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The Benefits of Anti-Oxidants and CQ10 to Health

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

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 …

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5 Habits of Successful Losers

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

While weight loss is a very individual endeavor, there are certain habits that are common with those who lose weight and keep it off.  In fact, there is even a national group, The National Weight Control Registry, created to follow behaviors of those successful weight loss maintainers.  After helping tens of thousands of patients lose weight, Dr. Garcia and his staff, have witnessed 5 habits that are commonplace among successful patients. Accountability: It helps to have …

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Hormonal Imbalance: Culprit to Ineffective Weight Loss?

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Perhaps you’ve tried many different diets— to no avail. And now you’re almost ready to give up. Don’t. There’s still a chance for you. There’s good reason why you stumbled upon this blog post. Maybe it’s about time you learned about hormonal imbalance, which a lot of people are not aware of. Unknown to many, this is actually the culprit behind slow or ineffective weight loss. Signs …

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Powerful Benefits Men Gain by Losing Weight

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

If you are an overweight man, you owe it to yourself to drop some pounds. After all, there is a wide range of benefits men realize by losing weight. The most obvious benefit men gain when they lose weight is the immediate boost to their self confidence. Simply being more slender, standing more upright and fitting into more fashionable clothes will help anyone be more confident at work, with friends, and even in the bedroom. …

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Exercise is even greater than we thought — it changes our DNA

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

As the years go, we just keep learning more and more about why regular exercise is a solid idea. However, the most recent exercise-related scientific finding is one that will shock even the rattiest of gym rats; it turns out that exercise can actually change our DNA. According to a study just released in Epigenetics, exercise does more than make us healthy today and tomorrow, it also reshapes are genes and redirects them to function …

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Losing Weight May Greatly Lower Chance of Breast Cancer Death

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

Losing just a wee bit of weight may extraordinarily increase the survival rates of breast cancer patients according to a study recently released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Looking at the 10-year survival rates of 2,400 women who had been being treated for the disease found that the rate of those who had dropped weight was close to 70 percent greater than that of those patients who not. Surprising even the researches was …

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Stretching Matters

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Stretching is right up there with regular exercise and eating right when it comes to being fully fit. However, it is the one ingredient to being healthy that most of us fail to take in on a regular basis, if at all. But, the truth remains that stretching provides many benefits, so let’s get to bending and pulling. Benefits of Stretching The more you stretch, the more flexible your body will become, and the more …

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How Women Can Protect Their Knees from Injury

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

The one downside to exercising again after years of inactivity is the chance of injury. In fact, for many people who are just beginning down the pathway of getting fit and healthy, it is a quick injury that stops them. And, while we cannot avoid all injuries, there is plenty we can do to prevent most of them with the below detailing what women can do to prevent knee injuries. It Is Not About the …

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Go Slow to Build Your Endurance Base

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

With the way the crazes of HIIT (high intensity interval training), P90x, and Crossfit have swept the nation, it may seem odd to consider that there are still many benefits to training long and slow. When it comes to losing weight, lowering our body fat percentages, and improving our overall physical and mental wellbeing, we need to follow a well-rounded fitness program that has an endurance component that keeps our heart rate in Zone 2 …

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Yes, Women Need to Lift Weights Too

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Come on ladies, y’all want to look good don’t you? You want to be fit, strong, and active for as long as possible, don’t you? You want to have the metabolism you had in your younger years, don’t you? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, the solution you are looking for is resistance training. Weight resistance training is a key part of a woman’s fitness plan because females lose muscle as …