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8 types of exercise that are actually fun

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 6th, 2018

Finding an exercise that is fun for you to do might be exactly what you need to enhance your weight-loss journey. Weight loss can be a long, difficult process if you absolutely dread your workouts. When your workouts aren’t fun, you may not feel compelled or motivated to exercise in the first place, which can impede your overall progress. But when you find an exercise you love and look forward to, your excess weight will …

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6 fitness mistakes that can lead to a weight-loss plateau

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Seeing positive weight-loss results after you’ve been exercising regularly can feel highly motivating and rewarding. But when you suddenly stop losing weight, you may feel confused, frustrated, and ready to give up — especially when you’ve been consistent with exercise and healthy eating. When you’ve reached a certain fitness level, you may need to change your fitness routine to get back on track with weight loss, and to overcome your weight-loss plateau. Have you suddenly …

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Post-workout mistakes that could ruin your results

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

You’ve made a commitment to exercise more and lose weight. Maybe you’ve even started working out every day. But no matter how hard you hit the gym, the real progress happens after your workout. It’s during periods of rest and recovery that your muscles repair themselves and grow. That means what you do when your workout is finished is just as important as the workout itself. And if you’re making any of these common post-workout …

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10 ways to make running more fun

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Do you think running is boring? Or hard? Or lonely? Even though these perceptions may keep you from lacing up your sneakers, it might be worth giving running another shot. Running is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen your immune system, lower your risk of chronic disease, relieve stress, and improve your confidence and self-esteem. Plus, you can do it practically anywhere, without any special equipment other than your shoes. …

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10 ways to motivate yourself to exercise every day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Many of us sit in a car to commute to a desk job, and then rush home to make dinner, help the kids with their homework, do some laundry, and get ready to do it all again the next day. How are we supposed to work in our recommended 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise? Unless we make exercise a priority, it’s likely to be the first thing we let slide. Follow these 10 …

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Pair Up, Improve Success

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Friends are great for lots of reasons; support, stress relief, comradery. Did you know they can also improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off? A study at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that those embarking on a weight loss program with friends completed the program 95% of the time, compared to just 76% of people who started it solo. And after 10 months, 66% of the dieters with buddies kept the …

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7 Awesome Benefits of Omega-3

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 12th, 2018

You may have heard that Omega-3 fatty acids are nature’s miracle workers. There are so many benefits of these amazing fatty acids, they can really have a huge positive impact your health and wellness. Here are 7 ways that adding Omega-3 supplementation to your routine may improve your overall health: 1. Heart Health – Omega-3 fatty acids support cardiovascular health, which means they can reduce your chance of heart attack and stroke. 2. Lower Triglycerides …

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The 10% Solution

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

How often have you heard that those last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose?  They may be, but evidence has shown that it’s the first 10 that matter the most.  “We are seeing major health benefits when a patient is able to lose just 5-10% of their body weight.  This new standard for weight loss is very important goal to attain due to the dramatic benefits for our patients” says Dr. Garcia.  For most …

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Engaging Employees to Win the Battle Against Obesity

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Topics like weight loss are often considered sensitive topics in any office environment, and are often discussed in hushed tones and often not raised against employees. While weight loss is not openly discussed as professional requirement, this issue should be taken seriously by every professional working in an organization. There are a number of reasons why losing weight should be part of personal and professional development program of every employee and the reason isn’t just …

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The Benefits of Anti-Oxidants and CQ10 to Health

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Antioxidants are beneficial to health in helping to prevent a number of diseases: heart disease, strokes, and some studies confirm lowering the chances of getting cancer.  Antioxidants do so by deactivating “free radicles” a natural byproduct of producing energy in the cell.  Yet, in our modern world, free radicals are hyper-produced because of environmental factors and exposure to toxins, such as smoke and pollution.  Left unbalanced, the free radicles lead to aging cells, aging skin …