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Cheer Up!

As winter sets in, you may feel the blues arrive. Here are some ways to boost your mood by boosting your serotonin levels! 10. Avoid the fast track to happiness: don’t eat sugar or empty carbs for the quick high. 9. Don’t avoid carbs entirely; they help you manage tryptophan. 8. Eat protein for the tryptophan. 7. Eat fat to help your hormones. 6. Take a fish oil supplement to help your hormones and brain. 5. Exercise to feel good. 4. Avoid the stimulant cycle of sugar, caffeine, alcohol. 3. Sleep right. 2. Investigate supplements wisely. 1. Boost other hormones...

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Get Active – Look at All Your Choices!

We’re here to change lives. We want to help you find the activity that will become part of your life not just a burden in your day. If you like a smaller studio and personal instruction, that’s what we’re best at! We also have small groups for adults and kids. But maybe you’re looking for something a little different or something in addition. Whether you like to sweat or not, there is SOME activity that you will love and you should be doing. You know you need to move your body, so let us help you! We have experience with...

Seniors Get Intense

Seniors Get Intense

High intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise is not just for athletes! By now, you probably know HIIT is good exercise for just about anyone–including seniors. Many fitness professionals working with older adults follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, which recommend an emphasis on strength endurance using lighter weights. While this cautious approach is better than no exercise at all, research suggests that high-intensity exercise—specifically heavy resistance and power training—is safe for older adults and can greatly improve their functional strength for many activities of daily living. Read More at American College of Sports Medicine

Sitting Doesn’t Just Make You Fat

Sitting Doesn’t Just Make You Fat

What goes wrong when we sit for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult: HEART DISEASE OVERPRODUCTIVE PANCREAS COLON CANCER MUSHY ABS TIGHT HIPS LIMP GLUTES POOR CIRCULATION IN LEGS SOFT BONES FOGGY BRAIN STRAINED NECK SORE SHOULDERS AND BACK INFLEXIBLE SPINE DISK DAMAGE Reblogged from The WashingtonPost Health & Science Read more