Take diabetes to heart

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Having diabetes also means…




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Morning aches?

Waking up can be hard. Pain or morning stiffness is usually present for anywhere from 15-45 minutes. As the day progresses, the stiffness dissipates , only to rear its ugly head as night approaches.What can cause this ache, and how can we help soothe these morning soreness? The most common cause…




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Correct that Tech Neck!

#TextNeck Text much? If you have a mobile device, chances are you do. But this post isn’t just about texting as the name implies. It’s about the countless minutes and hours we spend daily looking down at our mobile devices and the harmful effects it has to our physiological health….




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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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