Fitness

Should I Hire A Personal Trainer?

Finding the answer may seem daunting but it shouldn’t. The question “Should I hire a personal trainer?” is easy to answer. You want to get in shape. You want to lose weight. You want to tone up. So you start looking at options. Apps & Videos On one end of[…]

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How to Read the NEW Nutrition Label

Wow! After nearly 20 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the nutrition labels on packaged food and drinks. This is everything you need to know so you can read the new nutrition labels, understand the changes, and use them to make informed decisions about your health. Learn[…]

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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?

Aging. As we enter our 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, we inevitably notice changes in our bodies. Are you too old to want to slow down these changes? It is often true we still think of ourselves as teenagers or remember what we could physically do in our 20s, yet[…]

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Are These Dangerous Exercises?

  I recently read an article where the author posted a few photos taken in a gym and asked are these dangerous exercises. What amazes me is that this article and others like it are not only written by random bloggers who are self-proclaimed fitness experts, but are also published[…]

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

You’ve decided you want to change your body for the better but you aren’t sure how to choose a personal trainer. Follow these steps and you will find the one for you. Credentials. There are probably hundreds of personal training certifications available, but only a few are reputable with top[…]

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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 by Nancy Clark. I have taken a recent article of[…]

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list of foods and drinks for endurance athletes

Weight Loss Goal

In today’s society, having a weight loss goal seems to be the norm instead of the exception. Whether it be 5 lbs. or 50 lbs., most people say they know what to do yet in reality they don’t because they are unable to maintain the changes they make. This is[…]

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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, a publication read by 15,000+ professionals in the health and wellness industry. Nearly every day we are faced with the question of how hard to push[…]

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