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There are many exercises gadgets to help people lose weight, and yet the good old-fashioned walking is still one of the best ways to drop those extra pounds. To boost the chances of success, purchase a pedometer. Pedometers are extremely cheap and can gauge your miles.  This is crucial with finding out how many steps are needed to see a     difference in…

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* Eat a variety of nutrient-packed foods, i.e. whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free dairy. * Energize with grains, such as:   bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereals, and tortillas. * Protein – is essential for building and repairing muscle.  Eat lean or low-fat cuts of beef, pork, skinless chicken or turkey, seafood and plant-based foods. * Plant protein foods—beans, peas (kidney, pinto black,…

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Did you know that most exercises you do standing up, can be done sitting down?  It’s true.  For instance: Marching in Place – Lift legs up and down. Jumping Jacks – Lift both arms up overhead and legs out to the side synchronized together. V-Step – Both legs start together, then step one leg out diagonally..then the other..as in a…

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There are many things you can add to water to make it more exciting to drink.  Here are just a few: Ginger – If you like spices, ginger is a great way to add a “zing” to your water. Citrus – Freeze small citrus fruits in  cube trays and then put the ice cubes in water for flavor.  The water…

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When exercising outdoors in the heat, take it easy because your body has to work harder.  Exercising in hot weather puts a lot of stress on your heart and lungs which can increase your body temperature.  When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses can occur, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If not treated,…

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What comes to your mind when you hear the word “abs”? Do you think of your 6-pack?  You know the ones that are under the earth right now. Ours abdominal muscles are more important than you think.  Most people focus on training their abs to look thinner or sexier. But, do you realize the importance of your abs in everyday…

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http://www.dlc.itcstore.com Regardless of the size, shape or skin color, the foot structure is the same – a long base with five digits.  Look at your toes.  The big toe and little toe are actually key players in your balancing act. The big toe keeps us from tipping forward while the little toe keeps us from falling to the left or…

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Exercise One Find your center. Proper standing posture is about alignment and balance. Here are some tips for achieving the correct upright posture: ▪ Place your feet shoulder width apart. ▪ Stand up straight. This is, of course, the key to good standing posture, and bears repeating. As you develop good posture habits, this will become second nature. ▪ Keep your weight on…

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By Cynthia Johnson, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Herbalist and Health Educator It may still be cold outside but Spring is just around the corner. While we may love the site of flowers blooming and colors changing from brown to green, this is also the time that allergies may begin. The time to address Spring allergies is before they begin. First,…

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Good posture is an easy and very important way to maintain a healthy mind and body. Being in good general health, whether standing (or sitting) tall will also boost your self confidence. When you practice correct posture, your body is in alignment with itself. This can alleviate common problems such as back or neck pain, headaches, and fatigue. The most…