How to Start Your Fitness Journey

So after days, weeks, months, maybe even years of putting off this decision to start your fitness journey, you are finally ready to make that commitment. But maybe you’re not 100% sure of where to begin. In this post, I’m going to cover 5 tips that will help to get…




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Bringing the fight against Parkinson’s to Manhattan!

  We are excited to announce that Living Well Balanced is becoming an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing in the never ending fight against Parkinson’s Disease.The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people…




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Functional Movement?

When a person begins an exercise program, they typically do it with one of the following goals in mind: lose weight, relieve stress, maintain weight, or tone up/add muscle. While these are all great reasons to start a workout regimen, there’s a big reason why it’s important to move more:…




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What is TRX and what makes it so great?

Originally created by a Navy Seal, TRX suspension training uses your bodyweight as a form of exercise, while also challenging your core 20% more than any other exercise modality. By changing the way you angle your body, each muscle can be engaged in “pushing” or “pulling” motions. Whether your goal…




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Why the scale isn’t always the best measure for success

Picture this: The typical American wakes up for work and stumbles sleepy-eyed into their bathroom. After going to the bathroom and brushing their teeth, before their eyes are even fully open, they step on a cool metal scale, and their eyes sadden when they see the number. They’re only been…




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THIS could be the reason you can’t lose weight.

Are you following a strict diet and feeling like you’re sacrificing all the foods you love in order to shed a couple of pounds? Let me guess: You’re counting every single macronutrient that you’re putting into your body, counting your calories, and even making sure that you NEVER have any…




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Pumpkin Power

Ingredients 800 grams kent or butternut pumpkin peeled, seeded and diced canola oil spray 150 grams snow peas trimmed 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans roughly chopped 75 grams spinach leaves Dressing 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon honey Directions Pre-heat oven to 180°C Place pumpkin on…




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Learning to manage the three types of stress

There are many kinds of stress, but they tend to fall into one of three groups – physical stress, chemical stress, and emotional stress. Frankly, most of us experience all three at some time in our lives, but often there may be one or two main areas that can be…




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June is Men’s Health Month.

Men are a complicated breed. Some are all fist bumps, cold beers, and sports. Others are more finger snaps, chai tea, and a weekend at the theater. But where ever you or your loved ones fall within this vast spectrum, one thing for sure- men need to take better care…




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