Category: Health & Fitness

Fasting

This year, I will be participating in Ramadan fasting in support of my Muslim Soldier. I am thoroughly aware of how much of a sacrifice and the discipline it takes to fast during Ramadan holistically. I will fast each day from dawn (approximately two hours before sunrise) until after sunset, and I will not eat…
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Ignored Addictions

So many times when we hear the word addiction, we immediately think of someone strung out of drugs or that alcoholic who everyone in the family knows. Believe it or not, there are simply things we do every single day that can fall into the category of addiction. Anything that alters your mood can become…
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How to Stick with New Years Resolutions/Goals

At the beginning of every year, Dry January starts, the gyms are packed again, and we go into hitting reset on the things we want to start over with or improve. When making New Year Resolutions/goals can seem like an endless cycle, how do we stick to them? Here are two ways to stick with…
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30-Day Fall Workout

Now that the scorching sun at blazing temperatures is in the past, it’s time to get moving. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Here is an easy-to-follow 30-day fall workout. Day 1. Leg…
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Feel Good Tips

Whether we want to believe it or not, feeling good comes from mental and physical health. Have you ever heard the phrase “Health is wealth?” How we feel projects how we interact with others, take care of ourselves, and perform at school, work, or home. We can have our off days when we are in…
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Addictions and Dependency

Be kind to everyone because we are all fighting battles seen and unseen. Society today displays addictions as only a stronghold to drugs and alcohol. Addictions go beyond those two things. Some addictions can be easily disguised as a hobby and may not be noticeable in the beginning until they start negatively impacting your daily…
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Green Thumb

Where are my green thumb plant lovers? My mother and grandmother had dozens of plants in their homes growing up; small ones, medium ones, large ones, some that were the same, and some that were different. I remember not walking through certain areas of my grandmother’s house because she had so many plants in that…
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Small Victories

We often set health and fitness goals yet rarely celebrate the small victories throughout our journey. We are so focused on the results that we miss opportunities to congratulate ourselves for the sacrifices and hard work. Not anymore! Check out these small victories that you may not be celebrating. Mood/Skin Have you noticed yourself in…
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Importance of Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity are a big part of our overall wellness. Numerous studies show that engaging in physical activity fights against chronic disease and prolongs deaths. Let us take control of our own health. Benefits of Physical Activity Exercising can lead to an improved quality of life. Do not think about it as having…
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Starting the Year Off Right

How often do we recycle the same old fitness New Year’s Resolutions? You know what I am talking about, weight loss and fitness goals! The New Year’s resolutions are broken and forgotten by the end of January and exchanged with old habits and muscle memory. Instead of putting that responsibility on an entire year, let…
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Tips for Surviving the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is the official start of the holidays. This is where family and friends gather to fellowship, eat, and make memories. This year will probably look a little different than other thanksgivings because of the pandemic. With, that still does not stop all the delicious foods from being eaten. Here are a few tips to…
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Recovery

The definition of recovery is to return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Many times, throughout our health and fitness journey, our focus is on working out and eating better. Our recovery is important as well. When we workout, our muscles are being torn and then they repair themselves. Rest and recovery…
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