The Saturday Smoothie – Digital Detoxing, Skipping Breakfast, and Fitness Competition

by Barry Hill
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Welcome to the latest edition of the Saturday Smoothie! This week, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you to check out, including digital detoxing, calorie restriction, and intermittent fasting. As always, if you have any questions or comments on these, send us a note.

Taking a Digital Detox for Health Benefits

Getting Back in Shape After Fifty

How many times do you check your phone each hour?  When was the last time you went a full day without using any electronics?  We’re so plugged into our technology nowadays, sometimes it’s healthy to take a break from our devices.  It sounds tough, but the effort is well worth it.  Make a day, a weekend, or even a full week, and enjoy the benefits of taking the time to unplug.

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Calorie Restriction is Key for Weight Loss

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A healthy lifestyle is all about balance.  Exercise is important, and has incredible health benefits. But, if weight loss is what you’re after, it all happens in the kitchen.  Our food choices are the most important factor in terms of controlling our weight.  Read this article to find out why healthy food choices are really the key to managing the number you read on the scale.

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Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight

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Skip breakfast!?  I thought it was the most important meal of the day!  It’s something that we’re all told, but the science doesn’t necessarily back it up.  Consider using an intermittent fasting style of eating, there are numerous benefits. You’ll lose weight, increase productivity, and balance hormones.  Even better, it’s actually a whole lot easier than you think!

Read it here:

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Compete for More Fitness Motivation

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When was the last time YOU competed in a fitness competition?  Weightlifting, running, or dancing, perhaps?  Entering and participating in a competition is a great way to kick start your fitness, and get your health back on track.  Check out these incredibly inspiring After Fifty’s.  You can see the joy emanating from their faces!

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