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1 January 2018

Painting Pottery Can Help You Lose Weight

Let’s face it, stress is part of our lives. Unfortunately, it can also contribute to poor eating and other habits that keep us from feeling our best. “Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,” explains Dr. Pamela Peeke, author of Body for Life for Women.

Lose WeightAs it turns out, our bodies respond to all types of stress in exactly the same way.  Every time we have a stressful day, our brain instructs our cells to release potent hormones. We then get a burst of adrenaline, which taps stored energy so we can fight or flee. At the same time, we get a surge of cortisol, which tells our body to replenish that energy even though we haven’t burned many calories.  This makes us hungry, and we eat.  Typical stress-eating choices such as sweet, salty and high-fat foods stimulate our brains, which releases pleasure chemicals and reduces our tension. We continue to repeat this cycle over time, increasing the production of cortisol. This interferes with our muscle building hormones, and we burn even fewer calories. It doesn’t take long for our bodies to start storing fat. Even worse, it loves to store visceral fat. (You do NOT want visceral fat. Yuck!)

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1 January 2018

3  Awesome Resolutions Your Family Can Make Today

Traditionally, the new year offers an opportunity to make a fresh start. Resolutions are filled with promise, particularly for things we know we should be doing anyway. Unfortunately, even the best intentions fall by the wayside within a relatively short amount of time.

5This year, skip all that individual pressure and try making some New Year’s resolutions as a family. Not only are you more likely to succeed as a group, family resolutions will bring you all closer together while also providing additional benefits to each member of the household.

Here are three of the best family resolutions you can make in 2018:

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1 January 2018

Jan-U-Wear-T!

2Wear a “T” and paint for Free!  All January, wear a shirt with a You’re Fired logo to any studio and receive a free studio fee*.  We like to call it our Janu-wear-a-t promo. 

  • Staff shirts
  • Camp Fired Shirts
  • Sports Sponsor Shirts

. . . they all work! Don’t have a shirt?  They are available at any You’re Fired Studio, or better yet make your own!  Just be sure to include a You’re Fired logo, and wear it to the studio.

*Offer can not be combined with any other coupon or regular event discount.
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