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5 Healthy Habits To Do Every Day

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We all want to be healthier, right? Well, living in the dunes makes it easy to stay healthy! Add these 5 healthy habits to your life and get happier and healthier starting today.

1.Exercise for at least 20 minutes. We all need at least 20 minutes daily to combat aging and disease. What happens if you don’t floss and brush your teeth? They fall out! What happens if you don’t exercise your body? It falls apart! Move it or lose it! Hit a trail, walk the beach, swim in the lake or just walk your dog. The more you get out and get moving the better!

2. Drink more water. Keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on health, yet many fail to drink enough. Water is needed by every cell and organ in the body to function properly. Shoot for eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and when your out on the beach or in the sun, add a few more. It’s easy to get dehydrated!

3. Go to Bed Early. Most of us get less than 7 hours of sleep a night. The recommended amount is 7 to 9 hours. If you’re not getting enough, that’s stress to your body. Stress leads to all sorts of health issues. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” -Benjamin Franklin

4. Smile! Gratitude is the right attitude. Smiling – whether it’s forced or not – leads to health benefits like stress reduction. Living out in the dunes makes it easy to smile. Watch a beautiful sunset or take a walk to look at the beautiful shoreline and it’s sure to turn your frown upside down. Laughter really is the best medicine!

5. Give someone a hug. Besides helping you feel close and connected to people you care about, it turns out that hugs can bring a host of health benefits to your body and mind. You can even hug your pet to reap the benefits.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy your summer and start these 5 healthy habits today!

DIG THE DUNES ART EXHIBIT

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TroyBuilt Fitness is excited to partner with Dig the Dunes for our first art exhibit. We are currently looking for artists who would like to be a part of the show. Selected artists will be able to exhibit 2-3 pieces of their artwork. Pieces will be up during the opening on September 27th and for two weeks following. Each artist exhibiting will be asked to submit $25, this investment will help with promotion of the event as well as provide reception food & beverages. We’ll ask for a 25% commission on any piece sold during the event and the two weeks following, so artists please price your works accordingly. Artwork should capture the dunes in some fashion but we are open to other subject matter. We love all media. We hope you do too and we hope you will join us for this event.

Please submit questions and photos of art to eve@digthedunes.com or troylford1@mac.com. You may message us on Facebook as well with any questions!

At this time, deadline to submit art will be September 8th. However, space is limited. We will update if this deadline should change.

GET FIT…GET FOOD, YOGA ON THE BEACH

 

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Get Fit…Get Food is back this summer with Yoga on the Beach! We will all meet at Bartlett’s, then shuttle down to the Beverly Shores beach for an hour of gentle yoga with Amanda. After class we’ll head back over to Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill where Gary & Nicole will prepare a special healthy dinner. Make it a perfect ending to a perfect summer day. Enjoy the evening taking care of you, stretch out and relax on the beach then socialize with new friends and classmates over a delicious gourmet meal and tasty libations.

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Don’t you wanna be better? Let us help. Start today with this limited time offer.

For a limited time, take advantage of our unlimited class pricing, with or without personal training sessions. Spring is finally here and warmer weather is just around the corner. Is your body where you’d like it to be for summertime? How you doing with those new year’s resolutions? If you’ve fallen off the wagon and would like to be better, this is a great time to get up, dust yourself off and recommit to you and your body.

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If you choose the unlimited class package and commit to take just 3 classes each week, you’ll be well on your way to that warmer weather body you search to find each season. With our special pricing that saves you $130 over our regular pricing for one month.

Go for the unlimited class package with the 2 personal training sessions if you’d like a little more personal guidance and help keeping you on track. That’s a larger savings for you plus you get the added benefit of getting some personalized “Troy time” to help you stick to your goals. With this package save $175  over our regular pricing for one month. ! Either way you win. Save and build your body better at TroyBuilt Fitness.

See other special pricing packages here.

Don’t you wanna be better?

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Stressed out? Join us for Get Fit…Get Food. Stretch out stress then have a healthy meal with friends.

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Get Fit…Get Food…Round 2!

Get Fit…Get Food…Round 2! Don’t miss out, friends! This hour long class will focus on breathing exercises, stretching, strengthening and staying stress free for the holidays! Dinner will once again follow at Bartlett’s.

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Stretching: Focus on flexibility

I believe a lack of flexibility is the root cause or major contributing factor of many injuries and stretching is the solution to this lack of flexibility. It counters the gradual tightening and constriction we all develop from both under- and over-use of our body. It is the perfect antidote for long periods of inactivity and holding still and is just about the simplest of all physical activities.

Regular stretching will:

  1. Decrease muscle tension, which is the most common cause of back and neck pains and headaches.
  2. Decrease the incidence of all types of injuries, from joint sprains to tendonitis to muscle strains and spasms.
  3. Speed up the recovery rate from injuries.
  4. Increase physical and mental relaxation.
  5. Improve performance of any skilled movement.
  6. Improve and increase body awareness.
  7. Slow the aging process.
  8. Enhance the neurological system.
  9. Improve circulation.
  10. Support the detox system.

Precautions

Don’t stretch an area if you:

  • Recently broke a bone.
  • Have an infection or inflammation in or around a joint involved with the stretch.
  • Experience sharp or acute pain with stretching or joint movements.
  • Recently had a sprain or strain in the area being stretched.
  • Have an unstable joint in the area.
  • Have osteoporosis.
  • Have any disease that needs medical approval before undertaking any new activity.
  • THIS YOGA VIDEO I’VE POSTED IS CHALLENGING. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE YOGA. SO IF YOU TRY IT, TAKE IT EASY… YOUR POSITIONS DON’T HAVE TO LOOK JUST LIKE MINE AND CHANCES ARE THEY WON’T UNLESS YOU ARE VERY FLEXIBLE. POINT BEING…TRY IT BUT DON’T FORCE ANY MOVEMENTS, YOU’LL INJURY SOMETHING. HAVING SAID THAT, THESE SERIES OF STRETCHES ARE DESIGNED TO BALANCE ALL MUSCLES GROUPS OF THE BODY, SO THEY ARE GREAT TO PRACTICE REGULARLY TO INCREASE FLEXIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE BODY.

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5 Things Happy People Do

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#1 Express gratitude
When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value. If we aren’t thankful for what we already have, we will have a hard time ever being happy. Start a gratitude journal and write down three things you are grateful for each day.
#2 Cultivate optimism
People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times. When you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, see if you can turn it into a positive thought.
#3 Practice acts of kindness
Selflessly helping someone is a super powerful way to feel good inside. Pay it forward by doing one act of kindness each day. A simple smile and a hello can be the best gift ever to someone who really needs it. Picking up a piece of garbage that’s blowing around outside is a kind thing to do for our environment.
#4 Commit to setting and reaching your goals
Magical things start to happen when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere. Set a new goal for yourself then go after it! Read a new book. Go for a 30 minute walk each day for a month.
#5 Take care of your body
Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be. Exercise,eat right, get adequate sleep and hydration. Meditate, relax. Think happy thoughts and breathe deeply.

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

 William Londen quotes