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The One Thing In The Mind of a Champion: Kris Jenkins’ Post Game Interview

But what hit me most, wasn't the long three-pointer that sealed the victory. It was a simple interview with CNN behind the basket. "What are you thinking right now? Can you believe what just happened?"

American Idol Finalist Danny Gokey Helps Cross Fitness Support #ENDITMOVEMENT

We had a great time this past weekend!  An invitation from a great friend at a local radio station got us into the Minnesota Timberwolves game.  And after the show we had front row seats for the Danny Gokey concert.  You may remember Danny from American Idol Season 8.  He finished third behind Kris Allen [...]

Six Ways Love Can Boost Your Health

I can't speak from experience, but the experts agree the infatuation stage of a relationship looks a lot like doing crack, at least in the parts of the brain that affect how we feel.  Our bodies release a hormone cocktail sure to make the head spin.  Oxytocin and dopamine receive most of the credit for [...]

Your Last New Year’s Health Resolution

It's 2014!  And of course, we're seeing the usual proliferation of new year's resolutions media ads.  As annoying as it might be, I do appreciate the emphasis on goal-setting and the promotions some companies use to help people attain their goals. In my younger years, the rebel in me used to say, "I'm not going [...]

New Mediterranean Diet Study Links Diet To Longer Life

A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds significant health benefits associated with consuming a Mediterranean diet.  How significant?  The women in the study who followed this nutrition plan in their 50s were 40% less likely to develop chronic diseases or face mental or physical problems in later decades. Mediterranean dietary [...]

Walking At Right Time Might Help Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Could the time of day you choose to exercise help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?  According to a new study by George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, it does. Researchers found short walks of 15 minutes immediately following a meal three times a day effectively reduced blood sugar [...]

3 Ways To Cure Dizziness for Seniors

"I feel nervous."  I've heard this phrase many times from my clients who have difficulty walking.  A fear of falling can lead to decreased activity, which in turn leads to a host of other difficulties.  The fear is justified.  Falls account for 85 percent of injuries in adults over 65.  And as happens all too [...]

New Studies Show Vitamin D Benefits Linked to Muscle Effeciency and Recovery

Earlier this year researchers found a link between vitamin D levels and muscle efficiency, further increasing the strength of Vitamin D benefits.  Vitamin D deficiency can cause poor bone health and muscle fatigue.  Reduced mitochondrial function is thought to cause the fatigue. Mitochondria within our cells help fuel the body, producing energy in the form [...]

How Much Sunshine Do You Need? And Can It Actually Prevent Cancer?

It sure does feel good to have the warm rays from the sun wash over you.  And recent studies show those rays do more than provide a nice feeling. Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine show those with the lowest Vitamin D levels face double the risk of dying from heart disease and [...]

Landmark Mediterranean Diet Study Shows Success for Reducing Disease

The groundbreaking results of a clinical study on the Mediterranean diet were published on Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Some experts call this a watershed moment for nutrition.  For the first time a diet has proven as effective or more so than drugs for preventing heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from cardiovascular [...]