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5 Quick Ways to Destress

Think about your life for a moment: your days are jam packed with crushing goals at the gym, running between work meetings and trying to make happy hour with your friends. When is the last time you took time for yourself? Taking time for ourselves is so important to our mental health. So before trying any of our favorite de-stressing methods take a moment to turn off that phone. Now, here are some great ways to destress and enjoy a little time for yourself! 1. Hit the gym  Whether you are running on a treadmill or hitting your favorite kickboxing class, you are ready to sweat it out. This is one of the best ways to immediately feel a total rush...

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Stop Sucking and Start Something

 LET'S GET ETHICAL!  Accel Lifestyle’s mission is to build a more sustainable and ethical community. We would love for you to think about how much plastic you consume on a daily basis.  Plastic Free July is a movement focusing on eliminating single use plastic items during the month of July. This movement began in Australia in 2011 and has since spread around the globe to more than 150 countries.  Let's start with a few statistics...every year more than 8 million tons of garbage are dumped in our ocean. Think about that for a minute, that is equal to 26,143 Boeing 747 airplanes! The beautiful ocean is slowly being killed by our constant use of plastic products. Beautiful sea life creatures mistake plastic...

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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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