Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fitness

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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November Is for Saying “No”

“No” gets a bad rap. Sometimes, amidst the positivity and flow of yes, a solid no can—and should-- be the healthy answer. November is a great time to introduce a little no into your life.

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4 Ways to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Rush

by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner Candy is available in full force right now. Here’s how to scare away those sugar cravings … The scariest part of Halloween isn’t the onslaught of trick-or-treaters knocking at your door.  The real danger lies in the abundance of sweets that surround this holiday. It is hard to resist the extensive variety. You may not have enjoyed some of these since childhood. Retro candy often makes a comeback this time of year, enticing us even more with its limited availability. Tame candy-binging with these four tips. After all, Thanksgiving dinner is quickly approaching. You don’t want to outgrow your wardrobe by year’s end. 1. Fight Fire with Fire Satisfy your craving with naturally sweet foods. Put away the candy dish, which may have grown to bowl size thanks to Halloween. In its place, keep fresh, washed fruit conveniently ready to grab. Make it festive. Add plastic spiders, goblins, and mini pumpkins to the display. Mix up dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, and apricots. Mini-packs make great giveaways.   2. Walk the Neighborhood Whether with trick-or-treaters or on your own, this gets you moving and away from the candy exchange. You’ll still feel part of the festivities. …

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Watch Your Back

Chilly, damp weather and fall chores can be rough on your back. Here’s how to protect your spine …

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