Don’t Hold Your Breath… Unlocking Potential with Diaphragmatic Breathing

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With COVID dominating the headlines, it sure has got me thinking more about the respiratory/pulmonary systems and how to optimize them. Many people didn’t know that there are different ways to breathe, focusing on drawing your breath from your mouth or nose and filling different parts of your respiratory system at different cadences. Prior to…

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6 Steps to Cure a Hangover and 1 More to Rally

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How to Cure a Hangover We’ve all been there. We drank too much the night before, and now its the next day, you’re still feeling like crap but you have some kind of event to make it to the next day. It could be a wedding and you were drunk at the rehearsal last night,…

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How Cold Therapy Changed My Life

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A couple of years ago I was dealing with some health issues that caused my liver enzymes to spike to insanely high levels. Reaching the point where my doctors were worried about liver damage both in the short and long term. I went from dealing with my doctors at Spectrum Health here in Grand Rapids…

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Quarantine Challenge – 100 Burpees Per Day for 30 Days

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Well the coronavirus has really thrown a monkey wrench into my fitness goals this year. But I’m looking on the bright side and setting new goals for this brief period of ‘house arrest’.  Shameless plug for the CDC before we get too much further, please make sure you are staying indoors, staying safe and staying…

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How to Choose the Right CBD Skincare Product

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When I first started dating my wife, I remember her always saying “beauty is pain.” I didn’t understand, until I saw her doing things that seemed painful in the name of beauty, like waxing anywhere or having a layer of skin basically burned off your face by Retinol. Though I didn’t understand it to that…

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Where Does 4/20 Come From?

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Every year, thousands of people around the world will celebrate April 20th, or 4/20. To some, this is just a number. However, for everyone else, we all know that it means smoking marijuana. Even with the thousands of people celebrating the holiday in their own way, a very small amount of them actually knows where…

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What are Nutraceutical Products? (with Examples)

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Nutraceutical products are supplements that can be used for nutritional benefits as well as medicinal benefits. Nutraceutical product types range widely from fortified cereal to bio-yogurts, as well as vitamin supplements, herbal remedies, teas, and more.  These products are not tested or regulated by the FDA similar to how they do for prescription drugs, though…

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Boost Your Immunity with our Lemon Ginger CBD Hot Shots

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 With Coronavirus aka COVID-19 dominating headlines, everyone is eager to pump the purell and strap on a facemask. Meanwhile over on the Third Coast, we’re boosting our immunity naturally with our famous Lemon Ginger CBD Hot Shots.   What’s more, you don’t even need to leave your house to get the ingredients thanks to the…

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Battle Ropes – Worth the Risk? (of Looking Ridiculous)

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Admit it. You’ve scrolled through the Instagram accounts watching fitfluencers like @lbs_metrodetroit, @kfoylefitness, and @primal.swoledier and thought, “Hey, they have those battle ropes at my gym! It looks like a great cardio and full-body workout …but I’m not willing to risk looking like a rabid caveman …am I? Well, you really should be willing to risk…

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The Medicine Ball and its Place in Functional Fitness

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Perhaps the most iconic ‘old school’ piece of functional fitness equipment is the medicine ball. Heavy, sand-filled, leather and bursting at the seams. You know …the one collecting dust in the walled off back part of your gym that no one uses. Today, the workouts developed around this iconic equipment are definitely different than your…

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Kettlebells – Foundational Fitness or Flash in the Pan?

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There is a whole universe of ‘functional fitness’ gear out there. Our partner Onnit along with Rouge Fitness and some others have a wide variety of the latest functional equipment. Fitness experts and Instagram influencers alike can be seen using battle ropes, slam balls, sandbags, steel maces, and kettlebells. The Crossfit movement has also been…

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CBD: Your Brain’s Favorite Molecule

CBD Brain Connection

What if someone told you there was a plant out there that interacted pretty much perfectly…with your brain? A plant whose active compounds promote health by mimicking the action of internal neurochemicals? A plant which, because of such crazy similarities, was effective at addressing the root cause of many, many health issues? Truth can be…

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Concussions, CTE and CBD – Protecting the Brain

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The consequences of head trauma are very real. A concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury, results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions do not necessarily require someone to become unconscious or ‘knocked out’. Some concussions, even occur without any external signs of trauma. Repeated concussions can even lead to Chronic Traumatic…

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6 Practical Ways to Sleep Better

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Everyone knows sleep is one of the few critical body functions. It’s right up there with eating, drinking water and last but not least, breathing.  Proper rest is so important, if we go without it for many days our body will force it upon us. Yet, millions of us are sleep deprived because while we…

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Better Workout Recovery in 7 Key Steps

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You did it again, didn’t you? You went way too hard last night at your gym class, pick up ball, Jiu-Jitsu, or something you’re embarrassed to admit, and this morning you can feel every one of those energy-sapping pains. The bumps and bruises from earlier in the week haven’t even faded and now everything is…

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Does CBD Get You High? [What to Expect From Taking CBD]

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Does CBD oil get you high? No, CBD won’t get you high. But there is more to understand than just yes or no when wondering if it will or could even get you high. What you can expect from taking cannabidiol (CBD) is more of a calming, relaxed feeling than a high feeling. The reason…

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