Month: July 2012

Five Ways to Beat Childhood Obesity

More than ever,  because I am a mother and a grandmother, when it comes to kids’ health, I want to be involved in helping children live active, well-nourished lives—and help turn the tide of obesity. Here are some solutions I came up with: • I Encourage kids to pack a lunch or eat school lunches.  Students […]

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Don’t Sit Too Long

Here is something I’ve been talking a lot about recently–that sitting too long can be deadly.  Read the results of this study: First of all, a pulmonary embolism is nothing to scoff at – it’s a blockage of one or more arteries in your lungs, often caused by blood clots that travel from another part […]

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Put on Your Walking Shoes

What comes to mind when you hear the word exercise?  Do you cringe?  Some of my personal training clients balk at the idea of dailyexercise. I think it’s because we now equate exercise with getting into work out gear and going to a gym…otherwise we think it’s notexercise. But that is far from the truth. Walking is a great form […]

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Workout Those Abs

I have so many of my personal training clients and general population that want help getting rid of their stomach, so I decided to add another blog on the core with five more great exercises to do. The core is more than just your abdominals, though that is what many people associate with the word. The glutes and lower […]

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The Power of Sleep

How much sleep do you or your kids get each night?  Is it enough?  Find out below from a few recent studies. Recent studies have shown that the number of overweight children between the ages of 6 and 11 in the United States has doubled in the past 20 years. At the same time, research […]

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Dine Out and Lose Weight

Every time my personal training clients go to their favorite restaurants they face the inevitable task of choosing a healthy meal. Fries or a salad? Broccoli or fried calamari? Is this you? So how do people like you and my personal training clients who want to maintain a fit lifestyle, make sure they don’t blow their goals out the […]

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Strength Training Can Help with Diabetes

Ladies (and some of you men, also)–are you still afraid to lift weights because it might make you look bulky?  Well, for one thing, it won’t unless you take steroids, but here’s yet another reason to hoist those heavy weights. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, suggest that minimal muscle mass is associated with increased diabetes risk. […]

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Life Satisfaction

How satisfied is your life?  Are you in a happy relationship?  Do you feel rewarded in your job?  What about your personal trainingsessions?  Here is a study that promotes satisfaction with life may promote heart health. Studies show that the mental states of stress and depression are associated with increased risk of heart disease. Researchers wanted […]

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Resistance Exercise The Fountain of Life

When you think of exercise, do you think of aerobic or cardiovascular activities?  Resistance or strength training is alsoexercise and has been touted as the fountain of youth. Below is a study that proves it. It’s generally understood that in the course of the aging process, the body begins to decay. The hard and soft tissue structures gradually deteriorate, and physical activity capacity becomes […]

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Vitamin D–The Key to Better Health

With daylight savings time in full effect, the only thing other thing most people will be missing out other than more sunshine is vitamin D, the vitamin, which helps the body absorb calcium, the building material for bones and teeth. Most of my personal training clients are not aware of the critical role vitamin D plays in […]

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