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Holiday Weight Loss

Holiday Weight Loss  The holiday season is upon us! Break out the pumpkin spice lattes, turkey, stuffing, eggnog, holiday cookies, and peppermint flavored everything. Your waistline doesn’t stand a chance, right? Not so fast. You CAN enjoy the holiday season and not gain weight. In fact, you can even LOSE weight over the holidays, if…
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What Changes Can I Expect When I Start Lifting Weights?

If you’re a cardio junkie, stepping into the weight room for the first time can be intimidating. But don’t let that hold you back! Weightlifting is the best way to rapidly change your body – better than cardio, or group exercise, or yoga. But just because you pick up a pair of dumbbells, don’t expect…
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How To Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Diet

The number one thing you can do for your health, well-being, and sexiness is to eat more plants. Cheesy stock photo aside, veggies are great to include in your diet because they are low in calories, but high in vitamins and minerals. We call veggies “nutrient dense” as opposed to more calorie dense foods like…
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6 Reasons Bodyweight Training Is Awesome For Building Lean Muscle

Let’s face it, most of us are pretty busy with work, school, family, and doing fun stuff on the weekends. We just want our workouts to keep us physically healthy and maybe help us lean out so we look better in a swimsuit. Most people trying to “tone up” jump straight into cardio, but there’s…
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The 5 Keys To Getting And Staying Fit For Life

There are a couple times every year when we say to ourselves, “Man, I really need to get back into the gym and get in shape.” New Years resolution season in the wake of holiday indulgences, the start of spring and tank top weather, or right around Memorial Day, when the neighborhood pool opens and…
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How To Fit “Fitness” Into Airport Travel

  Do you travel often? If you do, you know that there is no bigger hassle than dealing with airport travel. And if you travel often, you know how hard it is to stay healthy at an airport. After my recent trip to Spain (for pleasure) and Toronto (for business), I appreciate that challenge more…
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Should You Exercise On Vacation?

We’re creatures of habit, but traveling upsets our routine. With that in mind, you absolutely should try to maintain your healthy habits while you’re on the road. Things like your morning routine and how you eat don’t need to change much on vacation. If you wake up and stretch first thing at home, do the…
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What’s A Rest Day? Workout Recovery For Active Athletes

Most people don’t have a problem with “off” days. Oh, I don’t have to workout? Cool. Netflix! But some of us are wired to GO all the time, gladly training six to seven days per week. Some call this crazy, while those who participate in constant activity couldn’t imagine taking a day off. Admittedly, I…
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Avoiding Gym Boredom

  You know that lady who’s on the elliptical every time you hit the gym, slogging through an hour cardio workout every single day? Her eyes glaze over as she stares at the TV mounted on the wall ten feet ahead of her, looking bored as all get-out, and you wonder, how the heck does…
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How To Eat Donuts And Not Gain Fat

I recently asked friends on my Facebook fan page about their biggest fitness questions. While this one was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I wanted to address it because I know it’s a big concern for a lot of people looking to lose weight.   Dan asks: How can I eat pizza and donuts and not get fat? Very…
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