5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

By Ashley Beck | June 25, 2013


In our youth, Summertime meant freedom. It was three-months to hang out with friends or go on family vacations without a care in the world. Time for play, sun and swim. No obligations, no bills to pay or families to support. However, as we get older, when 9 months of school changes to 12 months of working and our worries start piling up like old magazines, we forget to take the time to refresh ourselves like we did as youngin’s and it’s time we did something about that. Here are 5 easy ways to get the most out of your Summer. Read More

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Eat Less, Exercise More

By Tawnya Manion | February 7, 2013

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Photo: chrisphoto

Eat less, exercise more. Sounds easy doesn’t it! Then, why do millions of people struggle with losing weight?  Our relation to food is more than just eating to sustain life, we have a deep emotional connection to what we eat. From the moment we come into this world, the act of consuming food is associated with a bond to our mothers. Then, as we grow older the sustenance that comforted us or was given to us as a reward carries into our behaviors as adults. Beneath our relationship with edibles consists an underlying physical or psychological  imbalance that can lead to cravings and over eating. That is why the ability to stop over consuming comes as such a hard task for a lot of people.

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Health & Wellness

Kung Flu Fighters!

By Jae Ponder | October 23, 2012

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Do you consider yourself as a team-player? If you just said yes, then I’d like to welcome you to the Kung-Flu Fighters. I’ll be here to coach you on what could very well be your best season yet. This year, and every other year, the team to beat is “Team Flu”. What is that? Think of “Team Flu” as your arch nemesis who wants to and can take you down. However, I’d like to give you and the team (your body) a few tips on making this a winning season.

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Peak Performance: The Food Swedes Eat

By Patrice Johnson | August 6, 2012

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Photo: autonome

With the Swedes dominating over the British in a surprise sailing victory on Sunday, it begs a question for this foodie, “Was it something they ate?”

When friends visit Sweden and ask if there’s anything they can bring back for me, I always ask for the same things: Cheez Doodles, ättika (vinegar much higher in acidity than available in America), and bittermandel (bitter almond extract). Not exactly icons of healthy foodways. Read More


Pickle Juice For Sport Cramps?

By Justin Chan | March 16, 2012

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Photo: sakuraboy

Although Gatorade and other kinds of energy drinks are a common source of rehydration for athletes, one particular preservative juice is becoming a more popular alternative. Pickle juice, which usually consists of water, salt, calcium chloride, vinegar and dill, has been frequently used to boost athletic performance and maintain stamina. Athletes and sports trainers have long considered its effects to be conducive to improving one’s game and reducing fatigue, but there was rarely any scientific evidence that backed up such claims until two years ago. Consuming pickle juice, at first, seemed more like a meaningless trend than a proven formula, but more and more studies have recently shown that the practice has some merits.

In 2010, The New York Times reported that a group of students from Brigham Young University conducted a study to see whether pickle juice had any effects on athletic performance. Ten male students exercised on a semi-recumbent bicycle that only worked the leg muscle. Read More


The 9 Best Workout Foods

By admin | January 25, 2012

Photo: Matthew Kenwrick

Photo: Matthew Kenwrick

By: Michele Wolfson

The best way to get fit is a balance of a healthy diet and exercise. Any doctor will tell you that this is a foolproof way to achieve this goal. Popping a daily vitamin is definitely beneficial, but when it comes right down to it- eating real food is a lot more valuable then gobbling down supplements.

Besides, you can get most, if not all, of the nutrients essential to good health by selecting the right combination of foods. You just have to know where to look. The right fitness foods speed your results and make you healthier, too. Ready to eat your way to a better body? These 9 great foods and drinks are guaranteed to make any type of exercise you do more effective – long after you’ve broken a sweat. Read More


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