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This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

By Justin Sedor

Refinery29

 

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten - we don't know about you, but we can hardly keep up. The one piece of conventional wisdom that we just can't seem to shake, though, is the idea that cutting calories will help us lose weight. Okay, yes, there is definitely truth to the concept that a net calorie deficit will result in body-weight reduction. But, obsessing over those little numbers on the back of your groceries often means ignoring basic tenets of nutrition. All calories are definitely not created equal; while a scoop of ice cream and an avocado contain the same number of calories, one choice is fundamentally healthier than the other. The important thing, of course, is to focus on giving your body what it ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

Spotlight: What is PiYo?

Spotlight: What is PiYo?

PiYo seems to be the newest fitness craze that promises to whip you into shape, but how and what does it mean?  PiYo (short for Pilates and Yoga) is a sleek combination of the two exercises and was created by Chalene Johnson, the founder of the Turbo Kick System. PiYo combines the muscle & core building benefits of Pilates with the mind-body, flexibility, and strength advantages of Yoga.  The kicker is that PiYo is composed of non-stop, continuous movements to create a high-energy, high-sweat experience.  

 

A Few Characteristics of PiYo:

Uniqueness:While PiYo does blend together elements of both Pilates and Yoga, it also adds numerous other elements into the workout to provide a unique experience such as dance and martial arts and even utilizes more upbeat music to keep the workouts up-tempo.  

Increasing Body Strengthen: PiYo combines the best elements of both exercises to focus on total-body strengthening using your ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Spotlight, Activities

 
 
 

Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin to serve as pilot for Governor’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative

Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin to serve as pilot for Governor’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative

Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin program will represent the City of Franklin as a pilot program of the Governor’s Foundation for a Healthier Tennessee program.

Healthier Tennessee is led by Gov. Bill Haslam and made possible by The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives.

Eight communities across Tennessee have been selected and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore asked Franklin Tomorrow to represent the city through its Get Fit Franklin program, which Moore has supported since its inception in 2011.

Get Fit Franklin is a program of Franklin Tomorrow, which partners with the City of Franklin, Vanderbilt Health, and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, along with numerous other organizations and health and fitness agencies.

The concept of Get Fit Franklin is to get people to take the first step to fitness ...

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Posted Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Health, Wellness

 
 
 

50 Ways to be Healthier

50 Ways to be Healthier
by By Jennifer Rainey, EverydayHealth.com

 

If you're convinced you need to make dramatic changes in order to improve your health, we've got good news. It doesn't have to be that hard. We've found 50 simple, good-for-you moves to improve your health from head to toe - no life altering required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Breathe deeply and count to 10. Bottling up anger is the biggest predictor of headaches, even more than depression or anxiety, according to a new study from Saint Louis University.
  • Eat the Mediterranean way. The Italian Longitudinal Study of Aging found that people who ate a diet high in mono - and polyunsaturated fatty acids did better on cognitive tests. Good sources include olive oil, butter, cheese and fish.
  • Get more zzz's. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to concentrate, remember information and perform mental tasks.
  • Watch less TV. "Watching TV is to your brain ...

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Posted Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health