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Working out and maintaining a healthy diet are great goals to strive for. Have you gotten strict about dessert? Don't even order it or buy a single low-cal ice cream bar? It's time to cut that out and eat the damn desert! Your body, brain, and health will benefit.
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Remember when you were a kid and your mom would sneak veggies into your dinner by hiding them under your favorite foods? Or when your parents would try to get you to watch Popeye to show you that it was awesome to eat spinach? Maybe you were one of those kids that always loved veggies, but I definitely remember fighting to eat my veggies. 
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In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we explained the hip joint's structure an how it affects the back. The hip is the connection point for the upper and lower body. All of the nerves, veins, and muscles originating in the upper half must pass through the hip to get to the knee, ankle, and foot. The hips and lower joints are intricately connected. Understanding the hip's relationship to the knee gives you the power to strengthen and heal it.
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It seems the majority of women are terrified of lifting weights. Do they fear they will get bulky? Are they concerned they will lose their feminine physique and look masculine? This is exactly what most women think and it is WRONG (shocker!). Those bulky women you see (bodybuilders) spend years and years working on their muscular build and typically take supplements with hormones or sometimes steroids to achieve their aesthetic. Women do not produce nearly as much testosterone as men, therefore gaining muscle mass like men is just not possible. 
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Where does your power come from? Your back, legs, or core? The back, legs, and core are all dependent on our pelvis for support to prevent injury and maintain strength. The hip girdle is intricately connected to the musculature of the back, core, and legs. This series will focus on how to get more from your body through the hips. Here we will explore how the pelvis works and how it affects the back.
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