Health

Safeguarding Your Health: The Importance of Using Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

Making healthy choices can be easy. Cheeseburger vs. protein shake. Jumping rope vs. skipping the workout. Sleeping for seven hours vs. pulling an all-nighter. But when you start looking into the complex and daunting world of nutritional supplements, the choices can be confusing, misleading, expensive and even dangerous. Competition for your dollars is fierce in…
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ME Time For Fitness Sake!

If you think about your year as a big apple, how much of it do you get to consume for your benefit, and how much do you give away to others? Between work, family, friends, volunteering and working out regularly, your apple bites may be getting smaller and smaller. Maybe it’s time to be little…
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FIT941’s HOT AND FIT WINNERS

Our readers voted for the hottest fitness, health and lifestyle businesses and individuals in town. This is the first grouping of the top 10 in each category. Look for more categories and profiles in future issues of Fit941. Best Workout Recovery Facility 1. BluFit Recovery, 3529 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota BluFit Recovery and Nutrition specializes…
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Ho Ho Holiday Shopping for Healthy Folks

A year’s supply of jam delivered monthly? A stack of DVDs? A big fleecy couch potato sack? Think again … it’s 2017! And Christmas is almost here. What will you be wrapping up for loved ones? If you shop smart and healthy this holiday season, you might just replace Santa as the most popular person…
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Your DNA and Your Diet Plan – It’s Time to Get Smart!

We have smart phones, appliances and cars, and now is the time for smart diets—based on DNA testing. This process shows what kind of diet and fitness regimen is best suited to your individual metabolism. No more guessing or grabbing on to the latest fad diet, sensational fasting program or emotional appeal from Marie Osmond.…
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Fit941’s Hot And Fit

Who’s the best in 941’s fitness, health, and wellness scene? Let us know. Winners are revealed in the Holiday issue! Tell us your favorites in any or all categories, and submit your survey online before nominations close on November 1st. Nominees will then be listed for voting on Fit941.com. Find out the results in the…
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Cyclist’s Quest: Finding the Perfect Fit

In the 1970s, singer Freddy Mercury of Queen screamed a lyric, “Get on your bikes and ride,” which may have had a lot of different meanings to a lot of people. But let’s fast forward to our kinder, gentler and more physically fit era, and assume he really did want all of us to ride…
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Swimsuit 2017

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Baking with Protein Powder: Mouthwatering Creations that Build You Up

Everyone knows that part of a healthy lifestyle is the nutritional component, and complementing a strong workout with the right foods is really important related to performance, recovery and appetite. In recent years, protein powder has become the darling of foodies, as well as exercise afficianados, in search of a tasty way to build a…
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Exercising for Two

Working out while pregnant isn’t just good for mom, baby benefits too. We may be preaching to the choir here, but suffice to say essentially everything a pregnant woman does, her unborn does too; they’re along for the ride. So it stands to reason the healthier a soon-to-be mom is the healthier too will be…
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The Best Summer Ever!

For Sarasota students, the last day of school is June 6 and for Manatee County school kids, the last day is May 31. YMCA summer camps begin in Sarasota on June 7 and in Manatee County, on June 5. There are so many options for a summer camp experience at the Sarasota and Manatee county…
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A Fit, And Healthy, Vacation Adventure

How about a vacation fit for, well, a fitness aficionado? Maybe it’s extreme mountain climbing tens of thousands of feet into the sky in Asia, like Himalayas — Everest or Karakoram (K2). Or jet south to scale the 4,000 mile-plus Andes in any one of seven South American countries from Bolivia to Venezuela. What about…
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Metabolism Boosting Snack Attack

Want to boost your metabolism beyond the kick-in-the-butt from exercise? Besides the non-stimulant thermogenic supplements a good protein and good carb snack before or after a workout is a great option. After a workout, while you may feel pumped and not thinking about eating a thing, your muscles need a fillup of nutrients if you’re…
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Loving Your Healthy (Any)Body

There’s a lot of talk about body positivity these days; women realizing that the so-called ‘ideal’ is just that: so-called. It is possible to love yourself if you’re underweight or overweight and we should love ourselves and our bodies, but we should also make sure the body we love is a healthy body – no…
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Sobering Fitness

The science is sobering: adding regular and dynamic exercise as part of a substance abuse recovery program can greatly increase an addict’s odds of success in sobriety. Dale Lively of LIVE Training Center in Palmetto has an intimate understanding of the issue. (Please see ‘Dale’s Story’) “We already know the science behind exercise; it’s the…
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Who Isn’t Doing Compression Therapy?

The question isn’t which sports team, icon or celebrity has raved about compression therapy in an Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat post. The question is, ‘Who hasn’t?’ Compression therapy is the go-to recovery method for you-name-it professional and collegiate sports teams, endurance and elite athletes. Olympic Gold medalist Simone Biles and basketball legend LeBron James…
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Fight the Fat and Boost Metabolism with Non-Stimulant THERMOGENIC SUPPLEMENTS

The National Institutes of Health have studied the benefits of thermogenic supplements ad nauseam in order to determine the effectiveness of thermogenics in boosting metabolism to help promote weight loss and obesity in an effort to ward off or fight “increased risks for heart diseases, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, many forms of cancer, and other diseases.”…
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Beauty Benefits of Charcoal

Charcoal has been used medicinally for millennia. Ancient Egyptians used it as a poultice to keep wounds clean; in India, around 450 B.C. charcoal was used for water filtration and 18th century scientists interested in finding ways to rid the body of toxins found charcoal effective. Activated carbon is still used today in water filters…
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Get Back to Lean

If stretchy pants and big tops are your best friend’s right about now, this article is a must-read. We know that for the most part, you’ve been relatively faithful to your fitness regimen, but it’s next to impossible to avoid indulging during the holidays. It’s hard to say no to every appetizer and appletini, Christmas…
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Cleansing Ingredients to Aid Removal of Toxins

Whether training for a marathon, a long distance bicycle race or simply wanting to play longer stretches in a casual game of basketball, all athletes seek additional energy and strength to help maximize their enjoyment and performance. Natural options abound that can help the body prevent injuries while also increasing recovery time from injuries, if…
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