Health

Rejuvenate your Life!

The human connection is so important in both personal and professional settings.  In this new age of technology that ideal has become misconstrued and often overlooked with the majority of us going to the, “text message” as opposed to the face to face connection when it comes to our interactions. Most of these decisions are…

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Nourish Your Cells

With Florida heat, regardless of humidity, you’re bound to become dehydrated this summer without the proper fuel to nourish, protect and restore your cells…WATER! There are so many fallacies when it comes to water— “water is just water” you say? I’m going to clear up the common misconceptions, and hopefully this will help you choose…

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The Skinny on Omega3 Fatty Acids

At this point most people are aware of the fact that Omega 3 Fatty Acids are “Good for you.” What most people don’t know is how not all Omega 3 Fatty Acids are created equal, or even processed inside the body the same way. For those of you who aren’t aware how beneficial they truly…

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Mastering the Warm-Up

No matter what sport or form of exercise you choose, you should always warm up. Proper preparation allows your body to perform at its best. Skipping a warm up can put you at greater risk for injury or a poor performance, and as athletes “age up” into new divisions, such as masters (over age 40…

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Looking to Improve Sports Performance and Recovery? Injection Therapy Might be the Answer

The benefits of natural medicine injections are many, most importantly being that they have virtually no side effects. DaSilva and the Hacketts invite readers to feel the difference in athletic performance and general health, in a safe, sterile, relaxed, and comfortable environment. IV nutrition has long been embraced by celebrities and pro athletes for its…

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Why Everyone Needs Customized Medical Care

The ambulance arrives at the ER. Several hospital staff members receive a gurney carrying a man, the victim of a gunshot wound. The attending surgeon takes one look at him and says, “This man needs a hysterectomy!” How ridiculous would that be? Surgeons know that each case is unique. Every human body is different. Sure,…

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Gait Analysis: The Key to Athletic Shoe Selection

Performance on the track or trail is far more than simply walking into a shoe retailer and selecting a style. How you run – your gait – is as important as where you run, and the pros at the area’s most notable shoe establishments and training venues are experts in analyzing gait for best performance…

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Skin Care & Fitness

Health, fitness and well being are essential. A regular regimen of proper exercise combined with a balanced diet of fresh, nutritious foods and plenty of water each day can ensure an enhanced quality of life and longevity. Eating well, staying hydrated, and gettingenough exercise can also ensure more radiant and younger-looking skin. Most of us…

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HCG Not Just a Fad Diet

The HCG diet is a fad that just won’t die, with its early roots in the 1950s work of British endocrinologist Dr. Albert T. W. Simeons, who suggested the use of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet as a means to lose weight and combat obesity. He outlines…

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Health Assessment & Functional Testing

Medical doctors, fitness gurus and media outlets all advise potential new exercisers to get a health assessment prior to starting a new exercise routine. Many adults ignore this advice assuming it does not apply to them. But regardless of age and fitness level (which people tend to overestimate), it is wise to approach a new…

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Making it Stick: Six Things to Do BEFORE You Start a Diet

The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” has given way to one of the most hopeful. A host of New Year’s resolutions are waiting, and since the number-one resolution is weight loss, here are six tips for before your diet begins. IDENTIFY WHY YOU’RE DIETING How did you get to a place where you’re unhappy…

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Immune Boosters

Hold onto your seats. It’s going to be a bumpy flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, “It’s too early to say for sure that this will be a severe flu season, but Americans should be prepared,” says CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Especially since recent reports of the vaccine from last…

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Basics of Healthy Eating

Holiday indulgences spur the #1 New Year’s resolution: beginning a healthy eating routine. But, where do you start? Instead of seeking “quick loss” diets that boomerang back to bad eating habits after the weight drops, you can go back to the basics. You can develop a lifestyle of eating well and keeping the weight off….

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Mixing it up on the Suncoast

As 2015 approaches, there are workout programs here on the Suncoast for every fitness level, age, body type; even the fitness aerobaphobic. Let’s start at the very beginning. There is prenatal yoga. After the birth, how about Strollersize, Mommy and Me classes, from walking with the pram to yoga. Not enough? Several Suncoast facilities offer…

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When You’re a Trend Setter, You Know It

Tiffany Liashek, founder and chief visionary of Studio South Fitness, in Sarasota, Florida, already knew fitness enthusiasts were stepping up their game at area gyms. They want specialized. They want luxury. They want technology. They want personalized. And, according to the Top 20 Fitness trends by the American College of Sports Medicine survey, the #3…

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