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Posted on 11. Dec, 2012 by Kristy.
Exercise more in 2013 10. Work that core Your abdomen and back are the center of your body and need special attention. Try a Pilates class to help you get on track. Pilates is 100% focused on strengthening your core and, in my opinion, the most important exercises you could do as you get older. [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by Kristy.
Picture this…you wake up January 1 and you start to make your list of goals for 2013. What if…just once…you don’t have to put the same goal you’ve been putting down for the past who-knows-how-many years?! You’ve got 2 months RIGHT NOW to make it happen! Start how I like to start…make a list. Make [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2012 by Kristy.
A healthy digestive system is KEY to a healthy life and when your gut is healthy, the rest of your body falls in line. Many diseases start and end with your digestive system and that makes it so important to put proper emphasis on maintaining or regaining its optimal functioning. Why Whole Grains are Important [...]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by Kristy.
Like everything thing else in your body, your eyes need specific nutrients in order to function properly and optimally. Our bodies can function on less than optimal nutrition but you’ll really notice a difference in the long run if you take care of your body and your eyes are no exception. Here is a list of [...]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by Kristy.
Magnesium is one of those minerals that most people don’t think of as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Calcium is always pushed to prevent osteoporosis, but have you thought about how magnesium can affect that? Eating a lot of sugar can be a risk factor for diabetes, but did you know that magnesium [...]
Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by Kristy.
Every time you stand in line at the grocery store you are bombarded by magazines that tell you the fastest, quickest and most efficient way to lose weight. The problem is that most of these diets have excellent short term results and horrendous long term results. These diets will help you lose weight super fast [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by Kristy.
Did you know the human body is made up of 56-64% water? Water provides the basis for blood pressure and body temperature regulation. In addition, it is the base of digestive juices, sweat, urine and the fluid found within joints. Q: What does that really mean? A: It means that dehydration may hinder the way [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2012 by Kristy.
Food is a substance that nourishes your body to build up and maintain your physical well being. Supplements should only be used to “supplement” an already healthy diet…not in place of a healthy diet. Many people these days have vitamin deficiencies due to eating too many refined foods that are over processed, altered, and manufactured. [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by Kristy.
Research has shown long living individuals to have these following similar characteristics: – Low fasting insulin levels – Low fasting glucose – Optimally low leptin – Low triglycerides – Low percentage of visceral body fat – Lower body temperature One characteristic stands out above the rest though…low insulin levels. A newly released study showed how a [...]
Posted on 14. Mar, 2012 by Kristy.
Recent studies have confirmed that spices have powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and inflammatory properties. They may also aid in the prevention and treatment of a host of diseases ranging from cold and flu to arthritis and heart disease. So…what is a spice? Spices are often linked with herbs but there are differences between the two. Herbs [...]