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Lifestyle

5 Health Benefits of Gratitude

November is a time when we focus on gratitude, but did you know that means more than just giving thanks? When practiced regularly, gratitude can improve your health in profound ways. So what if we [...]

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November 11, 2017

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Want Your New’s Year Resolutions to Be a Success? Define Your Why.

We’re not here to be the bearers of bad news. In fact, our goal is to do the opposite. If you’re one of the 40 percent of Americans who has made a New Year’s resolution this year, we want to [...]

By admin

January 6, 2018

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Midday Naps: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Spain is well-known for its siestas: a period of time when businesses close to allow business owners (and patrons) to take some time off to go home rest. In America, our afternoon naps typically end [...]

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April 30, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health

Binge Watching TV is Bad for Your Health.

These days, the opportunity to binge-watch your favorite TV shows is literally at your fingertips. There’s Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Fire Stick, AppleTV, Roku, OnDemand – I could continue, but I [...]

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August 7, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

How Can I Prevent Sagging Skin While Losing Weight?

There are countless reasons why getting to a healthy weight should be one of your top priorities. Losing weight can lower the risk of heart disease, decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, [...]

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April 13, 2016

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Supplements

5 Habits that Guarantee Long-Term Weight Loss

There’s a problem with the way the world looks at weight. For many, weight loss is considered a short-term thing. You have a big event coming up, or summer is creeping up on you, so you have to [...]

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February 21, 2016

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, General Health

Sitting Too Much? How to Counteract Negative Effects with Exercise

In this modern age of technology and indoor jobs, we do a lot of sitting. We’ve touched on this issue before and discussed how recent reports are describing too much sitting as the new smoking. [...]

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July 21, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

The Power of the Compliment

Recently, we’ve noticed a trend. We don’t think this is a new thing. In fact, we think this is something that has been going on for quite some time, but when we say “recently”, we mean [...]

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June 30, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health

Beat the Bloat: How to Get a Flat Tummy

Bloating can affect anyone of any size. Even if you don’t have weight to lose, you may experience bloating in the tummy that leaves you with a rounded abdomen instead of a flat one. This is a [...]

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June 20, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Need Help Sleeping? Melatonin Has Your Back.

Insomnia – or an inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep – is being recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a major public health concern. It’s estimated that a [...]

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May 21, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips, Supplements

The Age of Sitting: How to Move More at Work (and Why You Want To)

In recent months, there was an article headline that proclaimed that sitting has become the new secondhand smoking. Most of us know that there’s a recommendation to exercise at least 30 minutes at [...]

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February 12, 2016

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Mindful Eating – 5 Ways to Keep Yourself in Check this Holiday Season

Mindfulness is a majorly trending topic right now, but the practice is nothing new. The roots of mindfulness trace all the way back to Buddhism, although you don’t have to subscribe to any specific [...]

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November 18, 2015

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Water Hacks: Tips to Drink More Water

In the beginning of this month, we explained the reasons WHY drinking water is so important. Yet, even though you know you’re supposed to be drinking plenty of water, and you have every intention [...]

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January 18, 2016

Lifestyle, Health Tips, Recipes

Does the Shoe Fit? How to Choose Athletic Shoes

After a hiatus that lasted longer than expected, you’ve made the decision to get back into an exercise routine. You’ve already figured out where you’re going to work out (some of you are going [...]

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January 13, 2016

Lifestyle, Exercise, Health Tips

Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Tomorrow starts a brand new year. That means it’s time to make big, lofty goals to completely transform yourself as a person, right? Hmmm, not so fast. A new year is a time for a fresh start, but [...]

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December 31, 2015

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Always Up at 3 AM? Your Blood Sugar May be to Blame

We talk about sleep a lot, but that’s because its importance cannot be overstated. Not just for weight loss, but for your health in general. Sleep is nourishing and restorative and when you don’t [...]

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March 25, 2017

Stress Relief, Lifestyle, General Health

The Whole30 Program: Can It Change Your Life?

In 2009, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig developed a clean eating program designed to “change your life in 30 days”. In its infancy, this program, which was officially named the Whole30, not only [...]

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March 15, 2017

Nutrition, Lifestyle

5 Morning Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

It’s been said that what you do in the morning sets the tone for your entire day. If that is, indeed, true (and based on our experience, it is), that first hour after waking up is crucial time [...]

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February 19, 2017

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

Cortisol Manager: Your Secret Weapon for Stress

Stress. It’s an inevitable part of life. No matter what you do, you’re going to be affected by stress in some way. This stress can come from having too much on your plate; or from financial [...]

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August 16, 2016

Lifestyle, Supplements

Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

What we’re about to say may surprise you, so hold onto your seats. Ready? Are you sitting down? We don’t think you should make any New Year’s resolutions this year. Now we know this isn’t the [...]

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December 29, 2016

Lifestyle

Five Health and Fitness Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

When it comes to recipes, health tips, and general motivation and inspiration, Instagram is an absolute goldmine. It may seem counter-intuitive to spend a lot of time browsing through social media [...]

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August 11, 2016

Lifestyle, Health Tips

To Weigh or Not to Weigh? That is The Question.

At some point in your weight loss journey, someone might have told you “don’t bother weighing yourself, just judge your progress by how your clothes fit/feel”. You probably ran with that advice [...]

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September 6, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Snoozing Can Help You Lose

As a kid, you probably fought your parents tooth and nail over naptime, bedtime or any time that involved you having to go to sleep. As an adult, you may count down the minutes until you can crawl [...]

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August 19, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss

Weight Loss in Phoenix: Our Favorite Phoenix Outdoor Activities

Phoenix represents the best of both worlds: it is where big city life meets the great outdoors, making it one of the best places in the country to get out and get fit. If you are looking for weight [...]

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April 11, 2014

Lifestyle

Pure Green Coffee Beans and Weight Loss

Green is probably not the color you normally associate with coffee, but raw, unroasted coffee seeds are actually a golden-green shade. Typically, these beans, technically the seeds of Coffee fruits, [...]

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April 9, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss

Make the Outdoors Your Gym in Arizona

Arizona is an ideal playground for those who love the great outdoors and have an adventurous spirit. While people in other areas of the country are stuck inside and going to crowded, expensive gyms [...]

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March 20, 2014

Lifestyle

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

Although you cannot control the body's automatic, natural response to stress, you can make moves to limit stress in your life and relieve tension. Next time you are feeling stressed, try these [...]

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March 14, 2014

Lifestyle

Surviving the Cookouts of Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend marks the official start of summer. It also marks the official start of outdoor BBQs, longer days and the foods and drinks that come with them. Burgers, beers, and desserts abound [...]

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May 22, 2015

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Getting Enough Sleep — The Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

A few weeks ago we discussed how important a good’s night sleep is to reaching your weight loss goals. In today’s modern lifestyle, getting a good night’s sleep is getting more and more [...]

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April 4, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, General Health, Health Tips

Troubleshooting your Weight Loss: The Dreaded Self-Assessment

When you’re trying to lose weight and you’re not seeing the results you want, it’s tempting to put the blame elsewhere – to say “I’m doing everything right! Why can’t I lose [...]

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March 18, 2015

Lifestyle, Weight Loss

Is Stress Keeping you From Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals?

We live in a time of stress. Whether this stress is real (a family trauma for instance) or perceived (you just feel like you don’t have the time to do ANYTHING) is irrelevant – a chronic state of [...]

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March 15, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Getting Familiar with the Paleo Diet

Interest in the Paleo diet is on the rise. Practically everywhere you look, there’s Paleo this and Paleo that. Facebook has been inundated with Paleo recipes – and they look darn good! – but is [...]

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March 3, 2015

Nutrition, Lifestyle

Does Gluten Free Automatically Mean Healthy? Let’s Break It Down.

Gluten free is all the rage right now. Although it’s estimated that only one percent of Americans have celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder that results in immune attacks that damage the small [...]

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July 31, 2015

Nutrition, Lifestyle, General Health

Reducing Stress: Your Key to Weight Loss (Part 2)

Managing stress is such a vital factor in taking control of your health that we didn’t think it was right to dedicate only one blog post to it. We wanted to make sure that you had a good idea of [...]

By admin

July 19, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle

Reducing Stress: Your Key to Weight Loss (Part 1)

In previous blog posts, we touched briefly on the role that stress plays in contributing to weight gain – or the inability to lose weight – but recently we’ve had several conversations with [...]

By admin

July 14, 2015

Stress Relief, Lifestyle

5 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips That Work

The weight loss industry is loaded with myths, old wives’ tales, and just downright bad advice. With the world focused on quick fixes, it can be difficult to differentiate between what’s real and [...]

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July 10, 2015

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Weight Loss

Trying to Maintain Your Weight Loss? Try This!

Losing weight can be hard – there’s no doubt about that; but sometimes, keeping off the weight you lost can be even harder. Once you start getting close to your goals, you may find that you ease [...]

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February 17, 2015

Lifestyle, Weight Loss

Easy Tips for Beating That Post-Holiday Bloat

Thanksgiving has come and gone. You spent time with your family, had some laughs with your friends, and now you’re left still feeling bloated and full from yesterday’s meal (or those leftovers [...]

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November 28, 2014

Lifestyle, Health Tips

Troubleshooting: How to Make Your Diet Work For You

How many times have you heard someone say “Ugh, I can’t. I’m on a diet.” followed by a sigh or a longing look or even an eye roll? How many times have you said it yourself? Being on a diet [...]

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October 24, 2014

Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

Valentine’s Day Ideas That Don’t Involve Dinner

Going out to eat has become a favorite pastime and a go-to social event. Night out with the girls? Dinner and cocktails. Date night? Movie and a romantic dinner. Business meeting? Lunch with your [...]

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January 31, 2015

Lifestyle

Get Choosy With Your Holiday Cocktails – How to Indulge with Breaking the Calorie Bank

The holiday season isn’t just a time where food abounds; it’s also a time where the liquor flows like water. Everywhere you look there’s fancy schmancy holiday cocktails – peppermint this or [...]

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December 21, 2014

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Health Tips

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Last

Ahh, the New Year is quickly approaching and you know what that means – it’s time for a resolution! A lot of people poke fun at the New Year’s Resolution because many tend to throw in the [...]

By admin

December 28, 2014

Lifestyle, General Health, Health Tips

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