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Simple ways to manage stress…and lose weight!

Stress does a lot of crummy stuff to our bodies.  It all starts in our minds and how we perceive a situation; how we deal with it and how resilient we are to change when it comes along.  Stress dumps chemicals into our body.  We often associate food with comfort which leads to a cycle […]

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Healthy Recipe: Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets (4-6oz) Black pepper ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbs. stone ground mustard 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar Season salmon with pepper. In small bowl combine maple syrup, mustard and vinegar, mix well. Preheat skillet or broiler pan. Place salmon in pan and brush with glaze; cook about four […]

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New Year Resolutions

Do you need a New Year’s reboot?

If you need a quick reboot to your life and this is the year you want to get healthy and change your lifestyle, I have five steps to start that change.   Remember it takes 21 days to build a habit, then the concentrated effort will reduce, but you still need to be mindful of your […]

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Six ways to lose weight this year…and keep it off!

Portions. We live in a world of portion distortion. Start reading labels and measure out your food! If you don’t know how much food you are really eating, you will never lose weight. A plate at a restaurant typically is three or more servings. Dinner plates have doubled in size since the 1960s. In the […]

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Protect Your Skin When Outdoors This Winter

By: Ashley Beyer, ATC, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Figuring out what to wear when you are going to be outdoors in the winter can be difficult sometimes. While it is cold outside, you may be doing an activity that will cause you to be warm, such as running, skiing, an outdoor workout […]

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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress!

Here’s my top 10 quick and easy list for the busy person… Do something you love, even if it is for a short time – read a magazine, play Words with Friends, polish your toe nails! Read something non-work related or just unplug form technology for awhile Eat healthy food – good food is good […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year when again when fitness centers fill up with New Year’s “resolutioners.” There is a mad rush to the treadmill or weight machine, then two months later the gym numbers return to normal. How do you avoid the same pitfalls that these individuals always seem to run in to? First, set […]

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Cherish your life

Relaxation…tapping into the relaxation response

You know that moment, when you sit down or lay down after a long day on your feet when you go, “Ahhhh,” and have that deep and satisfying feeling of relaxation, right? You have that feeling of utter relaxation or the body’s natural response to slowing down and taking a break. Dr. Herbert Benson, the […]

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The 12 days of Well-Being

I was reading about the origin of the 12 days of Christmas carol. It is actually an old Roman Catholic song that was used to pass on faith in Jesus Christ that started in the 1558 (published in 1780) when England didn’t allow them to freely practice their faith. It’s really fascinating to read about; […]

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No White Christmas: protect the soul, reduce stress and get rid of the white sugar

The hypothalamus is a central player in how the brain reacts to stress and food. It is the “brain” of the endocrine system and regulates what it dumps into our bodies hormonally/chemically. If we prolong our stress, we release high levels of cortisol. When the high level remains in our bodies for an extended period […]

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