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growing

Do we ever stop growing?

We all grow.  From the time we are born, our bodies continuously grow and get bigger.  (Sometimes not in a direction that we may want!)  But, have you ever noticed the curious phenomenon that as you grow up, at one point you start growing down? If you’ve reached your mid-fifties or later, go ahead, measure yourself. Chances are you’ll discover something peculiar. You’ve shrunk. Perhaps just half an inch, perhaps an inch, perhaps even more. A lot…

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it's never too late

January Blog: It’s Never Too Late!

We all remember the times when we were young, and our imaginations ran rapid with ideas of  how our lives were going to be when we grew up.  Then time passes, life continues and all the dreams and ideas we once had as a child have become nothing more than distant memories. Does this sound familiar? I know for me it did.  For a long time, I had dreams of all the things I wanted to be…

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The flip side of 2020

Here we go, staring at December. We have almost made it through 2020. What a year! From essential businesses to learning to do virtual school, it’s been an experience. We have learned to navigate Zoom, not to forget our masks and how to cherish our health and well-being. We are managing holidays without the hustle and bustle of many guests. Maybe to some it’s lacking but to me it’s like we hit the pause button.  The world…

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The Holidays In 2020

Can you believe it? The holiday season is here, and whether you are ready or not; it looks quite different than times past. We all have read about the viruses and plagues in our history, and none of us could even imagine that this year would be the year that we would walk through a global pandemic. But all is not lost, we still have something for which to be thankful.  Although celebrating may not look like…

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Aging Gracefully Through Nutrition

Aging Gracefully Through Nutrition

Did you know that your nutritional needs change as you age? Let us take a quick look at this amazing but true fact. When a person is born they are fed by milk, either from the mother’s breast or formula, it is suggested by dietitians that an infant should solely be fed milk up until they reach the age of  6 months, then they can begin to eat pureed baby foods until around 7-9 months. Did you…

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Eight Glasses of Water a Day!

Eight Glasses of Water a Day!

  Say what? First thing that pops into my mind are the locations of all the available bathrooms I need close by if I drink that much water. Second thing I contemplate are all the interruptions to my day it will cause to use said bathrooms upon consumption of that much water. Thirdly, what if there is no bathroom available. Do I really want to schedule my day around those eight glasses of H2O to make sure…

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to do or not to do

To Do or Not to Do…..The Compound Effect

Have you ever been discouraged because some goals seem too far removed from your grasp? Or how about convincing yourself that you could never achieve a goal because of time constraints, other engagements, because its too hot/cold, too early/too late or I’m too old/sick/not built for that? Most of us have. We often feel that in order to make a change in our life, we have to radically overhaul one or more facets of our daily routine.…

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flexibility

A little bit about flexibility

Flexibility  [ˌfleksəˈbilədē]  NOUN flexibility (noun) the quality of bending easily without breaking  Flexibility is also described as the ability to move through a complete range of motion or the elongation of soft tissues to increase joint range of motion. In short, flexibility helps you move your body with ease. Pretty important part of everyday life, right? But you will be surprised. Flexibility training is the most neglected part of the health and fitness components. All too often folks skip…

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yoga

What is Yoga?

First, let us go over what yoga is NOT.  Yoga is not just for flexible people; it is not just elegant stretching; it is not a religion and it is not a competition!  It is a 5,000-year-old system that teaches people how-to live-in harmony with one another and with nature.  Patanjali is credited with writing these instructions down for future generations 400 – 500 years ago.  Before then, yoga and all its benefits and instructions were passed…

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4 Nutritional Myths You Should Not Fall For

We wanted to share this article with you because it has such great information. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/4-myths-nutritionists-wish-people-would-forget/?utm_source=mfp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MFP_Newsletter_2019

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