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Movement Matters: Strengthens Your Lungs

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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

Movement Matters: For Bone Strength

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Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied (so to speak) to your muscles, 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 bones do not… read more

Staying Active is an Immune Support Habit

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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: 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

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: 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