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What is “in shape”?

It all begins with the self-talk, "I want to get in shape" or "I need to work out".  Then we look out into the world and see the media definition of what "in shape" is.  Have you ever really stopped for a moment and asked yourself what is “in shape”?  You know…. “Fit”.  What is that?  Better yet, have you ever wondered why we call it a “work-out”?  Is it necessary?  What is the objective?  Walking – Running – Weight lifting – Pilates – Rock climbing – Yoga – Swimming – Dance Class – couch potato – beer curler, why do we do that; is there more to it? Continue reading What is “in shape”?

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Our Inherent Recuperative Powers

Think about it, what if you had a partner you lived with.  Things were going fine for a while, no problems.  Then suddenly they decide not to communicate with you.  Oh, but you love them, I mean really love them, so you let some time go by.

Three months goes by, you are concerned but you do not want to crowd; more time goes by.  Six months later, they decide to communicate with you.  They say to you, “ok we can communicate, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7 to 8:30pm”, because that is all the time their schedule will allow.  Continue reading Our Inherent Recuperative Powers

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Elements for Well Being

Well-being goes beyond the age old idea of the absence of illness and healthcare implies a proactive stance towards achieving optimum physical, mental, and emotional well being.

In contemporary times, there is much concern about what one should and should not eat. Quality of food, no doubt, affects and reflects quality of life. Food choices are shaped by upbringing and culture, and influenced by where one lives, personal needs and daily activity. Lifestyle choices, cultural standing and acute or chronic illnesses all have their significance in creating and sustaining long health.
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