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Healthy & Fit SEPTEMBER 2017

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STACEY FOOTE She does it all! She runs, lifts and even manages her own fitness blog


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Be safe and avoid injuries by changing up your workouts

Here’s why you can exercise, no matter how busy you are

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Build your strength as you age Lift heavy things and move as much as you can.






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Smile more!

Your body will thank you.

Change it up

Keep your body guessing (and safe) by mixing up your activity.

Essentials for beautiful skin

Improve skin health and unfold glowing radiant skin.

You have enough time

Manage your week and you won’t miss another workout.

Meditation helps brain recovery

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Avoid the ‘Freshman 15’

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Time for some crock pot adventures

chool is back in session, cool weather is coming and fall sports are in full swing. It’s a great time of the year and one that is very busy — making it difficult to eat healthy. For the Kissman family, fall introduces crock pot season. Normally, during the summer, I have plenty of time to plan meals and get them going so when it’s time to eat, the food is ready. I use the grill a lot, and do all year, actually. However, in the fall, because of my daughter’s high school sports schedule (and the basketball schedule of my daughter in college), we are constantly on the go. Sitting down to a hot meal as a family is nearly impossible. Our choice, then, is eat out, or eat in. We try to opt for eating in as much as possible. To make that work, the Kissmans like the crock pot. I’ve been a big fan of using crock pot liners, but those don’t always hold up. Especially when you want to spoon out those last few drops of a meal and accidentally pierce the plastic. I’ve become a world class crock pot chef, too. Over the years, I’ve perfected plenty of dishes from the simple roast and potatoes, to more intricate chicken noodle soups and plenty of stews. We are pretty much a meat and potatoes family, but it’s easy to keep up on your veggie intake with a crock pot. Here are my tips: Get the freshest meats and veggies. Can’t stress that enough. Sometimes you have to use frozen items, or canned goods, but when you can, eat fresh. And don’t skimp on good cuts of meats. It makes a difference. Plan to let the food cook for as long as you can. Best thing about a crock pot is that you set it and forget it, right? I always look at it like a long slow smoke on the grill; longer is usually better. Unless a recipe calls for quick cooks, or adding ingredients as you go, I always look for long cooking dishes. They are perfect for late practices or getting home from work at a different time. Liner or no liner. It’s really up to the cook. I prefer a liner because of clean up. No matter what you choose, make sure the crock is clean. And when you clean, make sure it’s cool before putting it in water. I’ve lost a pot or two because of it cracking. Get as many recipes as you can. Try them all and tweak them to make them work for you. I didn’t realize you can do breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert or hot drinks from the crock pot until I received cook books from friends. There are some real treasures out there. Rub it down. Like grilling, it helps to preseason meats. The slow cook really allows your favorite rub to soak into the meat and vegetables. I like that.  Bring on the season and crock pot cooking. I’m ready. I’m actually looking forward to it. The hardest part, especially when you work from home, is to smell it slowly cooking while you look forward to the meal. It’s so good! Enjoy the issue! 


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Justin is the owner of State of Fitness in East Lansing. He is also a certified nutrition coach. Reach him at 517.708.8828.

Lisa Marie Conklin

Lisa Marie Conklin is a certified personal trainer and freelance writer. Conklin provides the Fit Bits information.

Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA

Susan is a dentist in Holt. She is also a speaker, health educator and author of BlabberMouth. Her e-mail:

Tom Matt

Tom is host of the ‘Boomers Rock’ radio talk show syndicated throughout Michigan on the Michigan Talk Network. For more information visit

Ryan Haughey

Ryan Haughey B.S. CPT - ACE, SASTM is fitness manager and personal trainer at the University Club of Michigan State University. Call him at (517) 353.5113.


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Fit Features Bo Noles Bo Noles, 59, found a new passion for fitness when he asked his daughter, Sydney, about her Paleo lifestyle. The passion came from extensive research, conversations with doctors and a better understanding of metabolic health. “Once I started my research, I quickly realized that I was on the path to obesity, diabetes, painful joints, medications and more medications to address the side-effects of those pills,” he said. “So, the first thing I knew I had to do was begin an exercise program to jump-start my metabolic turnaround.” Noles starts his day with a 5 a.m. workout at his home, targeting specific muscle groups to exhaustion. “That’s the way nature uses muscles, in groups,” he explained. “I do only one set of each exercise, but I do each one to the point of failure. That allows me to fully fatigue the muscle. I’ve learned it’s important to stress the muscles to the point of failure to get the most benefit.” He makes sure to eat healthy foods that are low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and healthy fats. He avoids flour, pasta, bread, sugar and processed foods. “I love to eat,” he said. “I’m a foodie. I eat to control insulin and to eliminate inflammation. Inflammation is a leading cause of many chronic diseases. I don’t diet, however, there are many foods and food type products I don’t eat.” He said it

wasn’t easy getting to the point where he is now. “When I started this new lifestyle, it took a couple of weeks to break the sugar addiction and even longer to break the craving of wheat products such as breads,” he said. “After approximately three months I could completely ignore the pastries, candies, and other sweets brought into the company break room. In fact, anything with sugar is overly sweet to the point that I couldn’t eat it if I wanted too. That’s a good place to be. I don’t miss any of the foods on my ‘don’t eat’ list.” He said his lifestyle has given him added energy. “I have great mental clarity and sharpness, I sleep extremely well,” he said. “I have no aches and pains, no health issues and am not on any medications. It truly feels good to feel good.” He said his goal is optimal metabolic health. “I don’t want to be in my 70s and 80s complaining about all the medicines I take, or the aches and pain I am suffering, or being a burden on my family because of the food and lifestyle choices I made throughout my life,” he said. His advice to others: “You can’t just exercise yourself to good health. See yourself in the future, health and fitness wise. Realize that the right foods and exercise are what it will take to get there. Keep reminding yourself that there are certain foods you don’t eat because they’re toxic to your health.”

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On the cover: Stacey Foote Stacey Foote, 30, of East Lansing, is a busy mom. Not only is she married, but she’s also a voice and piano teacher with a side hustle as a health and fitness blogger at Foote, who has been a competitive runner from the age of 11 through college, has kept in shape with triathlons, strength training and a healthy diet. “I discovered the powerful benefits of strength training,” she said. “I love that it keeps my hormones balanced, helps support my thyroid function (a constant battle since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis), and has made me stronger and leaner than I ever was when I was only running.” She said she also practices yoga, which has helped her heal from years of chronic repetitive motion and overuse. “One of my biggest motivators to continue training and staying fit is all of the energy that it gives me for my family,” she said. “I want to be active with my son, really playing with him and feeling motivated to do fun things.” She said her diet is pretty simple: She sticks with real food. “I don’t like to make it any more complicated than that,” she said. “Listen to your body’s cues of hunger and thirst, and then fuel it with delicious, real food. Personally, I do try to stay away from gluten, dairy, and soy, as it does really make a difference in my thyroid numbers, and keeps my digestive system happy, but there is no one food I will never eat (life without scones is probably not worth living).” She has some pretty simple goals for the future too. “I’d like to continue getting stronger through strength training,” she said. “It doesn’t come easily to me, so it takes lots of consistent work. I’d really like to be able to do five pull-ups.” Her advice for others: “I would encourage someone who is struggling to stop focusing on what they look like and start focusing on what they feel like,” she said. “It will empower you to slowly begin making more choices that make you feel great instead of choices that make you feel lousy.”


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Smile more!

Your body will thank you. by Eric Eby, DDS


s you strive to live a happy and healthy life, through exercise and diet, keep in mind the one aspect of your appearance that is easily controlled and often neglected: your smile. It is not about having perfectly straight teeth, but healthy gums and clean white teeth can have a profound affect not only on you but those around you. Research has proven smiling triggers activity in your brain. Yep, there is a serious mind-body connection, in your left frontal cortex to be exact, which is—not surprisingly—the area of your brain that registers happiness. When you smile, happy type endorphins are released making you feel good, reducing stress and creating a calm state of mind. So, the next time you’re stressed about work or realize that your favorite jeans feel a little snug, don’t freak out. Take a few deep breaths and smile!

Smiling may help to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety. Smiling helps your body slow its breathing and heart rate. Reducing stress is so important for health, too, as it can lower blood pressure, improve digestion and regulate blood sugar. Note that this applies to workouts, too! If you’re having a hard time getting through that last rep or getting those final five minutes completed on the

treadmill, smiling can do wonders! Whitening your teeth can be an excellent way to be noticed at a new job interview, meeting that someone special, and building a positive self-esteem. Whitening your teeth is simple and there are a variety of options with professional methods still being the best. It causes no harm to your teeth and can be done with home kits or in the office with your dentist. The process is simple: either hydrogen or carbamide peroxides are used to oxidize bonds holding stains on your teeth. Smiling is the most welcomed gesture our face can make. Considering a human face is able to produce more than 5,000 expressions, this is very impressive! Your grandmother was correct: it takes more facial muscles to frown than to smile so give your muscles a rest and SMILE ON! Smile more! Your body will thank you.









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Change it up

Keep your body guessing (and safe) by mixing up your activity. by Tom Matt


nce you crack the nut of moving more, there is a chance you may get so excited about the new you that the dreaded overuse injury may occur. I’ve been there— don’t want to do it again! With your commitment to stay in shape, as you find a passion to live life to the fullest all your years, your exercise technique may fail. Posture may break down, you may find yourself out of sync and possibly over lift and over train. Chronic issues and pain can start from over use injuries. Here are some tips to work on: Posture Critical: if in doubt ask or read up on the movement Form Like posture, proper form is crucial to doing a movement correctly Correct weight Too much weight can destroy your form and posture.

“The most important measure of how good a game I had played was how much better I had made my teammates play.” — Bill Russell

Lighten up and do it slowly, get the most out of the movement Hydration Keep the water bottle handy and drink it down Stretching Critical for everyone, but especially my Boomer sisters and brothers Nutrition Before training and after training: macronutrients, fats 20-35 percent of calories, carbs 45-65 percent, and protein 15-25 percent. Rest This is my biggest problem, and a constant struggle, but it may be the MOST IMPORTANT POINT. Do not train the same area constantly, switch

it up. Some of the big boy fitness companies call it body confusion. I call it don’t be a bonehead like me and keep it fresh. Keep it simple; think about my grit words: • Relentless • Resilience • Courage • Faith • Optimism • Confidence Tom Matt is the host of the ‘Boomers Rock’ radio talk show syndicated throughout Michigan on the Michigan Talk Network and can be heard locally Saturday mornings on the ‘Big Talker’ WJIM 1240 AM. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU, is certified from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a CPT/FNS/SFS. For more information please visit



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Essentials for beautiful skin

Improve skin health and unfold glowing radiant skin. by Kimberly Whitfield


eep your skin looking youthful and vibrant this fall with my easy regimen that nourishes and promotes skin health. For years, I’ve enjoyed my morning and evening time of caring for my skin. I love my routine and each day I notice the benefits. In fact, beauty is one of my three approaches to well-being. Here are my “beauty” beneficial essentials that I find to be youth-enhancing year round! Exfoliating can improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin. Some of the benefits include: softer silky skin, a brighter complexion, improvement of skin tone, and removal of dead, dull skin cells. Cleansing helps minimize pore size, leaving skin looking clearer and

“I love my routine and each day I notice the benefits.” fresher. It also removes excess oil and impurities to help improve skin health and radiance. Toning will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toning will soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance. Moisturizing is awesome for the face and body! Our bodies are 75 percent water, which helps maintain body temperature and more. Spending time and care moisturizing your face and body will keep them hydrated and

healthy for many years to come! Remember, beauty truly does start from the inside out, so fuel-up wisely to maintain a healthy glow. For example, sweet potatoes can promote glowing gorgeous skin. They are loaded with Vitamins A, C, and E, which can help improve the look of your skin. I hope you find my beneficial essentials helpful and I encourage you to incorporate them into your autumn skin care routine! Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Go Workout Fitness Center and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker. Visit her on the web at for a list of her classes.

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You have enough time

Manage your week and you won’t miss another workout. by Ryan Haughey


don’t have enough time to work out today. I’ll do it tomorrow.” Ever find yourself uttering these words? This seems to be the most common excuse for opting out when it comes to exercise or any physical activity. When you try to tell yourself “I’ll work out tomorrow,” too often you will end up pushing tomorrow to the next tomorrow. Before you realize, the week has passed without you engaging in exercise or physical activity. Well, I am here to tell you that there is enough time to work out! There are 168 hours in a week. By breaking down the hours of the week into five categories you will be shocked to see how much time you actually do have. The first category is eating, showering and traveling. There are 35 hours of

the week dedicated to those events. Next is working: we can put 40 hours in this category. I know this fluctuates, but bear with me. Sleeping is the third category. You have 56 hours during the week set aside for sleep. Now to the final category: ENOUGH TIME. There are 37 hours of ENOUGH TIME in the week for you to engage in some sort of exercise or physical activity. These numbers are obviously not exact, but give and take a few hours in each category and you still end up with plenty of time during the week to be healthy and better yourself. Ryan Haughey B.S. CPT - ACE, SASTM is the fitness manager and personal trainer at the University Club of Michigan State University. Call him at (517) 353.5113.

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Yoga, meditation help brain recovery LoveYourBrain FUNdamentals series is here to help. by Amanda Carr


linical research studies continue to show the health benefits of yoga and mindfulness mediation practices following injuries. Origami has partnered with LoveYourBrain Foundation, becoming the first clinical site in the nation to incorporate LoveYourBrain’s FUNdamental six week yoga series into their programming. The free yoga class is offered to brain injury survivors and caregivers once a week for an hour and a half. The series empowers participants to positively adapt change into their lives through the power of resilience and mindfulness. The LoveYourBrain Foundation was created by former professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, and his brother Adam Pearce after Kevin sustained a near fatal traumatic brain injury while


The effects following a brain injury are often complex and may include physical, cognitive, and emotional components. The series is adapted to every ability and need, allowing everyone to experience the benefits of yoga following a brain injury. Yoga practice can improve the connection between mind and body through the use of a series of stretches and breathing exercises.

training for the 2010 winter Olympics. Recreational Therapist Jennie Paggeot stated, “Origami and LoveYourBrain both focus on positive approaches to brain injury prevention and healing so the partnership was very natural”.

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Avoid the ‘Freshman 15’

Weight gain is a factor for first-time college students. by Jordan Coulter.


s college students embrace living an independent life on campus, they should be aware of the “Freshman 15.” What is it? The notion that within a student’s first year of college they will gain a whopping 15 pounds! In reality, studies show a lesser gain: anywhere from one to about 6.8-pound average weight gain among college students within their first year, with no significant difference between genders. That doesn’t seem like much until you factor in the student’s body composure, particularly looking at body fat percentage. For instance, if a student were to lose 10 pounds of muscle but gain 10 pounds of fat the scale wouldn’t reflect any change in weight. A more realistic and beneficial approach to this issue would be to

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“Keep healthy snacks available, drink a lot of water.” understand a possible scenario such as a student’s body fat percentage going up, muscle mass going down. In this situation, the student could gain up to 15 pounds of fat with the weight on the scale increasing only five pounds. There are multiple variables that could play a part in this transformation. Activity levels decrease: maybe high school sports were a big contributing factor in a student’s activity level and the student isn’t playing anything in college. Eating habits change: going from eating some home cooked meals to primarily eating out due to the lack of knowledge about what foods to

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purchase and/or the ability to cook. Also, there are some cafeterias that offer all-you-can-eat meals; academic stress could lead to stress eating; the easy convenience of eating on or near campus; late night studying leading to late night snacks from the vending machines, etc. All of this illustrates that transitioning from high school to college promotes behavior and environmental change. Tools to combat this fat gain are available. Keep healthy snacks nearby, drink a lot of water (stay away from sugary drinks), eat regular meals, stay active and get enough sleep (the body gets energy from sleeping and eating).

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Build your strength as you age

Keep lifting heavy things and move as much as you can. by Justin Grinnell


ou can’t outrun muscle loss. Even active people who don’t strength train will lose significant amounts of muscle mass and bone losses are parallel. The combination of decreased muscle and bone puts you at risk for fractures due to falls. Did you know that adults over the age of 30, who don’t strength train, experience roughly a half a pound a year in muscle loss? That’s a big problem. The good news is that it can change. The benefits of performing weight training are very robust and essential. Let’s take a deeper look into a few other major benefits. More muscle equals more metabolism  The most important reason you should be lifting weights is to lose fat and build muscle. The effect that lifting weights has on your body composition is profound. The more muscle a woman has, the more calories she will burn at rest. So basically, muscles speed up your metabolism, resulting in fat loss. Bone health  If you are around the age of 30, you probably aren’t thinking about osteoporosis quite yet, but you should be. Many studies have shown that lifting weights regularly can increase bone density. Strong makes everything easier  I’m a big believer that we can keep our independence as long as we take care of our bodies and can do things ourselves. It would feel great if you didn’t need someone to do everything for you. Confidence  Walking into the gym knowing that you are going to crush a workout is such a confidence booster. In the past, older folks were left in the corner with the pink dumbbells, or in water aerobics. They were self-conscious and SEPTEMBER 2017

felt out of place in the weight room. In today’s gym atmosphere, I’ve found that most of the aging population can keep up very well with the younger folks. They work harder, push themselves and at times have better form. When an older person realizes their outer strength, they can tap into inner strength, and that begins to radiate. Confidence is an attractive quality and that gym confidence starts to carry over into every other aspect of life.

weights down as minimally as possible. Pick a weight that you can carry for 50 meters.

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Finisher: Burpees - perform 8 rounds of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. Try and match your previous round’s rep number each round.

Make sure to perform a proper dynamic warm-up that includes foam rolling, dynamic mobility, core work, medicine ball throws, and plyometrics. This should be brief, yet effective, and only last 10-15 minutes. DAY 1 • Goblet squats: 8 reps • Push-ups: 8 reps • Kettlebell swings: 15-20 reps • 1-arm dumbbell row: 8 reps each side Perform these in a circuit fashion for three to five rounds. Rest as minimally as possible. Finisher: Perform a Farmers Walk for three to five minutes straight. Put the

DAY 2 • Deadlifts: 3-5 reps • Assisted chin-ups: 3-5 reps • Dumbbell push press: 3-5 reps Perform these in a circuit fashion for three to five rounds. Rest as minimally as possible.

DAY 3 • Inverted row (TRX Row): 10-12 reps • Walking lunges: 8 reps each leg • Dumbbell chest press: 10-12 reps • Single leg deadlift: 8 reps Perform these in a circuit fashion for three to five rounds. Rest as minimally as possible. Finisher: Perform your favorite cardio exercise as hard as you can for 10 minutes. You can break it up into intervals if you need to. Bike, rower, stair climber, treadmill, etc. • Healthy & Fit



A new treatment for an old problem Tenex Health System can help with tendonitis. by Matthew Saffarian, DO


ach year millions of individuals suffer from tendonitis, a painful condition that can affect joints and significantly limit mobility. Although tendonitis may heal on its own in some cases, medical intervention may be necessary to achieve optimal healing. Initial treatment is generally conservative, consisting of rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and activity modification. However, a subset of patients experience prolonged symptoms of pain and discomfort that do not respond to conservative treatment. For those patients, treatment has long been limited to invasive procedures, such as steroid injections, and, in some cases, surgery, which typically involve lengthy recovery periods. In recent months, a new treatment option has become available for patients


affected by chronic, painful tendonitis. In 2012, the Mayo Clinic developed an innovative device referred to as the Tenex Health Tx System*, allowing a qualified physician to perform an outpatient procedure in an office setting without the need for general anesthesia. During the procedure, ultrasound is used to visualize the area of tendon pathology and to help guide the MicroTip needle of the Tenex Health System to the affected region of the tendon. The needle is then used to remove the damaged tissue, to preserve surrounding healthy tissue, and to incite a healing response. The entire procedure typically lasts 20 to 25 minutes. No sutures are required. Most patients are able to return to moderate levels of activity within 2-6 weeks after the procedure is complete. Conditions that can currently be treated with the Tenex procedure include shoulder tendonitis, golfer’s/

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tennis elbow, gluteal tendonitis of the hips, runners/jumpers knee, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Appropriate candidates are those that have tried and failed conservative treatments for at least 3 months and continue to have pain. The Tenex procedure is covered by most commercial insurance carriers. If you think that you may be a candidate, or simply want to learn more about the Tenex procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our office. *Tenex is a trademarked name *Mathew R. Saffarian, DO receives no compensation from Tenex Health, Inc. Matthew Saffarian, D.O. is the Assistant Professor and Interventional Spine, EMG and Sports Medicine Specialist in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.





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