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LIFESTYLE, EXERCISE & NUTRITION ARTICLES

We often think of exercise as a means to an end. We want to lose weight: exercise. We want to get a six-pack or tone our bottoms: exercise.  But your body also needs exercise as a maintenance practice in order to function at its optimal level. And jumping ahead and trying to do too much …

5 Small Workout Habits That Help You Succeed Read More »

Some people lose weight through intermittent fasting, cutting out carbs, or becoming a vegan.  Others try to make major changes but end up reverting to their old habits and wind up gaining back any lost weight.  If you’re tired of watching your weight fluctuate, you may need a more gradual approach. Little changes can add …

10 Small Food Habits That Help You Lose Weight Read More »

Have you ever rewarded yourself with a sweet treat or something unhealthy just because you had a great workout?  🙋🙋  It’s common.  Many people believe that because they exercise, they are in the “negative” as far as their calorie input/output goes.  Keep in mind though that for weight loss …  Calories out must be MORE …

You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet (And HOW we can help!) Read More »

The Paleo Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Keto Diet, The Low-Carb Diet, The Dubrow Diet… Diet, Diet, Diet.  You can’t pick up a fitness magazine or go online without seeing something about the latest diets… and there are so many out there!  And one may be the perfect fit for you – but let’s …

Daily Diet Choices vs. “Going On A Diet” Read More »

Metabolism is the process that the body uses to convert food into energy. So, YES in order to lose weight, we need to expend MORE energy than we take in. BUT… It is practically impossible to accurately count calories. Here is why calorie counting alone is faulty: People are not great at eyeballing calories. Food …

Calorie Counting and Metabolism Read More »

This is a no-brainer way to create a new habit in your life. All you do is “stack” whatever habit you’re trying to create on top of an activity you already do every day. For example, when you brush your teeth every morning, all you would do is add another habit on top of that …

How to make a new habit last a lifetime Read More »

This holiday-themed workout is so much fun! If you have family around, get them to join you. It’s a “ladder” workout, done to the format of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Every round, you add a new exercise and you do that exercise for the number of reps it would be for the …

The “Original” 12 Days of Fitmas Workout Read More »

FIBER! It’s kind of weird to think that a nutrient that moves through our system basically untouched can make such a difference… but it does! And when your diet is a little “off” (as it tends to be during the holidays), being consistent with your fiber intake can be a huge gift for your digestive …

This simple upgrade helps your body burn fat… Read More »

Here’s the one thing that can change EVERYTHING when you’re facing temptation: Take ONE big breath, remind yourself of your goals and your WHY … And then ask yourself this simple question: How will you feel tomorrow if you break that commitment? Will it be worth it? Will you feel rested, energized, and be able …

Our 3-second question to eliminate temptation… Read More »

Did you know that expressing gratitude is physically good for you? Studies show it improves both your mood AND your mental health. In fact, something as simple as the act of writing a “gratitude card” can make a surprisingly big difference in your life. A study reported by the Greater Good Science Center found that …

Happy Thanksgiving! The power of a simple “thank you” to change your health Read More »

Living a healthy lifestyle means being flexible. It’s not about feeling guilty or deprived. Instead, it’s VALUE-driven and is based on your personal feelings and beliefs. It’s something you are committed to – it’s not just a fad. And in the case of a healthy lifestyle, those values are all about supporting and improving your …

How to stay healthy and feeling great during the holidays Read More »

First of all: If you have a fever, your body is fighting off illness so you definitely DO NOT want to work out … you want your resources to go to battle the virus! Your body is already getting a workout, so let it do its job. If you do NOT have a fever, the …

You think you’re catching a cold. Should you work out? Read More »

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