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Ramona Stehle

Knowing you need to exercise and figuring out how to fit it into your day are two separate challenges. Here are a few ideas on how to get your workout into your schedule both at home and at work. It’s all about knowing what the right S.T.E.P.S. are. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exercise is good for so many things:

  • muscles
  • bones
  • body composition
  • skin

Yes, exercise is good for your skin because: Read the rest of this entry »

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Ramona Stehle

Most people start the new year with diet and fitness resolutions.

I believe February is a much better time to get started on fitness and diet resolutions.

In January, most of us are still recovering from the holidays and–although we hopefully have started cleaning up our diet–it can be hard to make changes all at once.

I use January to organize my house for the New Year.

I like to:

  • clean out toys for the kids
  • cull through clothes in the closets
  • update the new calendar
  • make new files

–my January is packed! By the time I feel more organized and ready for the new year, it’s almost February!

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Whether this is your first Balanced Health & Wellness Open House or your fifth, you’ll always find lots of great information, prizes, and savings. Even if you’ve been to a few, please take a second to read our top 10 reasons to attend — who knows, you might find something new!

  1. RSVP for an additional entry into the $1000 gift certificate Grand Prize drawing
  2. Eat and drink catered, healthy food and drinks from Tr’Lane Catering in Katy
  3. Meet Dr. Alavi and her staff in person and learn more about the products and services we offer
  4. Visit with experts from many of our vendors like Dysport and glo.minerals
  5. Get a head start on your holiday shopping by giving the gift of health this season
  6. Save with exclusive one-day discounts from 20% – 40% off
  7. Enter for the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of door prizes
  8. Learn about new services, products, and staff
  9. Earn exclusive additional monthly discounts just for attending
  10. Find many opportunities to enter the $1000 gift certificate grand prize drawing, including: 1 for your RSVP, 1 for attending, 1 for every $100 you spend, 1 for guessing this month’s Mystery Photo contest in our newsletter, and 1 for filling out the survey in the welcome packet at the event

In one of our previous blog posts we talked about how exercise can improve bone health.  But what if a person already suffers from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis?  Osteopenia is when your bones’ mineral density is lower than normal, but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis is when your bones have reached a point where they become brittle and weak and you are at a higher risk of bone fractures. Read the rest of this entry »

The principle of supply and demand works as much within your body as it does in economics. Your body will generally supply the needed energy and force based on the demand placed on it. Let’s look specifically at your bones.
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Eating or drinking something before exercise may help maximize your workout. Even having a diluted glass of apple juice or a couple bites of low fat yogurt or cereal 20 to 30 minutes before exercise might be all you need before an early session when there is no time to wait until your workout. This will also keep your blood sugar up and keep you from feeling lightheaded.

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