Hydrated And Happy

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“We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.” Hydration, hydration, hydration.  Definition of HYDRATION  1: the act or process of combining or treating with water as the introduction of additional fluid into the body 2: the quality or state of being hydrated; especially: the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration?

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You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day. True or False? CORRECT ANSWER: False. There’s no evidence for the oft-repeated assertion that people need at least eight glasses of water per day. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume the equivalent of about 125 ounces of water daily and that women […]

Cravings Are Not The Enemy

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Why is it so hard to tame your cravings? Why do we want to tame them? Most of us view cravings as a sign of weakness or flawed willpower, but in reality they are vital messages the body sends us in order to start a dialogue with ourselves. We should not ignore these messages! We […]

Cravings: Friend or Foe?

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We’re quick to vilify cravings and aim to crush those pesky urgings as quickly as they rear their ugly heads with herculean will power. But if you descend into the heart of your cravings, you’ll find that they’re vital messages that are key to unlocking your body’s optimal vitality… Cravings Are Not the Enemy Why […]

Summer Safety: Dogs, Kids and Water

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A favorite summer pastime for many of us is relaxing by a pool or a lake while unwinding from the day or – better yet – even spending the whole day poolside blissfully relaxed. If your dog is in tow, however, it is essential to stay alert. Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs enjoy […]

Caution: Hot Weather Workouts

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Well, it’s about time the sunshine and warmer temperatures made it to Michigan. Like me, most fitness minded mid-westerners have been waiting months for outdoor exercise; bootcamp, swimming, biking, hiking, walking or running club – basically anything that happens outside to workout and energize our body and mind.  To avoid being side-lined during your outdoor […]