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By: rjeter

This is the time of year when we look forward to getting together with family and enjoying a few days of food, fun and fellowship. Family reunions have been a long-standing tradition in many American communities, in particular, the African-American community. A family reunion is almost always a  rewarding and memorable event. However, a lot of work often goes into…

By: rjeter

A well-balanced life is a quality life, but perhaps not the easiest to maintain. Sure, we try to live a balanced lifestyle.  We eat right, exercise, and treat ourselves to a spa treatment from time to time (or not).  And, most of us aim to create enough time and energy for our work, friends, family, hobbies, social life, rest and…

By: rjeter

We all know that WATER is essential for the human body to function properly.  It is vital to our overall health and well-being.  But do we know why it’s so essential?  Grab a tall glass of it and take a look at why:  The body cannot store water and, therefore, must be refreshed with it every day in order for…

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Use of Towel     Oblique (side muscles) – Stand up straight with feet shoulder width apart with end of towel in each hand.  Raise arms above head.  Open arms as wide as possible until the towel is tightly stretched.  Bend to the side as far as you can.  Feel the stretch.  Hold for 10 seconds.  Repeat on the opposite side….

By: rjeter

Everything starts with our thought process.  I wrote this article because I had to renew my way of thinking.  Once our mind is set on doing something, the body will follow. Do you have the strength or the vigor to commit to daily exercise?  How about the discipline to eat serving size portions of food and/or the power to resist…

By: rjeter

The question of what to consume at the end of the day has been a topic of discussion for what seems like forever. “Is it O.K. to eat complex (starchy) carbohydrates before going to bed?” “How late is too late to eat?” “Should  only protein be eaten in the evening?” Here are my thoughts about the last meal of the…

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Ahhh… It’s been a long winter and Spring has finally sprung. The grass and trees are turning a healthy shade of green.  Your home can be a healthy green too by keeping these three basic ingredients in your cleaning closet. Baking Soda It’s abrasiveness is great for scouring and also serves as a natural deodorizer Marble Cleaner – Rub baking…

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Have you ever heard someone say something like “I am 75 years old, and I can say what I want to say?” I remember hearing that from a family member and I thought to myself, “No, you cannot say anything you want because you are a certain age.” As a certified Personality Trainer, I hear comments like this all the…

By: rjeter

I wrote an article for “Born to Move” Magazine entitled, “Go Take a Hike”, January 2013. While walking on the beach, January 2014, I was inspired to write a sequel to this. You see, I recently relocated to the beautiful port city of Wilmington, North Carolina to enjoy a warmer climate in the winter and I have not been disappointed. …

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Here are some very easy and effective exercises that can be accomplished in a chair, anytime and anywhere: Waist (abdominal muscles) – Tighten abs and place the arms across your chest, bend to the side as far as you can and hold for 2 seconds. Return to position. Do 8 reps. Switch sides. Repeat.  Legs (calves & toes) – Point…