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Fitness and Health

Would it be OK if you never had to diet again?

You know how people are always on a diet?  And everyone knows that the minute they stop their diet, the weight will come right back—maybe with a couple extra pounds attached.  Most people would love to take weight off one time and keep it off forever. Well, you can. I’m here to tell you, STOP

May 24, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Mobility Matters

by Ann-Marie Giglio Are you feeling your age?  When you get out of bed in the morning, are you stiff in some spots or maybe sore?  I often hear people say they “slept wrong.” Maybe it takes a few minutes to get things warmed up. Or you don’t feel completely balanced when you walk, like

May 24, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Founder & C.E.O. CoreMatters People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised

Mar 29, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Giving This Deadly Killer Permission to Shorten Your Lifespan?

Question for you… What can potentially give you the blues, cause dementia, and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke? It has the potential to saddle you with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, breast cancer and reduce your testosterone level. Plus, it can chip away at your looks, how

Mar 07, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Don’t Watch Your Weight!

Don’t Watch Your Weight! By Ann-Marie Giglio It’s that time of year again. “Lose weight now” messages from the $60 BILLION diet industry are everywhere! This diet industry thrives because none of their products works for more than a few weeks.  The entire industry is a wash, rinse, repeat–endlessly–profit center. But the biggest problem is

Dec 27, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What are Beliefs and Why Do We Care About Them?

 (Click the photo to continue reading…) Beliefs are not facts. They are only interpretations or value judgments you make about yourself, your experiences, and the world around you. They are the meaning we assign to things. For example: If you weighed yourself and your weight did not change this week, it is a verifiable fact.

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Her Doctor’s Jaw Dropped!

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Our first TakeDown Challenge was a huge success. Our 12 challengers lost 110 lbs of FAT in 28 days by eating “normal” food that you can buy at Publix. People reported“more energy, sleeping better, wedding ring is looser, clothing is too big, skin is brighter,and more.” But the change

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What You Think About, You Bring About…

(Click the photo to continue reading…) …and you think 60,000-70,00 thoughts per day.  WHAT? The number isn’t written in stone, but The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California says,“This is still an open question (how many thoughts does the average human brain process in 1 day). But SOCAL faculty have done

Oct 21, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

5 Reasons SFG-style Kettle Bells Are Good for Your Back

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 1. SFG Kettlebell work strengthens your glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD from Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit “gluteal amnesia.” An improper recruitment pattern leads to increasing back problems as the back has to take over the lifting task of the glutes. The

Oct 06, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Sick of Feeling Like a Failure?

(Click the photo to continue reading…) The latest data says that a third of all adults in the United States are obese, and another third are overweight–and thus on the path to chronic illness. How could this happen? I assure you, it’s NOT a lack of willpower, or about laziness, or genes. Nor is it because

Sep 02, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments