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“Remember” to Eat Your Fish

A recent study was just published that reminds us, once again, how important omega-3 fatty acids are for our health. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid. This means that the body cannot make them and you have to get them from food sources. Examples include: salmon, tuna,…

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Making Fitness Fun

You know that being physically active is good for your body and your brain, but you still haven’t made the commitment to stick to your exercise routine on a daily basis. Knowing what you need to do, and actually doing it, can be two very different things. The missing link here is that you…

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Top to Bottom

As a fitness professional I am asked all the time “What is the best exercise for _______”. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain strength or simply tone your body for the coming summer, there are a few exercises that are a MUST in any exercise program. Starting with the basics is…

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Brunch for Mom

I have very fond memories of celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom. As a family we would make her creative gifts or find her unique trinkets to show our love and appreciation. But I cringe when I think back to the actual Mother’s Day celebration, as my mother actually did a lot of the…

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A Grilled Cheese, Please!

I just found out that April is National Grilled Cheese month! Growing up, my mom would frequently make us grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch or for a snack. I used to love them and have fond memories of that time. But, now as a dietitian, I would not consider my mother’s grilled cheese…

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Take it Outside

Spring is here and that means it’s time to get outdoors and get in shape! Whether you have been hibernating in the comfort of your home all winter, or hitting the gym on a regular basis, I challenge you to take your workouts OUT-of-DOORS.

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Spring Fever

Spring Fever is described by the World English Dictionary as “the feeling of restlessness experienced by many people at the onset of spring.” This week marks the first day of Spring, although some in the Northwest regions of our country may disagree! However, as the days get longer…

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Exercising with Diabetes

Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have managed your condition for years, exercise is an essential part of your diabetes management program.

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Build strength to lose fat weight!

While many in the fitness industry already know this fact, the general population may not. In a world of low fat, low carb, high protein, high fiber diets, there is one thing that is continually missing from the ‘weight loss’ equation. Regardless of the type of diet you choose to follow…

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February is Heart Health Month

The American Heart Association reports that exercising for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of heart disease and that studies now show that for every hour of walking, you may increase your life expectancy by two hours! That is a pretty fantastic return on investment in…

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