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Six Tips for Enjoying Holiday Eating

The holidays are approaching along with all those tempting foods.  But is overeating inevitable?  It is not, according to Amanda Garant, staff Registered Dietitian with Motion 4 Life Fitness.  She understands the struggles people face this time of year.  If your...

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Keeping Up With the Grandkids on Social Media

The possibilities to connect with your grandkids on social media are essentially endless. Since I am only 21, I am going to speak from my perspective as a granddaughter. I believe the use of social media, Facebook in particular, is a godsend. There are so many times I...

Service 4 Service

          The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our independence and to honor our military service. We take the time to honor those who have served, have fallen, and are currently serving. Many families of fallen soldiers cannot afford flag boxes, a symbol of...

Keeping Angels Healthy

Those who care for family members or friends in need are the true angels of this world. Being a caregiver requires tremendous dedication, patience, love and..... energy! We commend you! In order to take the best care of others, you must take good care of yourself....

4 Ways to Safeguard Yourself from Fraud

With the ever-evolving tactics used by criminals to defraud a person of their finances or other material wealth, the task of protecting oneself may seem daunting at best. The best course of action is prevention, but how do you protect yourself from the criminal you do...

Fibromyalgia and Massage

May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  For those effected by fibromyalgia, massage is actually one of the most beneficial treatments in their health plan for managing discomfort and improving their quality of life.  What are some of the symptoms of...

Six Tips for Enjoying Holiday Eating

The holidays are approaching along with all those tempting foods.  But is overeating inevitable?  It is not, according to Amanda Garant, staff Registered Dietitian with Motion 4 Life Fitness.  She understands the struggles people face this time of year.  If your...

Dietitian’s Guide to Eating Before Workouts

Congratulations on starting your exercise routine and developing healthy habits! Want to have more energy and improve on your weight goals? Most people do not realize how nutrition can improve the effectiveness of your workout. Activity is a very important component...

Summer Recipe Selection from Amanda Garant, RD

Need some quick and easy summer recipes? Check these out! Each provide a powerful punch with a combination of fruits and veggies!! Enjoy the rest of your summer, because Fall is right around the corner!   Mango Salsa   Ingredients 1 mango peeled and diced 1/2 cup...

Four Very Important Nutrition Words

Four simple words will help your overall health and nutrition:   Balance, Portion, Moderation, and Variety.  To accomplish your health goals, you need to be realistic when it comes to your eating habits. It is important to work with all foods and understand how they...

Over 50 Weight Loss: Four Easy Habits to Change

When starting or continuing a fitness program, it is important to balance your eating habits. Healthy eating can get you to that next step or goal that you are striving to achieve. Check out these 4 things to help get you started! 1.  Eat regularly If you know it has...

Diabetes and Nutrition

When managing diabetes, whether it is Type II or Type I, what you eat and when you eat is very important. Some people can control diabetes with diet and exercise alone. Others need medication to help regulate their blood sugar levels. Diet is very important whether or...

6 Great Places to Take a Hike Around Carmel, IN

Want a work-out routine where you’re so focused on your surroundings that you don’t even realize you’re exercising?  Where your pulse quickens as much by the sight of a gorgeous maple in full color as it does by the strides needed to reach it?  Hiking is the ultimate...

Down Syndrome and Exercise

Individuals with Down Syndrome benefit from regular exercise, with gains measured in physical parameters, basic daily function, and job performance. Unfortunately, there are often issues that make consistent exercise difficult to initiate or maintain. Many facilities...

MY JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

If you’re anything like me, you probably grew up with some unhealthy habits.  Ever since I can remember I have been a very “picky” eater.  My parents attempted, through heavy-handed discipline, to get me to eat things that were supposedly “good for me”.  Yet, despite...

Music: The Key Motivator for Workouts

Have you ever forgotten your headphones when going to the gym… sitting in the parking lot with dread, lack of motivation, and the feeling that you cannot get a “good” workout in without them? Studies suggest that music may temporarily distract exercisers from some of...

I Thought Jungle Gyms Were for Kids!

When I say jungle gym, what comes to your mind?  Does it take you back to your youth playing outside during recess or on a warm summer day?  Do you wish you could return to those memories of playing (or working out) on a piece of equipment like this?  If you answered...

Exercise Helps Your Brain!

The positive effects of exercise on thinking and memory are some of the most exciting research findings in recent years! With technology and medical advancements, people are living longer than ever before and most would like to live a long time provided they remain of...

New Year, Better Me.

“This is the year I break out of this cocoon of fat and transform into a beautiful butterfly with a six pack.” You may have made this resolution before or know someone who has (maybe not in those exact words). Is this way of thinking the best way to go about creating...

How to Choose a Gym That Suits You

Research clearly shows the health benefits of physical activity and proper nutrition. As preventable disease continues to rise in the US, it’s important that we take control of our health to live longer with a higher quality of life. A great place to do this is at a...

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