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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs,¬†pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Cheese Quiche – A Simple Protein Meal

This cheese quiche is great on its own, perfect for when you need a fast protein meal with no fuss or extra pans to wash! If you have a little extra time or are craving some variety, it provides a great base for adding additional ingredients. Add additional proteins like cooked sausage or ham. Up […]

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Kale Salad – Great Make-Ahead Salad

Very few salads can be made well ahead of time, especially if the dressing is already on the greens. Kale, on the other hand, is so hearty and thick that I actually enjoy this salad more on day 2 or after. This gives the acid in the dressing a chance to soften the thick kale […]

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Proactive Aging – Improve Your Quality of Life After 50

Regardless of how we approach life, time will pass and aging will occur. While this is reliable and inevitable, the status of our abilities is not pre-determined. We can end up in a variety of places on the aging scale. Where we land and the freedoms and activities we partake in later in life is […]

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Warm, delicious and nutritious! This recipe was provided by our Pilates Instructor’s Mom, Karen. A Birkner family favorite is now a Kelzer family favorite! Like most squash recipes, it takes a little time to prepare, but it is simple and delicious. This recipe also freezes beautifully so you can make a large batch and have […]

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Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

Let me start by saying that if you drop your hips during this exercise, it will be way less effective. More on that later, but first let’s talk about the setup. One rule of biomechanics is that the longer the lever, the more difficult the exercise. A great example of this is that pushups from […]

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Super Simple Sheet Pan Veggies

Roasting or baking vegetables on a sheet pan is one of the easiest ways to prepare vegetables. The benefits include: Little to no dishes to clean. Use aluminum foil or parchment paper every time! No fancy seasonings required. A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper is all you need. No […]

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Freezer Prep: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

When it comes to the prep, keep it simple and remember that you’re just trying to have the fresh ingredients on hand for when you or someone in your house needs comfort food. VEGETABLES – dice and freeze Wash and dice carrots. I prefer to peel mine if they’re not organic. Tip: Small pieces make […]

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Healthy Habit Development

WHAT IS A HEALTHY HABIT ? Healthy habits are the routines that add up to living a healthier life and being healthy as you age. A great example is the habit of brushing your teeth. It’s good for your dental health, heart health and helps you avoid the pain of dental problems. Most of us […]

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