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Kendall Utter

Kendall Utter
Kendall is an ASU graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and has future goals to work for the government with the CDC, FBI or DEA... or all of the above.

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Holiday Privacy

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM / by Kendall Utter 3 min read time

We all know that person (I was going to say child but I still do this myself) who goes to the Christmas tree, picks up a wrapped present, shakes it and then tries to guess what is inside. Not to brag but I have been pretty darn accurate in the past with my guesses! Playing the 'guessing game' makes gift-giving... and gift-receiving... a heck of a lot more fun! What are the best gifts this holiday season? Have you thought about which gifts are useful or just clutter up a shelf? Are there any repercussions? Am I giving what is best? Am I protecting them? Well there is much more behind gift giving than wondering if the recipient will like it.



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6 Tips to Stay Physically Active at the Office

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2018 3:58:21 PM / by Kendall Utter 2 min read time

AGS-HealthActive-Office3Seems difficult right? Well it may be easier than you think! 

As I sit at my desk writing this blog my apple watch started to vibrate. It was telling me time to stand up. In order for me to “close my rings” and meet my daily goal, it was time to move for a minute. Before I got my apple watch my butt would have been glued to my chair, as I was never aware that I would be sitting for hours. I am going to give you a few tips and tricks that you can utilize throughout your normal working day to stay healthy and awake for years to come.



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Optimal Fitness: How Fit Are You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2017 3:12:40 PM / by Kendall Utter posted in Achieve Optimal Fitness and Health 2 min read time

"...How Fit am I?":

I asked myself 'How fit am I?' the other day and I quickly answered 'I am a fit person'. Then I asked myself 'Am I at my optimal fitness level?' ... and sadly, I had to answer 'No...'.

At first, I wasn’t sure what it meant to be at optimal fitness. So, of course, I looked it up. Let's just say I was not expecting what I found. 



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Grunt...The Caveman Diet and Your Genes

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 8:15:57 AM / by Kendall Utter posted in Diet & Eating 3 min read time

Picture This...

I walked into my "box" to workout, completely minding my own business. Then I hear people who just won’t stop talking about the 'Paleo Diet', aka the caveman’s diet. As you can probably guess, this diet consists of tons of fruits, veggies, nuts and meats -- and no processed foods. Unfortunately (see my sad face), this means no pasta, grains, or bread. Being an Italian Foodie, I thought that a diet that completely cuts out delicious carbs I love (pasta) and only allows the other less tasty kind of carbs (veggies) sounds miserable! Considering this concept right before a gnarly, butt-kicking-WOD was demoralizing. But, after hearing this style of eating so frequently, I chose to give it a try.



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Crossfitters Can Now Alter Their WOD Based on Their DNA Test Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 9:20:41 AM / by Kendall Utter posted in Achieve Optimal Fitness and Health, Crossfit 2 min read time

Did you know that if you're a Crossfitter, that you can alter your WOD based on your genes?

 

In 2000, Greg Glassman started the fitness program that is known today as Crossfit; little did he know he would be starting a complete fitness revolution. With more than 13,000 boxes (gyms) nationwide, this Spartan-like workout regimen has taken over, with a near cult-like following. Crossfit is based off of challenging workouts, aka WODs (Workout of the day) that manages to keep you on the edge of your seat.



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