All posts by Irene

Nutritious Summer Foods

How to avoid sinking your teeth into summer foods that will ruin your months of healthy eating. The warm weather begs for cookouts, baseball games, lazy days by the water, amusement parks, and holiday celebrations. But alongside these fun events come fried chicken, hot dogs, cocktails, funnel cakes, and potato salad. Everywhere you look, high-calorie […]

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Eating To Help Fuel Your Body

Fuel your body with the right nutrition. Just as a race car can’t go far or fast without the right kind of fuel, neither can an athlete compete at his or her best or recover afterwards without the right nutrition. Marathon runners, triathletes, soccer players, long-distance swimmers or cyclers, competitive weight lifters, or anyone else […]

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Core Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen your core with these exercises More than just the abdominals, your core includes all the muscles in your torso: shoulders, back, sides, abs, hips, and bottom. A strong core enables your muscles to work in harmony, improves posture and balance, and lessens your risk for aches, pain, and injury. All of your everyday activities […]

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“I’ll Get To It Later”

Get serious about exercise You’ve waited long enough. Now is the time to put your excuses aside and do what you should have been doing all along: exercise. If you’ve been procrastinating to exercise for weeks, months, or even years, you’re not alone. When working out isn’t a part of your regular lifestyle, it can […]

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Sunscreen Smarts

Summer’s not over yet! Have you been using the right sunscreen? Your body needs some amount of sunshine exposure each day for good health, but too much can damage your skin, lead to premature aging, cause painful sunburn, and contribute to skin cancer. You know using sunscreen is a smart idea, but it’s hard deciding […]

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Slow and Steady Keeps the Pace

Exercise tips for beginners Thinking about getting back into exercise? It’s never too late to start. While a sedentary lifestyle puts you on the path of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, you can work your way away from these risks if you’re willing. No matter if it’s been weeks, months, or even years since […]

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Music to Your Ears

From Motown to Mozart, improve your health with music. After a stressful day at work you get in the car and turn on the radio. Your favorite song just happens to be playing and instantly you begin to relax and forget your worries. That’s the power of music. A simple song can affect your actions […]

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An Ancient New Trend

What’s all the hype about oil pulling? You may have only recently heard about oil pulling, but it’s been around for three millennia. An ancient oral remedy in India and part of the Ayruvedic health system (which also includes Yoga and meditation), oil pulling is an increasingly popular health trend. Plaque removal, gingivitis prevention, headache […]

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Tips for Running Your First Marathon: 26.2 and Counting

Tips to make your first marathon a success. Running a marathon is a noble goal—one that fewer than 1 percent of the world’s population completes. The training, fitness, endurance, and determination required to run 26.2 miles at one time is commendable. Whether you’re new to running, been running for years, or have never ran a […]

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Easy on the Joints

Low-impact exercises for those who live with joint pain. Joints connect bone to bone, and without them you wouldn’t be able to stand up or move around. Many health conditions cause joint pain and anyone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis knows how debilitating the pain and stiffness can be. Pain in the knee […]

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