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3-Steps to Pick the Right Oil For Cooking

Whether your goal is to be healthier, lose weight, or to gain weight, including healthy fats in your diet is essential for satiation and also a positive hormonal profile. However, most fats come in liquid form, making them convenient to use, but they’re often used precipitously mainly due to the misconception that because they’re healthy they’re innocuous. Now, too much of anything is bad for you (let’s get that cliché out of the way now), and a little, when it comes to oils and fats, goes a long way.
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Workplace Workout

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S.A.I.D.: Products of our Environment

Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands, S.A.I.D., simply states that we are a product of our environment. Our bodies are meant to adapt to any environment we place them in. If you step outside when it’s cold, our autonomic nervous system triggers our muscles to fire rapidly to produce heat (shivering). If it’s hot, we sweat. On a similar token, our bodies are calibrated for self-preservation. If you’re sedentary for 8, 10, 12hrs a day, our metabolism slows down to meet our low energy demands. If not, our bodies would require tremendous amounts of energy (food) simply to preserve ourselves.
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Metabolic Conditioning

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The calories in vs calories out equation will always stand true. However, what many of us don’t consider is the variability of our metabolism. Our basal metabolic rate is a measure of how many calories our bodies need at rest. If you were to lay in bed or sit on the couch all day long, how many calories does your body physiologically need to sustain itself? Our basal metabolic rate can be effected by a number of factors: lean body mass, activity level, and nutrition habits. By conditioning our metabolism through the strategies discussed below, we can use our body’s natural ability to adapt while supporting our weight management goals.
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Hip and Lumbar Mobility

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How-to Avoid Chronic Inflammation

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What is chronic inflammation?

Our bodies have a natural response to stress and injuries. Acute inflammation is our body’s immune response to injury or illness. Acute inflammation triggers our immune and lymphatic system to promote healing. With an acute injury like rolling your ankle, this immediate inflammatory response limits range of motion to act as a self-splint while supplying nutrients to the tissues in an effort to promote healing. This inflammation acts as an arrow to direct the natural process of healing.
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Fall in Love with the Process

January resolutions often lead to February “F”-its. Diets are nearly designed to fail. Plateaus can undoubtedly be discouraging. I hear you! Reaching your goals, health and fitness related or not, is not easy. If it were, I’d be looking for a new line of work! So why do some people seem to effortlessly stick to their regimen, whereas others ebb and flow?
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