30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 15

For the last couple decades and counting, the USDA has thrown us into a tailspin with their Food Pyramid. “Low-Fat, Fat-Free, High-Carb”, went the mantra.  And up went our waistlines, and chronic diseases right along with them.  You’ve seen the pyramid.  It looks something like this: Breads, pastas, cereals, crackers, etc. make up the broad…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 14

Sounds obvious that you should sleep in the dark, right? But if you really take a good look at your bedroom at night, you’ll probably discover many sources of ambient light that you don’t give a second thought.  Things like the light emitted from your digital alarm clock.  The blinking notification light on your cell…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 13

It’s been said that you tend to become like the 5 people that you spend the most time with. Take a good look at your inner circle of friends, your influencers.  How do they make you feel when you spend time with them?  Do they lift you up or bring you down? Few things are…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 12

Plastic food and beverage containers have been implicated in a number of health issues, especially in our developing youth.  When plastics break down they can leach their chemical components into our foods, or directly into the body, as  when infants and toddlers chew or suck on plastic products. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been identified as a…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 11

Few of us move our bodies as often as we should.  Those of us who do usually just jump into a workout, finish it up, and then get on with the day.  Little consideration is given to a warm-up or cool-down.  And even less thought is given to stretching. We are a nation of knotted…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 10

That sweet tooth of yours is souring your health. Everybody likes a sweet treat now and then, but when it becomes a daily habit, or worse yet the capper of every meal, it can really derail your health and fitness plans.  Over-consumption of refined sweeteners has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cancers, and a whole…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 9

There is no better advice I can give you if you are trying to clean up your diet than to prepare all of your meals in advance.  Trust me, I know what it’s like to arrive home starving after a long day at work.  Your sole focus is getting something into your belly as quickly…

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