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Protein is for every body
Eating enough protein is important. Too much protein is a moot scientific debate. Note that the macronutrient, protein, is preferred in the body as a source of recovery, not energy. The following information is for every body! It is not just for the athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts! In fact, recent research concludes that this […]
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How to Break Unhealthy Habits
By: Danielle Fryer, RD, CSSD, CSCS  Published in The Gadsden Times. Read HERE Another word for mindfulness is awareness, and awareness is the greatest agent for change. We all have habits. Whether they’re healthy, neutral or unhealthy. To break any habit, one must recognize how their thoughts and feelings are relating to one another. Meditation […]
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5 Foods that Boost Brain Health
by: Danielle Fryer, RD, CSSD, CSCS Good nutrition provides energy and protects against brain diseases. When we focus on giving our bodies whole, nutritious foods it benefits both the gut and the brain; mind and body is kept in tip-top shape. Inflammatory Cytokines are released during stress! Cytokines trigger inflammation. Inflammation has benefits, like promoting repair […]
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Think Outside the Lunchbox
There are several reasons to think outside the box! What would happen if you thought outside the lunchBOX?  Check out the 5 benefits to packing your child’s school lunch, and your own lunch too. Packing a lunch… Encourages Responsibility Allowing your child to choose and literally help pack nutritious foods will create ownership and lifelong […]
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All Foods Fit
There is debate on whether clean eating is just another trend or a good nutrition strategy. I think it is a good strategy worth practicing, MOST of the time. All or none food principals are rarely sustainable. Recognize that magic solutions seem like the easy answer, but the wisest way is to stick to the motto: All foods fit!  If […]
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The Science of Foam Rolling
  If you go to the gym, you may see people engaging in interesting positions on a foam roller. Distorted faces and deep breathing may lead one to believe that it’s some kind of self induced torture. While foam rolling is uncomfortable, borderline painful at times, its benefits are quite pleasing. My intention for this […]
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Float Trip Essentials
An Alabama creek, a kayak and a smile. Can you think of anything better? Float trips can be a healthy summertime activity. If you’re not in the best physical shape, no worries. The float trip I experienced recently, was relaxing and not technical. My husband, Shane and I explored Terrapin Creek on a kayak. From this […]
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Alcohol 101-How bad is drinking, really?
Excessive alcohol affects your health. In fact, it is quite cruel especially since we love it so much. One way alcohol affects us physiologically is dehydration. Alcohol is a diuretic therefore the more you drink the more you urinate. The more you urinate and more dehydrated you become. The average person, while drinking, urinates 10 […]
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4 Reasons to Set Goals
Summer is here and our personal schedules are different  aren’t they?  In order to stay on track with a healthy eating and exercise plan, consider writing down your summer goals. Goals are tools that focus our energy in a positive direction. They may change as our focus and priorities change. New goals may be added […]
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Choosing Empathy (Father’s Day Tribute)
I remember the day that I chose to accept my Dad as he was; I sincerely decided to choose him completely. I was nine when  I had the thought: “I want to perceive my Dad differently.” At the time, I had no idea that my thought was becoming a Reality, with a capital R. The […]
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