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5 Everyday Fitness Hacks

If we’re being completely honest with ourselves. It’s not every day that we have the time or the energy to workout. Life can be unpredictable and our plans will sometimes have to take a back seat to what the world demands of us. “Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Stacked up on top of each other.” - Ray Lewis However, by employing these 5 things every day, we can work to maintain our health and wellness in the face of those challenges. Choose to walk more The key word here is choose. Sometimes there is nothing more frustrating than going to the store with the intention of getting a single item and realizing the only available spots...

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3 Best Fat-loss Practices🥳

Regular Fasting (see previous fasting blog post for “how-to” fast) I, myself, practice fasting rather frequently. The mental and physical discipline developed are the attraction for me, but the accelerated fat loss is a nice plus. The practice has been done for thousands of years having many benefits being attributed to it including spiritual enlightenment. But for those of us that want to get rid of that extra belly flap, this is an incredibly effective tool. This science is incredible and I’m going to do my best to summarize it for you and trim the fat. PUN INTENDED! So, here’s the 90’s montage version of how it works. *see below for Dr. Jason Fung* The body, with every bite we...

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Social Determinants of Health: Never Judge A Book By The Cover

They want you to believe it’s easy-that you're just not trying hard enough. All these diets, these fads and gimmicks to have us believing the next thing will be the key to our health and wellness. But what the mainstream ALWAYS fails to see, or chooses to ignore, is that not everyone is created equal… ...or more appropriately, not everyone’s situation is equal. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.  Safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods Racism, discrimination, and violence Education, job opportunities, and income Access to nutritious foods and physical activity opportunities...

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Can an Apple a Day Keep The Doctor Away: Apple’s new Fitness+

  Just so you know...I have a Samsung Android phone, so no bias here! But you have to give credit where credit is due. Tim Cook has done it again! If Apple wasn’t a cult before, it sure is now. There is no industry in the world that bleeds their culture like the fitness industry.  Apple is now combining their tech empire with the fitness culture.  WATCH OUT! However, I’m all for Apple Fitness+. There is just something about in person fitness training that still holds a part of my heart.  BUT  This interactive tech is out of this world and definitely a recommendation for those beginning their fitness journey. Let’s look at some of the features released by Apple...

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Sitting is the New Smoking: One Stretch That Will Change Your Life

We hear all the time about posture!  Sit up straight, pull your shoulders back. They sell us the best shoes, artificial posture correctors and prescribe pain killers when the discomfort becomes too much. Turns out, we’ve been attacking only the symptoms, the bench players on the team. We really should have been addressing the head of the family when it comes to many ailments around the body. The hip flexors As an athlete, this was my favorite muscle group to stretch but I never realized the true impact it had outside of athletics.  In this day and age of remote working and E-learning, many of us are creating additional complications AND WE DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. All by just sitting...

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