Improve Your Gut Health to Reach Your Goals Faster

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Digestive health says a lot about your overall health. If you’re always feeling sluggish or have low energy, if you’re having trouble losing weight or getting in shape your stools can give you some valuable insight. “Heal the gut and you heal yourself.” – Gerard E. Mullin, MD How do you know if you’re absorbing the nutrients from the food that you’re eating? Look to your stools. Your gut’s purpose is to allow the nutrients …

Exercise Lingo – What Does THAT Mean?

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This time of year brings new people to the gym – or sees more people interested in starting an exercise routine. If you’re like most people nowadays the first place that you go to for inspiration is online. That could be Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram. You may see or hear words or short-forms for the workouts and may not understand what they mean. So, this blog is going to outline some of the ‘exercise lingo’ …

Getting Your Cardio In Without a Gym Membership

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You don’t have to have a gym membership to get your cardio workout in. In this post, I talk about 6 ways you can get your cardio in but honestly, the only limitations would be your imagination. Having a gym membership can be nice but it isn’t for everyone. Gym memberships cost money and many of us do not have the time to go to the gym regularly. If you are looking to get your …

Over 40? Try These 3 Tips for Successful Weight Loss

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I founded my business, It Fits Me, to help women lose weight in order to live their best lives. My philosophy is that we should keep it as simple as possible and that stems from my belief that truly good health depends on the power of three: mind, body, and soul.  It’s simple really. Living healthier and happier depends on what you consume, what you do, and what you think. It’s energy cubed. Today, I …

From High Intensity Interval Training to Yoga

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I needed to complete a presentation as part of the YMCA’s yoga training certification and I thought I would share my notes and thoughts about the whole process. I thought hard about this project and what it meant. I was asked to come up with a topic. Most were choosing things like, ‘Yoga for Runners’ or ‘SUP Boards and Yoga’ but I am very new to yoga without any prior knowledge other than a healthy …

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

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Do you ever find yourself craving sweet snacks? Like candy, cookies, donuts, or cake?  If you do, you’re not alone! I want to talk about sugar cravings, how they affect your brain, and ways you can start to wean yourself off of the sweet stuff! OK, so let’s talk about SUGAR!  Just to be clear, I’m talking about foods with ADDED sugar like sweet drinks, baked treats, prepared foods (like breakfast cereals), ice cream, and …

The surprising effects of stress on your health…

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Stress can be good and bad. If it is left unchecked, stress can be terrible for your health. It’s important to recognize signs that stress is overwhelming you, and know how to deal with it in a healthy way. “Pushing through stress” is rarely a good idea. There are simple alternatives for stress relief that this blog will go over.

Be Your Own BFF! You’re amazing!

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Listen to your inner voice. Are you your own best friend or worst enemy?  Working in the gym I come in contact with a lot of people and most of the time, I can tell if someone is their own best friend or their worst enemy.  Have you ever thought about how we talk to ourselves, and how we can get in our own way when it comes to making changes and improving our lives? …

How to Prevent Pain from Sitting too Long…

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Anyone who has ever spent a lot of time sitting at a desk – or hunched over their phone or iPad – knows the aches and pains of sitting for too long.  Here’s the thing, though. The dangers of sitting all day extend far beyond just shuffling around for the first few minutes after you stand up. If you don’t take a few precautions, it can have a long-term effect on your posture that even …