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Aerial Adventures

Erika Bennett has never been one to back down from new and at times challenging experiences. So, when she made a trip down to Tampa, Florida, to visit her family, one of her family members invited her to try aerial yoga for the first time. Though she did not have previous experience with any kind of yoga, Bennett figured that it would still be a … Continue reading Aerial Adventures

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Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

Faith, family, and fitness are the priorities that Jacinta Howell, 34, lives by. With being a CrossFit enthusiast, full-time mother and wife, and a sexual assault victim advocate at Moody Air Force Base, those priorities help her cope with the daily responsibilities of a full schedule. Howell has lived in Valdosta, Georgia, for the last 25 years. She has been married to her husband, Kenneth, … Continue reading Fitness Is Therapy for Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

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Rising Above Hardships

From a young age, Adam Setser was a daredevil through and through. No matter how dangerous or hard the task, he was immediately drawn to it and had to try it at least once. To say he was an active person growing up would be an understatement. When Setser started high school, he got into cycling, which he devoted all his time and energy to. … Continue reading Rising Above Hardships

Is Seed Cycling Worth the Effort?

Recently, a new trend called seed cycling has been creeping out of the woodwork. The practice is being praised by naturopaths and wellness influencers who claim that seed cycling has many benefits. Seed cycling involves ingesting seeds to control and regulate hormones throughout the menstrual cycle. The intended goal is to reduce menstrual symptoms such as cramping and bloating by eating a variety of seeds … Continue reading Is Seed Cycling Worth the Effort?

Breathe Easy

Exercise and asthma may seem incompatible, and it is true that asthma may become triggered by physical activity. However, if used in the proper manner, exercise can improve the symptoms of asthma. Think of exercise as rehabilitation for the lungs; in order to help strengthen your internal muscles, continuous repetition is needed. Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by mucus within the lung’s airways. This … Continue reading Breathe Easy

CrossFit Challenges Mind and Body

Mary Beth Smith, 49, is always looking for the next new thing in fitness. In her desire to still look great as she got older, she discovered Townie CrossFit in Thomasville, Georgia. Smith, who has attended Townie CrossFit for the last 16 months, said that she already felt stronger after her first few lessons. This success was mostly attributed to having a capable coach. “My … Continue reading CrossFit Challenges Mind and Body

The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

In the world of physical ailments, putting a label on a particular illness can be extremely beneficial. If you have a mysterious chronic allergic reaction that’s causing a strain on your life, getting a diagnosis and putting a name to the problem is helpful. Unfortunately, mental health carries a stigma that most other physical ailments do not have, and in some cases, a specific label … Continue reading The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

Power Bowl Recipes

Breakfast Grain Bowl With Turkey Sausage Meatballs Prep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 1 ½ cups farro 16 ounces lean ground turkey sausage 2 red bell peppers 6 green onions, thinly sliced 6 soft-cooked eggs Hot sauce, for serving (optional) Instructions Prepare farro according to package directions. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using hands, form sausage into small balls (a little … Continue reading Power Bowl Recipes