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Health & Wellness Blog

How to Start the New Year Right

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Jan 6, 2020 2:25:06 PM | Weight Loss


It’s that time of year again when many people make New Year’s Resolutions involving a promise to lose weight, work out more often, and become healthier. 

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Healthy New Year's Resolutions

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Dec 27, 2019 2:25:00 PM | Weight Loss


The holidays are here, along with their sweet temptations.


And so your old patterns emerge; since you know your New Year’s resolution will be to change your behavior, you indulge and vow to lose the extra pounds and get healthy. After the new year begins, you plan to vow away any carbohydrate that crosses your path and to get back into your new year workout routine from last year.


Here’s why this doesn’t work.

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How to Reduce Chronic Inflammation in Your Body

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Dec 5, 2019 1:20:52 PM | Balanced Life


Inflammation is an integral part of your body’s healing process, however there are two types, acute and chronic. The former happens in response to injuries (you’ve probably experienced this when you’ve cut your finger or bumped your leg), the latter is chronic inflammation, and this can cause lasting health issues if you don’t address it. If you suspect you are living with chronic inflammation, just know that you do not have to accept this as the norm. By determining the factors that make your body react, you can get to the heart of the problem. Take a look below at the common symptoms, causes, and treatments of chronic inflammation in the body, and consider scheduling a toxin scan to identify the root of the issue. 

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12 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Nov 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM | Balanced Life



It’s that time of year again, family and loved ones come together to feast and mingle for the holiday season. Saying ‘no’ to unhealthy food options during the holidays can be tricky, especially when there are so many homemade desserts going around. But just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to overindulge. You can maintain your healthy eating habits during the holidays while still enjoying delicious food. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 12 healthy eating tips to help keep your on track during the holidays.

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A Well-Rounded Journey to Weight Loss and Body Balancing

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Nov 6, 2019 10:00:22 AM | Dieting, Weight Loss

It’s no secret that health issue statistics in this country are off the charts. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes occur far too often in our population. While some issues are unavoidable, many of them are manageable through diet, exercise, and stress management. This is where MaxLife steps in to create a program unique to each person to achieve a balanced body and healthy lifestyle.

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5 Key Ways to Have a Balanced Life

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Oct 14, 2019 6:28:43 PM | Weight Loss, Balanced Life

Life is a balancing act. When it comes to achieving a healthy lifestyle there are many things that affect our best efforts every day. Our lives can get consumed with our jobs, parenting duties and social lives. It seems impossible sometimes to juggle everything life requires from us, and it definitely can be. Working on all of these things will help you live a more balanced and fulfilling life. There will always be someone or something that feels like it needs your attention but you are not able to be the best version of yourself when you are burned out. That is why it’s crucial to work on a healthy balance for your happiness and well being.  

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The Top 5 Dieting Mistakes People Make Everyday

by Dr. Darin Upchurch | Sep 26, 2019 8:11:00 AM | Dieting, Weight Loss

If you’re in the process of trying to cut fat and lose weight it can be a trying time mentally and physically. Dieting is really a complete lifestyle change. When you feel like you’re doing all the right things but the scale isn’t moving it can make you feel like throwing in the towel. There is more to changing your diet than meets the eye. Hidden calories and ingredients, succumbing to false marketing claims and not eating enough are just a few things that could be sabotaging your weight loss. Don’t throw in the towel, step back and look at the bigger picture. Changing your diet will lead to a healthier and happier you. These are some mistakes you might be overlooking to help push you through any plateau.

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