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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tips to Stay on Track The holidays can be daunting if you try to maintain and control your weight.  During this time of year, celebrations center around food, drink, and family, all of which can lead to overeating, overdrinking, and frustrations about family dilemmas. Wellness experts often suggest not stressing about confronting unavoidable distractions that prevent you from maintaining a perfect balance of health and wellness.  There are always obstacles that appear before us as we traverse the course of our lives.  The key is to keep them from steering us away from our desired goals.  If you go off track, get back on course.  There is no such thing as perfect balance; it’s always a matter of adjustment. Wellness is not about deprivation but the integration of mind, body, and spirit.  One cannot avoid family; they belong to us forever.   One cannot avoid food and drink; we need

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Boo and Happy Halloween

Boo and Happy Halloween #Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for kids and adults too. However, during these festive times, we must pay attention to our body and its reaction to all the fun. For instance, do your feet hurt when you take the kids out trick-or-treating? How about your endurance? Is it hard to catch your breath while you’re walking? How quickly do you recover after you’ve sprinted up a hill? Does your heart skip a beat? Can you easily carry on a conversation as you stroll the streets of town? When you get home from a long day, do you feel exhausted and think that your kid’s Halloween candy might help boost your energy? The key to good health is moderation in all things. If you feel exhausted, in pain, crave sugar, and lack a comprehensive wellness plan in your life, here are a few tips that can quickly

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Just in time for Spring

15% Off Personal Training Packages It’s the perfect time to revitalize and spring into action with a wellness program tailored especially for you! Swimsuit weather is around the corner, and if you start now, you could get into the best shape of your life! Here are a few tips to help guide you to your optimal health. Tell a friend!  Accountability and the buddy system have proven to be successful methods for starting and MAINTAINING a fitness program. Make healthy food choices. You don’t have to go on an extreme diet; opt for natural rather than processed foods, drink 2 liters of water per day, and cut down on refined sugars. Seek a professional coach who can educate you on the best approach to exercising and incorporating wellness into your lifestyle. Take time for self-care. Holistic therapies, like massage, balance and energize your bodily systems. Whether weight loss, pain relief, or functional mobility

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The Women in Our Lives

She’s a grandmother, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and confidant. She holds family and community close to her bosom and opens her heart to the world. Sometimes she is young and free, while other times, she is older and wiser. Regardless of age, race, creed, or economic diversity, the feminine aspect is the driving force behind humankind. We depend on her energy to co-create, generate, and propagate our traditions, beliefs, and cultures. Historically, we have celebrated the achievement of women during the month of March. However, we are proud of the women in our lives every day because of their many successes as nurturers, mentors, and protectors of our world. We look to her instincts during dangerous times because she is a fierce protector. She represents the moral fabric of our world, and her feminine essence is what holds the constructs of our humanness together. We have all felt the

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The Heart of the Matter

Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  We must never forget the power of love.  February is ‘Heart Awareness Month,’ and that’s why Absolute Best is extending its “couple’s massage” offer throughout the rest of this month. The heart is the centerpiece for love.  Some might argue that the brain dominates and controls our nervous system; however, as recently as 1991, Dr. J. Andrew Armour’s research into heart health found evidence of a ‘little’ brain, a unique system of intrinsic cardiac nerves in the heart.  The heart comprises approximately 40,000 neurons, and this inherent cardiac nervous system sends more signals to the brain than vice versa. Which comes first, the heart or the brain?  Although the neural tube develops the spine and brain stem during the first trimester of gestation, the heart is the first organ to form.  It stands to reason that we direct our brains to respond to the

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November is Diabetes Prevention Month

The CDC reports that an estimated 88 million adults in the U.S. are prediabetic, close to 1 in 3 people.  Why is that?  Although family history and a genetic predisposition may lead to type 1 diabetes, a lack of exercise, being overweight, and retaining visceral fat can put you at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, T2D.  Diabetes can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, neuropathy, or kidney failure, none of which are things to be grateful for during the Thanksgiving holidays. The good news is that you can reverse or delay the onset of T2D.  How?  Simple lifestyle changes!  The CDC’s research into diabetes prevention has shown that you can lose 5% to 7% of your body weight by increasing your exercise level and making healthier food choices. This month, Absolute Best is proud to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Campaign, a massive effort to help people make

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tips to Stay on Track The holidays can be daunting if you try to maintain and control your weight.  During this time of year,

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Boo and Happy Halloween

Boo and Happy Halloween #Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for kids and adults too. However, during these festive times, we must pay attention to our

Read More »

Just in time for Spring

15% Off Personal Training Packages It’s the perfect time to revitalize and spring into action with a wellness program tailored especially for you! Swimsuit weather is

Read More »

The Women in Our Lives

She’s a grandmother, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and confidant. She holds family and community close to her bosom and opens her heart to the

Read More »

The Heart of the Matter

Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  We must never forget the power of love.  February is ‘Heart Awareness Month,’ and that’s why Absolute Best is

Read More »