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The Health and Wellness Center is focused on providing you with useful information on total health and wellness, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Topics include health news, diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, strength training, workout programs, health eating and living a healthy lifestyle.
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BodyFit by Amy: 15 Minute Kettlebell Core Workout For Strong Abs

Kettlebell Core Workout: This 15 minute workout uses one kettlebell to train your entire core. Sculpt and strengthen your core and blast fat and calories. Options for all fitness levels. To learn more, visit: BodyFit by Amy Workouts

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Amy Kiser Schemper is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and Health Expert based in Los Angeles, California.

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Cornell University: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be Linked To Gut Bacteria

Cornell University: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be Linked To Gut Bacteria | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1 million and 4 million Americans have CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.

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According to the researchers at Cornell University, people with CFS also had more species of bacteria that promote inflammation and fewer bacteria that dampen inflammation.

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Joannah Soh Workout: 30 Mins Cardio & Core Interval (Burn Belly Fat!)

This Joanna Soh Workout will burn up to 350 calories per session!  This is suitable for both beginners and those who are more advanced. She guides you through an easier alternative as well as a harder option.

In order to Burn Belly Fat effectively, You need to incorporate total body workout together with core exercises. Total body cardio workout will help to shed the excess fat off your belly and Core exercises will help to strengthen and define your tummy.

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Workouts by Joanna Soh: Each Cardio exercise will last 45secs with 15 secs rest and each Core exercise will last 30 secs with 10 secs rest. For best results, do this workout 2 - 3 times weekly and have a healthy meal plan to go along with it.

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Nutrition Experts Share Their Healthy Eating Habits from Around the World

Nutrition Experts Share Their Healthy Eating Habits from Around the World | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Healthy Eating Habits: During the summer travel season many people get to experience new cultures and their local cuisines firsthand.
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Traveling abroad can offer insight into some of the healthiest eating habits from around the world.  Several nutrition experts share some of their favorite healthy international foods.

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Dr. Paul Lam: Tai Chi for Beginners - 8 Lessons (Video)

Dr. Paul Lam: Tai Chi for Beginners - 8 Lessons (Video) | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

The mission of Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions International is to improve people's health and quality of life by promoting Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health programs through education, research and instructional products.

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Since 1996, Dr. Paul Lam and Tai Chi Productions has produced useful instructional material to improve people's health and to facilitate learning.  To date, they have helped more than 5 million people through their Tai Chi for Health programs.

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Weight Loss Quiz: Does Muscle Really Weigh More Than Fat?

Weight Loss Quiz: Does Muscle Really Weigh More Than Fat? | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
It’s one of those common fitness misconceptions you hear all the time when it comes to weight loss and working out: “Muscle weighs more than fat.” Bad news. It’s not true. A pound is a pound — both a pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same.
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According to science, muscle is denser and more fibrous in nature, as it serves to help support and move your entire body. Since dense muscle tissue takes up less space than fat, you may appear slimmer than another person with the same weight and a similar height and frame because of the difference in your body composition.

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Dietitian Danielle Omar: The 7 Biggest Weight-Loss Mistakes

Dietitian Danielle Omar: The 7 Biggest Weight-Loss Mistakes | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

We are all susceptible to the lure of the quick fix or thinking there’s one magic bullet to achieve ultimate weight-loss success. But this mindset often leads to mistakes that eventually get in the way of the long-term goals we’re trying to achieve.

 

Dietitians have seen it all when it comes to weight loss. From crazy fad diets to bulletproof coffee — while appealing, what sounds too good to be true usually is.

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According to Dietitian Danielle Omar, it is possible to avoid some of these pitfalls that inevitably occur on your weight-loss journey. She has composed a list of seven of the biggest and most common weight-loss mistakes dietitians see, with tips from real-life Registered Dietitians to help you stay on course.

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How to Properly Bathe Children With Eczema - BBC News

How to Properly Bathe Children With Eczema - BBC News | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

If your child has eczema it is fine to give them a dunk in the bath every day, as long as you apply lots of moisturizer to their skin afterwards, US experts say.

 

Dr Carsten Flohr, from the British Association of Dermatologists and an expert at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and the Evelina London Children's Hospital, has been studying the effects of frequent bathing on skin barrier function.

 

He said daily bathing or washing every other day was fine, but soap, bubble baths and shower gels could irritate the skin and make eczema worse in some people.

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According to researchers, after you've gently pat dried the child's skin, you should smear plenty of moisturizing lotion on them to seal in the moisture.

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New Poll Says 50% of teens feel addicted to their phones

New Poll Says 50% of teens feel addicted to their phones | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
A new poll conducted for Common Sense Media finds that teens -- and many of their parents -- have a hard time unplugging from their mobile devices.
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The poll suggests that two-thirds of parents -- 66% -- feel their teens spend too much time on their mobile devices, and 52% of teens agree.

 

Terry Greenwald, a father of three grown children, works as a custodian at a high school in Homer, Alaska, and said the hallways are often half-filled with "teenage zombies who are glued to their phones."

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7 Moves to Burn 400 Calories in 20 Minutes

7 Moves to Burn 400 Calories in 20 Minutes | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Kettlebell fans love the heavy, round-shaped weights for a reason — kettlebell exercises combine cardio and strength training for a time-saving calorie burn.
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A study by the American Council on Exercise found that the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes when doing kettlebell exercises.

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How to Do the Gluten Free Diet Plans

How to Do the Gluten Free Diet Plans | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Gluten Free Diet: The latest catch phrase which is gaining popularity is gluten free. It is essential for the people who are suffering from celiac disease. The bodies of such people cannot tolerate even small amount of protein gluten which is found in larger amounts in wheat, rye and barley.
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According to Mark Danny, if you shift your diet to gluten free it will help you in losing weight. It is necessary that you use gluten free diet in right combinations and proportions with other food to have healthy weight loss. Continue reading...gluten free diet

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71 Year-Old Bodybuilder Says There is No Age Limit on Exercising

71 Year-Old Bodybuilder Says There is No Age Limit on Exercising | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Sam Sonny Bryant Jr. Interview: In this video, Kunbi Tinuoye, a news correspondent with MSNBC, interviews Bryant at I’m The Biggest Winner Family Health & Fitness Expo in Austell, Georgia (Metro Atlanta).
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Sonny Bryant is a championship bodybuilder with a body that puts most men half his age to shame.   His muscular physique is testimony to years-long hard work and dedication to this lifestyle. Read full story...Sonny Bryant

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Can Sleep Help You Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals?

Can Sleep Help You Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals? | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”-Thomas Dekker, English Elizabethan dramatist writerThere is no doubt about it: you must sleep for a healthy mind and body. Sleep is also crucial for your workouts and your physical health. Proper sleep has great benefits for your mental and physical health.How are sleep [...]
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Scientists warn that poor sleeping habits can increase the risk of becoming overweight in the long run due to increase calorie consumption.

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Health News: How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

Health News: How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

The most popular junk foods come from crops that are heavily subsidized by the federal government. Topping the list are grain-based desserts like cookies, doughnuts and granola bars. 

 

According to the U.S. government, which says that breads, sugary drinks, pizza, pasta dishes and “dairy desserts” like ice cream are also among Americans’ top 10 sources of calories.

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These foods are products of seven crops and farm foods — corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, sorghum, milk and meat — that are heavily subsidized by the federal government. That's why they are so plentiful.

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Kevin Hart Pairs Up With Serena Williams For A Hilarious Workout

Working out is better with friends — especially if those friends are Serena Williams and Kevin Hart. The two celebrities recently paired up for a workout on the Nike+ Training Club app, and the promo videos are hilarious to watch.
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Kevin Hart makes a point to school Serena Williams during the workout — at least in his own head. If you're in need of a laugh, check out the videos of the pair together, then try the workout for yourself!

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Nutritionist Julie Upton: How Much Avocado Is Too Much?

Nutritionist Julie Upton: How Much Avocado Is Too Much? | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

Avocados: From its creamy texture to its ability to fight belly fat, there is so much to love about the avocado. But can there be too much of a good thing — especially when it comes to calories? It's so easy to polish off a single avocado in one sitting.

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It is OK to top your salad with an entire avocado as long as you adjust your diet to account for those extra calories and use it to replace "low-quality carbs or other foods rich in saturated fats."

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Experts Say This Is the Best Way to Lose Weight

Experts Say This Is the Best Way to Lose Weight | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

You've tried everything, but this year is going to be different. We might as well have asked our mothers, because her advice is the same: to "eat more vegetables." There are so many reasons to eat them — they're low in calories and many are also low in carbs.

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Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin from Whole Health Nutrition shares the one simple thing you need to do to jump-start your weight loss and start seeing results.

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Fueling your workout: What you should eat before a run

Fueling your workout: What you should eat before a run | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

What really makes or breaks your run isn’t what you put on your body—it’s what you put in it beforehand. Nutrition needs differ from person to person, but to have the best workout, these seven guidelines will help you find the perfect pre-run fuel.

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Certified sports dietitian Lauren Antonucci says that she sees plenty of people who are not getting the most out of their workout or getting the weight loss they want because they don’t fuel before and during exercise.

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Multiple Sclerosis: New treatment can halt progression of the disease, says study

Multiple Sclerosis: New treatment can halt progression of the disease, says study | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition causes the immune system to attack the lining of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Most patients are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.

 

One existing treatment is for the immune system to be suppressed with chemotherapy and then stem cells are introduced to the patient's bloodstream - this procedure is known as an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

 

In the new study, Canadian researchers went further - not just suppressing the immune system, but destroying it altogether. It is then rebuilt with stem cells harvested from the patient's own blood which are at such an early stage, they have not developed the flaws that trigger MS.

 

The authors said that among the survivors, over a period of up to 13 years, there were no relapses and no new detectable disease activity.

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A scientific study conducted in Canada suggests that aggressive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS.

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Struggling to Find Motivation for Your Morning Workout?

Struggling to Find Motivation for Your Morning Workout? | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

Aemilia Madden: "As a 20-something living in a big city, squeezing in a workout is tough. Some days it feels like I have to choose between hitting the gym or heading to happy hour — but I want both!"

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Aemilia Madden was definitely not a morning person, but she embarked on a mission to master the morning workout. But there was just one little issue . . .

 

To her, waking up earlier than needed was like a unique form of torture. It's like there was an epic battle between her motivated self and her lazy self — a sort of tug-of-war between the comfort of her large, plush bed and the energizing hum of the gym.

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8 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Preschoolers

8 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Preschoolers | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
WebMD discusses 8 common mistakes parents make in raising their 3 to 5 year olds, from playtime to whining and much more.
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Consistency is key for preschoolers, says pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions about Babies and Toddlers.

 

Dr. Altmann says "Be consistent across the board -- whether it's with discipline, sleep habits, or mealtime routines".

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Studies Show Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

Studies Show Yoga May Be Good for the Brain | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.

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Emerging science suggests that we might be able to slow and prevent the decline of mental function by how we live and, in particular, whether and how we move our bodies.

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Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News

Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.
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According to scientists from US biotechnology company Berg, data from 85 patients showed signs the approach could kill tumors. The trial was designed to test only for toxicity, but in one patient the tumor shrank by a 25%.

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How Working Out Affects Our Emotional and Physical Fitness

How Working Out Affects Our Emotional and Physical Fitness | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
According to Kristi Clifton, strengthening our emotional fitness is as important as physical fitness. Clifton is director of psychological health for the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing. In this video, she talks about the importance of taking care of yourself and available resources to help.
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Because the mind and the body are linked together, when you improve your physical health, you’ll begin to experience greater mental and emotional well-being.  Read full story...emotional and physical fitness

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Aging Gracefully and Living a Long Healthy Life

Aging Gracefully and Living a Long Healthy Life | Health and Wellness Center - Elevate Christian Network | Scoop.it
Aging Gracefully: There are two unfortunate and inevitable facts of life. It is only a matter of time before everyone dies. You know that time will eventually catch up to you when you get older.
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Aw we get older, we should learn new things and keep our minds moving. We should enhance our intelligence as much as you are able to with activities like solving crossword puzzles, and participating in new activities with friends.  Read more...aging gracefully

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