Tag: St. Louis Personal Fitness Trainer

Spotlight on Stretching

Do you want to enhance your workouts, personal training and activities of daily living? Then improve your flexibility through stretching! 5 FAQs About Flexibility 1. How long should you hold a stretch for flexibility improvement? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM 2006) recommends holding a stretch from 15 to 30 seconds. 2. What is […]

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Ten Exercise Myths

  “No pain”, “Weight training equals bulking up”, or “Spot reducing”.  There are plenty of popular exercise misconceptions that still exist. Let us look at some of the most common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current exercise research and let me help you smash those myths as your certified personal […]

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Friends Influence Weight Loss

How many of your friends influence what you eat and how you exercise or personal train? Friends may have our backs, but their health and fitness habits can literally shape our backsides. How do friends help—or hurt—your healthy habits? Learn more from Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD, adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona, […]

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Is trans fat still bad if it comes from natural sources?

Do you know how much trans fat you consume in one day?  Here is a great article on trans fat. Ask the RD: Is trans fat still bad if it comes from natural sources? Answer Most people have heard the health warnings about trans fats. They raise LDL (artery-clogging) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, […]

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Top 10 Lifestyle Strategies to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

  Are you at risk for getting alzheimer’s?  Here are some strategies that should help you prevent this terrible disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause Currently, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s and […]

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Food Journals Can Help Women Lose Weight

  If you are trying to lose weight, have you thought about using a food journal? It’s not exactly a new strategy for aiding weight loss, but if you aren’t currently using food journals to shed pounds, recent research suggests that perhaps you should be.   Scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center summarized […]

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Tips on Keeping the Weight You Lost Off!

Tips on Keeping the Weight You Lost Off! Have you lost weight and now are looking to keep it off once and for all?  The National Weight Control Registry has determined these six strategies for permanent weight loss: Eat Breakfast – within 1 hour of rising Exercise-at least 30 mins. a day Have a support system–either […]

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Tips on How to Increase Your Metabolism

Want to increase your metabolism?  Here are some tips: Eat Breakfast everyday–within one hour after rising Drink ice cold water- 64 oz. Eat spicy foods Perform resistance training Move around a lot throughout the day–don’t sit for long periods of time Listen to music–it’ll make you tap your toes and fingers.  It also reduces stress (a […]

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Eat Your Greens

  In today’s world, it seems that everywhere you turn, you see in the news that multivitamins may not be so good for you and you wonder where that information is coming from. Even though I am a huge fan of vitamins, I do have to agree with the notion that multivitamins are not always […]

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Inactivity Equals Early Death

  How active are you during the day?  Do you get at least 30 minutes a day of activity or exercise? Certified Personal Trainers are now saying smoking is not the only bad habit that can lead to an early death; inactivity is another one.  Read on to find out what the researchers found out. […]

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