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Benefits of Hiking vs. Running

Running can be hard on the joints, in fact 6 times your bodyweight is applied to the joints when running. For individuals who want to get up and outside but don’t want as much stress on the body hiking can be a great alternative. Cardio doesn’t have to be running. If you enjoy it, running […]

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Why you should eat your leafy greens

“Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health,” says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. But, according to a study done in 2000, only 26.7% of Americans were eating two or more servings of vegetables per day, […]

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The Importance of tracking your heart rate

Most workout enthusiasts and athletes have taken the opportunity to learn what their resting and maximum heart rate is as well as tracking it while they exercise. But is this really essential to working out? Yes and no, it really depends on what one’s fitness goals are. It’s not mandatory, of course, but most trainers […]

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What is Hanson Muscle Therapy

Clients and patients achieve results they never thought possible! Hanson Muscle Therapy (HMT) is a unique form of muscle testing and manual therapy that has provided pain relief to over 20,000 patients since 1994. Created by Tobe Hanson HMT founder, Kinesiologist & Muscle Therapist, it’s a service that has been sought out by surgeons, trainers, […]

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10 home exercises to try this winter

It’s officially winter and that means that it’s colder and darker in the mornings. Getting motivated to go to the gym can be harder than usual but it is no excuse not to workout. Try these exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. So put on your sweatpants and keep the […]

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Three steps to a 6-pack

We all want it. A lovely 6 pack for the summer time and in the winter it is hard to think of it when bundled in layers of clothes. For most, however, it’s a challenge and the majority of people see no results even with vigorous exercise. What are we doing wrong? Why can’t we […]

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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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Sleep better when traveling

‘Tis the season for traveling. Family and friends are waiting and it is important to be prepared if you are to enjoy time away from the luxury of your own comfortable bed. Factors that may play a role in the lack of sleep range from uncomfortable beds to jet lag. Even in a great hotel, […]

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