Movement & Exercise

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

Jack Lima avivopur.com Crohn's 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

7 Proven Reasons to Sleep 8 Hours a Night

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Staying Up Late Seemed So Cool When I was a little kid, staying up late was was something I always wanted to do. Adults did, so I figured that was when all the fun stuff happened. Saturday Night Live was on late at night, as well as other late night television my teenage friends seemed… read more

Movement Matters: Clear Healthy Skin

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Movement Matters for Clear Healthy Skin… and more. When you exercise, it’s important to sweat. Sweat is the body’s natural way to regulate temperature it also brings impurities and toxins out of the skin, pores, and even lymph nodes. Your skin is an organ of your body. It has a function beyond the simple protection… read more

Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain

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Movement Matters: For a Happy Healthy Brain Pretty much anything good for the body is good for the brain. Just as exercise brings more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, so it does for your brain. Studies have shown that just 20 minutes of exercise can; ~Increase focus ~Decrease depression ~Improve memory ~Helps you De-Stress… read more

Movement Matters: To Increase Sex Drive

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Movement Matters to Increase Sex Drive Good News: This effect of exercise is not limited to people already in “perfect shape.” In light of many of the above points with regard to healthy skin and happier brains, this increased sex drive may seem a logical extension, but there have been many studies to support this… read more

Movement Matters in 7 Surprising Ways

Movement Matters in 7 Surprising Ways Many people are focused on their diets when they think about health and wellness, especially if they are trying to lose weight. This is a good thing! Results in weight loss and fitness will come 70% from diet (what you eat), and 30% from exercise. Exercise does need to be… read more

Movement Matters: Reduces and Prevents Injury

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Regular Movement Matters to Reduce and Prevent Injury Accidents happen. If you have a pet, or kids, you know how they occasionally can get underfoot. A dog on a walk can pull you off balance. Ice is blamed for many broken ankles, hips, and wrists. Injury is more likely when your body is tight, and… read more

Personal Post: Count the Coincidences (I count 5)

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

Personal Story 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 their… read more

Illness or Injured? Keep Moving to Get Back in the Game

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Illness or Injured? Keep Moving to Get Back in the Game The bottom line of this blog is to just keep moving. If you rest too long, your body just gets used to it and getting your health and activity levels back become more challenging. Do as much as you can considering your condition. Looks… read more