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Stretching Routine for the Person Who Sits Alot

katie Pendlay   •   Steps   •   June 06, 2018

Complete each stretch slowly. Do not bounce into and out of the stretch positions, but rather use slow, deliberate movements. Do not stretch until the point of pain, but rather a slight discomfort. Stretching too far car do more harm than good. Hold each stretch 30-40 seconds, and then switch sides if needed. Neck Flexion […]

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Hip Opener Stretching Routine

katie Pendlay   •   Steps   •   June 06, 2018

Complete each stretch slowly. Do not bounce into and out of the stretch positions, but rather use slow, deliberate movements. Do not stretch until the point of pain, but rather a slight discomfort. Stretching too far car do more harm than good. Hold each stretch 30-40 seconds, and then switch sides if needed. 90 Lat […]

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Nutrition Toolbox – Plateau: Am I really stuck?

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

The dreaded plateau is often talked about, but what is it really?  A true plateau is when you’re nearly 100% on your eating and exercise plan, yet your weight will just not budge. This is actually a natural and healthy response, our bodies way of protecting us. As individuals lose weight, their metabolism (how quickly bodies […]

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Helpful Tips on Improving your Sleep

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

Helpful Tips on Improving your Sleep Consider the phrase, “weight loss strategies,” and it may bring to mind images of long jogs, mystery powder dusted over raw eggs in a blender, or jumping on the scale every morning.  Chances are, getting a good night sleep isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  A quick […]

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Stress Management

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

By: The Mayo Clinic Staff Original Article Web Link : http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/indepth/ stress-relief/art-20044476?pg=1 Expand your stress management tool kit by mastering these four strategies for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept and adapt. When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it’s like lugging a backpack that’s becoming heavier by the minute. Too much […]

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Celiac Disease and The Gluten Free Diet

freelancer17   •   Food   •   February 20, 2018

Gluten-Free Diet   Who needs a Gluten-Free Diet? A gluten-free diet is the only treatment for those who have celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that is triggered by the ingestion of wheat, rye or barley, which causes damage to the villi (fingerlike projections) of the small intestine.  In individuals with celiac disease, removing these specific […]

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Retrofit Philosophy: To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

freelancer17   •   Food   •   February 20, 2018

Retrofit supports food-based cleanses as part of a healthy lifestyle if you are: 1. Educated about the safety concerns 2. Have accurate expectations of results   Types of Cleanses: The best types of cleanses are food-based cleanses, which do not use supplements, but rather whole foods and/or juices. Claims Detox diets claim to facilitate the […]

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Paleo Diet and the Retrofit Philosophy

freelancer17   •   Food   •   February 20, 2018

How does the Paleo Diet compare to Retrofit’s nutrition philosophy? Eat Real Food Paleo diet emphasizes and encourages real food, including fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts & seeds; excludes grains, legumes, potatoes, dairy products, refined oils, refined sugars, processed foods, and salt (for more information: http://thepaleodiet.com/what-to-eat-on-the-paleo-diet/). Retrofit wholeheartedly agrees that fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts & […]

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Alcohol Tips and Suggestions

freelancer17   •   Food   •   February 20, 2018

Alcohol Tips and Suggestions  Hard liquor on the rocks with club soda and lime, lemon, mint sprig, a cherry, orange slice or an olive avoids the added calories in a mixed drink and takes a little longer to finish. Choose diet soda or diet juice as your base, if you want a sweeter mixed drink. […]

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Cruise Control – Navigate your vacation without losing your bearing

freelancer17   •   Weight   •   February 20, 2018

Practice these tips and aim to choose the Healthy Response (HR) instead of the Sabotaging Thought (ST) 1) Stick with your regular routine of meals & snacks … Cruises are notorious for all day eating events. Typically, food is abundant and limitless. ST: I don’t want to miss out on anything… HR: Food is abundant all […]

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