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Pregnancy and Metabolism

This article is copied in its entirety from Jade Teta, and discusses pregnancy weight gain, post-pregnancy weight loss, and how you can control it. It answers many questions that pregnant women have, and can certainly help those who are considering becoming pregnant. The Pregnancy Reset: How Pregnancy Heals The Metabolism[…]

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Ice or Heat?

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions. Should you use ice or heat to treat your injury? Many of us remember when we younger and RICE was preached by our coaches and trainers. R – RestI – IceC – CompressE – Elevate However, times change and so[…]

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Are You Too Old?

Truth be told, it’s to be expected, but we don’t have to like it. As we get into our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond, we inevitably notice changes in our bodies. We still think of ourselves as teenagers or remember what we could physically do in our 20s, but we[…]

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Are These Dangerous Exercises?

SMH. Would you believe that not everything on the internet is true? I realize the irony as I write this to be published on the internet…… I’m shaking my head over the seemingly endless number of internet articles telling us that many exercises are dangerous.  The articles aren’t only written[…]

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Endurance Athlete Nutrition

I write my own articles, maintain my website, and post on social media. However there are times when I come across another trainer’s article that I want to share with you. This is such an example  – Endurance Athlete Nutrition. Both Nancy Clark and I publish articles in the American[…]

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Weight Loss Goal

Spring is a time of new beginnings.  If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. My role is to guide you from today’s reality to you reaching[…]

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How to Find a Qualified Personal Trainer

You’ve decided you want to change your body for the better and now you have to discover how to find a qualified personal trainer.   Location. You want to work with a personal trainer who either comes to your home or work, or who has a studio that is near[…]

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Training Smart

This article – Training Smart – was originally written by me and published in the American Academy of Health and Fitness’ Gamut of Life. Nearly every day we are faced with the question of how hard to push our clients. We consider their medical histories, their physical histories, their personalities,[…]

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Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain at some time in our lives? It can be caused by a strain, structural problems like a damaged vertebrae or sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, a bad mattress, even bending or turning awkwardly. Once it occurs, at best[…]

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