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The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Fitness has received a great deal of attention for its role in addiction recovery. As treatment centers continue along the trend of incorporating exercise into their recovery programs, scientists are asking whether exercise is actually effective in helping people kick an addiction. The answer from the research community has been a resounding yes. A study …

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How the Pros of Absolute Pilates Got in Shape for Their Own Weddings

 Goal #1: To up her overall awesomeness and “be the best version of myself on my wedding day.” The Plan: Allison Zang, a owner of Absolute Pilates and co-owner of The Studio, devised a program with the skill and precision that comes from training clients every day, ramping up her typical mat Pilates routine with equipment Pilates and adding …

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Pilates Improves Life Satisfaction for Women

Women who practice pilates consistently for at least 6 months may improve life satisfaction, total physical self-concept and perceptions of their own appearance, functionality and health status, according to research published in Women Health (2011: 51). This was a study of  80 women ages 25-55. After 6 months the pilates group member showed significant improvement …

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Greek Salad in Mason Jars

Makes 4 jars 1 hard boiled eggs, sliced 1 can chickpeas 1 C. grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 red onion, sliced 4 oz. container feta cheese crumbles 4 C. spinach, roughly torn (about one 10-oz. bag) Place onions, tomatoes, and chickpeas over Greek Salad Dressing. Layer eggs and spinach (you may have to tightly pack spinach into jars). …

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Mason Jar Zucchini Pasta Salad with Avocado Spinach Dressing

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups spiraled zucchini 1/2 cup shelled edamame 1/2 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes Optional: 1/4 cup feta cheese 2 tablespoons kalalmata olives Avocado Spinach Dressing 1/2 cup fresh packed spinach 1/2 ripe avocado juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 …

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