Health & Fitness

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How to Go Organic on the Cheap

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Many of us think we’d like to improve our health and well-being by going organic. We’d like to get away from food that is loaded with preservatives, stabilizers, added sugar and sodium, and be more natural with our diets. But it seems that stepping back from the world of processed food comes with a steep price tag. Items labeled organic frequently cost up to twice as much as their non-organic competitors, which prevents budget-conscious folks from making the purchase. However, there are many ways to incorporate organic items into your routine without breaking the bank. What Exactly IS Organic? As...
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Achieva Run for GOOD is Around the Corner!

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It’s time to lace up your running shoes and head out the door! Achieva’s annual Run for GOOD takes place on Saturday, January 27 ! HURRY! ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 9 AM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26! We invite all our members (and your family, friends, neighbors and dogs!) to join us at Payne Park in Sarasota on Saturday, January 27 for a morning of fun, fitness, and fundraising to benefit our schools. Registration forms, maps & details can be found here. Big News this Year Achieva Run for GOOD is proud to be included in the Manasota Track Club Racing Series!...
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Consistent Exercise: How to Keep the Habit

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We all know proper fitness is essential to having a holistic lifestyle. Not only does healthy living help your body in the physical sense, it also does wonders for one's self-esteem. The best part is, you don't even have to be a super athletic person to practice consistent exercise. Our post will cover all things necessary to keep the habit, day in and day out. Consistent exercise starts now. You heard us. Now. As in now, now. There's no more waiting for Monday. A consistent exercise habit requires the proper mindset and starts with a desire for change. So, get ready....
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Life Goals: 12 Months to a Better You

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To begin, we all want to improve ourselves. Be it our health, finances, or even world experiences, we aim to have better life goals. As much as we desire to have all the good things in life, consequently, most of us don't know how. What if there was a simple list of 12 months to a better you? Well, coincidentally (never mind that you totally knew it was coming), we have one for just you. Continue reading to understand how life goals begin with forming good habits. Why the month by month approach? I'm sure you've heard, it takes 21 days to form a habit. Fortunately...
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Health Savings Account Verses Flexible Savings

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As Americans, we are constantly faced with possibility of changes within our health care system. Also, it's easy to point out, that each calendar year things differ slightly anyways. It's nice to prepare financially for these changes; but, what's the best way? We are going to show you the difference between a health savings account verses a flexible savings arrangement. Let's learn the meanings. To start, a Health Savings Account (HSA) is a type of savings account available to those who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan. On the other hand, a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) is an employer sponsored program that allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars...
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Save Big on Fitness Memberships

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Staying fit doesn’t always come cheap. It can be difficult to fit exercise into your schedule, and even more difficult to fit it into your budget. The cost of a membership to your local fitness center can be pricey, especially if you are looking for a modern facility with a wide selection of the most current equipment. But don’t fret – there are ways to improve your physical fitness without putting a dent into your financial fitness. Go with a friend Many fitness centers allow patrons to bring a guest and may even offer special pricing for groups. Search for coupons...
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Five Reasons to Run a 5K

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Looking for a way to boost your energy and your mood? Look down; the answer may lie in your own two feet. Running is more than just a good way to get in shape. For many people, running is a lifestyle that boasts many physical and mental benefits. Participating in group running events is a great way to make it a part of your routine. Whether you are an avid runner or a beginner who prefers to cruise the track, there are many benefits to participating in 5K events. So, in the spirit of the upcoming Achieva Run for GOOD...
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