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November Cardio Challenge

November 6, 2014

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November Cardio Challenge

This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. I consider Halloween to be the kick-off event for the holiday season. It gets us started down the path of over-indulging which can undo all the hard work you’ve done in the past 10 months. Try to limit “treats” […]

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Rev Your Metabolism

October 9, 2014

Blog, General Health Info

Rev Your Metabolism

Cardio, intervals, high intensity interval training – why we do these types of workouts is to burn fat and boost metabolism so our body burns calories. But exercise alone doesn’t determine how fast your body burns – it depends on several things. Some people are lucky and inherit a speedy […]

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Diet Soda is Good for You…Right?

September 18, 2014

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Diet Soda is Good for You…Right?

You’ve switched from regular sodas to diet to watch calories.  However, new research shows that diet sodas and other products made with artificial sweeteners could raise your blood sugar levels more than if you indulged in sugar-sweetened sodas and desserts. Scientists found a correlation between artificial sweeteners, gut bacteria (most […]

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I’ll Work it Off

August 21, 2014

Diet, Exercise

I’ll Work it Off

Or, will you?  A common misconception is how many calories we actually burn during physical activity and the thought that we can exercise away a bad diet.  WRONG!  Remember that you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories in order to lose 1 pound.  To put this in perspective, […]

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Sleep: It Does A Body Good

July 17, 2014

Blog, Health & Beauty

Sleep: It Does A Body Good

We’ve always heard that we need to get eight hours of sleep per night, but how many of us actually get even close to that?  Our lives are busy; there aren’t enough hours in the day and sleep seems to be where we cut corners.  I should know as I’ve […]

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June Cardio Challenge

June 5, 2014

Blog, Exercise

June Cardio Challenge

Continue your routine from May – including the 45 minute steady-pace walk once per week (walk at a good pace and don’t stroll).  Experiment with doing longer intervals of fast walking while keeping your rest period the same or even shorten it.  For example, make your “work” interval (i.e. when […]

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How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

April 17, 2014

Blog, Diet

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

If you are noticing that the jeans are getting tighter and the flab is creeping in, you may want to take a look at what you are eating.   I will assume that you are limiting your intake of processed, high sugar foods and eating mostly whole foods, lean proteins, vegetables, […]

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April Cardio Challenge

April 3, 2014

Blog, Exercise

April Cardio Challenge

By now you should be doing some intervals during your walk – incorporating periods of faster walking with periods of slower walking (your normal pace).  This month, make your “rest periods” 30 seconds instead of a minute.  This means you will walk faster for 1 minute and then slow down […]

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Intermittent Fasting Part 1: What is it?

March 20, 2014

Blog, General Health Info

Intermittent Fasting Part 1:  What is it?

For the past 6 months or so I’ve been hearing more about a new eating strategy called Intermittent Fasting (IF).  In this two part article, I will try to distill the key points of IF so you can decide if it is something you want to try. We all know […]

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Industry Trend – HIIT to Get Fit

January 30, 2014

Blog, Exercise

Industry Trend – HIIT to Get Fit

As you all know by now, I’m a big fan of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and the benefits it provides with respect to endurance and fat loss.  I just wanted to let you know that HIIT will be hot this year.  The December edition of Outside Magazine had an […]

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