Are Vibram Five Finger Shoes Safe?

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There is a debate in the athletic and academic world about minimalist shoes safety and efficacy.  I tend to fall on the anti-establishment side of most things in life.  Naturally, I have gravitated to the minimalist and ancestral theories of running and foot mechanics. 

So, the...

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The Afternoon Blahs

The afternoon blahs, that tired feeling somewhere around 3 p.m. Most of us have experienced at least mild fatigue in the afternoon. Most people just seem to think it is just part of the modern life. We justify the mid-afternoon run to Starbucks because we just didn’t get enough sleep, or we...

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How Do You Make A Lasting Change In Life?

Weekly I get asked how long do I have to follow the diet or how long do I have to exercise. Usually, I give them a timeframe that sound doable.  Secretly I am hoping that it will be long enough that it will become a habit and stick for the rest of their lives.  So, my question often of...

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Pillars of Health Staying Hydrated

In the first Pillar of Health, we talked about your diet and more importantly keeping your blood sugar balanced. That balance is possibly the most important thing you can do for your health; it keeps you from developing the diseases of modern society and degenerative diseases.

Everything from...

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Why Does My Child's Asthma Seem Worse This Time of Year?

I have to admit when I received this question I hadn't given a lot of thought to the significant increase in asthma attacks during the holiday season.  However, when you think about what is going on during the holiday months, it makes complete sense. 

The weather has turned colder, and...

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The Pillars of Health - What Is A Healthy Diet?

The pillars of health: What is a healthy diet I can’t believe it is already December!  Like most other people, this month is one of the craziest of the year.  The holidays seem to stress us all out to no end, dealing with the best and the worst of humanity at the same time! ...

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Ready to Destress From the Holiday Season? Learn To Meditate

Happy Thanksgiving Week for those of you in the US!

I've been talking about ways to keep yourself healthy during the holidays.  If you missed any of the previous posts, please check the links below to read those.

It's sad that we've gotten to the point of dreading the holiday season versus...

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Winter Dehydration Could Be Wrecking Your Health

Holy crap it got cold here in Texas the past week! As the arctic blast has moved down from Canada, seriously how does anyone live up there when it is this cold outside. The cold front has gripped most of the US, has brought about one of the other major stressors of the holiday season.

One that...

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Importance of Sleep Hygiene During the Holidays

During the holiday season, our bodies are dealing with a lot. Everything from colder temperatures, shorter days, longer nights and not to mention all the increased emotional stress that most have to deal with between shopping, travel, and family. One of the hardest yet most important things is to...

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The Best Way To Control Your Holiday Stress

Possibly the hardest thing to do during the holidays is to keep your stress levels in check.  When we talk about stress we normally just think about the emotional types of stress.  These stresses are easy to pinpoint this time of year, especially if you plan on doing any holiday...

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