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Being in the business of fitness, nutrition, and generalized digestion, I guess am expected to occasionally write about the gut.

By By Magdalena Romanska, Ph.D., Certified Wellness Coach and Fitness Specialist June 3, 2019
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The difference was major, at least from my Mommy-On-Duty perspective. I went in there with my 16-year-old daughter, Amaya. Few days earlier, both of us decided to do it. You know, she had been preparing for the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim with her school, our beloved VVS, which is to happen in May this year. She kept hiking around the Baldwin Trail three times at a time with her friends, in circles. Or the Hiline slopes.

By Magdalena Romanska March 26, 2019
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OK, fellow Villagers, here we got some great news! And I am sharing this as a proof that I am not a bit selfish (because, you know, I could have been keeping all this to myself and you would have never learned the good news, delivered below!).

By By Magdalena Romanska, Ph.D., Certified Wellness Coach and Fitness Specialist December 21, 2018
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So, the researchers pronounced themselves. The verdict is in.

By Magdalena Romanska November 13, 2018
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I am addicted to colors. From painting the first condominium which we owned back in Montreal in 16 (sixteen) colors, which, everybody was saying, were “nicely blending and talking to each other”, through dressing like I was a walking rainbow, to the colors of my food.

By Magdalena Romanska October 19, 2018
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What?!?!?! Yes, we, actually, should be getting 20-30% of our daily calories from fat! And these calories will not make you… fat! Actually, if you eat excess calories form any source, being it carbs, fat, even proteins – you will, undoubtfully, gain weight. Yep. Tough luck.

By Magdalena Romanska September 17, 2018
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When stressed or bored, we oftentimes reach out to so-called “comfort foods”. What are they? In three words, they are “SUGAR – FATS - ALCOHOL”, which leaves us tired, sluggish and sleepy. The more sluggish we feel, the more depressed about our bodies we are. We become disappointed in letting the stress get the best out of us and us get the worst out of the fridge.

By By Magdalena Romanska, Ph.D., Certified Wellness Coach and Fitness Specialist August 3, 2018
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So, here we go again: Standing at the Whole Grocers in front of that intimidating wall, featuring several rows of like-looking large cntainers, each container containing that “something” inside.

By Magdalena Romanska June 11, 2018
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Eating raw carrots. It pays off. Really…

By Magdalena Romanska May 23, 2018
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Multiple times a year, I participate in long-distance endurance races.

By Magdalena Romanska April 30, 2018
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A question to yourself: When you think of your fitness or non-fitness goals: do you smile? When you think of the yummy and healthy food you plan to eat: do you smile? Do you at least smile to yourself, you know, deep inside?

By Magdalena Romanska March 7, 2018
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I hit it. The bottom. It was the Halloween night and I suffered from a freak deep cut accident to my right foot. Bleeding profusely and leaving the trace of my journey the whole way to the ER, I rendered myself to the good souls at the Sedona Emergency Room with the appeal to, pretty please, somehow stop the blood let. They assured me that it is the Halloween night, therefore, they are all fake doctors in there and have no idea…

By Magdalena Romanska January 12, 2018
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It seems like every time I go to Watson Lake there are new species arriving with the fall migration and these Hooded Mergansers are among the new arrivals. Like Wood Ducks they nest in small cavities in trees and the newly hatched ducklings leave the nest within a day of being hatched … the first step is the biggest and it may be fifty feet or so; it is also the second smallest of the six species of Mergansers … you can read more about this beautiful creature at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/lifehistory .

By Ted Grussing November 7, 2017
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The breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. What you eat and how much you eat in the early hours sets the tone for the rest of the day. And yes, you should, indeed, eat a breakfast like a king.

By Magdalena Romanska November 7, 2017
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I know, I know… it is only mid-October, and her I come, with the big Resolution thingy, normally due to bother us only around the New Year’s…

By Magdalena Romanska October 23, 2017
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So, you mastered the art of the few-hour-long hike, half-day and day-long hikes.

By Magdalena Romanska September 6, 2017
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In need of some motivation to stick your head from under that cozy blankie at 6AM to head out for the gym?

By Magdalena Romanska July 10, 2017
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Have you noticed how much time at the gym is lost on unnecessary small talk? Whenever I pass by any of the “big” gyms in the area, I observe, with horror, how some gym members come mostly to exercise their maxillofacial muscles while chatting with the other gym-goers.

By Magdalena Romanska May 23, 2017
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You would ask, what should you do to become more flexible? Unlike other types of fitness (such as cardio), there are no guidelines. What you do depends on what part of your body you need to become more flexible and on where you are at the starting point and what your goals are. Usually, you work towards your flexibility through increasing the range of motion (ROM).

By Magdalena Romanska March 29, 2017
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Obstacles be damned. Take that mother on. You’ve got a goal, you’ve got a plan and you are about to execute it, step by step, just as planned. No matter what mother nature, circumstances, or your spouse throw at you.

February 24, 2017
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It is all our perception. The same situation/thing/person can be seen as entirely different by two persons. Or even by one person, if that person looks at it from another point of view. “Reality” is just as real as we allow it.

February 1, 2017
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I am oftentimes asked for the simplest way to improve your nutritional habits. We all know how tough it is to change our habits.

By Magdalena Romanska December 9, 2016
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You would ask, what should you do to become more flexible? Unlike other types of fitness (such as cardio), there are no guidelines. What you do depends on what part of your body you need to become more flexible and on where you are at the starting point and what your goals are. Usually, you work towards your flexibility through increasing the range of motion (ROM).

By Magdalena Romanska December 2, 2016
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We are all too familiar with routinely coming up with obstacles to exercise.

By Magdalena Romanska November 7, 2016
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Lower your (bad) cholesterol Levels with these foods If you suffer from increased levels of the LDL (bad) cholesterol, listen up. You can positively influence its levels within several months by consuming more foods containing lots of soluble fibers.

By Magdalena Romanska October 5, 2016

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