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How to Make Health and Fitness Goals That Work

Did you make some health and fitness goals for yourself last month? And have you stuck with them? You know a lot of people have trouble sticking to resolutions and staying on track with their goals, So if you do too, you're...

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Why New Years’ Resolutions For Diet and Exercise Fail

The word going around these days is that New Year's resolutions are bogus. Because most of them are forgotten by February.  And, why make a promise that you know you won't keep? But I completely disagree. January is a perfect and natural time to take inventory on...

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Make Your own Cranberry Sauce with Less Sugar

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things on the holiday table. I really like the sweet and sour flavor with poultry.  And the red makes the whole dish look festive! Total confession - the cranberry sauce in the can used to be my absolute favorite. It's like eating...

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The 30 Day Abs Challenge – Is it Worth Your Time?

Thirty-day exercise challenges are everywhere. You'll find them in fitness and fashion magazines, on fitness websites, in posters in your gym and even at the office. They're created with the best of intentions - to motivate you and help...

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Meditation with Khen Rinpoche: Breathe In, Breathe Out

A growing body of research supports that meditation, for even 5-10 minutes per day, can significantly improve brain function. (1) I was very grateful to have been able to meet and learn from Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan last weekend. He's a Tibetian Buddhist Monk, a...

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The Five Best Times to Stretch

  Do you sit for long periods of time? Do you exercise? Do you exercise and sit for long periods of time? If you answered yes to any of the above questions you're a candidate for tight muscles and joints - if you don't have them already. Truthfully, it's pretty...

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Eating Healthy While on Vacation- Five Uncommon Tips

Healthy food selection takes every vacation to another level of rejuvenation and replenishment. The best part is when you eat good, healthy food, you feel better than ever. If you don't believe me, give these tips a try on your next trip and see for yourself. Clients...

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How to Keep Up Your Exercise While On Vacation

  It's summer, everyone's favorite time to vacation. The summer is when I most frequently talk with clients about how to keep their weight loss and fitness gains while traveling. No matter what my clients' situations, they are all concerned about these two factors....

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Super Simple Comfort Food: Chicken Soup

  Once you've tried this recipe, you won’t believe how easy chicken soup is to make. Both of my Slovak grandmothers made a variation of this soup recipe. When I was old about 14, they taught me how to make it myself. It was so easy and inexpensive, it became one of my...

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Which is Worse: Fat or Carbohydrate?

  A few weeks ago news was leaked that the Dietary Guidelines committee suggested we drop dietary limits on cholesterol. That announcement  re-fueled the fire under a completely different debate over fat and carbohydrate that started last year.  The debate over fat...

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Fitting Exercise and Everything Else into Your Busy Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJYc19X-nPM People from all walks of life fall into daily stress and overwhelm because they feel they have too many things to do each day - from corporate managers, to parents, even retirees. Of course they all have a lot on their...

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Setting Goals and Setting Yourself Up for Success

  Happy New Year!! What are you doing to help yourself reach your goals this year? Books are written and courses are taught around what successful businesses and successful people do to bring goals (and dreams) into reality. As I write this post I keep thinking  to...

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Simple, Healthy, Delicious – Sweet Potatoes

I remember the sweet potatoes of my youth. Usually made around the holidays, they were baked and smothered with brown sugar and butter. So sweet! In fact, they may as well have been dessert! Now, that was a vegetable I was willing to eat more than my share of! Times...

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Fast and Delicious Holiday Turkey Recipe

    Not to brag, but I make an amazing turkey. It's always moist and delicious. I usually use a Martha Stewart recipe where the turkey is covered in cheesecloth and got lots of basting towards the end. It's always a hit with my guests. This year I was remembering...

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Does Stretching Really Work?

  A Wall Street Journal article on December 2, 2014 (1,2) prompted a client to e-mail and ask: "Does stretching work?" I took a look and thought the article to be one of the best so far written in a major media source regarding stretching. Stretching has gotten a bad...

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