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SIMPLY AMAZING!  At 41, I accomplished something I never thought was possible!  I became so inspired by Coach Berry that I achieved not only getting my health back but went on to enter competitions and won!  Read my story and become inspired...click here >>

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I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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    When everything seems to be moving along inside your insides, you may not see any need to care about the health of your colon. Unfortunately, like any part of the body, the colon is susceptible to disease and cancer. Read >>
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I will be eternally grateful to you for how you healed by back!

I started training with Coach Berry when I was 61 years old.  For four months, I had suffered a great deal of back pain and knew I need to do something different. When I began with Coach, he asked me how I was feeling.  After a lifetime of training with a number of different trainers I could only say I didn't feel great.  My back pain caused me to see chiropractors and accupuncturists, but I found no relief.  After one deep tissue massage, Coach immediately had me feeling better.  After two months of training Coach had me back to 100%.  He knows what he is doing when it comes to training and injuries.  He trains people to perform exercises correctly to avoid injuries.  I have worked with many different trainers all over the San Diego County and Coach Berry is the best, most effective trainer I have meet.  I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness levels.

Ron, age 62

Unpleasant But Important

What you need to know about colon health and screenings.

When everything seems to be moving along inside your insides, you may not see any need to care about the health of your colon. However, colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death in many nations, second only to lung cancer in the U.S. So while it may not be the best dinner conversation, you can’t ignore the facts about colon cancer and the importance of regular screenings.

Your colon is another name for your large intestine. It’s the place where water, some nutrients, and salt are removed from your food and where your stool is formed and temporarily stored. (Again, not table talk.) Surrounding muscles keep food moving through the colon and billions of bacteria work to keep balance within the body. Like any part of the body, the colon is susceptible to disease and cancer.

Not interested in winding up with a diseased colon? Keep reading to find out how to keep your colon in great health through lifestyle changes and proper screening.

Eat More Fiber

Fiber-rich foods are your colon’s best friend. As food moves through your digestive tract, there are some plant foods that can’t be completely digested.

These foods are those made of dietary fiber. There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. When you need to get your bowels moving, look to insoluble fiber, as it keeps food moving through the intestines, regulates bowel movements, and prevents constipation. This reduces your risk of developing hemorrhoids and diverticulitis (small pouches in the colon that can become infected and painful). Soluble fiber, on the other hand, works to lower your blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Eating a diet high in fiber reduces your risk of colon cancer.

What does a high-fiber diet look like? Women should eat 25 grams of fiber a day and men, 38 grams. Great sources of fiber include fruit (with skin), vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts.

Exercise for a Healthy Weight

In addition to a low-fiber diet, obesity is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer—particularly in men. If you are overweight, it’s time to take steps to lose weight through diet and exercise. Exercise will help you lose weight, while providing health benefits for your colon, ultimately reducing your risk of colon cancer by as much as 40 percent. Physical activity not only gets your body moving, but it gets your colon moving, speeding the process at which waste is eliminated. Fit in at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of your week and make lifestyle changes necessary for losing and maintaining a healthy weight and you’ll give your colon unparalleled protection.

Get It Checked

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you’ll care about getting screened. While they aren’t very fun, colon screenings are necessary. Beginning at age 50—unless you have additional risk factors (family history, inflammatory bowel disease), you need to get screened. There are several options to choose from, including CT colonography, fecal occult blood test, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The most common, as you may know, is the colonoscopy. Each test has its own pros and cons so talk with your doctor about what’s best for you.

During a colonoscopy, you are sedated as a small scope with a camera is inserted into the rectum and up into the colon. The camera shows doctors any abnormalities or growths in your colon. If needed, polyps can be removed during the colonoscopy, allowing biopsies to be taken of any abnormal areas.

The procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, and if you have only an average risk for colon cancer, you’ll only need to have a repeat colonoscopy every 10 years. And anyone can go through a little bit of unpleasantness once a decade...right?