5 Ways Pilates Can Help Your Health and Wellness

After the holidays, it is quite typical for people to make New Yearโ€™s resolutions. Often, these resolutions consist of eating better, weight loss, and working out regularly. You can expect your local gym to be packed with those who are making an effort to slim down after packing on the typical holiday calories. If you are interested in finding a way to maintain your fitness routine without having to deal with an overcrowded gym, you should consider checking out Atlanta Pilates. This article will highlight some of the ways that Pilates can help your health and wellness.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Care of Your Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is very important and many do not realize how much it affects their overall health and wellness. When you don’t take care of your mouth by brushing and flossing regularly, plaque and grime can get stuck to your teeth and cause health problems. Your teeth are critical to your health as they help you break down foods so that you can digest them. In addition, having healthy teeth is also a sign that you are taking care of other aspects of your body as well. If you still are not convinced that you should take care of your teeth, this article will identify some of the most important reasons to do so.

  • Avoid gum disease. The longer you go without having your mouth properly cared for, the more likely you are to experience gum disease. Gum disease is when your gums get inflamed and bleed easily when you brush or floss your teeth. To avoid gum disease, floss regularly. If you notice that your gums are bleeding, continue to floss daily for a couple of weeks and you will notice that your gums will get healthier and bleed less over time.
  • Prevent tooth decay. Bacteria build up that is allowed to sit in your mouth comfortably for long periods of time will prove to be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. The longer that the bacteria sits in your mouth, the more likely you are to find that your teeth are breaking down due to the decay that is occurring. The area that is most prone to bacteria build up is between your teeth and at the gum line. Flossing can help you prevent this from happening.
  • Save money. If saving money is important to you, it is critical that you attend your annual teeth cleaning appointments and that you also brush and floss daily. Doing so can help you prevent cavities, bacteria build up, tooth decay, and gum disease. In addition, by caring for your teeth, you are preventing bigger problems from festering in your mouth which can end up being costly. 
  • Helps to reduce health issues. Did you know that missing teeth can be a sign that your health is in trouble? Many do not realize that not taking care of your teeth can lead to other health problems such as but not limited to arthritis, diabetes, oral cancer, and dementia. All of these health problems can severely limit the longevity of your life when it could have easily been prevented by caring for your teeth properly.

There are many reasons as to why people fail to care for their teeth. To learn more about teeth cleaning and other services, be sure to check out stansell dentistry.

3 Ways Planning Your Meals Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Meal planning is an effective way of keeping track of what you eat and making sure that you are getting all the proper nutrients to stay energized and combat diseases. If you plan your meals, you are less likely to get hungry and your cravings for unhealthy foods will be reduced. On top of it, you get to plan how much money you need to spend on groceries instead of buying expensive meals spontaneously throughout the week. If you are looking to get fit, meal planning is definitely the way to do it. Here are three ways that planning your meals can help you obtain your fitness goals.
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Our Christmas Weekend in Pictures

We had a lovely Christmas weekend including a special Christmas Eve and a wonderful Christmas Day. Thank you to all who made this weekend so delightful!

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The Best Holiday Movie of All Time

And here we are. It’s beautiful Christmas Eve and we arrive at the #1 of the Best Holiday Movies of All Time! The actual best holiday movie of all time. Can you feel the Christmas magic in the air? Can you hear Santa making his way? Have you been stuffing your face with delicious treats? Has holiday music been echoing in your household? Yep, I think you are ready for the ultimate, the best holiday movies of all time! This is for our Top 3 Holiday Movies countdown, so if you missed the first two, check #2 and #3 out here. We have such a special list today with heartfelt tributes and memories. We hope you enjoy. 

Andrew  –  “The Polar Express”

My theme for my #1 is “for children.” It was a classic when I was in elementary school and we would come into school in pajamas and read the book/listen to the audio book in the hallway as a school. Years later, the Tom Hanks iconic adaption would come out and satisfy a new generation.
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Chocolate Chip Meringues

A vivid memory for me as a kid is getting a tin of these fluffy white things (probably from Trader Joes) and delighting to find that they were crunchy, but more importantly–delicious! I’m kind of scared to think back on how many I would eat in one sitting. Yikes. Well, fast forward to today and I now know what they are! Meringues. Beautiful, mind-bending, mouth-watering meringues. That amazing dessert that feels at the same time you’re both eating air and crunching into a godly snack. I’ve never made meringues before. If you would’ve asked me, I thought that the recipe must be really difficult. Let’s face it: I was intimidated! Such a fancy schmancy dessert and who was I to presume to try to do it?

That is, until I saw Skinnytaste’s instagram post of her “Black and White Chocolate Chip Clouds” and realized that maybe the recipe wasn’t over my head. I had a good friend’s cookie bake coming up and I said to myself, “You know what! I’m going to try it!” And I did. And it was a success! I made chocolate chip meringues and I cannot wait to make them again. And guess what? These are a healthy alternative to the normal heavy cookie. Now that I feel comfortable with the recipe, I want to really make them my own. I’m not sure what the hardest part was (the recipe is so easy)–separating the egg whites or waiting for them to be cooked. Yeah, that’s the difficulty level we’re talking here, folks. Just look at the recipe below! 

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How Much Do You Bench?

Hungry talking here. We receive a lot of questions through our various platforms. While we’re most responsive to email and text/phone calls (as long as it isn’t blatant spam), we try to give as many personal responses to comments on the blog as well. Sometimes, Facebook Messenger, YouTube comments, Instagram direct messages, and Twitter whatever-they-haves (plus all of the other platforms… LinkedIn, etc.) are lost, and we apologize if you’ve never received a response.

Often, these questions are repetitive. That is, if you weren’t aware, one of the reasons that we created the blog. As we moved across the country, and left clients behind in the process, we decided to use the blog as a way to communicate with our former clients. When the blog picked up, and we started seeing tens of thousands of views in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, we decided to use the blog to provide free advice.

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The Perfect Addition to Your Home Gym

New year, new you, right? Well, we’re not quite there, but two of the most challenging weeks of the year are separating you from 2018. Most people focus on their struggle with large family meals and tins full of cookies, but why bother stressing about that when you can focus on something else… something rewarding

What’s this crazy rewarding thing we’re talking about? Well, it’s simple and it is all based on performance. Looking in the mirror feels good; we don’t disagree with you there, but nothing feels better than feeling better! Huh? When you’re physically capable of something, especially something you were never capable of doing before, you feel amazing. 

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Our Last Week or So in Pics

Hungry went to New York to visit his family and Fit basically stayed home and unleashed her Star Wars obsession. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays!

If you insist... :)

If you insist… ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Second Best Holiday Movie of All Time

Wow, Christmas is just eight days away! Again, sometimes the best way to get in the Christmas spirit is to watch your favorite holiday movie. Grab some hot cocoa and a big bowl of popcorn and snuggle with your favorites. Whether it’s a comedy, romance, drama, or other, it’s all a part of the season. This is a Top 3 Holiday Movie countdown for us. If you missed #3, find it here. Now onto the show! Here are some of our hand-chosen holiday movies for your viewing pleasure. 

Andrew – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

My #2 theme is “for adults.” Clark and Eddie together again.
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