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Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

If you felt stressed over the holidays, you may need a low key day of R & R. When you’re in “fight or flight” mode (rushing to work, not getting enough quality sleep, letting the small stuff get to you, etc) your body increases the amount of adrenaline and cortisol released….

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Manage Your Weight Through the Holidays with These Simple Steps

The biggest mistake I believe people make through the holidays is to start eating better or exercising more after the holidays are over. Workouts get deferred until after all the holiday craziness has passed, and a healthy diet doesn’t start until the last of the cookies and candies have been tossed. My advice:…

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Exercise, Holidays and Calories That Tip the Scales

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the HUGE amount of calories we all eat over Thanksgiving, weight gain we’ll consequentially gain, and the foods we should eat instead. Actually, this is the same old story we all hear at this time of year. The “Eat This Not That” rules are…

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The Flesh Eating Bacteria: Living to Be Healthier

A little over ten years ago I contracted the flesh eating bacteria, the same disease that Aimee Copeland and a couple other people around the country happen to be recovering from right now. Suffice it to say, my experience was nothing short of a living nightmare.  Fortunately, I came through on…

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4 Healthy and Fit Super Bowl Weekend Rituals

To millions of Americans, football is like religion and Superbowl Sunday is the most sacred of all sports-related holidays. Even if you’re not a huge football fan, there is a very strong possibility that you’re going to a party – that is if you’re not hosting one of your own. How…