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Written by Mike Jones With so much conflicting information at our fingertips, it’s hard to know what to believe. We all know the myriad of benefits that exercise provides: improved mood, stress relief, increased energy, disease prevention, and weight control. Working out can certainly do good things for your skin as well. It increases the blood flow, …

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Written by Emily Rollins Everybody loves the taste of an ice cold Coke at a summer barbecue. And who can resist a warm, flakey donut on their way to work? Let’s face it, as Americans, we love our fizzy sodas and our Krispy Kreme’s, but the health consequences resulting from our high-sugar diet may not …


Written by Taylor Empey – Certified Fitness Trainer & Nutrition Specialist, Salt Lake City In my experience as a seasoned fitness coach, I have helped thousands of people when it comes to accomplishing fitness goals. Whether it be fat loss, muscle building, performance, body image issues, dealing with eating disorders, or battling medical conditions, I’ve …

over exercise

Exercise is good for physical health. Duh. We regularly get this message through various trustworthy channels— doctors, public health advertising, and perhaps our friends and families. The message we receive is that we should be exercising more, and for many people, this is true. Most people could probably benefit from getting more exercise than they’re …


It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based around a meal! Sure, …


A number of holiday-related triggers can make people sneeze, wheeze or, in the case of food allergies, have a more serious reaction.  But by planning ahead, the day can be misery-free. You already have to deal with in-laws, you certainly don’t want allergy and asthma issues on top of this.  Here are a few suggestions …


Hot Chocolate is a go-to during the holidays, but how can you make that hot comfort drink your own, and make guests notice something different? For people who want something more than marshmallows and peppermint sticks, keep reading. 1. Cinnamon: put a pinch of cinnamon in your hot cocoa to shake things up. Friends and …


How to get on the offensive when it comes to overeating Written by Michael Richardson Holiday memories are great—except for the ones that remain in your love handles. The holidays are about family, fun and food, and we shun anything that tries to take away from those joys. But we also worry about our weight …