30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 8

When is the last time you had a really good belly laugh? Everybody loves to laugh, and there’s good reason why.  Besides it just feeling good, laughter has been shown to boost your endorphin levels, increase your immune response, and relieve overall stress. Laughter is also contagious, so from a social standpoint it is a…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 7

I’ll bet if you thought about it you could break down a typical week’s worth of meals into about 1/2 dozen or so foods that you eat over and over again.  We are all creatures of habit, and often times our meals become nothing more than another step on the staircase of our day, as morning…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 6

Antibacterial this. Antimicrobial that. A vaccine for everything under the sun. It seems that our whole world is triple-washed, sterilized, shrink-wrapped, and quarantined into nice little compartments. Despite what you may have been led to believe, you still do have an immune system inside your body.  And it is amazing!  How about instead of trying…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 5

The dreaded “E” word. If the thought of exercise intimidates you, or makes you nauseous, then just think of it as “movement” or “activity”. The positive effects of regular exercise include increased energy, more efficient elimination of toxins, bolstered self-esteem, stronger muscles and bones, greater oxygenation of the body, maintenance of proper body weight, stress…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 4

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir Doesn’t it sometimes seem like we are all…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 3

Eight 8 oz. glasses per day, half your body weight in ounces, etc. However you slice it, chances are you’re not getting enough water during your day. Staying hydrated is important for so many reasons.  Adequate water intake improves digestion, increases energy, flushes toxins from the body, carries nutrients to cells efficiently, etc. As a general…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 2

According to a 2014 Nielsen study, the average American spends 5 hours per day watching live television.  Five hours! Click here to link to a New York Daily News article about the study. Look at the weekly time spent watching TV broken down by age group according to Nielsen: Age 2-11: 24 hours, 16 minutes.…

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