Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Completion

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Shopping and Product Reviews
Wow, I have now completed the Active Stem 90 Day trial. How time flys when you're having fun. Admittedly, I missed 4 days but I made them up with day 91, 92, 93 and 94. I felt no need to update you between week 7 and now as I felt no major changes, although I do feel I've put on a tad bit of muscle thanks to the L-Leucine which triggers muscle growth. I won't rave on though - check out my video ...
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Do You Burn More Calories Exercising In Winter?

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
The short, sweet answer is Yes, you do burn more calories exercising in winter. Your body does burn more energy because it not only deals with exercise, but it also has to deal with keeping warm. However.... The extra energy used to warm up, and then stay warm, on those cold days will not make any major difference as far as weight loss goes - especially in this day and age when we are able to wear weather appropriate training gear. There is other ...
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Are We Robots or Humans??

by Donna Dekker Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Do you wake up early in the morning for work by a dreaded alarm? After dragging yourself out of bed, do you spend your first waking hour prepping for work? Do you then hop in your car only to have to deal with peak hour traffic in order to commute to work? After your stressful commute, is the next 8 - 12 hours of your day, or perhaps more, dedicated to your form of employment? Once you've completed your 8 - 12 hours of ...
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Healthy People are Successful People

by Donna Dekker Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness
If someone asked you "are you healthy" what would you say? What if someone asked you if you thought you were successful? What would you say to that? Would you be able to answer "yes" to both questions? Well, if you are a healthy person with healthy habits then you have every right to answer "yes" to both questions. Let's compare habits of healthy people with traits of successful people. Habits of Healthy People. 1. Enjoy Exercising Yep, believe it or not, there are people out there ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trail - Week 7

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Shopping and Product Reviews
I have been consuming Active Stem every day as part of the Active Stem 90 Day Trial for 7 weeks now so time for my weekly update. Last week I mentioned I had been experiencing some excessive bloating. All is good in that department now and I know it had nothing to do with Active Stem. Here's my video. Feel free to check it out. The only noticeable difference is that my hair is shorter - that's thanks to my hairdresser, not ...
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Push For Personal Growth As You Would For Fitness

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
In order to make improvements with our fitness, we need to up the anti with our fitness training in some way, be that incorporating sprints within a run, using drop sets within a weight training session or adding a hill training session within a cycling regime. It takes pushing ourselves harder so we are no longer training within our comfort zone. By pushing ourselves harder we improve our fitness. Isn't it funny, the fact that we can choose to push ourselves when it ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 6

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Shopping and Product Reviews
I am half way through My 90 Day Trial of Active Stem so have been consuming Active Stem every day for 6 weeks. I have nothing new to report this week. I am starting to wonder if I will notice any more differences other than the fact my skin look better. Something I will note at this point, which I did not state in the video, is the fact I have been experiencing excessive bloating ( excessive by my standards anyway ). ...
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3 Proven Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Sugar. It has become a powerful drug, some say as powerful as cocaine. Why? Because just like cocaine, and other abusive drugs, sugar can cause a massive release of dopamine to the reward center of the brain. "So, what's the big deal?" I hear you ask. If you have a sugar addiction then you will be consuming too much sugar! Consuming too much sugar will more than likely result in the following health problems: Weight gain (with all it's associated health issues) Type II Diabetes High LDL (bad cholesterol), Low HDL ...
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Two Exercises That Can Help Prevent Lower Back Injuries

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
As a former Personal Trainer, I noticed many people who injured their lower back did so when doing a movement that included a slight twist at the waist For example: Bending down with a slight twist to pick something up off the floor Reaching up with a slight twist to grab something from a high shelf These kinds of actions typically occur when working outside in the garden, playing with the kids or grandkids, and performing tasks at work As we age our movements can become ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 5

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Shopping and Product Reviews
I have been taking Active Stem every day for 36 days so here is my Week 5 update. Check out these links to view previous weekly updates as well as my introduction blog which gives you the basics of what Active Stem is all about.  Active Stem Intro Blog Week 1 Update Week 2 Update Week 3 Update Week 4 Update 
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An Exercise To Help Prevent Lower Back Injuries

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Working in a Fitness Centre saw me forming relationships with many of the regular clients. It was hard not to miss regular clients who had not visited the center for a while. The most common reason clients over the age of 40 took time off exercising was due to the fact they had suffered an injury with the most common injury being one of the lower back. Believe it or not The clients who injured their lower backs never did so whilst exercising More ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 4

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Shopping and Product Reviews
I'm now 1/3 of the way through My Active Stem 90 Day Trial with this being Week 4. Here's a short video to share what I have noticed now that I have been consuming Active Stem every day for the past four weeks: Feel free to check out my previous weekly reviews using the links below as well as my introduction blog which gives a brief overview of what Active Stem is all about. I look forward to sharing another update with you ...
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A Demonstration of Weight Training Exercises You Can Do At Home

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Weight training becomes a must as we age to help maintain weight and reduce the risk of injuries. If you'd like to read more detail about the benefits of weight training click here. Check out the demonstrations of weight training exercises you can do at home below. Video 1 - A Basic Demonstration of a Back Strengthening Exercise, the Pull Up, using a suspension system. Below is a picture of a Pull Up using a rail. Many ovals, community exercise spaces, and children's playgrounds ...
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Benefits of Weight Training for Women 40 Years and Over

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
If I told you there was a daily pill you could take that would: 1. Increase your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight. 2. Increase bone mass ensuring your bones remain strong 3. Improved your strength, making you more functional and able to do all the things you enjoy 4. Decreased your chances of ever incurring an injury, including back pain 5. Improved your posture 6. Boost your mood and stimulated your mind 7. Decreased stress and anxiety and last but not least 8. Prevented pain Would you want ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 3

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
I have now been consuming Active Stem every day for 3 weeks as part of My Active Stem 90-day trial. Here's a very short video to share how I am feeling and changes I'm noticing: You are more than welcome to check out my previous weekly Active Stem reports as well as my introduction blog by clicking the links below: Introduction blog Week 1 Week 2 Remember to share my updates with anyone you think might be interested by using the social media links below. Yours in Keeping ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 2

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
It's been another week already, (time flys when you're having fun), which means I have been taking Active Stem every day for 2 weeks now. Here's a quick video on what I have noticed. Not too much to report this week. You can check out Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 1 video here As well as my introduction to Active Stem blog here Feel free to share my updates with anyone you think may be interested by using the social media links ...
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Learning Online Marketing - Pushing Past My Barriers

by Donna Dekker Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Any new venture requires pushing past barriers in order to become successful. I remember my initial feelings after deciding to sign up for an online marketing course were one's of excitement, anticipation, and even relief. A Bit of History Behind My Decision: I had stuck out 4 years of what I like to call my "in-between job" working as a sub-contractor. The sub-contractor job was a complete 180-degree shift from my previous 17-year career in the fitness industry. To make a long story short, ...
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Active Stem - My 90 Day Trial - Week 1

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
I have now been taking Active Stem for 1 Week. Check out these 2 videos. Video 1 was taken on Day 1 and Video 2 filmed after a week of taking Active Stem to summarize my thoughts and feelings. Video 1 - I received my Active Stem today. Here I try it for the very first time. Video 2 - I have now been taking active Stem for 1 Week. What I have noticed: Just in case you did not see my introduction blog with more information ...
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Removing Your Mental Blockages - Final

by Donna Dekker Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
To become successful at anything you need to remove your mental blockages. By mental blockages, I mean doubts, fears and mental baggage. Without removing these things you will not move forward. When I say "successful at anything", I mean anything. Things such starting an exercise regime, losing weight, quitting smoking or starting a new business. All these things will require you to change in some way.  We have looked into "the ego" a little and discussed how it does not like change. It ...
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Active Stem-My 90 Day Trial - Introduction

by Donna Dekker Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Want to slow down the aging process? Want to improve your brain function? Want to increase vitality and feel more energetic? Want to enhance your joint and muscle strength? Want to enhance the body's ability to heal itself? Once we hit a certain age, I'd say there are not too many people who would answer "no" to any of the above questions including me. On the 25th January 2017, I came across an ad on Facebook for a product from LCR Health called Active Stem. I'm ...
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