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Cardio vs. Weights: Best Bang for Your “Calorie-Buck”!

If you are looking to lose body fat, you need to get on that cardio machine and ride, right? Or, maybe you need to run outside and sweat the fat away, yes? The truth is that the best exercise for FAT LOSS (not just weight loss) is muscle-building, fat-burning, strength training exercise…

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Winter Wonderland Training

Are you a ‘fair weather exerciser’? Do you find yourself only exercising when the temperature outside is 70 and sunny? If you live in the northern United States, it’s likely that you are exercising only three months out of every year! This type of ‘exercise’ program is obviously…

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Getting to the CORE of it

It is the time of year when people begin to think about getting back in shape and getting ready for spring! Unfortunately, it is also the time of year that people end up injuring themselves while performing exercises that are too strenuous for their de-conditioned bodies. One of the reasons…

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New Year, New Workout!

If you are new to exercise, you may still be feeling the soreness that comes with beginning a new program. Your muscles have been awakened by activities you thought you could no longer accomplish, and that feeling keeps you going each day as you try to regain your former, fit self. …

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Healthy Balance, Healthy Habits - Healthy Holidays!

Registered Dietitian, Amy Bragagnini, heads down to the farm for this month’s Healthy Balance, Healthy Habits segment! Join Amy and her furry friends as she shares healthy holiday tips!

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Beat the Weight Gain

Statistics show that almost 75% of Americans gain 1-2lbs of weight over the holidays. While that may not seem like a lot, these are pounds that are very difficult to lose, and usually perpetuate throughout the year, adding to the overall yearly weight gain. Some consider it an inevitable…

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Food and the Holiday Blues

For many, the Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year. People get to spend quality time with loved ones and reflect on the blessings in life. However, the holiday season is not always joyful for everyone. Millions of people suffer from depression and symptoms can become very…

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Hold it Through the Holidays

There is a big program where I work that is called “Hold it Through the Holidays”. It encourages people to form teams and to motivate one another by maintaining their weight through the holiday season. Team members are encouraged to hold each other accountable and each team will receive…

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Inflammation & Cancer Impact

Millions of people die from cancer each year. Various risk factors for cancer include environmental pollutants, exposure to UV light, smoking and obesity. Scientists speculate that these risk factors cause the body to be in a state of inflammation, which can lead to cancer growth and…

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Prepare Yourself

The holidays are just around the corner and if you are like the millions of people around the world, you are preparing for the festivities ~ the work parties, the holiday cheer and the never-ending gift giving rituals that come this time of year. It can be a very exciting time and a very…

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