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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 >>

Crusin' with a NEW Trim Body in 5 Weeks Time!

I am Sharon, 64 and very proud of it!  I am on my way to a new, fine turned, trim and toned body like I use to have.  Read my full story on how to achieve amazing results in just 5 weeks...>Click here

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!

This Month In Life
  • Keep Your Pearly Whites White
    Besides brushing your teeth twice a day, brushing your tongue, and flossing, here are a few tips to brighten and whiten your smile to give the best first impression. Read >>
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    The sun, heat, chlorine, and saltwater can wreck havoc on your hair. Hair that was once shiny, strong, and silky can quickly become dull, brittle, frizzy, and fried if not protected and cared for. Read on to learn helpful tips to protect your hair from damage this summer. Read >>
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    A child drowning is any parent's worst nightmare. Making it even more tragic is the fact it's a danger that's largely preventable with simple safety measures and careful supervision. Read >>
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Health and Fitness News
I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

Julie46

Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Julie

Keep Your Pearly Whites White

Prevent tooth discoloration with these tips.

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. Wouldn't it be nice if your smile was always clean and bright? Even if you've tried whitening treatments in the past, the whitening can start to fade in just a few weeks, revealing color far from pearly white.

Besides brushing your teeth twice a day, brushing your tongue, and flossing, here are a few tips to brighten and whiten your smile to give the best first impression.

Try At-Home Treatments

Don't want to pay the dentist's fees for teeth whitening? Try do-it-yourself methods. If you have crowns, bridges, veneers, and fillings, be aware that whitening products may whiten your natural teeth but leave your worked-on teeth their original color.

At any drugstore you'll find shelves devoted to teeth whitening. You can start with simple whitening toothpaste, which contains chemicals and abrasives that help remove surface stains. Whitening strips will provide additional results. Easy to use, these strips are thin strips of paper covered with a peroxide gel. Just press the strips against your teeth, leave them there for a few minutes each day, and you should be able to tell a difference in your tooth color in just a few days. The whitening effects can last for a year.

You may also want to try an at-home tooth-whitening kit, an even more effective method that uses a gel made with carbamide peroxide to eliminate both surface and deep tooth stains as well as lighten your natural tooth color. Some kits direct you to brush the gel onto your teeth for a certain amount of time each day. Other kits use a tray filled with the gel that you press against your teeth and leave in place for half an hour each day for at least a week.

Eating for White

The foods and drinks that come in contact with your teeth can affect your teeth's appearance. Eating foods like apples, raw carrots, celery, and nuts stimulates the production of saliva, which helps to keep your teeth clean. These types of foods also work to remove stains and reduce plaque buildup.

Keep this rule in mind for foods and drinks: if it can stain your clothes or carpet, it can stain your teeth. Tooth discoloration happens slowly but becomes more noticeable as you age. Wine, coffee, and dark-colored juices, teas, and sodas are common causes of stained teeth as are deep-colored fruits and veggies (blackberries, blueberries, and beets), marinara sauce, and soy sauce. Frequent consumption of citrus fruits, lemonade, and energy drinks wear away tooth enamel, leaving teeth more susceptible to stains.

Thankfully, you don’t have to let a drink’s stain-causing ability stop you from enjoying it. Bypass your teeth by drinking out of a straw, don't sit and sip for hours on end, rinse your mouth out with water when finished drinking, or brush your teeth when you're done eating or drinking.

Quit Smoking

Another reason to quit smoking: it stains your teeth worse than just about anything else. The brown stains from tobacco aren't just on the surface. Smoking stains soak into tooth enamel, making it nearly impossible to remove the stains through regular dental hygiene efforts. The longer you smoke, the deeper the stains and the harder they are to remove.

Check Your Medication

Unfortunately, a side effect of many drugs (including certain antibacterial mouthwashes, antihistamines, blood pressure medications, tetracycline in small children, and antipsychotic drugs) is stained teeth. Iron supplements and fluoride can also discolor teeth. Talk with your dentist about procedures to protect your teeth from this negative side effect.