Colonoscopy - No Big Deal: Helpful Tips and Recommendations For an Easy Colonoscopy

This week, I underwent my first colonoscopy.  The following tips and recommendations should help make the prep and procedure a “piece of cake”.

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Fat and UN-happy. No more.

Brad Heutmaker contributed this Blog. He knows travel! In 7 months this year he qualified for Platinum with US Airways and is Gold Elite with Marriott. You can follow Brad on Twitter @bradheutmaker or Like his Facebook page Brad Heutmaker SPEAKS.

Real Life Solutions not Theory

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How to train for your first triathlon

 

 

 

YOUR first one!  So you’ve decided to take the triathlon plunge? You won’t be the only triathlete newbie in the starting area. Race participation has increased more than 300% over the last five years and continues to grow. Athletic-Minded Traveler will help you:

  • pick the race distance
  • gear up
  • create a training plan
  • & avoid mistakes

 As NIKE once encouraged, “Just Do It”

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How to NOT get a COLD especially if you travel

Did you know that getting on an airplane increases your risk of a cold OVER 100x? 

Here's the scoop:

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Yoga or Pilates ? Which one is better for you?

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and first originated in India.  Pilates is a relative newbie having been created in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates as a way of rehabilitation.  Both offer health benefits, but which is better yoga or pilates?  In today’s world physical results rank high as a criterion, but what about the mental and spiritual aspects?  Consumers want an exercise experience that is physically challenging, that is a sound value, and creates tangible results.    

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Easy to Follow Get Healthy FOOD Strategies for Everyday Life

Getting healthy is a simple goal.   Getting started is not so simple.

However, folks like Jim Karas, a lifestyle expert, well-known author and seasoned business professional can help make it happen.  Good Morning America's Fitness Contributor understands people and how to motivate them.

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Milk. It does a body good, but which type? Soy, Almond, Rice, Hemp or Dairy?

It used to be that picking up a carton of milk was very simple.  There was only one "kind": dairy milk.  Now, the cow must make room for the almond, bean, grain, seed, and even the goat.  

Whether it is lactose intolerance, milk allergies, veganism, taste or health reasons, people are switching to non-dairy forms of milk.  The most common reason I have heard for giving up the cow are the potential health benefits.

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MBT, Reebok EasyTone, Skechers Shape Ups, Fit Flops. A Waste of Money?

Is it really any surprise that, according to recent research, the bevy of "toning shoes" don't deliver? No you won't suddenly achieve a muscular backside, burn extra calories, or "get into shape without setting foot in a gym." 

And if you thought you would...well that is positive thinking.  I should know!  I'm on my fourth pair of MBTs!  Yep, I'm a devotee of the "toning" shoe.

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Bike Riding Turn Signals

I remember in Driver's Ed class learning the "official" bike turn signals: arm outstretched straight = left turn; arm in an "L" position (right angle at the elbow, fingers pointing to the sky) = right turn. BUT TRUST ME, most automobile drivers (and many bicyclists for that matter) are not going to remember what an "L" arm signal means! Clearly, some government official decided that the signal for right turn had to be different than left turn without considering the realities of the road.

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Century Bike Rides for Beginners

Whether you?re an expert or beginner cyclist, it's part of the fun and challenge to take your participation in your sport to the next level.

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