Health

WORKING (OUT) to Raise Awareness about Veteran Suicide

Exercise can help veterans with depression and may decrease suicide risk The devastating and heartbreaking statistic was a tremendous wakeup call for many. Every day somewhere in America, 22 U.S . military veterans take their own lives. The Veterans Administration 2012 Suicide Data Report, which calculated the frightening rate of veteran suicide, was at once shocking and a call to action. One way to…

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What Protein is Right for You?

When it comes to diet, one key element stands out for fitness and health above all others: protein. Protein is absolutely essential for muscle repair, immunity and balanced blood sugar. Consumption of a minimum quantity of protein daily is mandatory for overall health. Potential sources of protein are plentiful. For decades, debate has raged about…

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Healthy Feet are Happy Feet

Leonardo DaVinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Indeed, with 26 bones in each, the foot is a marvel that at once propels us and keeps us steady. We rely on our feet for support in virtually every activity we do from the pedestrian like standing, walking…

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Time for a Spring Cleaning

To most, the mention of a “cleanse” will have people flinching at the word; running to assumptions that it’s all about being stuck on a toilet for days. Although there are some cleanses that are exactly that, not all cleanses are the same yet all are equally important. To simplify the concept of rapid aging,…

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Train Together Remain Together

T hemed weddings are hot but none are more fire than fitness-themed weddings. Even before the walk down the aisle, pre-ceremony traditions can be fit-focused; think bridal party boot camps, a little sweating before the wedding, and bachelor parties at the gym. But it’s the actual wedding where the fit fun happens. Engagement Parties/Photos Kayla…

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Fitness & Sexual Fulfillment At Any Age

There are many components in a healthy sex life—energy, desire, honesty, agility, emotion, communication and imagination among them. A healthy sex life requires balancing these components to find joy and gratification for yourself and your partner. A plethora of books have been written on healthy sexuality, but this focus is on the benefit of how…

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Making Waves Swimmingly Fit.

About the photographer – GW Burns Over the past decade, GW Burns has emerged as one of the top new glamour and fitness photographers in print, his work being featured in over 50 different international magazines, and online, as the only photographer to have been awarded “featured” status in all five major online websites (Model…

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Fit941 Profile: MASSAGE ENVY SPA

Take it from the Mayo Clinic, a massage can help with anxiety and headaches, insomnia and stress, digestive disorders and fibromyalgia, and, not surprisingly, can greatly help in healing sports injuries and soft tissue strains. But beyond the physical comfort the body enjoys during and after a massage is the feeling and sense of relaxation,…

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Could This Be The Fountain of Youth

According to a study done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), almost 10 million patients in the United States received cosmetic treatments in 2014. Laser/light/energy based treatments accounted for over 2 million of these patients. Photofacials, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), achieved popularity many years ago. Since then it has become…

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Alkaline Foods Vs. Acidic Foods

In order to function properly, the body works tirelessly to keep organic chemicals and compounds in a balanced state known as homeostasis. As a result, the body needs to keep nutrients and certain fluids, like blood, slightly alkaline. When it comes to alkalinity most people have heard of the benefits of having a high alkaline…

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Underlying Causes of Weight Gain

Our bodies gain and hold onto weight for a number of reasons. In order to successfully lose weight, it is wise to address the underlying cause of why the body is gaining in the first place. The first step is in understanding that fat is stored in the body as a defense mechanism. Before society…

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Survive the Season

The holidays are at once a spirited and for many, stressful, time of the year. There’s plenty of excitement and lots to look forward to: family and friends flying in; gift giving and receiving and some holiday ‘cheer.’  And with those tempting spirits, think Christmas punch, festive champagne cocktails and warming hard ciders, it’s possible…

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Low T Got You Down?

A famous Park Avenue urologist has been quoted as saying a guy’s testosterone level is the dipstick of his health. And while it’s tempting to joke about the unfortunate side effects men suffer when their testosterone levels are low, this is no laughing matter. What’s testosterone and why is it important? The sex hormone testosterone…

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PNF Stretching

If you’re like everyone else, you’ve probably given up on stretching altogether. You’ve stretched  ‘til the cows come home with zero results. Perhaps it’s important to decide what results you want. There are stretches that are specifically designed to increase range of motion and strengthen muscle groups. For example, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a…

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The Reality of Soft Tissue Injury and Repair

Without proper rehab, smaller traumas create limitations in mobility and stability that sets us up for a larger injury. It’s the continued cycle of repetitive injury and incomplete repair that create the chronic health issues that eventually sideline us. It’s not as simple as reducing swelling and eliminating pain, because that is only the beginning…

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Lending a Helping Hand to Fitness

There is no doubt that there is a price to pay for fitness. Repetitive stress, minor injuries, improper form and biomechanical imbalances can become amplified when ignored and lead to bigger issues. These set-backs can interrupt workout schedules and hinder gains. Since the late 19th century, scores of people have found solace in Chiropractic care….

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Childhood Obesity Continues to Rise

Did you know that for the first time ever, children between the ages of 6 to 13 years old are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the past thirty years. The average life expectancy of today’s adults, roughly 77 years, is at least…

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Yoga Diversity

Yoga is a practice and a philosophy of mind, body and spirit, their unity, and the means to achieve an awareness of this unity. The origins of Yoga are ancient, yet its practice today has provided many benefits, some of which are surprising. Most Yoga classes focus on the unification of body, mind and breath….

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Yoga 941

The Gulfcoast of Florida is a rapidly growing community with world-class amenities, including The Opera House, Ringling School of Art and Design and Siesta Key beach.  In addition, the Sarasota Suncoast has a diverse and expansive yoga culture that is thriving and growing rapidly.  There are studios located throughout the area and the community that…

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Painlessly Re-Sculpt Your Body

For years individuals with weight problems have been praying for the day when liposuction wouldn’t be the same invasive procedure it’s known to be. Luckily those prayers have been answered by the Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD. Ironically they found through research that some children got dimples due…

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