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2012 Suwanee Get Fit Challenge: The Results

As 2012 came to an end, so did the Get Fit Suwanee Challenge. The Grand Prize winner, with the highest percentage of weight lost goes to… Michelle McShane! Congratulations Michelle! Erika Beckwith won the points challenge, with points being earned for documented workouts, blogging, group workouts, 5K’s and more. Both winners will enjoy prizes including

Healthy Organization

It’s a new year and perhaps a good starting point to make some positive changes in your life. Order is important to healthy living. It helps you to feel calm and in control, especially in a time of crisis. How many times have you been walking out the door at the last minute to an

Tips for Eating Healthy in 2013

BY: Sara Kleinfeld You know you need to change how your body looks and feels, and more importantly, you know you need to improve your health so you don’t have health issues down the road. You have decided 2013 will be the year you will take control of your health and changing what you eat

Hey Suwanee! Is your Relationship in Shape for 2013?

The beginning of a new year is a great time for Suwanee couples to reflect on where they have been and look forward to where they want to be. Many people evaluate their health, finances, and lifestyle habits, but few evaluate and set goals in their relationship. As a couple, the quality of your relationship

The Ultimate Suwanee Christmas Tree

With a warm fireplace ablaze, holiday carols ringing in the background, the delicious aroma of hot cinnamon and apple cider bubbling in a pot on the stove, and an evergreen tree standing in the front window, families and friends around the community will gather in their homes in the next few weeks to take part

Suwanee Get Fit Challenge Update

The pressure is on as the end of the competition looms. The final weigh-in is scheduled for December 15. The contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost will be the grand prize winner. There will also be a prize awarded to the person that earned the highest number of points during the competition. Points

Suwanee Get Fit Challenge: Update

After a busy summer where most of the contestants hit a plateau in their weight loss journey, we at Suwanee Magazine brainstormed on how to help get everyone back on track. First, we had everyone re-read their original submissions for the competition. Reading over the reasons they had decided to make this commitment in the

Suwanee Get Fit Update

We’ve all heard of them. We’ve all reached them at some point…I’m talking about the dreaded plateau. The months of May and June have proven to be tough for most of the “Get Fit Suwanee” contestants. There is something called “life” that seems to get in the way of making fitness a priority. With vacations,

Trainer Tips

Fit Forward trainer Levi Lee weighs in on how to overcome plateaus: REST Take a few days off, you’ll come back feeling rejuvenated and ready to go strong again. EATING HABITS As you work out your body needs more calories. Three meals a day does not cut it anymore. Sometimes even five to seven meals are

Don’t Get Heartburn This Summer

  Favorite summer foods can exacerbate heartburn – the unpleasant burning sensation felt deep in your chest after eating or drinking. Tomatoes, barbecue, citrus & cocktails can make symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, feel even more uncomfortable… Understanding GERD GERD occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus doesn’t close properly, allowing stomach

What’s Your Eye-Q?

During the school year did your child complain about not being able to see the writing on the dry erase board? Does your child have difficulty reading? During the summer vacation, do you notice your child sitting close to the T.V.? These may be indicators that your child needs a vision checkup, and perhaps while

Looking to Grow Old Gracefully?

Growing old is a part of life, but in our day and age we are learning that perhaps we really can age gracefully. We know getting plenty of rest, exercise and eating right can certainly help, but there are also some non-invasive treatments that can help us look and feel our best. By nature, the

Remodeling Kitchens & Baths

Because of the current recession, it is no surprise that more and more homeowners have decided to stay in their homes and remodel. You may be in the market for new flooring or countertops. Today’s kitchen and bath showroom has so much more than just tile and carpet. Consumers today expect more than the 4×4

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