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National Posture Institute News: Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased kidney stone risk

National Posture Institute News: Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased kidney stone risk New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that some beverages may be more helpful than others when it comes to preventing recu...rrent kidney stones

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: OVERCOMING A FITNESS PLATEAU

If you've been exercising for a few months and have stopped seeing improvement, you may have already obtained most of the benefits of

National Posture Institute Posture Grids and a BONUS instructional DVD

Assess and analyze a client’s posture and body alignment with an NPI Posture Grid. Lightweight, durable and easy to set up. 2 versions (Grommets vs. Retractable Stand) to suit your needs. Buy now to receive a BONUS instruction DVD (75-minute)! Check it out: http://www.npionline.org/products/posture_grids/

Simple At Home Facials

Facials are often thought of as an indulgence but my belief is that they should be an essential part in everyone's beauty routine.  Now, if you have the money I highly recommend taking some time and going to a salon where a professional can rid your skin of its impurities.  I plan to go to one at the end of summer as my skin will need to be fresh and ready for fall and will also need some desperate relief and restoration from the harsh humidity of summer.  Until I am able to go to a salon I often do facials at home.  You'll be surprised at how many things you can

3 DID YOU KNOW FACTS (When Training Youth Tennis Players)

Young Athletes who spent more hours per week than their age playing one sport are 70% more likely to get injured? Young Athletes are more likely to be injured if they spent more than twice as much time playing organized sports as they spent in unorganized free play.... Specializing in one single sport increases the overall risk of injury (even when controlling amount of time spent practicing/playing per week). 

Small Oversight

OK. I have arranged everything for my 5k Benefit Run for Wounded Warriors. At least I thought so. I realized yesterday that I had forgotten runner numbers. I am reaching out to anyone who supports this cause to see if anyone would be willing to donate the numbers. I am expecting between 300 and 500 participants and would need numbers to accommodate that many. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

False Advertising!

Lately you have probably been seeing a commercial by Dr. Scholls where a personal trainer is promoting shoe inserts that solve the problem of shin splints and other issues.

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: MUSCLE SORENESS

Delayed onset muscular soreness (DOMS) often occurs 12 to 48 hours after beginning a new exercise program, a change in activity or a

Pitfalls of Practicing Plant-based Nutrition

 

Learning from the best

I attended FitExpo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA this weekend and had a great time talking with so many positive people such as Herb Dean (UFC Referee), Bella Falconi (Fitness model), and many others. The bodybuilding community is full of motivation, inspiration and support. Three people I was fortunate enough to speak with were Phil Heath (Mr. Olympia 2011 & 2012), Greg Plitt (top fitness model) and Jennifer Delgado (NPC Competitor).  Below are a few gems from these professionals that I thought might help others achieve their health and fitness goals.