Inspire Health Magazine Issue 1

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INSPIRE

Real Inspiration for Women

BREAST CANCER Preventative Care

Garlic

Get healthy and happy

BACK TO SCHOOL

FALL IN LOVE WITH

FITNESS

Top 10 Food for Kids

SLOW DOWN YOUR CHOW DOWN

EXERCISE

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contents § INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Inspire Health Magazine, a letter from the editor. { page 4 }

§ TOP 10 FOODS FOR KIDS Healthy foods that nurish the brain. { page 8 }

§ SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL SKIN

This age old skin care method is simple, but the benefits are far beyond ordinary. { page 11 }

§ FALL IN LOVE... WITH FITNESS

Any time is a good time to kick-start your fitness goals and get healthy. { page 12 }

§ SLOW DOWN YOUR CHOWDOWN

Tips on savoring your meal, leaving you feeling fuller longer. { page 14 }

§ EXERCISE FOCUS

Get glutes to gloat about with these fitness tips. { page 20 }

§ FOOD THAT INSPIRES

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Get heart healthy and happy with this super food { page 20 }

Breast cancer prevention A comprehensive look at one of the most deadly diseases facing women today.

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editor’s LETTER

credits

Help us inspire others!

We want to know what inspires you to live healthy. Tell the editor at editor@inspirehealthmag.com. You could be published in the next issue of Inspire Health Magazine.

Find us online! Follow us on Twitter @christinaleid Like us @ Facebook.com/inspirehealthmag Use #inspirehealthmag to show us what inspires you! See what we’re pinning! Pinterest.com/IHMagazine www.inspirehealthmag.com The information contained in Inspire Health is intended for educational purposes only. A reader should never substitute information contained in Inspire Health for the advice of a health care professional. Jumpstart Publishing, LLC and publishers of Inspire Health, do not endorse or promote any of the products or services described in the pages of Inspire Health and the publishers do not verify the accuracy of any claims made in the editorial or advertisements contained in Inspire Health. Readers should not use the information in Inspire Health for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. Readers should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or have or suspect they have a health problem.

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Rev Up Your WEIGHT-LOSS Have you hit a weight-loss plateau? Are you considering taking diet pills to get you over that hump? A SMARTER, LESS-EXPENSIVE CHOICE WITH COUNTLESS HEALTH BENEFITS CAN BE FOUND IN GREEN TEA. Studies suggest that the three components, catechins, caffeine, and theanine found in green tea, can promote fat loss. They do this by inhibiting both gastric and pancreatic lipase, the enzymes that digest triglycerides and fatty acid synthetase, the enzyme responsible for synthesizing fatty acids into the form in which they can be stored in the body’s fat cells. Basically,

green tea discourages fat storage. In fact, The University of Chicago’s Tang Center for Herbal Medical Research shows green tea reduces the fat deposits under your skin and the fat in your belly area. Additionally, Dr. Nicholas Perricone told Oprah Winfrey she could lose 10 lbs. in 4-6 weeks drinking green tea instead of coffee. Perhaps, the best news of all is, green tea is a natural fat-burner without the harmful side-effects experienced with traditional weight loss pills.

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GARDENING

good for the Soul

Gardening is a fantastic exercise for the mind and body. Rolling up your sleeves and getting a little dirty can provide a much needed break from technological gadgets, which humans have a finite attention span for. Pulling weeds and perfecting pansies has therapeutic effects, allowing one to disconnect from the worries of the day. Not only is a little fresh air and sunshine great therapy for the soul, but it is a major calorie burning activity. Experts even claim that gardening helps alleviate depression symptoms, and some are using it as a subscribed treatment for their patients.

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wellness FEATURE

Prevent Breast Cancer... BE PROACTIVE This year alone an estimated 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 of those diagnosed will die.

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TOTAL OF 1 IN 8 WOMEN ARE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER DURING THEIR LIFETIME; UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS AND LIVING A PROACTIVE LIFESTYLE MAY HELP YOU FROM BEING ONE OF THEM. ARE YOU AT RISK? Some of the known breast cancer risk factors such as age, sex, and family history, you are simply powerless to change. According to statistics, being a woman over the age of 65 is perhaps the greatest risk factor. However, despite your age, sex, and genetics, you can be a responsible prevention advocate by taking the necessary measures to protect and monitor your health on a regular basis. Here are the risks: Age: Half of all women diagnosed are over age 65. Menstrual & Reproductive History: Early menstruation or late menopause Having had your first child at an older age or not having given birth at all Taking birth control pills for more than ten years Family & Personal History: A family history of breast cancer - particularly a mother or a sister. A personal history of breast cancer of benign (non-cancer) breast disease. Medical & Other Factors: Dense breast tissue (often identified by a mammogram) Past radiation therapy to the breast or chest area. A history of hormone treatments - such as estrogen and progesterone, or gene changes including BRCA1, BRCA2, and others. Other risk factors are lifestyle related, and you absolutely have the power to

change these at any time.These lifestyle factors include the following: Weight: Being obese or overweight Diet & Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity A diet that is consistently high in saturated fat Alcohol intake of more than two drinks per day PREVENTATIVE MEASURES Prevention methods can save your life! Breast cancer screenings (mammograms) are still the primary tool used for early detection and is deemed the most important strategy in improving survival rates. Mammography is an X-ray examination of the breast. It can detect cancer in the breast when it is quite small, long before it may be felt by an at home breast examination. Approximately 85%90% of all breast cancers are detectable by mammography. Early detection is the key to reducing mortality rates, reducing rates by 20%-30% in women over 50 years of age. While mammography is the primary tool used, there still exist some 10%15% of breast cancers that are not visible on mammography; however, they can be felt by performing a physical examination of the breast.Therefore, a normal mammogram does not always exclude the possibility of breast cancer. Three things are needed for a thorough examination by your health care provider, palpation, visual inspection, and a mammogram.Typically, during a routine physical checkup, your gynecologist will conduct an examination of the breast. You should also do a palpation exam yourself on a regular basis. The American Cancer Society (ACS)

MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER BY APPLYING THESE LIFESTYLE TIPS: 1. Reduce saturated fats (red meats, egg yolks, dairy products, fast food) 2. Reduce alcohol consumption 3. Exercise regularly (At least 30 minutes 5 times per week) 4. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables (antioxidant powerhouses)

recommends a baseline mammogram for all women by age 40 and annual mammograms for women 40 and older for as long as they are in good health. A baseline mammogram at 35 years of age may be recommended by your doctor if you have “lumpy breasts� or breast symptoms, or are at high risk of developing breast cancer. Screenings are extremely important, but so is living a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness. Do your part to prevent the possibility of developing breast cancer, schedule regular breast exams, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. If you are currently at high risk, switch to a healthy lifestyle today and call your doctor now to set up your next breast exam--it could save your life! INSPIRE HEALTH

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mighty kids FEATURE

TOP 10 brain boosting foods for kids

SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION, AND IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE AN ACADEMIC STAR THIS SCHOOL YEAR, HIS DEVELOPING BRAIN NEEDS WHOLESOME NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO PERFORM AT GRADE-A LEVELS. These top 10 brain boosting foods contain either one or of all of the following super ingredients, fiber, omega3’s, choline and antioxidants, all of which help fuel the brain and sustain energy throughout the day. Do your part as a parent and help nurture your child’s noggin by including these healthy foods in your child’s diet every day.

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1. Peanut butter 2. Nuts and seeds 3. Yogurt 4. Eggs 5. Oatmeal (whole grains) 6. Fruit (Berries) 7. Veggies 8. Beans 9. Fish 10. Lean beef

top noggin SAMPLE MEALS

BREAKFAST: 1 scrambled egg, 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate) SNACK: Yogurt, berries LUNCH: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread, 1 banana, 1 cup of milk SNACK: Trail mix that includes their favorite nuts, carrot sticks DINNER: Grilled fish, steamed mixed veggies, whole grain dinner roll


exercise FEATURE

❝Nature, time and patience are three great physicians. ❞ - H.G. Bohn exactly? Efficiency means no waste. When applied to eating efficiently, that means no calories wasted. Only consume your caloric needs, not caloric excesses. A good rule of thumb is to multiply your current weight by 1215; that is, on average, the amount of calories needed maintain your current weight. If you are trying to lose body fat, multiply your current weight by 10. Anything in excess of your caloric target cannot be utilized by the body and is stored in the form of body fat. One storage spot for excess fat in women is, you guessed it, the butt.

Glutes to Gloat About THAT’S RIGHT! YOU CAN HAVE THE BUTT YOU WANT. Follow these 3 tips and start gloating. 1,Target the Glutes Among the three muscle groups in the butt, the gluteus Maximus is the largest. It can be targeted effectively with movements such as squats, lunges, and tush ups. These three exercises are fanny favorites because they target and isolate the butt and thighs, throughout the movement. Once you add these target movements to your exercise routine and perform them on a regular basis, you will begin to notice a more toned and lifted bottom side. 2. Glutely Gratitude Perhaps, you don’t have an

anatomically gifted back side that can compete with Jenifer Lopez or Beyonce; that’s okay. You can, however, have strong, cellulite free, buns despite their round, flat or heart shape. Aside from the physical appearance of this unique body part, the real focus should be function. Do you stand erect with proud posture? If not, stronger glutes can help you do so. Gain a new respect for glutes, exercise them proudly; they have the ability to support you, holding your body erect. Looking great in jeans is just an added perk. 3. Energy Efficient Eat efficiently. What does that mean

If you want glutes you can be proud of, respect your gluteus maximus-it’s really valuable, eat efficiently and exercise regularly for both the beauty and strength factor. Be committed and consistent and you will have glutes to gloat about in no time! TUSH UPS This exercise is a fanny favorite. Add this exercise to your routine when working thighs and butt. It not only tones your backside but it works the core muscles responsible for maintaining good posture. HOW TO PERFORM: Lie on your back with feet and knees shoulder width apart. Press feet into floor as you lift your pelvis to the ceiling. Allow your legs to the work and not your abs. Hold the position at the top of the movement for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times.

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health TIP

Perform this exercise with one leg to work on any muscle imbalances you may have. Alternate legs. Scan QR Code to watch the video INSPIRE HEALTH

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beauty FEATURE

Simply Beautiful

Skin

THIS AGE OLD SKIN CARE METHOD IS SIMPLE, BUT THE BENEFITS ARE FAR BEYOND ORDINARY. Your skin care routine is not complete without this easy step; not only does it stimulate the skin, but it eliminates toxins benefiting your overall health! SKIN BRUSHING BENEFITS You brush your teeth, your brush your hair, why not brush your skin? Dry skin brushing gets rid of dead skin cells, unclogs pores and promotes cell renewal. This age old practice also increases blood circulation which may reduce the appearance of cellulite by helping muscle tone and causing a more even distribution of fat deposits. It can also help alleviate stress as the brush glides along your skin stimulating nerve endings producing a rejuvenating effect. One of the unique benefits of skin brushing is that it stimulates your lymphatic system.The lymphatic system does not have a pump, as your heart does. It needs active stimulation to encourage waste materials to exit the body. Dry brushing actually prompts the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon, helping to purify your entire system. Some have reported that after several days of dry brushing they noticed gelatinous mucoid material in their stools. GET STARTED NOW Purchase a long handled brush made from natural (not synthetic) bristles. Perform skin brushing once per day just before you get in the shower. Begin the process by brushing your skin in long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards. Always brush towards the heart.Try and brush several times in each area, overlapping as you go. Avoid sensitive skin areas, or brush more gently over tender areas. If you want to maintain beautiful skin you have to get beneath the surface; that is what dry skin brushing does. This approach, when done regularly, can rejuvenate your entire body from the inside out, leaving you with a radiant glow.

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cover story GET INSPIRED

❝ Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.❞ - Marcus Valerius Martial

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t’s 6 a.m. the alarm clock rings, Mary does not want to get up, but she does. She brushes her teeth, washes her face, laces up her worn tennis shoes and heads out her front door. She stretches a minute to warm up her achy bones and then proceeds with a little piddle down the street. She is still half asleep as she turns the first block, but just then she can feel her body getting warm, her blood begins to circulate through her veins. The cool breeze hits her hair, ah, she is invigorated; the road is hers for the taking. She accelerates a bit faster as she thinks, “this is why I woke up this morning.” She is absolutely in love with his morning run. There are three reasons why Mary continues to flirt with fitness. First, it makes her feel good. Second, it makes her feel young. Third, she cherishes the health benefits.

FALL IN LOVE

with Fitness

TODAY MAY NOT BE MONDAY OR A NEW YEAR, BUT IT’S A NEW SEASON. AND AT LAST, IT IS A COOL SEASON,WHICH IS JUST ONE REASON TO START LOVING FITNESS NOW!

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LOVE... FEELING GOOD Exercise makes you feel good because it actually reduces stress. Not only is your body involved in exercise, but your brain is too. When you exercise, feel good chemicals that help ease stress and depression are released, mainly endorphins. Also, exercise is a positive distraction that can help take your mind off of worries, and who doesn’t have those? From a physical standpoint, your body temperature increases during exercise possibly producing calming effects that make you feel good. There are other psychological and emotional benefits too, such as improved confidence and self esteem. All around, from a mind and body prospective, exercise makes you feel darn good! LOVE... FEELING YOUNG Do you feel old at forty? Are you out of breath after climbing a


few stairs? Don’t sit back and let the aging process have its way with you. Here is a little secret; exercise just may be the elusive fountain of youth. Why? Because, it has the ability to help you stay younger longer! Stiff, achy joints, loss of stamina, loss of endurance and strength, are usually associated with a lack of regular physical activity. In other words, a sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to your health. You can stay feeling young and vigorous by maintaining your body with a regular fitness routine. If you are not currently engaged in regular exercise, it is not too late! Muscle mass can increase at any age in response to exercise. The fact is, as a person ages, endurance, balance, flexibility, and strength naturally decline, but it accelerates at a rapid pace if we do not do anything to counteract those effects. If you use it, you won’t lose it...so start exercising now to feel younger! LOVE... THE HEALTH BENEFITS You have heard it all before. You know that exercise is good for you; but, this time, take a minute and really meditate on the benefits. Pause and imagine these benefits being part of your daily life. Imagine not being tired, sluggish, stressed, overwhelmed, or overweight. Imagine feeling great every day, having energy, feeling strong and confident. Imagine having excellent flexibility and stamina. Imagine keeping up with your kids, or grand kids. Those are the many benefits of exercise. While you are engaging your imagination, imagine the vanity reasons for exercise (a strong motivator for most). A fit person can go shopping and pick out clothes that fit so nicely, they can tuck in their shirt and wear a belt, they can bear their nice arms in a muscle shirt, and, yes, they can wear a bathing suit proudly. Those are just a few added perks of being in shape. If you have ever participated in an ongoing fitness program, you have probably felt like Mary; you know how awesome it feels to be fit! If you don’t feel that way right now or have never felt that way, why not join Mary now. Go ahead; get started today! Get started this Fall! Fall in love with fitness and you too will love feeling good, love feeling young, and love feeling all the health benefits that a fit lifestyle has to offer.

INSPIRE health TIP A well rounded fitness routine will produce the greatest results. Your routine should include these four things: 1. Aerobic (cardiovascular exercise) 2. Anaerobic (strength training exercise) 3. Stretching 4. Healthy diet

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nutrition GET INSPIRED

❝ Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be

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done without hope or confidence.❞ - Helen Keller

any Americans view lunch time as just another pesky task occupying space on their to-do list. In a time crunch, busy lunch goers grasp their fork and begin hacking at their meal as though they are racing against an aggressive deadline. So, what’s so wrong with gulping and gorging?... Everything! Meal times are a primary way to relax, and rejuvenate. Essential for mind and body health, each and every meal deserves special care and attention. 3 GREAT REASONS TO BE A SLOW POKE EATER 1. Satisfaction Guaranteed Try doubling the time it takes to eat a meal; you really do have the time, you just need to prioritize. When you slow the pace of your lunch time meal, perhaps, not viewing your emails or taking calls, you will likely experience flavors, smells, and textures as never before. Not only does eating too fast score a zero on the satisfaction scale, but you also mindlessly eat too much. If you eat slower and thoroughly savor the flavor, the full experience will last longer as you tease your tongue with each small, slow bite. Eating can be a very sensual experience when you take due time to engage all your senses. You will find greater satisfaction from the first non-rushed plate and won’t feel inclined to go back for second helpings. 2. Better Digestion The digestive process begins in the mouth as saliva marries with food and starts the breakdown. Chewing your food thoroughly promotes smooth and

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EAT RIGHT

SLOW DOWN YOUR CHOW DOWN... the WAIT loss method

complete digestion, whereas gulping and gorging often lead to unpleasant heart burn. Furthermore, poor digestion inhibits the absorption of important vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed for optimal health. 3. Weight Loss It takes the brain about 15-20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. The majority of Americans completely finish their meal within that time frame and begin looking for dessert before they even realize they are really full. Mindless eating may cause you to indulge in more calories at each meal, whereas, eating at a slower pace allows you to become full as you eat, giving you more control over your appetite. When you are fuller sooner, you will eat fewer calories and avoid weight gain. SIDE BAR: Mindful Eating Exercise Serve yourself a smaller portion than you normally would. Before you dive in, take time to smell your food. Pause, look at each item on your plate; let the saliva begin to accumulate in your mouth even before the fork touches your tongue. Take your first bite, chew the food completely. When you think you have chewed enough, continue chewing. Try to liquefy the food in your mouth as though your teeth were a high grade blender; then swallow. Practice putting your fork down between bites. Fight the urge to talk on your phone or text while eating. Savor each and every bite; relax and enjoy the complete experience.


fit food FEATURE § § § § FOOD THAT INSPIRES

Heart Healthy

& Happy

Do you want to boost your mood and improve heart health?

Crack open a clove of garlic and unleash the benefits that millions of people are already experiencing-- a healthy heart and a happy smile! Fresh crushed garlic is rich in hydrogen sulfide which relaxes blood vessels, allowing increased blood circulation. And that’s not all. A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that garlic oil improves antioxidant enzyme expression, lowers heart inflammation and stops cell death, effectively maintaining the integrity of vital heart tissue.The study also highlighted that over 20 different substances in garlic oil provide therapeutic benefits. Adding a clove a day to your daily diet is an almost effortless way to nourish your hard-working heart. Something to Smile About While studying the effects of garlic on the cardiovascular system, scientists reported another wonderful benefit--patients experienced an elevated mood. This makes sense, since garlic is rich in selenium-- a known mood booster. In comparison, the opposite is true, individuals with a selenium deficiency tend to be more irritable, experience greater depression and are more hostile. On a happier note, garlic consumption may also help to regulate the number of fat cells that get formed in the body. It seems to normalize the metabolism and also detoxify the body’s systems by binding to heavy metals and other harmful pollutants and destroying them-- a toxin scavenger.

2 sprigs of rosemary Salt and Pepper 2 Tbsp. of olive oil 3 1/2 cups of vegetable broth

What you do: Spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray. After prepping all vegetables as directed above, scatter them evenly on the pan. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; cut rosemary sprigs with kitchen shears and spread evenly over veggies. Roast veggies for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven then flip them over and toss to make sure they are coated with the olive oil. Continue roasting for another 20-25 minutes or just until the sweet potatoes have softened. Once veggies are cooked, remove the skin from the garlic. Add all veggies to a Dutch oven, add vegetable broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and use a hand blender to puree the soup to a creamy texture. If you don’t have a hand held blender you can use a regular blender, just add veggies to the pitcher and pulse until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. How to enjoy: Feed a family of four with this amazing veggie soup and they will get their veggie intake for the day. Complete the meal by adding a protein and complex carbohydrate to your plate. It is perfect paired with a grilled chicken Panini. Makes 4 servings. 250 Calories per serving.

Garlic has too many benefits to pass up, and if you have an aversion to its odor, garlic capsules are available. However, fresh is always best; a freshly cracked clove will ensure greater benefits. Chop it up and toss onto a garden salad, add it to cold dips and salsas, or throw a half to a whole clove in a smoothie--it adds a punch of flavor. A clove a day will have you smiling and feeling healthier in no time.

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Ridiculously good

Roasted Veggie Soup

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What you need: 1 large sweet potato chopped into one inch cubes 1 small purple onion quartered (remove skin) 6 cloves of garlic (cut tips, leave skin on) 1 eggplant cut length wise into one inch sticks (leave skin on) 1 red bell pepper cut in slices INSPIRE HEALTH

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news TV VIEWING can shorten your life

A new study of young children found that with each hour of television watched, children’s waistlines grow larger and their muscular fitness gets weaker. It also found that TV shortens life by 22 minutes per viewing hour. On the other hand, sitting less than 3 hours each day may tack 2 more years onto your life.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting children’s total media time to no more than two hours of quality programming each day. Ref: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

MATH JITTERS

According to a new report featured in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, many school-age children feel anxious in mathematics. However, while anxiety can impact the performance of both boys and girls, it is generally girls who tend to suffer more anxiety than boys.

Weight gain and VITAMIN D LEVELS

Females aged 65 or more with low Vitamin D levels are more likely to gain weight than their counterparts with adequate levels, researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, reported in the Journal of Women’s Health.

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beauty FEATURE ALCOHOL If youthful looking skin is what you’re after, avoid products with alcohol, as they can leave your skin feeling tight, itchy, and irritated. Your face may be left looking older because it is far less hydrated and this will not help with the appearance of fine lines or deep wrinkles. HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE HGH has been shown to be affective in treating wrinkles; however, experts say it may contribute to the development of diabetes. Trading in a minor problem for the possibility of a major one, is probably not a good idea. Avoid these three harmful ingredients. Be observant, read ingredient labels, and choose products with only natural ingredients.

CanWrinkle Creams

Really Help Aging Skin? Yes, high quality anti-wrinkle creams actually can help reduce fine lines by hydrating the skin and rebuilding collagen. But, not all products are created equal. If you want to avoid potentially adverse side effects, you must be picky about your products. 3 Ingredients to Avoid PARABENS Parabens are a common additive used to increase the shelf life of cosmetic products. It is widely known that parabens are linked to cancer. Parabens appear on the label as methyl, ethyl, and butyl or propyl paraben. This ingredient can also cause skin reactions, allergies, rashes and even mood swings.

Wrinkles are both inevitable and continually occurring. Don’t get discouraged; with a little extra care on a regular basis, your skin can begin to look and feel younger. Take care of your skin from the inside out by taking preventive measures, eating a balanced diet, drinking an adequate amount of water and choosing an all-natural antiwrinkle cream.

Editor’s pick: I use Tree of Life Organic Coconut Oil (cold pressed) as a daily moisturizer. It nourishes my skin without leaving it greasy. Coconut has been shown to help prevent sagging skin and age spots. As part of your night time routine, massage your face and neck with a small amount of fresh coconut oil.Your skin will feel soft and smooth, and there are no known side effects.

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stories that INSPIRE before

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BUSY MOM GETS FIT

Glorianna Bourg is a busy wife and mother. While she has always been health conscious, the goings on of life and a busy schedule began to detract her from her fitness routine and sensible diet. As happens to many people, one pound turns into two and extra weight begins to accumulate.

HER INSPIRATION: Glorianna being the devoted mother that she is made up her mind to be her healthiest so she can keep up with her five year old son. She wanted to encourage health in her family by not only saying it but doing it herself. HER PLAN: She used portion control as her tool of choice and carefully planned her meals to include fruits, veggies and whole grains. She found a new love for running and each day she would run alongside her son as he rode his bike. HER RESULTS: Despite her busy life and a thyroid disorder, Glorianna lost forty pounds within 5 short months. She looks and feels amazing. Now she wears size 6 jeans instead of size 12, and she runs miles a day while her son bikes beside her. Glorianna’s story is not uncommon. When you make up your mind, have a clear goal in mind and consistently stick to it; you can accomplish anything! Do you have an inspiring story about change or overcoming obstacles? We want to hear from you. Submit stories to the editor at editor@ inspirehealthmag.com

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Get Inspired! What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fitness model: Chrisie Allemand

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gadgets products NEWS

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AFTERSHOKZ Sport headphones

These headphones have an unparalleled ear-free design and patent pending bone conduction technology normally reserved expressly for military special ops. They offer consumers the benefit of comfortable, healthy and safe transmission of sound. These are great for outdoor activities because they are designed so the ears are never blocked, the user is able to stay aware and connected to surroundings while “plugged in www.aftershokz.com

Price: $59.95

BUT BUSTER

FITBIT ULTRA

Price: $99.95

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HEALTHY HUMOR If you eat something with calories but no one sees you, it’s calorie-free, right?

Seamless Support Bra

Feel comfortable and avoid chaffing while running or performing any other sport. This is breathable and super cute. www.athleta.com

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Fitbit Ultra’s super sensitive 3-D motion sensor tracks your day down to details a pedometer can’t catch. It shows your exact steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled. Fitbit tracks your progress and helps motivate you to make every day count. www.fitbit.com

BUT…I don’t have time to exercise. The U.S. Surgeon General recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. That is only a littttle over 20 minutes each day. Try buying out time from other activities. For example, on average Americans spend 2.8 hours watching T.V. each day. If you can’t miss a T.V. program, try multitasking by exercising while watching T.V.

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