Category Archive: ARTICLES

  1. The 5 Minute Stress Reliever

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    Benefits of Stretching

    By Carolyn Hall

    You may think stretching is just for athletes and hard core gym work-outs. I was a gymnast; stretching was very important for injury prevention, increased flexibility and range of motion. Body builders don’t just walk into the gym, throw some heavy weights on a bar, and start cranking out reps until they have warmed up and stretched their muscles.  But, did you realize incorporating stretching daily is just as important for health and body functioning as regular exercising?

    Why is that?  Continue Reading

  2. The Cure for Your “But”!

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    The Cure for Your “But”

      – By Ralph Osuch

    Over the weekend, I was at my local REI store looking for a new pair of shoes for an upcoming race that I signed up for. While I was there, I saw a chalkboard sign that they had on display. It was titled “What’s your but?” On there were a bunch of excuses that people use on a daily basis on why they don’t do things. Anything from “It’s football season” to It’s too cold” and my favorite “I’m out of shape”. I actually stood there in front of the sign and read just about every single one of them. Why? Because I have used most of them. But you see, that was in the past. I was sick a nnnnnnnnnd tired of being sick and tired. I was tired of feeling bloated all the time. I was tired of continuously being larger jeans due to my belly growing and looking like I was a pregnant male. Most of all I was tired of seeing friends dying due to heart attacks. Continue Reading

  3. Help For “Messy Motherhood”

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    Help For “Messy Motherhood”  by Emily D. Barcomb

    Being a mom is a wonderful glorious gift, until said gift(s) makes a huge mess! Yes, as a mom I get that you haven’t showered in days, and you are drinking your 5th cup of cold coffee and it’s only 11pm, and don’t even get me started on the mountain of laundry that needs conquered. Don’t get me wrong I have always wanted to be a mom, but there was a point where each day I said out loud, “I didn’t think it would be like this!” Pretty sure you can relate? Continue Reading

  4. Are You Addicted to Your Scale?

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    Is that you? Do you constantly weight yourself when you are changing your diet or starting an exercise program? We are about lifestyle change here. Do yourself a favor and ditch the scale! Here is a great article by Yoni Freedhoff from Psychology Today magazine that should help. Continue Reading

  5. You DO NOT Have Time to Exercise!!!

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    We have all said it at one time another. Ask someone who is out of shape or overweight why they aren’t doing anything to fix the problem, you will inevitably hear “I just don’t have time to exercise!” I mean we are all busy, right? No argument there! Continue Reading

  6. Why People Start, Why People Don’t

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    We have talked to a lot of people since 2013, and a crazy number of people have made the decision to join our community and make a positive health change in their life. Every single person, when asked “why are you doing this now?”, has their own personal motivation to take action. Most of them are what you would expect: Continue Reading

  7. The YOU Economy

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    People are changing the way they work and make money. They’re disappearing from cubicles. Abandoning their commute. Earning extra money. Gaining free time. Creating legacy. This “side hustle”, independent contractor, multiple-income-stream phenomenon is here to stay, and it’s growing. Continue Reading