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evolutionary mismatch

Mismatched: It’s not your fault!

What is “evolutionary mismatch?” If you struggle with your fitness, your health, if you struggle to exercise consistently and eat the right foods, to get enough sleep and manage your weight, it’s not your fault. Consider this question: If you pluck a zebra from it’s natural habitat and relocate it to New England, will it […]

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counting calories

Why counting calories doesn’t work

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably tried counting calories. And if you’re a woman, you’ve probably fixated on consuming 1,200 calories per day. Where did that come from?  Many women I’ve spoken to about how many calories she thinks she should eat per day say 1,200 but can’t really city WHY this is […]

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healthy meals

6 Strategies for Healthy, Quick and Convenient Meals!

Short on time? Strategize! The biggest obstacle I hear from people is that they “just don’t have time.” People are busy today with work, families, managing a house, and the million other things that come up. So it’s too often that they find themselves grabbing food for convenience – food that not only doesn’t serve their bodies […]

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healthy recipe

Simply Scrumptious Southwest Side!

Simply Scrumptious Southwest Side (Calabacitas!) Yields: About 4 cups Ingredients: 1/4 cup Canola Oil 1 Yellow Onion, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced 1 avg. Jalapeño Pepper, seeded, diced very small 2 cups Roma Tomatoes, chopped 2 avg. Zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut into thin slices 4 avg. ears of Corn, husked and ears carefully […]

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The healthy swap ebook

The Healthy Swap List

Small hinges swing BIG doors! In other words, small actions can create massive change. Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you hit the wall and were so frustrated that you knew you needed to change, NOW! That’s powerful motivation, when your behavior no longer matches your internal values and you […]

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happiness

Bill Gates 4 steps to being happier at any age

We are all searching for happiness Some people find it more easily than others, but it’s safe to say that humans, as a species, crave contentment. Yet rates of anxiety and depression are higher than they’ve ever been, and increasing every year! Technology, medicine and standards of living generally improve year over year, so why […]

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nutrition and weight loss challenge

St. Patty’s Day Irish Stew!

St. Patty’s Day Irish Stew Yields:  8 servings 1 serving = 1 heaping cup This cooking process will take up to 2 1/2 hours from start to finish Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Canola oil, divided 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, divided 1/4 cup White Whole Wheat Flour 2.5 pounds Select Beef Chuck Roast Boneless-trimmed of fat/cut into […]

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Fitness and fat loss

Fitness and Fat Loss Success Story: Belle Taylor

#commitment Belle has been a member for several years and is always upping her game. From personal training to group training to nutrition coaching, she knows that the key to success is having a clear objective and a specific plan of attack. She’s had many successes during her time with Arena Fitness, but here are […]

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Fitness and Fat Loss Success Story: Christine Soliman

The “All-In” Mentality There are a lot of factors that determine success versus failure. But it’s safe to say that people who commit to a process COMPLETELY are almost always successful. Complete commitment, in this case, means a lot of things; being totally coachable and willing to learn, participating fully in group training and personal […]

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KICK START™ Recipe: Applesauce Rice Cake Sammich

Another delicious recipe… Here’s another good one from the vaults of the Balanced Habits 28 Day KICK START™, which begins on September 14th! This recipe is a little bit sweet, a little salty, a little cinnamony and all around delicious! Please feel free to download the recipe PDF below! Applesauce Rice Cake Sammich Ingredients: Rice Cakes […]

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