Eat the cookie, or don’t?

Consistency and patience are the two biggest factors in seeing the effects of lifestyle changes on our health and our body composition.  If you look back to the body/health you had then that you want back now, 99% of the time, it wasn’t overnight that the body, or the health, went away.  No one woke ...

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4 Ways to Save Your Joints

When you are dedicated to your training and putting in the hours to achieve your goals then there is nothing more frustrating than joint pain and inflammation. It almost feels like your body is punishing you for working hard. No fair, right! Rather than make excuses about your pain or backing off on your training ...

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3 Exercises to Fix your Lower Back Pain

The body thrives on balance. Our muscles and joints are happiest when they are getting equal and total range of motion. The spine is no different and since it’s range of motion is smaller than most other joints, imbalances can be felt more intensely. The spine requires the stability of the supporting muscles that surround ...

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5 Tips to Help You Change with the Season

As the weather turns colder, many of us tend to let our health and fitness routines take the back burner for a few months. Whether you are feeling rundown or beat up from two CrossFit Open cycles in one year or just trying to escape the holiday season without eating too much pie. It is ...

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Tips to Getting Better Sleep

Increased Stress, Weight Gain, Depressed Mood are all effects of a poor nights sleep.  Many goals will be harder to attain without a solid nights sleep.  Research has shown that at least 7 hours of quality sleep is what is the minimum needed for optimal health and it’s best to average 7.5 or more hours ...

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All the Small Things….Matter!

As we approach the New Year, it is the time when you start saying you are going to make 2020 the best year yet!  We want this for you just as much as you want this for yourself, but it starts with traction, if you want to make changes to improve yourself throughout the entire ...

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Avoiding Vitamin D deficiency this winter

It’s no unfortunate surprise that our December days can be cold and short. Typically meaning less time outside, and less sunshine.  A consequence to winter’s darkness could be a depletion on our vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is important for bone health and maintaining adequate amounts of vitamin D have been linked to preventing heart ...

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Tis the Season….for Seasonal Affective Disorder and Low Vitamin D!

With the cold air and short days, getting optimal sun exposure and thus turning cholesterol into Vitamin D through skin exposure to UVB rays come to a halt in these New England winters.  Vitamin D is an essential vitamin/hormone and I wrote more about how much we need and why here. If anyone should know ...

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