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Are you getting the most benefit from your fitness apps?

The fitness industry is entering another important phase. Technology, when used appropriately, can help people identify areas in their health and fitness routines that need improvement. In his new blog, certified personal fitness instructor Johnny Gillespie reveals his thoughts about those high-tech fitness wrist bands, and the fitness apps that can be downloaded to your […]

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Stress-free transitioning into your family’s fall schedule

It’s already back-to-school time. And along with that comes the stress of changing schedules. Fall sports will start up soon. In his recent blog, certified personal fitness instructor Johnny Gillespie warns: “If you fail to plan, then plan to fail.” Transitioning doesn’t have to be stressful. Having a good plan, a good communications strategy and […]

Suntheanine calms thunderstorm fears of dogs

Suntheanine calms thunderstorm fears of dogs, according to new research presented at the 2014 Veterinary Behavior Symposium. The study author reported a 40 percent reduction in storm anxiety among the dogs studied when the dogs were given ANXITANE,® which features Suntheaine brand L-theanine as its active ingredient. Among other findings of the study: – Thunderstorm […]

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Surprising causes of fatigue

If you are dragging yourself through each day, you’re not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common problems that people discuss with their doctors and pharmacists. In her latest blog, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos reviews some possible physical energy-draining culprits including food intolerances, iron deficiency and dehydration. She points out that a lack of […]

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Great advice for relieving your stressed muscles and your mind

If you’ve ever experienced Monday-morning muscle soreness after over-doing it on the weekends, here’s some great advice from Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Johnny Gillespie. A 42-year-old athlete and Empowered Yoga instructor, Gillespie knows a thing or two about aching muscles. In his current blog, Gillespie describes the importance of distinguishing between sore muscles and […]

L-theanine calms dogs, according to veterinary behaviorist

L-theanine calms dogs, according to Dr. John Ciribassi, a veterinary behaviorist and co-editor of “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27). Dr. Ciribassi recommends ANXITANE,® a product containing Suntheanine,® a pure form of L-theanine produced […]