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How Many Carbs Do I Need?

April 30, 2015

Blog, Diet

How Many Carbs Do I Need?

The simple answer to that question is:  it depends.  Your carb intake depends on age, gender (men generally require more carbs than women), body composition, activity levels, current metabolic health (i.e. obesity, diabetes) and other factors.  If you are physically active, do a lot of high intensity exercise and heavy […]

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Diets Old and New

April 23, 2015

Blog, Diet

Diets Old and New

Think the latest diet trend is something new?  Chances are it’s been tried before or is a variation on a prior diet.  I’ve come across some crazy diets that have been popular in their time that I thought you might find interesting.  Have a laugh but also see how diets […]

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Keep Breathing….

April 9, 2015

Exercise

Keep Breathing….

When I remind the seniors in my classes to “keep breathing”, I always get a chuckle.  Of course, they’re thinking one thing (don’t keel over) while I’m making sure they don’t hold their breath during exercise.  We all do it from time to time, myself included, when we’re concentrating so […]

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No Gym Required

April 2, 2015

Exercise

No Gym Required

You are busy with work, kids, volunteer commitments, etc (insert your own challenge) and find it difficult to get to the gym with any regularity. However, nothing beats the convenience of using your  home and/or body as your own gym and you don’t need fancy, expensive equipment to accomplish the […]

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Stick-to it-tiveness

March 19, 2015

Exercise, General Health Info

Stick-to it-tiveness

It’s already mid-March – yikes, where did the time go?  Spring really is just around the corner and soon after, summer and consistently warmer temperatures.  Did you make resolutions in January to get healthier, lose weight, run a marathon, cut out sugar, etc?  If you did but found yourself somehow […]

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Are You Unbalanced?

March 12, 2015

Exercise

Are You Unbalanced?

Of course I mean physically and not mentally!  Strength imbalances – we all have them to some extent.  You may have a more dominant leg and arm that is a little bigger/stronger/more balanced than the other but it really can be any muscle group.  And, how much one side is […]

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M&M

March 5, 2015

Blog, Exercise

M&M

When you see M&M do you think of the candy-coated chocolate candies?  Here I’m referring to Movement and Memory – gotcha! We all know by now the role of exercise in preventing many chronic diseases as well as its positive effects on reducing stress, depression and anxiety.  However, recently studies […]

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Size Does Matter

February 19, 2015

Blog, Diet

Size Does Matter

I often get asked, “How do I get rid of ‘this’?”  Of course, ‘this’ can be belly fat, arm fat, thigh fat, etc.   My answer is always, “How is your diet?”  To me diet isn’t just what you are eating but it’s also how much are you eating – or […]

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The Weight Loss Numbers Game

February 5, 2015

Blog, Weight Loss

The Weight Loss Numbers Game

Since January you’ve been better with food (I don’t like using the word “diet”) and nutrition and you’re exercising more. Your clothes are starting to fit a little better and maybe you’re even seeing a little definition in your body. And, during this time, you weighed yourself weekly, maybe daily. […]

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5 Tips for Getting Started with a Fitness Program

January 22, 2015

Exercise

5 Tips for Getting Started with a Fitness Program

The glow of the new year hasn’t faded completely away and there’s still time to get started on incorporating regular exercise into your schedule. Here are 5 tips to help you on your way: 1. There is no “correct” order for cardio and strength-training exercises — but it may make […]

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