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Positive Life: Barry Haarde Road Tripping Again

(Positive Life): Bob Leahy: Barry. You’re off on another trip. Tell us about this one. Barry Haarde: This year’s ride is the shortest but fastest ride of the three and departs from L.A. on Easter Sunday and rolls all the way to Savannah, GA, which amounts to about 2,900 miles over a period of 27 days, […]

HIV-Infected Men and Heart Disease

Many individuals with hemophilia are living longer, healthier lives due in large part to advances in treatment, access to treatment and knowledge of self care strategies.  Because they are living longer, it is so important for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders to make healthy lifestyle choices especially related to diet and exercise.  A nutritious diet and some form of  […]


Heart Healthy Cooking

February is National Heart Health Month. In addition to exercising, it is important to watch what you eat to keep your heart healthy. One of the most important things you can do is to limit the amount of salt (sodium) that is in your diet. Salt contributes to high blood pressure (hypertension) and limiting salt […]


Celebrate National Heart Month

January brought biting cold and heavy snowfalls to much of the country. February brings with it the start of longer days, a little more sunshine and the holiday of love-Valentine’s Day!  It is fitting then that February is also National Heart Month.  It is a great time to start taking steps to keep your heart in tip […]

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Nia: A Workout with Spirit

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer Over the last several months, we have explored Nia Technique as a movement and life practice that conditions the body, amplifying cardiovascular conditioning, building strength, flexibility, mobility, stability, and agility for optimal health and wellness at ALL ages and fitness levels!  We […]


Get Healthy in the New Year!

Vegetables and fruits are high in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories.

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Get in Gear in the New Year!!

The time is now!  The New Year is upon us and it is time to take charge of your health! It is so important for individuals with bleeding disorders to keep their joints and bodies healthy in order to reduce the number of bleeds and to reduce the risk of developing other diseases and illnesses.  […]

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Nia: Taking Your Fitness to the Next Level

You may be moving in your fitness program….but are you “Being Moved”?  Taking your fitness to the next level requires you to bring more of YOU to the experience!  While most exercise programs have you pushing your body with more reps, more resistance, more speed, more duration…being a purely physical experience, you are left feeling […]

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Go from ‘Monkey Mind’ to ‘Super Brain’ with Nia!

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer Last month, I presented a ‘user’s manual’ for taking care of your body the Nia way!  But The Nia Technique conditions MORE than just your body!  This holistic, integrated movement practice also conditions and stimulates your MIND by engaging conscious awareness, directed […]

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Nia’s ‘Users Guide:’ Taking Care of Your Body!

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer You LIVE in a body and it is the only one you will be given!  To keep it running and in good repair, you are charged with taking care of it.  With 206 bones, 700-ish muscles, 75 trillion cells, and numerous body […]

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