Recipes & Tips

Summer is over but the summer time flavors can linger all year round. Whether you grill outdoors or indoors, why not add some flavor and nutrition to your fish, chicken, vegetarian substitutes and lean meats? Serve alone or on whole grain breads, pita pockets or rustic breads.
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The Relaxed Body

The easiest technique to begin to train and discipline the body is progressive relaxation. It is amazing how many people do not know they are tense. Likewise, they have no real point of reference for knowing when the body is relaxed. Progressive relaxation addresses this deficit by a series of tensing and then relaxing sequences. You can learn this technique in a lying or sitting position.
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Evening Primrose

Are you familiar with the uses and benefits of evening primrose? Here is an introduction to this wonderful herb.

The evening primrose (oenothera biennis) is native to North America, where it grows like a weed. Not really a primrose, it is sometimes called the “evening star” or “sun drop.” This big yellow flower opens late in the day and lasts only one evening, then produces an abundance of small seeds.
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Natural Approaches To Stop Smoking

We have all known for years that smoking is harmful to our health. If you choose to stop today, you will be rewarded with better health in the future. Within 3 months of quitting smoking your lung capacity will increase, so that means better workouts for you!
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Keep Children Open to All Sports

Knowing what sport your child should concentrate on is not always so obvious. How do the parents and child decide which sport would be the best overall choice and at what age should such a decision be made?
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Yogurt Cubes

We all know that yogurt has active cultures, which improve our digestion, among other remarkable healing qualities. “Lactobicillia acidodophilus” is it’s name, and it has the reputation of being “man’s friendly bacteria.”
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Exercise-Induced Asthma

There may be help for your members who have exercise-induced asthma. A new drug called montelukast has been found to be effective in preventing asthma symptoms, such tightness in the chest, wheezing and difficulty breathing, during exercise and improving lung function after exercise.
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Head for the New Trails

Most of us who enjoy the outdoors have our favorite hiking trails but get great pleasure from finding new ones as well. Here are two terrific new trail systems that will have you reaching for your hiking boots or mountain bike, or maybe your snowshoes or cross-country skis.
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Facility Design for the 21st Century

The design of successful fitness clubs has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. I asked Geoff Dyer, president of Lifestyle Fitness Centers (LFC), a club chain based in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area, to discuss what a successful facility should look like today.
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