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One of the most common struggles business owners and sales reps alike often face is the difficulty in being consistent on social media. In order to have any real impact, just like exercise or learning a foreign language, you have to practice regularly if you want results. As a social media manager for several brands and companies,…

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“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey With the arrival of the colder months, I find myself skipping workouts more frequently. Add on work, family and holiday demands and it’s been way too easy to excuse myself from my usual exercise regimen. However, I do always manage to sneak in…

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“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” –Alexander Graham Bell The key to sticking to a healthy eating plan is planning and preparing your meals in advance. When you’re restricting calories, fat, and sugar, not only might you get cravings, but you will likely be more hungry than usual. I find it extremely difficult…

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Oftentimes I hear people talk about how healthy eating is usually extremely expensive, however, I have found just the opposite to be true. By preparing nutritious, fresh meals at home, hundreds of dollars can be saved per year. The problem is that no one wants to cook. People convince themselves that it’s cheaper to get fast food,…

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As a society, we are failing in our efforts to keep our children healthy. Health care professionals, educational institutions, and the food and beverage industry should all be held accountable. Over the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than doubled for children and amazingly tripled for adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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August is the second most popular month for weddings. You’ve been putting work in the gym, and now you just need to add the “slay” factor. Want beautiful cheekbones like Beyoncé?  Luscious lips like Kerry Washington? Fitness expert Holly Lowe Jones recently sat with Portland-based professional makeup artist Alena Morris to learn some of the…

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For many years, it was assumed that muscle size was the primary factor that determined strength. Yes, bigger muscles do generally produce greater force. However, as exercise science has evolved, it has become clear that there is mounting evidence that the neural control of the trained muscle is also altered, allowing a better force production from the…

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Fit Fridays with Holly Lowe Jones and how to regulate your body temperature during exercise Have you ever wondered how someone can exercise or complete in events like an Ironman Triathlon (170.3 miles) while in the extreme desert heat of a place like Kona, Hawaii, without overheating? The body is equipped with complex mechanisms that…

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