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Bethany Kochan

Articles by Bethany Kochan

How to Stay on Track as You Prep for Thanksgiving

It's not just about making all the food - it's also about not losing sight of your long-term goals. Read More »

4 Tips for Stress Management During the Holidays

You know you're going to be busy, but that doesn't mean you also have to be stressed about the holidays. Read More »

Don't Fast Forward Through Those Commercials! How to Watch TV and Get Fit

Sometimes it feels like you just can't fit everything into your day. Work, family, friends, meals and then you try to add in workouts and ... Read More »

Why Learning the Different Types of Muscle Contractions Is Critical for Your Workout

Most people think of muscle contraction only in terms of weightlifting: rhythmically lifting a weight up and down to see changes in their bodies. But ... Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know About About Dry Needling (and No, It's Not the Same Thing as Acupuncture)

Most people have heard of acupuncture even if they've never tried it. And many assume that dry needling and acupuncture are the same thing. Well, ... Read More »

4 Yoga Moves That Are Great for Your Core

Yoga has been around for a long time and chances are you know the benefits. But many people still think they have to do a ... Read More »

7 Things That Should Always Be in Your Gym Bag

Hang out in the gym long enough and you see it all. The guy that walks in with his keys and phone to get his ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Sensory Deprivation Therapy

No TV, no phone, no people, no sound - get to know sensory deprivation therapy. Read More »

4 Must Do Stretches After Sitting All Day

Chances are you spend a lot of your day sitting. Tied to our computers, we can get so much done, but at what cost? Hour ... Read More »

At What Point in Your Fitness Journey Should You Buy Better Fitting Clothes?

One of the most fun things about losing weight is buying new clothes! But when do you go out and get that new wardrobe? Read More »

The Health Benefits of Being in a Relationship

Lots of people seem to be looking for love, but did you know that there are benefits other than love and companionship? Read More »

5 Tweaks to Make to Your Office Set Up for Better Health

Whether you work at home, have a private office at work or a cubicle you can make some changes to your environment for better health. ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Reiki

Reiki is the combination of two Japanese words: "rei" which means God's wisdom or the higher power and "ki" which is life force energy. It ... Read More »

4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Leftover Produce

During the summer you can get some fantastic produce in the stores or at local farmer's markets. The choices are endless, and when you see ... Read More »

The Basics of Building Muscle

There are those few genetically gifted people that seem to do practically nothing and have a six-pack or that quad separation. But, let's face it, ... Read More »

This is What Happens to Your Body When You're Dehydrated

People throw around the term dehydrated a lot. "Oh, I'm just a little dehydrated. No big deal." Well, that's not really true — it is, in ... Read More »

BMI, Calories, Blood Sugar — What Health and Fitness Numbers Are Most Important to Pay Attention To?

It is easy to focus on one number when it comes to health, fitness or even body image. Get on the scale and your day ... Read More »

The Best Fitness Gear Under $50

The fitness industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade or two. And with this growth comes new methods of training, as ... Read More »

5 Foods That Affect Your Mind

It's not anything new how diet can affect your health, so it's not surprising that some foods can also help your brain. Read More »

3 Nice Cream Recipes to Get You Through the Summer

Summer comes and often times good eating habits go out the window. You want to indulge, but don't want your hard work to take a ... Read More »

The Best Fit Activities for Singles Lookin' to Mingle

Let's face it, if you are in the dating pool you want to find someone that shares similar interests to you. Common interests are a ... Read More »

4 Reasons People Sleepwalk

Sleepwalking is a much easier way to say somnambulism. Yes, it is a real word and the medical term that describes sleepwalking. People used to ... Read More »

What is the OPTAVIA Diet? Here's Everything You Need to Know

If you've heard of Medifast, then you may know a little about OPTAVIA. They started with their original products back in 1980. Their program has changed ... Read More »

7 Types of Food That May Help With Depression

Depression is a mental illness that can affect men, women, and children around the world. Severity and treatment vary, but it is still a mental ... Read More »

6 Signs You Need a New Doctor

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were close to one billion visits to physicians' offices in 2016. One billion. Over 80 percent of ... Read More »

Here's What Crystals Can (Possibly) Do for You

Crystals are hardened minerals that often take a repeating shape or pattern. They can be opaque or almost clear, and come in a variety of ... Read More »

The Three Piece Workout That'll Challenge Your Whole Body

This workout is designed to be done as a circuit. Go from one exercise to the next with little to no rest. You can choose ... Read More »

How to Spice up Your Conditioning With an Agility Ladder

Boredom is the killer of a good exercise routine. If you're bored by it, you won't do it. An agility ladder is just one tool ... Read More »

So You're Done With Physical Therapy ... Now What?

Lower back pain, knee pain, neck issues, shoulder discomfort, surgeries — all of these circumstances may lead to physical therapy. These healthcare professionals use a variety ... Read More »

5 Great Exercises With Mini Bands

Bands are nothing new to workouts. They've been around for years. But mini bands are a little newer to the scene and can be used ... Read More »