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Happy Healthy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Besides the costume fun today is a day to indulge - a little. We list the healthiest well, lowest calorie sweet treats to snack on this Hallow's Eve. Happy Healthy Halloween - well kinda. We all know this day revolves around candy and we all know that candy is the furthest thing from nutritious. We also know Drake told us, " ...

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Breast Cancer Early Detection

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it's important to know the status of your breast health year round, you can start practicing these 3 steps of early detection today. Early detection or finding cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body provides the greatest outcomes of successful breast cancer treatment. The first step of early detection according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation is Breast Self-Awareness. Breast Self-Awareness Breast Self-Awareness is familiarizing yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel. Knowing this will help you identify any potentially alarming changes. Changes to look for include: A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area A change in the size or shape of the breast Dimpling or puckering in...

Coming CLEAN About What You Eat

Dr. Jamie Hardy breaks down clean eating and provides tips for cleaning up your diet. Have you tried every diet and get skinny quick program known to man but failed to lose the weight and then keep it off?  Are you disappointed with the way you look and feel?  I have heard those same frustrations and concerns from thousands of individuals during my 12-year career as a clinical pharmacist.  Let me be clear.  There is no magic pill, secret potion, or special drink that will instantly transform your body and overall heath.   Transformation is accomplished by making deliberate and consistent changes in your lifestyle. Clean eating creates the foundation for staying fit and fabulous during your fast paced life. You may be wondering what the heck is...

Get Up and Get On The Scale!

When you roll out of bed and drag your pre-caffeinated feet to the bathroom, the last thing you may want to do is step on the scale. But you should. We breakdown why you should check your weight in the morning, every day. Experts agree that morning weigh-ins are the most accurate and impactful when it comes to the healthy choices you make throughout the day. Here are the facts. You lose water weight overnight so weighing yourself in the morning provides you with the most accurate number. Doctors and scientists also believe knowing your weight on a daily basis helps you make healthier decisions whether they be eating less or exercising more. Stepping on the scale consistently is also linked to preventing age related weight gain...

A Golden Attitude On and Off The Mat

She's a gymnastics powerhouse and has an amazing ability to overcome hardships. Simone Biles is a gold medalist on and off the mat. As the 2016 Rio Olympics head into their second week, we’ve watched as athletes prove what makes them best in the world. This statement is true for many on Team USA especially Simone Biles. The “4-foot-8 giant” as she is commonly referred to, has been dominating the gymnastics world and shattering world records for years. Biles, the favorite to win in each competition she will face, has a very real chance of bringing home 5 gold medals. In addition to her widely publicized qualifying stats, the world has learned that Simone’s biological mother struggled with drug and alcohol problems. As a result, she and...

IT’S THROUGH FAILED ATTEMPTS, YOUR TRADE IS MASTERED

Remember when you were younger and thought by 25 you would be married with 3 kids a house, car & career working on your second degree? Or remember when you thought you could not live without that person who used to complete you? But look at you living & stuff! Or even remember the time you were sure your Homemade Makeup business would take off and you would be rich but you just ended up staining your carpets & most of the upholstery in your car with melted products?  This week I want to encourage you to go on. Plan A may not work, heck Plans B-E which were also pretty darn good ideas may not work either, but you’ve got 20+ more letters in...