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Maddie’s Fit Tip | Protein: The Body’s Building Blocks

Proteins are composed of amino acids linked by peptide bonds that, once broken down in the gut, are used for building and repairing tissue, immediate energy consumption, or energy storage. Protein is an important component of a well-balanced diet and can be adjusted according to your lifestyle to help you stay fit and healthy! How much protein should I…

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John’s Corner: Where to Start?

Welcome! In this monthly column, I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts and insights about fitness and what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle. My column is aimed at people in their fifties or older, because I fall in the same category. Some of you have known me for quite some time. Others, maybe not that long. But…

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Are You Cultivating Gratitude in Your Life?

by Maddie Drallmeier As Valentine’s Day approaches, we rush to get cards, flowers, and chocolates for our loved ones. Do you get that warm, happy feeling when your significant other or family member surprises you with a token of love? We call this feeling gratitude! But what really is this feeling we call ‘gratitude’ and how can it help…

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SMART Goals

by Maddie Drallmeier With January comes a new year and a time where many are setting New Year’s resolutions! However, many forgo their resolutions rather quickly! Why? Many people do not make SMART goals! SMART is an acronym that is helpful when setting goals: –       S  = Specific: Come up with a specific goal that you want to achieve this year! Define…

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Top Ten Tips to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter:

Stock Up on Mittens, Socks, and Scarfs! When we are cold, our thermoregulation system keeps our core temperature elevated, but forgoes our extremities. While this is good for our vital organs, the immune defense around our extremities (like the nose and throat) are dampened and are vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria and viruses that inhabit those areas. Therefore, keeping our…

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2017 Enrichment Series from Imagine

  Each month Imagine will be hosting a class on a different topic, with a different instructor for your continued learning in 2017! Check out all of the amazing topics below. Give us a call 734-622-8119 to sign up! Attend all 10 classes for only $100, 6 for $72 or drop in to any class for $20. All classes…

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How did “Medicine Balls” Get Their Name?

The word medicine describes anything that restores health to the body. The medicine ball itself promotes health by invigorating the body and increasing strength and mobility. They were first used by Persian wrestlers looking to become stronger. Hippocrates used medicine balls filled with sand to help people develop strength and President Hoover introduced the Hoover medicine ball in 1931….

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