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Want the REAL “Skinny”?

The real skinny about how to be naturally thin, fit, and healthy!

Are you ready to change the story of your life? Through her Skinny Life® program, life coach Crystal Hansen has been changing lives around the world with the bottom-line truth about weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. It’s not a diet-diets don’t work. It’s not a workout-exercise regimes fall by the wayside. The real key to changing your body-and your life–is changing your mind.

With practical tools, solid research, and focused affirmations, Crystal guides you to:

    • Get honest about self-defeating thoughts and habits
    • Replace guilt and shame with a mindset of freedom, self-care, and self-respect
    • Nourish your body with foods that energize and protect it from disease
    • Learn what kind of movement brings you joy and integrate it into your daily life
    • Make weight issues a think of the past

With your new Skinny Life® lifestyle, you will uproot destructive beliefs that sabotage weight loss and replace them with positive tools that improve your total health and well-being. Get started now on becoming lean, healthy, and happy-for life!

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Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

Drinking lemon water early in the morning and before breakfast can give you lots of benefits.

Make sure you use warm purified water and fresh lemons (never bottled lemon juice).  You can squeeze half of the lemon in your glass of warm water before eating your breakfast.

1.  Regular Intake of Lemon Water Boosts the Immune System and Promotes Healing: Lemons have high concentrations of Vitamin C which is perfect for cleansing our bodies, fighting colds and protecting the body. It also has incredible anti-inflammatory effects.

2. Lemon in your water every morning helps you lose weight! Lemons have fiber which helps to suppress cravings.  Drinking lemon water before breakfast can help prevent you from eating more than you need.

5.  Drinking lemon water flushes out toxins and unwanted substances from your body.  It aids the liver in producing bile, which is required for digestion.

So run to your local market and grab some lemons! Try this for 21 days and see how you feel!

 

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Get More MOVEment in Your Day!

Stuck in an office all day or just don’t have a job that keeps you MOVING?

Movement comes in all forms: Jumping jacks, taking the stairs, parking farther from the building and walking — if you want to burn more calories and improve your health, find simple ways to boost your calorie burn. You can also swap your office chair for an exercise ball. Encourage your co-workers to join you in a lunch-break walk.

You don’t have to exercise for hours and hours a day to feel and see a difference in your physique. With proper nutrition, and small, realistic changes, you will begin to see a shift in your weight and health.

 

 

These Boots (and Sneakers) Were Made for Walking

Walking is my exercise of choice. I have a few avid runner friends who’ve tried to convert me, but walking is just so much more appealing to me. Whether I’m enjoying the city sidewalks, exploring the trails around town, or hiking in the foothills, I always feel better after a walk outdoors. And based on some research I recently came across, I’m totally okay with that.

In “Walking Is the Superfood of Fitness, Experts Say,” a Reuters article that pulls together some of the latest research on walking, I learned that the key to being truly healthy is daily movement. The article focuses on research done by biomechanist Katy Bowman for her book Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement. Bowman explains that our bodies need “movement nutrients” just as much as dietary nutrients. Our bodies were designed to move each and every day—throughout the day.

Bowman uses the term “actively sedentary” to refer to individuals who run 10 miles each morning before spending all of their working hours sitting at a desk. If this describes your own routine, it may not be as effective as you think or hope. As Bowman puts it, “You can’t offset 10 hours of stillness with one hour of exercise.”

Being a freelancer who works from home, I can relate to this dilemma—not running 10 miles each morning, but definitely a burst of exercise followed by large chunks of time sitting at my computer. So what’s the solution?

The article makes mention of an Indiana University study that showed the ill effects of sitting for extended periods of time can be offset to some degree just by getting up for a 5-minute walk every hour. In some offices, this can be accomplished by taking the long way to the restroom or water cooler. For me at home, I can do simple things like take our dog around the block, or I can take a break from my work to put the laundry in the dryer and grab the mail from down the block. Even if I need to use a timer to get myself into the habit, this seems like an easy way to make sure I get my quota of movement nutrients in each day.

Ultimately, we all know that exercise is an essential part of the optimal health equation. Whether you choose walking or something else, just make sure it’s something you truly enjoy doing so you’re more likely to stick with it. If you can work some movement into your routine throughout the day, your body will thank you for it.

What are your favorite ways to get moving throughout the day?

 

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Written by Paula Widish