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What is a Wellness Plan?

One of the greatest tragedies of in the world of wellness is the general lack of personal insight. We are all guilty of this. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates. When we think about our lives, we are quick to draw conclusions about how we are doing, but there is tremendous bias in…

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You Are More Than Your Genes

Welcome to the beginning of a several part posts on how we can beat predetermination, by consuming a lifestyle that is proven to reduce the incidence of numerous chronic diseases. We all have DNA. DNA is the script for our very selves. We often think of DNA as being the recipe for life. It determines…

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Why it is Important to Exercise with Weights

Exercise with Weights Regular strength training is an important part of regular physical activity. According to an article from Iowa State University, “lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke by 40-70 percent. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield…

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Cheat Death with Good Health

Nothing can possibly be darker than talking about death. If you walked into a party and started blurting out statistics on death, most people would run for the other room. Unfortunately, part of the way that we determine how to live needs to be by studying how we die. I have been at the bedside…

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Why cholesterol is an important health indicator

There are many numbers that people talk about when it comes to health. Your weight, your BMI, your waist size, resting heart rate. Cholesterol may be one of the most important. Recently, there has been some press which has attempted to lessen the importance of cholesterol. Certainly, any number taken in isolation has the potential…

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Walk Before We Run

Walking is the best exercise! It isn’t the most efficient way to burn calories, but it is the easiest and most consistent way that we move. A sedentary state is the opposite of walking. When we walk our bodies are physically active. This literally means we are moving our health in the right direction :).…

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