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Fit For Golf! Fit For Life! is a program designed to not only help improve your game, but your lifestyle as well. Whether you are just beginning to play golf, a weekend amateur golfer, or even a tournament player, this will be an invaluable tool for you to get your game where you'd like it to be.

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GET READY TO GET FIT... FOR GOLF!

In the past, golf has been viewed as a relaxing way the "inactive population" spend a day. It's the perfect sport with little athletic ability needed and no grueling off and pre-season training. That is most likely why golf has recently become on of America's favorite pastimes…if you can spend the time! There are now over 28 million people, almost 20% of our population playing golf yearly. Golfers are everywhere and wearing everything!Times are definitely changing! If we take a look back at the body types of many professional golfers in history. Fitness was NOT a focus…and, at the time, really didn't seem to be needed.

Now as we look at what is happening to the bodies of the pros, we see more athletic builds and weight loss throughout the entire tour. From baby boomers to the younger generations alike, no matter what age, aesthetics may not entirely be the focus, but function and fitness definitely are!If you want to play better golf today, you practice by swinging the club a bunch of times and whacking a lot of balls. If you want to continue to play better golf tomorrow and years down the road, then it's time to get on the cutting edge of the fitness movement. Get out of your comfort zone and put the extra effort in to fine tune your body.

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One of the challenges for women during and after menopause is loss of muscle mass and the associated metabolic changes that can lead to weight gain.
According to both the Journal of Clinical Medicine and the Mayo Clinic, exercise and nutritional focus offer many benefits including:

1.  Preventing weight gain. Women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat around menopause. Regular physical activity can help prevent weight gain.
2.  Reducing the risk of cancer. Exercise during and after menopause can help you lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight, which might offer protection from various types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer.
3.  Strengthening your bones. Exercise can slow bone loss after menopause, which lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
4.  Reducing the risk of other diseases. Excess weight increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
5.  Boosting your mood. Physically active adults have a lower risk of depression and cognitive decline.

Along with exercise and nutrition, estrogen plays a big role in the regulation of muscle properties. In fact, there are many benefits in checking hormonal balances on a yearly basis to track increases and declines that can affect overall health.

Bottom line...
It's never too late for women to reap the benefits from starting a regular exercise and nutritional program.  Exercise and healthy eating can relieve the symptoms of menopause and improve quality of life.
Keep moving!  Your types of exercise may change as you get older, but the benefits to taking control and care of yourself are priceless.

A whole-foods diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein and dairy products may reduce menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens and healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may also help.

In this phase of your life, your body will go through a number of hormonal changes. These changes may also be accompanied by symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. Eating well and being active can help make this transition as smooth as possible.

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One of the challenges for women during and after menopause is loss of muscle mass and the associated metabolic changes that can lead to weight gain.
According to both the Journal of Clinical Medicine and the Mayo Clinic, exercise and nutritional focus offer many benefits including: 

1.  Preventing weight gain. Women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat around menopause. Regular physical activity can help prevent weight gain. 
2.  Reducing the risk of cancer. Exercise during and after menopause can help you lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight, which might offer protection from various types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer. 
3.  Strengthening your bones. Exercise can slow bone loss after menopause, which lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. 
4.  Reducing the risk of other diseases.  Excess weight increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 
5.  Boosting your mood. Physically active adults have a lower risk of depression and cognitive decline. 

Along with exercise and nutrition, estrogen plays a big role in the regulation of muscle properties. In fact, there are many benefits in checking hormonal balances on a yearly basis to track increases and declines that can affect overall health. 

Bottom line...
Its never too late for women to reap the benefits from starting a regular exercise and nutritional program.  Exercise and healthy eating can relieve the symptoms of menopause and improve quality of life. 
Keep moving!  Your types of exercise may change as you get older, but the benefits to taking control and care of yourself are priceless. 

A whole-foods diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein and dairy products may reduce menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens and healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may also help. 

In this phase of your life, your body will go through a number of hormonal changes. These changes may also be accompanied by symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. Eating well and being active can help make this transition as smooth as possible.

#womensupportingwomen #womenandweights #perimenopause #menopause #checkyourlevelsImage attachmentImage attachment

We have certainly witnessed the world in crisis this past year. Perhaps you are experiencing your own crisis and you have been paralyzed with fear. Acknowledge your fear. Be afraid, but act anyway.

Our paradigms, systems in place, and expectations have been bulldozed over. Even those of us that feel that we are risk takers and don't stay in a comfort zone for very long have been shaken. It is one thing to change or evolve or adapt on our own when we get bored. It is another when we are forced to act quickly to an outside invader.

With all this said, It is certainly OK to sit back and observe what is going on around us -- to take it all in and fully understand. If it starts as a month of paralysis then moving forward you may have a week of paralysis. Then perhaps you allow yourself to sit and ponder for once a week or once a month. But there comes a time to move.

Looking back in an article from the Idea Fitness journal in November, they pointed out that when in a state of crisis, people need a role and a purpose. Is this you? Has this been you in this past year? What did you do about it?

It is human nature to be self-absorbed and wanting to protect oneself first. But the reward in reaching out to others, making new connections, and listening to how other people are coping Is priceless to our own self efficacy.

Wherever you are, however this crisis this past year has influenced your life, you are not alone. You will survive and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Take on a leadership position... make a goal of helping others even if it is only to lend an ear.

Volunteer, send a card in the mail daily for a week, donate to a food or clothing drive, make cookies and give them to neighbors.

  It can be as easy as giving a hug and receiving a hug even with your mask on.
You have a gift. You know what it is. What drives you?

Serving others can really fill your cup. Right now is a time to make sure you are really encouraging your friends, family, and community.
Lead with your heart.

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We have certainly witnessed the world in crisis this past year. Perhaps you are experiencing your own crisis and you have been paralyzed with fear. Acknowledge your fear. Be afraid, but act anyway. 

Our paradigms, systems in place, and expectations have been bulldozed over. Even those of us that feel that we are risk takers and dont stay in a comfort zone for very long have been shaken. It is one thing to change or evolve or adapt on our own when we get bored. It is another when we are forced to act quickly to an outside invader. 

With all this said, It is certainly OK to sit back and observe what is going on around us -- to take it all in and fully understand. If it starts as a month of paralysis then moving forward you may have a week of paralysis. Then perhaps you allow yourself to sit and ponder for once a week or once a month. But there comes a time to move.

Looking back in an article from the Idea Fitness journal in November, they pointed out that when in a state of crisis, people need a role and a purpose. Is this you? Has this been you in this past year? What did you do about it? 

It is human nature to be self-absorbed and wanting to protect oneself first. But the reward in reaching out to others, making new connections, and listening to how other people are coping Is priceless to our own self efficacy. 

Wherever you are, however this crisis this past year has influenced your life, you are not alone. You will survive and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Take on a leadership position... make a goal of helping others even if it is only to lend an ear. 

Volunteer, send a card in the mail daily for a week, donate to a food or clothing drive, make cookies and give them to neighbors. 

  It can be as easy as giving a hug and receiving a hug even with your mask on.
You have a gift. You know what it is. What drives you? 

Serving others can really fill your cup. Right now is a time to make sure you are really encouraging your friends, family, and community.
Lead with your heart.

❤💚💜❤💚💜🌏🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍

LISTEN TO YOUR GUT!

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that having an adequate amount in a good balance of beneficial gut bacteria promotes health, longevity, and lowered disease risk.
Bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are trillions — are also called the “gut microbiome” or “gut flora.”

Many microbes are beneficial for human health, and some are even essential. Others can be harmful, especially when they multiply.
The key to building a healthy digestive environment is to have a varied diet including fiber, phytochemicals and probiotics.
1.  FIBER:
Plant-based  Foods like vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, beans, lentils, peas, nuts and seeds are good sources of fiber.  Pre-biotic fibrous foods such as banana, onion, garlic, and asparagus may improve joint and cardiovascular inflammation as well.

2.  PHYTOCHEMICALS:
Studies have demonstrated a significant difference between the gut microbiomes of vegetarians and those of people who eat meat.
A vegetarian diet may improve gut health due to the high levels of prebiotic fiber it contains.
Phytophenols in plants help to stop bad bacteria growth and stimulate good bacteria.  Apples, broccoli, and carrots are good examples of phytochemicals.

3.  PROBIOTICS:
Probiotics are found abundantly in cultured foods such as yoghurt and Kiefer. They are also in unpasteurized fermented foods such as Kim Chee Kama sauerkraut, and kombucha. Probiotics provide beneficial beneficial bacteria to support your gut health.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits for both the body and the brain.
They may improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health.
Some evidence suggests they may even give you better-looking skin.
Again, focus on the little changes each day.  Your goal is progress, not perfection.

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LISTEN TO YOUR GUT! 

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that having an adequate amount in a good balance of beneficial gut bacteria promotes health, longevity, and lowered disease risk.
Bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are trillions — are also called the “gut microbiome” or “gut flora.” 

Many microbes are beneficial for human health, and some are even essential. Others can be harmful, especially when they multiply.
The key to building a healthy digestive environment is to have a varied diet including fiber, phytochemicals and probiotics.
1.  FIBER:
Plant-based  Foods like vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, beans, lentils, peas, nuts and seeds are good sources of fiber.  Pre-biotic fibrous foods such as banana, onion, garlic, and asparagus may improve joint and cardiovascular inflammation as well. 

2.  PHYTOCHEMICALS:
Studies have demonstrated a significant difference between the gut microbiomes of vegetarians and those of people who eat meat.
A vegetarian diet may improve gut health due to the high levels of prebiotic fiber it contains.
Phytophenols in plants help to stop bad bacteria growth and stimulate good bacteria.  Apples, broccoli, and carrots are good examples of phytochemicals. 

3.  PROBIOTICS:
Probiotics are found abundantly in cultured foods such as yoghurt and Kiefer. They are also in unpasteurized fermented foods such as Kim Chee Kama sauerkraut, and kombucha. Probiotics provide beneficial beneficial bacteria to support your gut health.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits for both the body and the brain.
They may improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health.
Some evidence suggests they may even give you better-looking skin.
Again, focus on the little changes each day.  Your goal is progress, not perfection.

#listentoyourgut #eattolive #golfnutrition #probioticsImage attachment

#wisenutritionwednesday
Look what I ate!!!  And I look forward to having it again!

According to the Mayo Clinic, Prickly Pear cactus — or also known as nopal, opuntia and other names — is promoted for treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and hangovers. It's also touted for its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Some preliminary evidence shows that prickly pear cactus can decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Some research also suggests that prickly pear cactus extract may lessen the unpleasant effects of a hangover, possibly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.

It might be too early to call prickly pear cactus a superfood, but it can be part of a healthy diet. It's high in fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids. Yes...I ate it lightly breaded, but it was a better choice than French fries.

The edible parts are the leaves, flowers, stems and fruit. Prickly pear cactus is eaten whole (boiled, grilled, or fried). It is also made into juice and jams.

Great choice of appetizer here in AZ!

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#wisenutritionwednesday
Look what I ate!!!  And I look forward to having it again! 

According to the Mayo Clinic, Prickly Pear cactus — or also known as nopal, opuntia and other names — is promoted for treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and hangovers. Its also touted for its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Some preliminary evidence shows that prickly pear cactus can decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Some research also suggests that prickly pear cactus extract may lessen the unpleasant effects of a hangover, possibly due to its anti-inflammatory effects. 

It might be too early to call prickly pear cactus a superfood, but it can be part of a healthy diet. Its high in fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids. Yes...I ate it lightly breaded, but it was a better choice than French fries. 

The edible parts are the leaves, flowers, stems and fruit. Prickly pear cactus is eaten whole (boiled, grilled, or fried). It is also made into juice and jams. 

Great choice of appetizer here in AZ!

#eattolive #golfnutrition #healthy #cactus #pricklypearImage attachment

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These guys crushed it. They all truly are #fitforgolf50 and I am proud of them. In fact, I'm quite impressed!

They are competitive, fun, dedicated and all-around quality guys and athletes.

It is a pleasure to introduce new ideas and movement patterns to them on a daily basis.

These guys....3 different clubs @tatumranchgolfclub @terravitagolfandcountryclub @theestanciaclub ....so much improvement and winning on and off the course. This job never gets old...it just keeps getting better.

THE GAME OF GOLF IS GROWING!⛳

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