Category Archives: addiction

Honest and Tough Conversations Can Save Lives

One of the top 10 causes of death for Oregonians is suicide. Oregon has more deaths each year from suicide than motor vehicle accidents. There are more than 600 deaths by suicide and more than 1,800 hospitalizations due to suicide in Oregon each year. [i] The friends and family members (suicide loss survivors) left behind are forced to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, suicide loss survivors are left in the dark. Too (more…)

Teenage Vaping Health Risks

Over the last few years vaping devices [e-cigarettes] have reached an all-time high in consumer sales and use within the teenage population. What many don’t realize are the known and unknown health risks consequences associated with vaping. For those unfamiliar with these devices, they typically look like a pen or computer memory stick. They use batteries to heat an element inside the device to aerosolize the nicotine or marijuana liquid or solid during inhalation – (more…)

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

Live life to the fullest and pain free. Last Updated: 3/15/2019, Marc Woodard Scientific studies prove, pain relief decreases while pain sensitivity increases from excess use of opioids. In other words, if you’re a chronic pain sufferer and have used opioids for long periods of time, greater sensitivity to pain will occur. Especially when patients ignore the doctors prescription program. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain?  “I thought (more…)

Why Most American’s Have a Drug Addiction Problem

Updated 22 January 2019, Marc Woodard Why do I say most American’s have a drug use problem? Drug chemical addictions aren’t all connected to illicit activity with potential to incarcerate someone. To educate our children fully on unhealthy addiction habits, it is important for parents to also learn and share how the marketplace supplies hyper-palatable addictive food and drinks with chemical stimulants that appear harmless… but have the potential to lead to an illicit gateway (more…)

After Holiday Weight Gain Blues

Travel and Food Go Together – Pacing oneself is the challenge. Last updated 22 Jan 19, by Marc Woodard Another year has gone by with all the Holiday decor and cheer with it. I understand some of you had a tough time with the food choices and amount that you consumed; and last year’s weight loss resolution didn’t work out so well. With that being said, should I dare say some of you are not only (more…)

Weight Loss through Body Chemical Activation

Any aerobic activity will release addictive body chemicals to burn more body fat and benefit health and fitness levels. Updated 15 November 2018, Marc Woodard Any type of physical activity will stimulate the body’s natural release of feel good chemicals to help you lose weight and experience daily wellbeing. It is the activation of muscle metabolism during low impact aerobics exercise that will activate these feel good chemicals – while simultaneously melting away body fat. Once you relate to and apply the information that follows (more…)

MirrorAthlete Fit Healthy Lifestyle – Book Release Update

Face Rock, Bandon OR inspires the imagination.  Updated: 3 Feb 2018 The long awaited 10 year book project and publication is now in the second phase of quality review process by the publisher.  With a planned book release date scheduled in 2018. Insight into the books content, Our book reads like no other fitness and healthy lifestyle book in the marketplace. It is loaded with unique personal, 1:1 fitness consulting and client perspectives; including relative people stories, self-help tools, forms and tables, etc.  Including (more…)

Weight Loss Consulting Greatest Challenges

Today I walked 8 miles for low impact aerobic benefit and stopped into local gym to run through a 30 minute strength and flexibility routine. Fall 2014. My wife said I need to smile more. That’s a tough thing to do when taking your own selfie;] Last Updated:  March 23, 2015 I’ve worked with many clients throughout the years who had unrealistic weight loss expectations and were willing to risk their health to achieve the (more…)