Category: Health

Working Out With Intention

Wondering what exercises to do and how often? As a fitness professional, I’m often asked this question, and unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your goals, abilities and interests. No matter what you do, make sure your activity adds up to at least 150 minutes per week, and your exercises should feel

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5 Ways to Track Your Fitness Progress

While on your fitness journey, one way to ensure frustration is to focus solely on the scale. There are nearly a dozen uncontrollable factors involved in weight fluctuation, that your day-to-day chances of seeing a decrease are fifty-fifty. No one likes losing! Think of your favorite childhood sport or game and imagine losing every single

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Getting Back to Working Out After Being Sick

When is it okay to workout if you’re feeling sick or recovering from illness? You may be anxious to continue your workout routine, but there are some things you should consider before jumping back in.  DON’T go to the gym if you’re contagious If you just started getting symptoms of a cold or flu, such

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Nutrition Q&A

We answer reader’s burning questions! I keep hearing the term “flexitarian.” What is the Flexitarian Diet and how does it differ from other diets? Brenda Rodriguez, Pleasanton, CA A Flexitarian Diet includes mostly plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains) while allowing meat and other animal products in moderation. This makes it more flexible

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Tackle Winter Woes

Unlike many of our furry friends, most humans cannot simply disappear into a dark cozy cave to sleep away the winter months. Some may dream of doing this, but in today’s busy world, it’s probably not a real option, now is it? For many people, the shorter days and longer nights may affect their mood,

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Best Techniques to Calculate Fitness

Is stepping on the scale the only way to measure fitness levels? Actually, it’s just one of several valid ways to track fitness progress. Each of us have different body compositions and how much we weigh isn’t the end-all measurement of fitness and health. It’s important to identify your body type and embrace it because

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What Chinese Herbs Can Do For You

Traditional Chinese medicine is a healing approach that originated in China many moons ago and is widely practiced today due to its vast benefits. Going back to ancient times, people used herbs for health benefits such as increasing energy, boosting the immune system, and regulating sleep. Today, thousands of people embrace this ancient wisdom and

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Fun in The Sun With a Natural SPF

Do you remember those hot summer days at the beach when your parents slathered white sunscreen all over your body? While you squirmed to get out of their hands to run across the scorching sand and dive into the ocean, you wondered, “what’s all this white stuff?”. Sunscreen is used to protect the skin against

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