Meditation: Why Try It?

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What’s the Bottom Line? How much do we know about meditation? Many studies have been conducted to look at how meditation may be helpful for a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, certain psychological disorders, and pain. A number of studies also have helped researchers learn how meditation might work and how it affects the brain. What do we know about the effectiveness of meditation? Some research suggests that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel […]

Never crave naughty foods again (here’s how)

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You wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today. You’ll skip the drive thru line on your way to work. You’ll refuse to get fast food with co-workers at lunch. You’ll boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And you won’t even think about having dessert after dinner. But then your cravings kick in… Your friend drops by with a big fluffy muffin and a latte for breakfast. A group of co-workers […]

5 Sneaky Ways to Burn Calories at Work

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You may think the 30 minutes you spend every other day in the gym is enough to keep you trim and healthy, but it’s not. If you want overall good health, you need to eat well and find windows of exercising opportunity every day—not just during your scheduled workouts. How can you squeeze in a little exercise when most of your hours are spent sitting at a desk, meeting in the conference room, and preparing […]

Don’t Believe These Three Supplement Myths

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If you could live a longer, healthier life by taking a small pill each day, you’d do it wouldn’t you? You’d be crazy not to! With this fact in mind, the incredible growth of dietary supplements makes sense. It’s estimated one out of every three Americans currently takes some sort of nutritional supplement each day. According to government statistics, more than $11 billion is spent each year on vitamins and minerals in the U.S. alone! […]

Open for Motivation!

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If you’re struggling to find the motivation to get to exercise, allow these seven reasons to inspire you to get moving… Exercise Because —Your Body Works It may seem like an odd reason to work out, but the fact that you can work out ought to inspire you to do so. After all, there are plenty of folks who have been affected by disease or congenital conditions that make working out impossible. If you are […]

Your Holiday Survival Strategy

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There’s no denying that the holidays have arrived. Lights have been strung, gifts are being wrapped and holiday treats are everywhere. It’s no secret that most people gain 5 to 10 pounds over the 2 months. With all the parties, special meals, and edible gifts, weight gain is pretty much inevitable…right? Not so fast. We’ve come up with a survival strategy to keep holiday pounds from making a permanent home on your hips. This strategy […]

These foods have hidden sugars

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So many common foods secretly contain loads of sugar. This is a problem since eating an excess of sugar derails your fitness progress and quickly leads to an increase in body fat, and recent studies are proving that sugar is even more dangerous than we once thought. Your risk of heart attack doubles when 20 percent or more of your calories come from sugar, according to a new study published in JAMA International Medicine. That’s […]

8 Tips to Maximize Your Time At the Gym

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Do you regularly push yourself to the limit? Do you feel the burn with each rep? Do you have nothing left to give when it’s over? Or would you describe your routine more like a comfortable trot? Do you coast along, breaking a respectable sweat while doing the same old thing? Since you are spending a portion of your valuable time exercising, we assume that you have goals and aspirations for your body. And we […]

Want Your Kids to Eat Healthy?

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Our kids are eating too much junk. And who can blame them? Junk food tastes great. The good news is that healthy food also tastes great. Here are simple ways to help your kids eat healthier: 1) Choose Whole Foods Processed foods are the biggest problem with our modern diet. Packaged and refined food products are devitalized and filled with empty calories that quickly lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, processed foods make up a large […]

The POWER of Habit

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John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” And Aristotle noticed that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” It’s pretty clear that the habits you adopt will shape who you are. What are your habits? Do you eat the same thing for lunch, go through the […]

No-fail fat loss plan (in time for summer)

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Ready for summer? Warmer weather, shorts, tank tops and bathing suits are just around the corner. Are you ready for it? What if you spent the next 30 days dropping excess pounds and getting into better shape before hitting the beach? Then you could ride out the summer months fitter than ever and more likely to eat healthier, indulge less and stick with your workout schedule. Sound good? We’ve got just the no-fail fat loss […]

Your sweet tooth has gotten you into trouble.

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Just think of the clean eating streaks that you’ve abandoned for a slice of cake, and all of the extra calories you’ve eaten just to have a taste of something sweet before bed. Where’s that sweet tooth gotten you? Into pants that are another size larger. Into your doctor’s office for another lecture. Into a body that you no longer enjoy. Yes, sweets are delicious and tempting, but the life-long repercussions far outweigh the momentary pleasure. […]

Want to shape up for summer? Eat at home.

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In today’s fast-paced world we consume over 30% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are accumulating around our waists and draining our bank accounts. So why do we eat out and shun the kitchen? Simple: convenience. We don’t have the time to toil away over a hot stove. However, the evidence is mounting that we are paying big for the so-called convenience of outside food. Obesity-related diseases are on the rise, […]

Foodie Fitness: Glazed Salmon

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Who says that your protein+veggies dinner should be boring and tasteless? Forget that! Here’s a protein-packed dinner recipe that has amazing flavor! Salmon is full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, so this is a dinner that you can feel great about eating. Increase the nutrition content of the meal even more by serving it with a salad of vibrant greens and some avocado. Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com What You Need Serves 2 1 fillet […]

The one thing you’re missing

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There is one reason why most people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one. It’s something that I’ve struggled in the past, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big breakthrough. That one thing is consistency. Think about it. The difference that separates a fitness star from a couch potato is the consistency with which the former applies to their diet and exercise routine. That’s it! […]

The only trend that matters

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Do you keep up with new trends in the world of fitness? There always seems to be a headline proclaiming the latest and greatest trend, each promising to be the solution that you’ve always needed. Of course, these trends pass with the seasons, quickly being replaced with something newer and more popular. Today I’d like you to consider the only trend that really matters to your health and fitness progress: the trend of your own behavior. […]

Today Is a Big Deal

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You woke up this morning and began making choices. You chose whether or not to exercise, to eat a healthy breakfast, or to do something productive. You chose whether or not to eat that donut, to sleep in, or to watch an extra hour of TV. At the end of each day the sum of your choices pushes you in a direction. It could be pushing you in the direction of fitness and health, if […]

Have a goal? Here’s how to meet it.

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Do you have a specific fitness goal that you are hoping to achieve? This goal could be a number on the scale, or a clothing size. Or maybe you are hoping to wear a certain cut or style of clothes like strappy tank tops, shorts, or a bathing suit. While having this goal is great, it will NOT guarantee success. You knew that, though, because this isn’t the first time that you’ve had a fitness […]

Nutrition: Paleo Overview with Joshua Broome

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By: Josh Broome, Owner CrossFit Pathway within ClubWorx Effective, lifelong fat loss is easy with the right food choices. I recommend the majority of your meals look something like this: • 4-8 oz of protein such as chicken, beef, turkey, pork loin or seafood. • Then add several servings of multicolored vegetables, either raw, steamed or lightly cooked. • Finally, round out the meal with good fats from Avocado, olive oil or a handful of […]

3 Great Christmas Workouts From Home

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You can‘t sneak away, but you need a workout more then ever. Holiday chaos is fun but stressful, and you need a mental relief. The cookies and ‘nog are calling your name, and you need a good calorie burn. You finally have a little extra time on your hands but nowhere to go workout. Here are 4 great workouts you can do during the holidays, which require NO equipment! Workout: 1. Density Circuit What is it? Select four compound exercises (that either target all […]

Skills and Drills: An Interview with Julianne Cohen

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Skills & Drills classes at ClubWorx provide children with a wonderful outlet.  We sat down to have a chat and learn more about Julianne Cohen who heads up the program. What do you teach at ClubWorx? I have worked at Clubworx for 4 1/2 years in the childcare center and teaching skills and drills. Whats your background? I’m a 48 year old California Native. I studied Journalism at SJSU married soon after graduation and started having babies.  Hayley,24 Evan, 21 Grayson, 17 […]

This Holiday Season, Eat Mindfully, Not Mindlessly

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It’s the holidays and for most Americans, that means eating – lots of eating – followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But why not take a healthier approach to what we eat during this holiday season and beyond? According to a recent website survey, about 18 percent of people say it’s hard for them to eat healthy because they don’t want to stop eating their favorite foods. The good news […]

Swim lessons in the winter? Why does my child need this?

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When you think of enrolling your child in swimming lessons, what comes to mind? Do you think about long summer days watching your child splash happily in the pool or cheering them on as they swim in their first race? Maybe you think about spending summers at the lake or beach and watching your child swim with confidence and ease. What you might not think about, however, is just how important it is to keep […]