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Diet Myths Busted:Food Fact Not Nutrition Fiction

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My name is Ann A. Rosenstein and I am a certified fitness expert and author of fitness and nutrition books from a publisher that specializes in health and wellness. I am so happy to be able to contribute to the PraiseWorks Health and Wellness Blog.  My latest book is Diet Myths Busted; Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction. I also have a website with a synopsis of my books at www.dietfitnessdiva.com.My latest book and my website debunk the fads, myths and misinformation about fitness and nutrition that is perpetuated by the media.There are many myths, fads, bad habits disguised as healthy and false beliefs that hinder our ability to stay focused on our new lifestyle changes. Many myths, fads, bad habits and false beliefs are: ●Taking diet pills ●Believing a fad diet will cure everything without us making changes in our activity or eating ●Taking pills that absorb fat ●Avoiding good wholesome foods because of misinformation ●Eating raw sugar and avoiding white sugar ●Drink 100% fruit juice because…

How to Care for Your Temple

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We are so glad to have Abby Lewis as our guest blogger this month! Enjoy while she shares with us the importance of caring for our temple.
Taking Care of the Temple
You only have one physical body in this lifetime. And, you have a choice about how you treat that body. I am sure you have heard the body called a “temple.” The word temple can evoke images of a holy place, or at least a place that is to be treated with great respect. Referring to the body as a “temple” demands certain expectations for its treatment. The choices you make either feed your temple life or death, and not only have a physical impact, but can also greatly affect you mentally and emotionally. As a believer in Christ, my body is the vessel, or the temple, that houses the Holy Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 6:19). It is my job to take care of my body, not just for my own sake, but so that I am able to fully live the purposeful life that God intends me to live. Without a deep sense of unique purpose and an accep…

How to Stay Heart Healthy - Five Tips That Work!

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My name is Isabel Mejia over at Food is Our Friend I'm excited to be writing for the Praiseworks Health and Wellness Blog!

Our hearts carry everything from our passions to memories to  health. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and it's imperative that we take the steps necessary to prevent and help battle this killer disease.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Life Heart Healthy
1. Make Smart Substitutions.  It's the little substitutions that add up to big benefits. Choose baked tortilla chips instead of fried. Eat frozen fruit bars instead of ice cream bars. Drink water instead of a sweetened drink
2. Healthy Cooking and Food Prep When you prepare meals at home, you have better control over portions, ingredients, and overall health of the meal. It's important to eat foods that are closest to nature. Packaged foods usually have additives to help extend the shelf life, but fresh foods are the healthiest for you.



3. Eat less salt. Salt is necessary for nutrition in …

How Praise Dance Has Enhanced My Emotional Health

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I was born to dance.  At least that is what my parents told me because I basically danced right out of the womb. I was wriggling so much the Doctor almost dropped me ....or so the story goes.  My parents decided at the age of 4 that it was time for me to really learn how to dance and put me in a tap class that my Aunt taught.  That began an over 50 year experience in dance.

How can someone be dancing for over 50 years?  Well there are many answers to that question but simply put as I grew up, I also grew in my knowledge of dance.   I first started in tap, it was fun and lots of energy was used - my parents were glad about that.  By the age of 10 I was enrolled in ballet and still take ballet to this day.  By the age of 16 I was introduced to modern and jazz and by the age of 18 Afro-Caribbean Dance.  By the age of 21 I had learned Cabaret style dancing and other forms of dance that I performed in "Las Vegas Style" shows.  By the age of 28 I began to choreograph. By the time …