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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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Low-Cal Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving. A time for family, giving thanks, and delicious food. It’s a holiday that is great for our hearts, but historically not so good for our waistlines. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average person consumes around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. Additionally, the average person gains 1-7lbs between Thanksgiving Day and New […]

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Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: Monterey Bay anglers thrive off Dungeness crab

By Allen Bushnell sports@santacruzsentinel.com Saltwater fishing is still going strong in the Monterey Bay area. Add Dungeness crab into the mix, and local anglers and visitors are doing very well indeed. Chris’ Fishing Trips out of Monterey Harbor keeps multiple boats going even in this slower season. And, they are doing very well. Relatively light […]

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Stay Fit During the Fall

Fall is here, the weather is changing and it is getting colder. But, it is still important to keep up your habits of working out especially with all of the delicious holiday food and sweets that are associated with this season. With the excess of indulgent foods, it’s important to include fat burning exercises into […]

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What you need to know about added sugar

Sure, sugar tastes amazing, but it’s not exactly the most amazing thing for your body. Actually upon further discovery it avoiding sugar altogether would be best for the body. This is harder than it sounds as sugar is in everything! What is added sugar? I’ll tell you. Sugar or Sucrose is made of two simple […]

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Gluten-Free, Vegan, Organic (and Delicious!) Pad Thai

This is a very simple, inexpensive, healthy, and delicious dish. This recipe serves up to four. If you may have a peanut allergy, please use almond butter and almonds instead of peanut butter and peanuts. Play with the measurements of ingredients to create what tastes best to you. Read more from Vol 1.1 or Subscribe […]

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Increase your Metabolism and Transform Your Body

Most people measure their fitness success by the number that is displayed on the bathroom scale. In fact, two people can be the same height and same weight but look completely different because one person’s body fat percentage is different than another. When it comes to getting fit, it’s important to understand body composition, which […]

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