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How Do You Know if You’re Working Out Hard Enough?

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From the Patient’s View by Giselle Aguiar with Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Educator, Lorrie Karn When I first started working out regularly — besides walking the neighborhood — I wondered if I was working out hard enough. Or how fast or long did I have to workout on the treadmill to start burning fat? Yes, […]

How to Choose the Right Fitness Class

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By Giselle Aguiar, From the Patient’s Point of View with Lorrie Karn, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator One of major lifestyle changes I made since returning from putting my bedridden mom in a nursing home was join a gym. I’ve tried some of the major chains and personally, I just didn’t like them. I […]

What You Need to do that may Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Healthy Aging Dementia & Alzheimer's May Be Preventable

I started thinking my mom was “not quite right” when in one phone call, she told me the same story 4 times. That was a year ago. She’s going to be 95 this October and she’s bedridden in a nursing home in Puerto Rico and her condition was completely preventable. As I do more research […]

The Curse of Mindless Eating & How to Overcome it for Weight Loss

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By Giselle Aguiar with contribution by Lorrie Karn As a recap of my weight loss journey, I started the Whole Life 180 program in March of 2018. I lost 40 pounds! Yay! And I kept it off all through the holidays! I was doing OK. I’d gain 4 and lose 4. Dr. Matt said that’s […]

What You Need to Know about Healthy Aging: It’s Not too Late!

What You Need to Know about Healthy Aging: It's Never too Late!

Healthy Aging Starts Early, But It’s Never Too Late! It’s kind of ironic that I’m posting this on Mother’s Day. I can’t call my 94-year-old mom because she’s in a nursing home in Puerto Rico. I live in Phoenix and she doesn’t have a phone in her room. That particular home has visiting hours from […]

Bad or Good? A look at Weight Watchers’ latest Program for Teens

Bad or Good? A look at Weight Watchers' latest program for teens

Weight Watchers recently announced a new, free 6-week program for teens 13-years-old and up. In an article in the Washington Post, health professional and mother, Rebecca Scritchfield was “appalled”.  “With celebrity names such as Oprah Winfrey, who is on the board of directors, and DJ Khaled, the latest spokesperson for Weight Watchers, the company is […]

What You Need to do When a Food You Love Hates you Back

What You Need to do When a Food You Love Hates you Back

Dr. Matt French loves cheese. All types. The problem is that cheese doesn’t love him back. He has a food sensitivity to cheese and most dairy. It’s not necessarily an allergy, like if someone who’s allergic to peanuts or shellfish eats some and goes into anaphylactic shock. But it’s your body reacting to one or […]

Revealing the Best Way to Lose Weight, Look and Feel Better!

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Have you made ever a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? How about to eat healthier? Exercise more? How’d it work out for you?  More than likely you started gung ho with a gym membership (or actually bought a piece of exercise equipment). Furthermore, you got the latest diet book and did pretty well for […]

Think Organics are Costly? Not Here! How about $3?

Think Organics are Costly? Not Here! How about $3?

We know that we need to read the labels of all the products we buy to make sure that there aren’t any hidden ingredients that might be harmful to us and our families. You want to buy organics, but they are usually more expensive. Introducing Brandless Organics for Just $3. Remember when generic products first came […]

Detox or Cleanse? There’s a Difference that You Need to Know

Detox or Cleanse? There's a Difference that You Need to Know

By Lorrie Karn, Certified Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator With the holidays on our doorstep, buzzwords like ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ start to circle in conversations. It’s important to first understand the difference between the two… What is a cleanse? A cleanse is a purging of the colon which can rid the body of congested waste matter […]

 
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