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Why Elle Spain's Plus-Size Cover Girl Gives Us Hope

Why Elle Spain's Plus-Size Cover Girl Gives Us Hope | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
Haven’t heard of model Tara Lynn? Brace yourself, because the plus-size “It girl” just landed the November cover of Elle Spain, rocking black short-shorts, a black leather jacket and a “hell yeah” attitude.
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DOES THIS ENCOURAGE OBESITY?  

 

What do you think of this?  Personally, I love it!  Do you think it is time for the fashion industry to cater to real women with real fashion for real sizes?   Take a close look!  We are not talking about promoting obesity!  In my mind, this is healthy reality.  Extremities are not healthy!  We should be good stewards of our body and our health.  We should exercise and eat healthy and use healthy products that aid us in our attempt to be our best, but with an appropriate expectation and a determination to be content with the body and shape God gave us!  So what do you think?  Please comment and share this.  

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6 Habits of the Leanest Americans | Yahoo Health

6 Habits of the Leanest Americans | Yahoo Health | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
How the 'Colorado lifestyle' can help you shed pounds for good.
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DO YOU HAVE LEAN HABITS?


The leanest people love food, eat for pleasure, and enjoy life to the fullest. Do you have "lean" habits"?  Find out what those habits are in this article!

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7 Ultimate Anti-Aging Exercises | Yahoo! Health

7 Ultimate Anti-Aging Exercises | Yahoo! Health | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
The best tricks to stop the clock
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Anyone out there want to stop or at least slow down the aging process?  I know I do.  Many of you maybe saying, "I don't have time." or "I can't do some of these moves!"  As a 53 year old fitness professional, I would say, "Yes, you can!"  The real truth is, you really can't afford not to do at least some of these.  None of these require a gym membership or any special equipment; however, if you already workout, these are easily incorporated into your workout routine.  Not only are these good for your body, but maybe even more importantly, they are good for your brain!


As well as exercise, a much-touted supplement has been called the "fountain of youth"....Human Growth Hormone.  As we age our bodies don't produce as much of this important hormone.  For years movie stars, the rich, and the famous have had doctors give them pricey Hgh injections.  These can have side effects; but now, there is a supplement that provides the amino acids your pituitary gland needs to produce its own Hgh naturally.  NEW YOU ( http://bit.ly/1bbg6ON ) by It Works Global! provides the right mix of amino acids (building blocks of protein) to support your pituitary gland so that is can produce Hgh naturally.  Hgh helps build lean muscle mass and aids in bone growth.  Actually, it affects nearly everything in a positive way!  I take it every day and yes, I can tell a difference, especially with my exercise and recovery.


Don't wait another day.  Get moving!  Click on the link above to find out more about NEW YOU.  Start feeling younger, looking better, and enjoying life more!

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8 Simple Ways To Detox Every Day

8 Simple Ways To Detox Every Day | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
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Life seems so complicated these days!  Or is it?  Sometimes I think there is so much information out there and it is so easily attained that we simply shortcircuit our brains!  I know I can feel very overwhelmed from constant decision-making based on a never-ending flow of information.  


The good news is being healthy doesn't need to be complicated!  Here are some great tips to put you on the path to health and a general sense of well-being.  They are easy!  They require no special foods or equipment.  No special knowledge is required, either.  Simply incorporate as many or as few as you want into your daily life.  Even just one will help detox your body and make you feel better.  Who knows, you might even drop a few pounds.  


If you can't apply all of these tips consistently or you need a little extra help, then try our Greens by It Works Global ( http://bit.ly/18UEL3R ).  They provide you with 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables many of which are herbs that aid the body in detoxification.  This powdered drink balances the immune system and alkalizes the body as well as aiding in detoxification. 


Keep it simple and you'll find it much easier to be consistent and persistent when it comes to healthy habits!  

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How to preserve Autumn’s beautiful leaves

How to preserve Autumn’s beautiful leaves | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
When the nippy autumn air begins to transform deciduous trees, it's lovely to sit with a cup of tea and watch them as they drift down whenever there's a breeze.  Ever find a beautiful Autumn leaf and think, “’This one I want to...
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I didn't know there were so many different ways to preserve leaves!  We get so little color in Texas that I am always trying to maximize it!  Lots of good, easy ideas here!  Remember to share this article to save it!

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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential
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As we age, our metabolism begins to slow.  Here are some simple things that will help anyone maintain a healthier metabolism, a key factor in maintaining a healthy weight!  

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8 Foods to Avoid with Arthritis

8 Foods to Avoid with Arthritis | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
8 Foods to Avoid with Arthritis
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If arthritis causes you pain and suffering this article offers some valid everyday tips to help you find relief.  As I have stated before, being healthy isn't really complicated.  Try each of these for 2 weeks and keep a journal to track your arthritis discomfort.  If you find yourself forgetting that you have arthritis, then you'll know it's helping!  


If you still need a little help with the pain, I use and distribute a supplement by It Works Global called RELIEF ( http://bit.ly/13SO99S ).  It is a Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement with added turmeric, a spice that works in the body to decrease inflammation.  Before I found this supplement, I was taking turmeric as a separate supplement.  I even give my dogs turmeric for their joints. Now I just take Relief!


Following these tips you may even find yourself losing a bit a weight and feeling better all over...not just in your joints!  

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What Vegetarians Can Teach You

What Vegetarians Can Teach You | Total BodySmarts | Scoop.it
Reap the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle without giving up meat altogether
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Hubby and I have been trying to be on FORKS OVER KNIVES since April.  He talked to a friend who had talked to a friend who had a heart attack and swore this was really helping him get his numbers in line!  Since my hubs has just slightly high cholesterol, trigllycerides, and enlarged prostate, he decided he wanted to do this!  We do not want him on medication at this point even though the doctor did.  I, as an 18 year fitness professional have always been a protein junkie and pusher, so I was reluctant to say the least! 

 

Fast forward a few months later and the hubs has lost 30 lbs. on this and I have leaned out a little.  We are not perfect, and we are closer to vegetarian than true FORKS OVER KNIVES DIET ( like vegan on steroids).  We always ate lean with lots of veggies, but this has has been a pleasant surprise to me.  Yes, we do eat more pasta and grains, but I have very few cravings even with the few added carbs.  Rarely do I get hungry.  We are not perfect when we go out or go to parties, but we try to make best choices, and we are satisfied!  We don't even have trouble then!  

 

I believe part of the secret to our success has been a reasonable and appropriate attitude about our lifefstyle.  I also think being on our It Works! Greens and It's Vital vitamins and minerals has kept our cravings at bay!  Dr. Don calls it our Dynamic Duo and we were told it would cut cravings and I believe it has!  I cannot explain it any other way!

 

If you are interested in trying the vegetarian lifestyle on for size, this is full of great tips many of which I use already!  If you are interested in cutting down on your cravings regardless of the diet you choose, then try our Dynamic Duo.  The Greens alone give you 8+ servings of fruits and veggies many of which are herbs you don't get on a regular basis.  The Dynamic Duo is a great way to make sure your nutrition doesn't suffer no matter what kind of a diet you are on!

 

If you are interested in more tips about eating vegetarian and how it can help you, please post your questions below!

 

Greens:  http://bit.ly/18UEL3R

It's Vital Complete: http://bit.ly/13Oq6s 

 

 

 

 

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