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As a trainer, I have heard every possible reason as to why someone cannot fit exercise into their routine. Admittedly, many of these reasons are legitimate. With media and the fitness ...

New To Fitness? Here's How to Start

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As we head into August we take delight in and celebrate the peach, which may be the pride of Georgia, but has roots dating far back and away from the U.S.A. August is National Peach Month and ...

August is Just Peachy: Time to Celebrate This Favorite Fruit

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You’ve heard the old adage, “The apple never falls far from the tree.” In the case of combating childhood obesity in preschoolers a new study found that teaching parents is good for children. ...

Comparing Apples to Orange Cheeseballs: Teach Kids to Eat Healthy

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July was declared National Ice Cream Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Ice cream is a sweet, booming business in the United ...

Enjoy Not-So-Mainstream Ice Cream During National Ice Cream Month

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During my freshman year of college, I struggled with my weight and in my second semester, my grades. I had mastered my academics in high school, but did not realize how much more time, ...

Do Students Hitting the Gym Hit the Books Harder?

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July is by far my favorite month with fireworks, celebration and vacation. It is also a time to eat healthy, cool and light. We should be thinking red, white and blue but let's put special ...

Red, White and Blueberry for July 4th in National Blueberry Month

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If you have an appetite for fitness, then chances are there’s an app for that. Gear up with the latest trackers for going towards your goal. Whether you like to run, bike, swim or lift there is ...

Gear Up For a Technically Savvy Workout

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From muscle mass to mood swings, and on to weight gain, there are several reasons why men also need to make sure their hormones are in balance. While June as Men’s Health Month is almost over, we ...

From Muscle Mass to Mood Swings: Men Should Get Hormones Checked

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From celebrating women’s accomplishments to propelling women forward, Sharon Lechter’s new book, "Think and Grow Rich for Women" is a must read. In a recent interview, Lechter herself acknowledged ...

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From celebrating women’s accomplishments to propelling women forward, Sharon Lechter’s new book, "Think and Grow Rich for Women" is a must read. In a recent interview, Lechter herself acknowledged ...

Think and Grow Rich for Women – An Interview with Author Sharon Lechter

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This year, I hope you were looking out for Dad's health on Father's Day by applying beer to his barbecue feast. Did you know that beer could be doing his body good when combined with his meaty ...

Cheers to Dad -- Barbecue with His Favorite Brew

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As we turn the page from May to June, we are winding down from school and heading into summer. May was National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and helped to shed light on the importance of ...

Keeping Kids Physically Fit as Summer Heats Up

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Fewer hospital emergency visits, fewer prescriptions and overall better health are excellent reasons for those in their 70s and 80s to remain more active. According to a British study featured on ...

Stay Active As You Age and Keep Reaping the Benefits

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It’s officially May which means it’s National Burger Month. We’re heading into Memorial Day, when thought turn possibly to barbecuing, but definitely to burgers. So in honor of both Burger ...

Build a Better Burger This Memorial Day

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It's said that garlic was referred to as the “stinking rose” by French writer Henri Leclerc in 1918. Leclerc was not a fan. But despite his negative review, garlic has been, and remains, a ...

Garlic, The Stinking Rose, Has the Aroma of Health and Wellness