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  • Ways to enhance your wellness while self-isolating

    Ways to enhance your wellness while self-isolating When our minds are consumed by the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our health, loved ones, town, country, economy and future — not to mention an abrupt transition to life at home, e-working, e-training, and homeschooling — how do we maintain our own mental health and well-being? Here are some things that we’ve been doing:
    Reconnect at the dinner table - with everyone’s on the go lifestyle the thing that seems to get neglected is the family dinner. So many studies have reported that families who sit down together for a home cooked meal on a regular basis are overall healthier. It’s ....

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  • Conduct becoming of a Fighter, our newest member spotlight

    Conduct becoming of a fighter; this is Gary's Member spotlight story. What the staff has to say about Gary: When we decide on each member of the month, we look for individuals who are giving extraordinary effort. For some that might just mean showing up consistently and dedicating themselves to the journey for the first time, for others it might mean doing something that was once impossible. Gary is retired from the US Army and though retired, his Rock Steady boxing class has become like a band of brothers (and sisters) to him. Like his comrades in the military, they are all fighting the enemy together. This time however, the fight is much more personal. With Gary ....

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  • Is step tracking important?

    March Madness always kicks off with the step challenge, while this is a competition and we normally will go above and beyond our daily averages for this challenge, the point of the challenge is first, to build some awareness around tracking your movement through use of an activity tracker by looking at steps per day. The second goal is to consider unique ways to increase the average daily steps we’re taking in our day to day lives.. An activity tracker is simply an electronic device that contains an accelerometer that you wear on your body. This device detects changes in movement and counts footsteps which then can be calculated to determine things like distance walked, ....

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  • Let the Madness begin!

    Let the Madness begin! March is here and it is time to sign up and get ready for our 7th annual March Madness team challenge! We’re constantly evaluating the previous year's challenge and making some updates to the curriculum to make it even better than ever!!! Is this your first time to March Madness? Well here’s a little about the challenge:
    You and your teammates will participate in Mini Challenges that span the month of March. We have tried as hard as possible to make this a challenge that ALL KORE Members can participate in so some challenges reward the tortoise (slow and steady win the race) and some reward the hare.
    We’ve tried to ....

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  • Eating strategies to combat the weekend effect

    The Weekend effect: Strategies to change your Eating Habits Happy hour to close out the work week, followed by date night at your favorite restaurant on Saturday, then a large gathering and a large spread of game day spread on Sunday. The unwinding effect of the weekend accrues enough extra calories to move that number up on the scale come monday. An August 2003 study published in Obesity Research, found that Americans 19 to 50 years old take in 115 more calories per day on the weekend (defined as Friday through Sunday) than on the other days of the week. This trend followed consistently over the course of a year adds up to 17,940 extra calories -- or about 5 pounds. News flash: ....

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  • Combatting the weekend effect with NEAT.

    It’s the weekend, you’ve had a long and stressful week, now it’s time to relax right? Well while you might be taking a break from structure exercise over the whole weekend or possibly one day over the weekend, that doesn’t mean that you plant your rear end firmly on the couch and accumulate a whopping 700 steps over the day basically moving within your house from the fridge to the couch and from the bathroom to the couch. We discussed the idea last weekend that some combination of inactivity and excess food intake creates enough of a positive energy balance to negate all of the discipline of your whole week and derail your goals towards a healthier body ....

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  • What is the weekend effect?

    I was having this discussion with a client who is very disciplined with his diet and exercise this week as we analyzed his food intake for the week. He had a few things he wanted to address based off of his most recent blood tests so we decided to start with a week long food journal in Myfitness Pal. When the week was over, he put his numbers in a spreadsheet so we could see what the numbers said. We talked on several points but one of the big ah ha moments was when we took the activity data from his apple watch and did an assessment of his energy balance (energy in compared against energy expended). His weekly snapshot had him consuming roughly 400 more calories than he burned. (As a ....

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  • Why do we use the Functional Movement Screen?

    Before becoming a member at KORE Wellness, you are required to go through an initial assessment which includes a health history, review of personal expectations, and the Functional Movement Screen. The FMS is a quantifiable way for us to not only document your current movement ability, but also identify limitations and asymmetries that could lead to potential injury. Your weakest link will always be your limiting factor because it exposes you to "leaks" in your movement making your muscles work against you instead of for you when it comes to producing movement. If you cannot move well, you should not attempt to move more before you correct those movement "leaks". Moving more ....

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  • Alcohol free? What might that help?

    “Can you go a week or can you go a month without any alcohol? And if you can’t, why not? What is it that’s driving your need for alcohol?” Dry January started in the UK in 2012 and has quickly spread to be a trend in the US. It just happens to coincide with our Whole 90 challenge but why are we challenging our clients to test out going without? What do you stand to gain from giving up alcohol for a month?
    Liver relief
    Because the liver is a tolerant organ, positive changes can occur within weeks of going dry. The liver can focus on its other jobs, such as breaking down other toxins produced by the body, metabolizing fats and excess hormones that need ....

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  • What’s a grain-free diet and why should I try it?

    What’s a grain-free diet and why should I try it? A grain-free diet eliminates all grains, as well as foods derived from them. This includes gluten-containing grains like wheat, spelt, barley, rye, and triticale, as well as non-glutenous ones like dried corn, millet, rice, sorghum, and oats. To follow a grain-free diet, you need to exclude all grains, as well foods that contain grains from your diet. Think conventional bread, pasta, granola, oatmeal, rice cakes, breakfast cereals, cakes, crackers, and cookies. Following a grain-free diet can also be similar to following a low carb diet, but this isn’t a requirement. You can simply eliminate grains and get your ....

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