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  1. Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises

    Written on - Nov. 17, 2016
    Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder. Without further ado... Couch Stretch By elevating the back foot, you get a hybrid...
  2. Dandelion Dreams Recipe

    Written on - Sep. 18, 2015
    When putting together this recipe, I knew two things: I knew I wanted to include dandelions (I just love their natural taste), but I also wanted to make use of Shilajit—it’s too good for you to pass up! Shilajit is a powder which is harvested by hand, and then dried at a low temperature. Containing over 85 minerals, Shilajit is said to remove weakness from the body and build strength...
  3. Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving

    Written on - Apr. 13, 2015
    couple cross country running
    Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD Often clients will ask how much physical activity is recommended to maintain and improve health? My response is essentially the same. There are two key questions that need to be answered first: #1 What is your current personal health status? This includes information related to your last physical, blood work, family history. Modifiable risk factors such as...
  4. Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity

    Written on - Feb. 26, 2015
    Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD Recently I came across an article titled ‘Graying of America’ in the New York Times. The article indicates that, “by 2050, 83.7 million Americans will be 65 or older, compared with 43.1 million in 2012, the report said. Fewer than 10 percent were older than 65 in 1970.” Another statistic often thrown around is that 10,000...
  5. Shoveling Wisely, Save Your Back

    Written on - Jan. 29, 2015
    Shovel Snow
    Shoveling Wisely, Save Your Back by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD Living in the Northeast we expect a certain level of snow, thus the dreaded shoveling and possibility of days of back pain and muscle soreness thereafter.  This past week ‘Snowmaggedon’ was predicted to pound the East Coast with snowfalls expected to reach historic levels not seen in years. Today as my wife was shoveling the driveway (she’s a...
  6. Self-Assessment in the New Year

    Written on - Jan. 21, 2015
    young couple stretching
    Self-Assessment in the New Year by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD This past week I was bending over to pick up my 1 year old son and as I was doing this my back tightened up.  Nothing unusual about this by any stretch, yet the fact it began tightening up throughout the day struck me as odd.  This ‘pulling’ sensation got me thinking “why would this happen now?” Okay,...
  7. Improve Your Rear View with These Back and Butt Toning Exercises

    Written on - Nov. 15, 2013
    4 Back and Butt Toning Exercises to Improve Your Rear View by Jo Brielyn   Want a sleeker, slimmer silhouette? Then make sure you don't neglect those muscles behind you. Even if you can't see them easily when you look in the mirror, they're still there! When you work your abdominal and chest muscles, it is always equally important to balance them with back (especially the lower back) and butt exercises...
  8. Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

    Written on - Sep. 13, 2013
    Did you know that pumpkins are not only good for your body on the inside but also on the outside? They are great for your skin! Pumpkin is actually an active ingredient in many anti-wrinkle creams and facial treatments. Below are two natural beauty recipes provided by Farmstand Favorites: Pumpkins that harness the many health benefits of pumpkins for your skin.   Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask Ingredients: 3-4 tablespoons...
  9. Natural Ways to Tighten Loose Skin

    Written on - Aug. 31, 2013
    weight loss
    Natural Ways to Tighten Loose Skin by Jo Brielyn You've been working hard to lose weight and the results are showing, but you may notice that you have sagging skin covering those areas you're trying so hard to improve. Extra skin hanging around can be frustrating and embarrassing. When your body loses weight and fat, some loose skin will appear but don't give up or lose hope. The good news...
  10. Relax and Relieve Stress with These Herbal Tea Recipes

    Written on - Jul. 23, 2013
    Throughout history, cultures have used herbs for their unique flavors as well as for the treatment of various conditions and ailments. Cooking Well: Healing Herbs offers recipes and information to help you uncover the beneficial properties of many of these herbs in easy-to-use recipes. Whether you're looking to ease symptoms of a specific condition, seeking to energize or relax using herbs in tea, or just want to create tasty,...

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