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December 13, 2018

Are Sugar Substitutes OK?

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are found in many foods and beverages marketed as “sugar-free” or “diet.” But what exactly are all these sweeteners and how do they affect your body? The truth is, zero-calorie sweeteners aren’t the best choice. They are processed, synthetic, and contain fillers. Additionally, they
Wellness
December 13, 2018

Medicine Ball Backward Throw

Stand in the power stance facing away from the wall with the ball held in front of you at waist height. Commence the movement by rotating to one side and releasing the ball with enough force to rebound back at the same height. Catch the ball on the rebound and
Fitness
December 13, 2018

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Nutrition per 1 pepper: 243 calories, 14 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrate, 21 grams protein. Ingredients 6 medium bell peppers, washed and seeded 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 pound ground beef 5 ounces diced tomatoes 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Recipes
November 14, 2018

Back Extension on Swiss Ball

1) Lie down with your upper thighs and pelvis over a fitness ball. If needed, use a partner to hold your feet on the floor. 2) Place your hands behind your head and move down slowly bending from your trunk. 3) Return back upright until your shoulders, hips, knees and
Fitness
Ingredients: ⅔ cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup chopped, fresh parsley Meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, cubed 4 stalks celery, sliced 1 bunch scallions, sliced and divided 1-pint cherry tomatoes, quartered and divided ½ English
Recipes
November 14, 2018

Mindfulness and Digestion

We often hear about all the dietary changes we need to make in order to lose weight, feel better, or heal our bodies. Usually, these recommendations include, “eat more veggies” or “eat foods rich in these vitamins”. Though these things are important, there’s a lot more to nutrition than the
Nutrition
In April 2018, 12 courageous women dawned their bikini’s, ready to enter another life changing event. All are breast cancer survivors who displayed their courage and their scars as they started the 3rd annual 6-month Breast Cancer to Bikini (B2B) Challenge. Heather Reimer, a breast cancer survivor and founder of
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Start position is standing with the feet shoulder width apart. Lower into a squat with the knees aligned over the toes. The heels should be on the floor with the back straight and the head upright, eyes looking forward. Leap upwards out of the squat by swinging your arms behind
Fitness
Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 – 13 oz can coconut milk 1 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into bite-sized chunks 2 tablespoonsgluten-free curry paste  12 oz broccoli florets, cleaned and trimmed (or green beans) 1 medium carrot, shredded (optional) 1 colored pepper, sliced in strips 1 handful fresh
Recipes
What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing for 5-30 times per hour or more. It prevents restful sleep. It is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia and heart failure. Isn’t Sleep Apnea a disease of overweight people? There are two major types of sleep apnea: Obstructive
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