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Hydration In The Heat!

Water is the most essential component of the human body, as it provides an important role in the function of cells.  Here is a Guide to Hydration during warm weather re-posted from the blog Physioanswers: “It’s been getting warmer as spring moves into summer across the US. That means if you are working or playing […]

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Metabolic Myth Busters

Metabolism is a word thrown around quite often when it comes to diet and exercise. It’s an easy target to blame when weight loss goals aren’t going according to plan, but let’s not point fingers and instead support our metabolism for our own benefit! The tricky thing here is which myths to believe and which to toss […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease, often associated with the elderly, that’s defined by the thinning and weakening of a person’s bone structure. The condition results in a higher risk of breaks and perhaps a vast reduction of one’s mobility and quality of life. Here on Earth, we may reasonably assume that the zero-gravity conditions experienced by […]

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Are we keeping the promise of Title IX?

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972.  In a nutshell it required any educational institution receiving federal funding for activities and educational programs, including athletics, to provide equal opportunity for women and girls.  This essentially opened the doors for athletic programs from elementary school all the way […]

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Thousands saved! by strength?

When a injury suddenly sidelines you, it’s easy to feel frustrated, and demotivated.  It is  also a great time to evaluate what continues to cause your injuries in the first place.  Unstable diet and exercise are  often contributing factors when you find that (once again) you are not able to do what you love.  Did you realize that by […]

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Farm to Fork Healthy Savings

You have a busy life! Finding time to plan, prepare and feed you and your family healthy meals and snacks is a challenge. Grocery prices have been increasing and the Federal Reserve predict this rising cost trend will continue through the end of NEXT year. Each day you are involved in a daily cycle of […]

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Preventing Iron Deficiency

We know that iron is an important mineral to human functioning, but do you know why it’s important or how it works? Here’s a quick breakdown of iron’s role in the human body: Iron is the central atom of the “heme” group (an oxygen-carrying protein). Iron binds to molecules of oxygen in the lungs and […]

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Fitness Expert Kathy Smith’s 14 Laws to Living Lean

With a new year just beginning, many of us are looking for simple things that we can do in our daily lives to be more healthy.  Check out this article from Kathy Smith entitled “Laws to Living Lean” for some quick and easy things we can all do.  Some of her tips include: think progress, not perfection, […]

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How Much Water Do You Need Per Day?

Water is the most important chemical component in the body. Making up approximately 60% of your body weight, every body system depends on water to function properly. Water carries nutrients to your cells and flushes toxins out of vital organs. When you don’t consume enough water, your body can enter into dehydration, which can drain […]

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