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Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs

exercise strenghtens your lungs

Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs Are you winded when you climb stairs quickly? Hopefully not, but if you are you can improve this, and possibly more quickly than you expect. (Read my Personal story at the end of this post!) Your body is designed to get better at what it does regularly with intention. Livestrong.com says… read more

Exercise is Important for Bone Strength

Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied to your muscles, if you can excuse the pun. At birth humans have 270 bones, but many of these fuse together as a child becomes an adult, leaving adults with 206 bones. Good trivia you can share at the next party! But… read more

Stay Active is an Immune Support Habit

stay active immune support habit

Movement Matters, Most of the Time Staying active and moving your body enough to break a sweat for at least 30 minutes a day is a good habit for health. But should you stay active when you start to get sick? Many people are inclined to call it quits at the gym at the smallest sniffle.… read more

Guest Blog: Crohn’s Can’t Stop Me – Jack Lima

I have Crohn's and I'm a competitive bodybuilder.

I have Crohn’s and I am a competitive bodybuilder. Two things one would think were mutually exclusive, but they are not. All you need is a plan and dedication! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 14 years old. Finally getting a diagnosis was both great, because I finally knew why I had… read more

Count the Coincidences (I count 5)

I think my life is magical, because I choose to see it that way.

Personal Story Blog I was recently in the northern woods of Minnesota, picking up our daughters after a month of summer camp. Coincidentally my birthday fell on the day before camp ends, the same day they have a huge celebration called International Day. This event brings about a dozen different camps (all are immersion language camps) together to celebrate… read more

Illness & Injury–Break the Cycle

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it?

Illness and injury are a bad cycle. Are you caught in it? Illness and injury can go hand in hand unfortunately. If you are injured, you may be unable or unwilling to exercise as much, and a lack of exercise in turn affects our immune system, our digestion and elimination, and many other facets of… read more

Get Back In the Game. What do I do after an injury?

Your injury may not be the only cause of your pain.

It Doesn’t Always Hurt… At First. Have you ever burned yourself, or even broken a bone, and noticed it didn’t hurt right away? Wonder why? We’ll get to that, but first this reminder: Movement matters more than you may realize. This is what exercise does for your body besides strengthen muscles: Strengthens the connections between ligaments… read more

Do you Know What Sitting is Doing to your Body?

What is sitting doing to you? #MovementMatters

Simply Stated, Sitting is a Killer. Sit at the table, sit in your car, sit in your office, sit in the meeting, sit at the parent meeting for your child’s sport, sit at their game, sit in front of the TV or your computer at home. Just how much are you sitting, and what is… read more

Healthy Body Composition- The Ultimate Health Solution?

An unhealthy body weight may be causing more problems than you realize.

An unhealthy body composition may be causing more problems than you realize. What if you could reverse serious diseases such as diabetes, acid reflux, high blood pressure, heart disease, or arthritis? What if these diseases were actually symptoms of an internal problem, rather than the problem itself? High blood pressure and heart disease are called silent… read more

Healthy Foundation Supports Everything Else

healthy foundation supports everything else

What is a foundation? It’s what every other part of your life is built on top of. A healthy foundation supports everything else. Your energy, your work, even your relationships are affected by your health. Think about it. If you don’t feel well, do you go to the gym? Do you snap at your loved… read more