Ideas to Build Healthy Life Long Habits Now

Are you the type of person that will read something one time, try it out the next day, and then make it part of your routine and habits? If so, then yea!  However, many of us are not like that. It is hard to create new habits and stick with them.  I think of all my […]

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There is a New Symbol of Prestige

A new shiny sports car always catches my eye.  When I pass one on the road, I usually do a double take.  It is impressive to see and fun to look at.  I’m sure it is super fun to be in the driver’s seat!  Now however, there is a new symbol of prestige. I recently […]

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Did You Say Activity Challenge?

Many people I know, including myself, get up and exercise before their day gets busy.  It is a great feeling to get up, be active and get your workout completed.  The question is, what do you do for the rest of the day?  That is where the activity challenge begins! Did you say activity challenge? […]

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5 Essential Tips to Build Muscle and Reduce Injury Now

Building muscle is part of the equation to staying healthy.  Preventing injury is also part of that equation.  Building muscles and strength training is not only a major component to healthy living, it may also enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities.  So, to maintain good form, concentrate on […]

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You Can Improve Your Balance by Taking a Simple Walk

Having balance is a needed skill in life.  This skill becomes even more important as one ages.  Older adults need good balance to prevent falls and to assist in common everyday movements such as sitting down and standing up.  A combination of activities such as walking, coordination, and strength training can improve balance.  Walking helps […]

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What Does Eating Healthy Really Mean to You?

Doctors and nutritionist often say to eat healthy and to eat nourishing foods.  Choosing healthy foods can be a lifestyle choice and not a quick fix.  It is a long-term commitment towards living a healthy and fulfilling life.  The question becomes, what does eating healthy really mean?  Let’s look at a few ideas. Since eating […]

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Mix it Up – Here Are Some Standing Core Exercises

Core exercises come in many forms. You don’t always have to be laying down.  There are other options available. In addition to doing core exercises laying on your back, front, or side, you can also do them from the sitting or standing position.  It is good to mix it up – here are some standing […]

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I’m Hungry, What Should I Eat?

I seem to be hungry many times throughout the day.  I am very active and need nutrients to keep going.  I always look for healthy foods with protein to keep me full. Which items from the picture would you choose? Here are some of my quick go to ideas: Eggs Eggs are a natural source […]

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HEY SUGAR!

No I am not calling you “Sugar!”  That is not one of my terms of endearment that I use.  I like “honey” or “sweetheart.”  But now I am off track! The question is, how much sugar is in the container of yogurt you are eating? Sugar in Yogurt Years ago, my sister and I ate […]

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Hikes and Life’s Lessons

We recently visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.  It is amazing; words do not give the miles and miles of trails and scenic views justice. We went on several hikes; saw many beautiful waterfalls, forests, streams, etc.  We rode our bikes on the Cades Cove Loop and have many wonderful memories. The […]

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