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Finding the Motivation to Stay Motivated

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1/24/17 9:30 AM

Motivation to be Motivated…why can’t I stick to my good intentions? My goals were intentionally not lofty.  I work with a trainer twice a week on strengthening and conditioning and I fit cardio in where I can on other days.  Seems achievable, right?   I like the idea of having a workout routine, but with a hectic schedule, it is the first thing that drops off of my calendar when a meeting/home repair service/doctor appointment pops up, which is regularly in my world.  So, I’m trying to do the best I can, and that’s just it, DO THE BEST YOU CAN.  You’ll surprise yourself.  Here are a couple of things I do to stay focused on a physical activity routine.

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Topics: Prevention, Nutrition, Wellness, Fitness, physical fitness, Mens Health, Alcohol, womanshealth, womens health, psychology, health, fitbit, wearables, Brain, IQ, exercise, healthy self, new year, self-esteem, running, improvement, diet, sugar

The Benefits of Physical Activity

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2/10/16 2:29 PM

The benefits of regular physical activity are enormous. In addition to weight management, stress relief and an improved sense of well–being, the performance of regular physical exercise reduces the risk of many diseases and conditions, improves the overall quality of one’s life and helps maintain the functional independence of older adults. 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, types of exercise, health, physical benefits, weight management, regular activity, exercise, stress relief, health benefits

Increase your IQ with Cognitive Fitness

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2/4/16 2:37 PM

Cognitive fitness is as important to an individual's overall quality of life as physical health is, and it demands similar attention. Being quick, having good recall, and delaying mental fatigue are all benefits of a brain-healthy lifestyle, and these improvements essentially makes you “smarter” since enhanced mental faculties leads to enhanced mental performance. 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, working memory, memory, health, brain excercises, IQ, cognitive fitness

Preferred Source of Vitamins

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1/28/16 11:01 AM

Vitamins are nutrients that the body requires for normal cell function, growth and development. There are 13 essential vitamins: vitamins A, C, D, E and K along with the eight B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate). Each vitamin plays an important role in body function and all vitamins are necessary for good health. The best way for an individual to ensure that he or she is consuming adequate amounts of vitamins is to adhere to a healthy diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense, plant foods.  
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, vitamin c, consumer concerns, plant foods, nutrition dense foods, FDA, vitamins, vitamin d

The FDA Approves of Hormones in Food, But What About You?

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1/21/16 10:45 AM

It’s no secret that many people consume steroid hormones on a daily basis—oh wait, didn’t you know? Ok, well from the FDA:?

“Since the 1950s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of steroid hormone drugs for use in beef cattle and sheep, including natural estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and their synthetic versions. These drugs increase the animals’ growth rate and the efficiency by which they convert the feed they eat into meat.” 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, organic foods, organic, health, consumer concerns, growth hormones, new year, FDA

Is Fitness Simply Based on Genetics?

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1/13/16 2:30 PM

While the path to physical fitness is straightforward (i.e., dieting and exercise), this path starts to meander wildly when people attempt to actually follow it--lengthening the time it takes to reach the finish line, if ever. The question, of course, becomes "why?" Why are people hard-pressed to achieve fitness when every voice out there is saying that it's good? Not only that, but it is equally ubiquitous to hear that not being fit is bad. So why?  
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Mental Health, preventive healthcare, healthy living, genes, genetics, health, dna vs. diet, new year, health genes, dna, genetics and health

Knowing Your Healthy Self in 2016

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1/6/16 10:20 AM

Living a healthy life is big on everyone’s radar from getting more sleep, to eating a nutritious diet, and doing enough exercise. But the New Year’s resolution trial period always seems to end at around two weeks. So this post will offer some tips on how to stay in the game for all four quarters and reap the rewards of finishing off a year in the ascension.  
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Mental Health, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, personal healthy, healthy substitutions, healthy self 2016, healthy self, new year

Food Substitution: One Thing Leads to Another

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12/30/15 10:32 AM

Back in June of this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association released some interesting news: The 2015 Dietary Guidelines would lift the ban on dietary fat—previously the recommendation was to have no more than 35 percent of calories in one’s diet coming from fat. This change comes partially from the behavior of substitution and how simplifying problems typically lead to more problems with greater complexity.  
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, fat foods, healthy food alternatives, lower-calorie diet, lower-fat foods, fatty foods, refined sugars, smart substitutions, healthy substitutions

The Secret to Good Health, Now With Even More Evidence!

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11/16/15 11:59 AM

The NY Times recently posted an article with the headline “ Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days,” where they cite a study where foods with added sugar (as distinct from naturally-occurring sugar found in fruits) were removed from children’s diets and replaced with carbohydrates to keep overall calorie intake the same. This is significant because added sugar is typically refined sugar and is therefore stripped of all nutrients, essentially making them empty calories. But we’ll get back to that. 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, chronic diseases, health, refined sugars

The Moderation Conundrum

Posted by EHE Blogger

9/8/15 4:15 PM

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You’ve probably heard or seen the phrase “Please drink responsibly” or have read the studies purporting the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption and thought to yourself, “I knew a couple of beers wasn’t that bad.”But to do something in moderation requires one to know what is considered extreme, and when it comes to alcohol consumption, considering recent trends, what may appear as moderate drinking could quietly be a binge drinking environment in reality.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, preventive healthcare, healthy living, AlcoholAwareness, Alcohol

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