January 2013

Pet Spaces

Liquid Admin1/24/2013  |  Categories: Sun, Water & Splashes
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We've been seeing a lot of articles about including your pets in your home design.  Houzz.com gives their readers some very clever design ideas to include their four legged friends in every room of the home. From dog beds, to feeding areas, to grooming stations and more, here are a few of our favorites:

http://www.houzz.com/rooms-for-dog-lovers


Tell us, do you have a special "space" for your pets?




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2013 Super Foods

Liquid Admin1/18/2013  |  Categories: Health & Fitness
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Get healthy in 2013 with these 10 Super Foods!

Paul Holubets, CPT at Rough Hollow Fitness shares with us his Top 10 Super Foods for 2013!

Açai: Contains a remarkable concentration of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Yogurt: Known as "friendly bacteria" that restore healthy balance in the digestive system. One cup contains 50 percent more calcium than the same size serving of milk, and it's also full of potassium, riboflavin, magnesium and phosphate.

Broccoli: Loaded with vitamin C, folic acid and carotenoids, which are packed with vitamin A and can protect your cells from the damage of free radicals, enhance immune system function and improve reproductive health.

Lentils: Among the most nutritious legumes, lentils are a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and lean protein. They contain lots of iron and B vitamins and are very filling, yet low in calories. Folate and magnesium also contribute to heart heath and improve the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Sweet potatoes: Carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber are just a few of the benefits of eating this savory-sweet veggie, which is ranked among the highest vegetables on the nutrition scale. Sweet potatoes can help stabilize blood sugar, making them a great choice for diabetics, and are relatively low in calories.

Blueberries: Are cancer-fighting with anti-inflammatory properties.

Wild salmon: Packed with omega-3 fats, wild salmon can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks and contains lots of vitamin D and selenium for healthy hair, skin, nails and bones. Get wild in place of farmed.

Goji berries: Contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than steak. A great source of B vitamins and antioxidants and contains 15 amino acids. Improve blood circulation, strengthen the limbs, improve eyesight, protects the liver, increase libido and boost immune function.

Kale: Contains high amounts of beta carotene, iron and folate. It's also a low-calorie, low-carb source of protein that's packed with fiber, which improves digestive health and helps you feel full.

Barley: This low-glycemic grain is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which help the body metabolize fats and promote a healthy digestive tract. Eating hulled barley on a regular basis is said to lower blood cholesterol levels and protect against cancer. Barley is rich in niacin, vitamin E, lignans and phytochemicals that function as antioxidants.

How many of these super foods do you eat on a weekly basis?  What's your favorite?


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Biggest Loser Contest

Liquid Admin1/10/2013  |  Categories: Health & Fitness
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Turn your New Year's Resolution into a REVOLUTION with Rough Hollow Fitness' Third Annual Biggest Loser Contest!

Join personal trainer Paul Holubets, CPT and compete in the Third Annual Biggest Loser Competition which emphasizes total weight loss percentage from starting body weight. You will have three months to compete and will be required to submit your weekly weigh-in report online. Winners will be determined by the percentage of body weight loss at the end of the three month period.

First Place
will receive a complete wellness makeover including: haircut and style,facial, teeth whitening, a two-hour massage, manicure/pedicure, 2 personal training sessions, private photo shoot, well check and X-rays with Dr Bagley, 5 session yoga package, 5 Pure Barre classes, bathing suit/board shorts, 1 week of healthy meals and dinner at the Grille.

Runner-up will receive a personal training session, lunch at the Grille and a gift basket filled with wellness items.

Please call Paul Holubets, CPT, at 512.363.3637 to set up your initial weigh in between January 15 and January 31, 2013 and final weigh in by April 15, 2013. If anyone is traveling during the last week of the contest, they may weigh in earlier, but no later, than April 15.

Additional details can be found ONLINE.


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Free Week Austin

Liquid Admin1/4/2013  |  Categories: Food, Wine & Song
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Experience the infamous Austin music scene for FREE all weekend long!   Listen to your favorite local bands at your favorite local places without paying a dime.  What started in 2003 as a way to pick up business during the slow season has now emerged into an annual event.  Free Week Austin is focused almost exclusively on local bands and musicians.

Check it out at http://do512.com/freeweekaustin.


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