Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Feature Story

Healthy Intentions, Unhealthy Results

As we approach year’s end, beware of healthy intentions gone bad ...

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Live Healthy with Purpose

by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner Pursue fitness with intention and reach your goals … Setting goals is an excellent way to achieve hopes and dreams. To make progress, experts recommend you journey toward goals with specific purpose. In doing so, you succeed at living with purpose—which beats going through life mindlessly hurdling chores and activities. Set your inner compass, and live according to your aspirations. You may find it easier to increase those reps, resist that pie, and nurture a bunch of other stuff that means tons to you. A Healthy Purpose When we prioritize our health, we succeed at obtaining true wellness. You can, and should, have other life intentions. However, cultivating a healthy lifestyle is the foundation that allows you to pursue other purposes in your life. Here are three scientifically proven ways to live with purpose. And since our purpose is to inspire you to improved health and fitness, we’re focusing here on the purpose of achieving your healthiest life. 1. Engage with Intention Studies show you can activate your brain to accomplish challenges with less effort. Focus on your core values. By doing this, you continuously remind yourself of the reasons for your action. When faced with short-term …

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Post-Feast Fitness

You’ve probably done some binge eating this week. And with the holidays, there’s the threat of more to come. It’s okay. There is a healthy life after mashed potatoes and pie …

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Type 2 Diabetes, the Unsweetened Facts

This unfortunately common disease is highly preventable. Take steps now to avoid being at risk …

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Defying the Odds, Dropping 108 Pounds

by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner At 64 years old, MaryAnn embarked on a daunting weight loss journey. She dropped 108 pounds by age 68, despite her failing health. Here’s how … MaryAnn’s list of health problems is familiar: high cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. For her and many others, the cause is largely related to unhealthy body weight. MaryAnn’s concerned physician recommended she see a cardiologist. With her health in serious jeopardy, she took action. On Her Own Many Center members have experienced successful weight loss. Membership provides the tools, guidance, and motivation to achieve such fitness goals. Along with being an extreme success (losing only five pounds can be a feat), MaryAnn had the challenge of overcoming advanced age and poor health.  A widow at 28 years old, MaryAnn raised a son alone while earning her college degree. A lucrative career in banking followed. Despite her success, she lacked support to improve her health and wellness. A strong, independent woman, she embarked on this journey with only the help of Center membership. Prioritizing Her Health She joined the Center when it opened. MaryAnn made friends during her workouts. She enjoyed the camaraderie and atmosphere charged with motivation. She needed this …

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