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Why Do You Need to Lift Weights?

Summer has arrived in full force. Swimsuit season has also arrived, which for some, is the opportunity to display their tone bodies. For others, well swimsuit season is not a welcomed arrival. Many people spend hours at the gym focusing on cardio trying to burn calories thinking that is the best way to lose weight and look great. They run, bike, or do the elliptical for miles and miles yet never seeing the results they desire. This leaves well-intended athletes frustrated and less than motivated to continue working out. But, there is a whole section of the gym thousands of people are forgetting or even avoiding. Weights! For many, the weights section of the gym is intimidating. After all who...

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To Tan or Not To Tan

Who doesn’t want that golden tan or that perfect sun kissed look? Tanning under the hot sun has long been a normal part of our culture, despite warnings from dermatologists regarding the dangers. Each year these warnings increase with evidence of the dangers the sun poses.  Let’s break down these warnings. Why do you need to protect your skin from the sun? Tanning causes harmful UV rays from the sun or tanning beds that penetrate our skin leading to early aging, sun spots, and sometimes even melanoma cancer. Second, many people think they only need a base burn and then their skin will be fine. However, this is a long-term danger as even a base burn is damaging to skin....

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5 Instant Confidence Boosters

At Accel Lifestyle, we want you to start each day with the attitude that you are ready to go after your dreams, conquer the world and make a difference.  We realize that everyone needs a little boost of confidence and want to share 5 Quick Tips: 1. Wear Something BigThrow on a bright colored lipstick, big hat, super hero t-shirt, chunky jewelry, fabulous sunglasses, anything with a “pop of color”, etc.  Research shows that what you wear affects your attitude and confidence. We have experimented and find that when we wear something “Big”, not only do we feel more confident, but it promotes conversation with others. You’ll stick out from the crowd in a positive way - “I love your...

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Socially Conscious Fashion....What The What?

When my husband and I first started brainstorming about Accel Lifestyle; how the fabric would feel, the performance characteristics and the styles, we did not fully understand the entire supply chain. As a society, we tend to focus on what is literally in front of us. As we are in the middle of eating a delicious meal, we do not consciously think about the soil, the farmers and the animals. Not until we go to our local grocery store and see marketing such as "happy hens, free-range chickens, etc." do we form an image in our head of something beyond the food we eat. It then dawned on us: we live in a culture where people buy groceries based on...

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Coping with Stress After Devastation

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have impacted every single American directly or indirectly. Since the storms, we have watched our cities come together and help strangers in need out of pure love and generosity. Countless hours and (wo)manpower have gone into cleaning up the homes people have grown up in or just moved into. We have truly demonstrated the meaning of unconditional love. People are still suffering and the debris seems never ending, but for just an hour a day, let's take off the dirty gloves, put down the paintbrushes and hammers, and give our minds and bodies a break to recharge. Think of it like this, "I need to take a break an hour a day to recharge my...

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