Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

What’s more elusive than Bigfoot and arguably more actively sought after? Money? Fame? True love? You’ve already read the title so you know where I’m going with this. Abs. Rectus Abdominis. We all have them. If only we could see them. Even after slimming down, the abs elude. We think that if we could just get that last five or ten pounds off, perhaps they’ll show up. So we exercise. We crunch. We sit up. We buy fancy machines with great hope and promise. Two weeks go by and the stomach looks more irritated than dissipated. I don’t think that getting abs...

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Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

When we think of weight loss, we consider two huge factors: Diet and exercise. Exercise is obviously very important. We want to have a healthy, active lifestyle. However, we naturally spend a lot of time and energy focused on diet. The question then becomes, how much time should we be spending on diet versus exercise? In a study on the efficacy of diet versus exercise for weight loss, diet was shown to be significantly more effective. In the areas of weight loss, fat loss, and body fat percentage decrease, the individuals on a “diet only” program lost at least two times as...

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The Science of a Smile

The Science of a Smile

Did you know that a child learns to smile from her mother? It’s simple really, and you might already subconsciously figure the process. We learn best by watching and mimicking. There’s an actual scientific reason for that. Of course, there is a scientific reason for just about everything, even if we can’t find it. But the implication underneath the Science of a Smile (S.o.S.) is what we’re most concerned about. By now, I hope you’ve read about our Give the Lifestyle Campaign. If not, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with it because S.o.S. has the potential to be a great tool for it!...

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When Waves Crash

When Waves Crash

For the first time in what has felt like forever, I am vacationing with my family. Not that our family hasn’t been vacationing. It’s just that I haven’t always been able to play along. So much time has gone by where I have been merely the cheerleader. Not that it’s a bad gig, but I’ve missed out. I spent a lot of years in poor health and unable to join in the fun. Regardless, vacation has always been a joy. Even if seen from a different vantage point.  But now, it’s different. I am riding a wave, literally, off the...

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