Month: July 2012

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

Do you find yourself on most mornings rushing out the door in a frenzy to try to get to work and skipping breakfast?  Most people andpersonal training clients forget that the few extra minutes it takes to have a healthy wholesome breakfast might make all the difference as to whether you have a productive day or if you will be […]

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An Exercise to Ease Back Pain

Have you ever watched a toddler pick up a ball?  Now ask an adult to do the same task. What’s the most obvious difference you notice? The toddler hinges at the hips, sitting back and down into a deep squat to grasp the ball, pulling it close to the body. The toddler also powers through […]

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Dodge Diabetes Now

  Do you suffer from diabetes or are you at risk for getting diabetes?   Read below for ways to dodge this terrible disease now.   No one wants diabetes, but for those with a strong family history of this disease, the desire to avoid this debilitating disease is much stronger. What is hopefully a […]

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The Right and Wrong Way to Use Exercise Machines

  Are You Exercising Properly? Find out from top certified Personal Trainers using these contact points described below:   Gym members and personal training clients frequently resemble contortionist while using strength machines. They twist, lunge, heave, jerk and strain their entire bodies while using the equipment. This is a sure indicator that the individual is attempting to lift too much weight. The twisting, […]

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When and How to Eat

Do you have a hard time figuring out when and how to eat? Or for that matter, when to exerciseor personal train? Read below on how and when to eat.   Humans have an internal rhythm that mimics the cycles of nature. Known as circadian rhythms, these patterns of physiological functioning repeat every 24 hours.   For […]

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Fit and Tidy

Do you have a hard time fitting exercise into your day?  Try these eight fitness-inspired chores to help you fit it in.  Your house will be neater and your body more toned. Vigorously sweep your deck, porch or patio.  It’ll stimulate upper body muscles and get your blood pumping. Dust the blades of ceiling fans, the tops of windows […]

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Making Kids’ Meals More Appetizing

Kids adopt their parents’ preferences on many fronts, but when it comes to how food is presented on a plate, children have definite opinions, and these impact what they eat. According to a study published in the January issue of Acta Paediatrica (101 (1), 61-66), the nut definitely falls far from the tree when it […]

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Seven Strategies for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating isn’t rocket science. Just follow Mom’s advice, eating your peas and beets and slugging your milk, right? Unfortunately, though, for many people, eating healthier is as challenging as starting an exercise program, which is undoubtedly why many of myPersonal Training clients have turned to me for guidance. If there is one nutritional no-no that takes the cake, skipping meals […]

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Interval Training Good for the Heart

There is nothing that burns fat more efficiently or gets you into better shape faster than interval training. Intervals, or repeated, short, sharp bursts of strenuous activity, interspersed with rest periods can improve your heart and overall health, researchers found out recently. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, recently gathered several groups of volunteers. One consisted of […]

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Five Ways to Build Muscle

With all the talk these days about losing weight and burning fat, it’s easy to forget about the importance of building muscle. Whether you’re looking to maximize your metabolism or just look better in front of the mirror, you need muscle to do it. This means you ladies as well.  Muscle helps speed up your metabolism and shapes your body.  Plus muscle helps build strong […]

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