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Fitness Friday: The “Secret” of Successful Professsional Athletes

Peyton Manning. Serena Williams. Hank Aaron. Q: Aside from being professional athletes, what do these individuals have in common? A: Each of these record setting players have well surpassed their predicted career expectancy. The average professional athlete’s career is over by 33 years old. Peyton Manning is the oldest ever NFL quarterback to start in and win a Super Bowl…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Health Lessons Learned from Autism Pt. 2

Health Lessons Learned from Autism April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a topic that we’ve been blogging about, but it’s also Autism Awareness Month, which hits very close to home for some of us.  As I was noticing all the rainbow puzzle ribbons around town (the image associated with autism awareness), I realized that many of the lessons I learned from…

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Menu Monday: Overcome the Food Baby

Easter. New Years. Birthdays. Memorial Day. Christmas. Anniversaries. Labor Day. Thanksgiving. Independence Day.  What do all of these holidays and special occasions have in common? Whether you grill out or order in, these well-known days often revolve around one thing: FOOD!  That’s right, the unending buffet, rich with savory sides, succulent meats and mouthwatering desserts. Unfortunately, these little temptations  can…

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Fitness Friday: The Runner’s Stretch

With warmer weather comes more outdoor activities like running which can improve your mood, get you in better shape and increase your energy. Over time, high impact exercises like running can decrease muscular mobility and increase the likelihood of injury. So, it is important to pay close attention to the first signs of injury such as tightness of the muscle,…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: lessons learned from autism pt.1

Health lessons learned from autism April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a topic that we’ve been blogging about, but it’s also autism Awareness Month, which hits very close to home for some of us. As I was noticing all the rainbow puzzle ribbons around town (the image associated with autism awareness), I realized that many of the lessons I learned from…

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Menu Monday: Why Can’t I Eat Like I Used To?

I Can’t Eat Like I Did in My 20s In a nation with easy access to excessive food products, the question of why one can’t eat like (s)he did during youth has never been more prevalent.   Before we dive in though, think of this… Have you taken your car to the garage lately? Perhaps for an oil change, brake…

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Fitness Friday: Lower Back & Hips

Strengthen your Lower Back and Hips Do you find yourself suffering from lower back pain? Perhaps it goes away for a little while then creeps back in days, weeks, months or even years later. This could be a clear sign that it is time to strengthen the muscles of the lower back and the surrounding areas like the glutes, hamstrings…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Alcohol & Stress

Alcohol and Stress Studies reveal that more and more people are drinking to cope with the stress of today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Stress can stem from various facets of life: relationships, work, finances, health, trauma, everyday etc. When we find ourselves stressed, we may feel overwhelmed, depressed, worried, anxious, annoyed or upset. No matter the reason for stress, all of these…

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Menu Monday: Drinking in Moderation

Moderation’s Role in Drinking People drink alcohol to unwind, celebrate, socialize and some simply enjoy the taste. Alcohol can be found in beer, liquor, wine and occasionally in some foods. However, excessive alcohol consumption of any kind can lead to a compound of health related risks. That’s precisely why it is important to understand what MODERATION with alcohol looks like…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Alcohol’s Effect on the Body

What does alcohol do to the body? April is Alcohol Awareness Month. On average, one in every 12 American adults are alcohol dependent or suffer from some sort of alcohol abuse. Furthermore, millions more partake in potentially consequential behaviors that could lead to alcoholism or related issues. When you drink alcohol, it is taken into the bloodstream where it can…

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