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Avoid Obesity during the Pandemic: Eating at Home Can Help

How can you avoid obesity during a global pandemic? Before the coronavirus crisis, Mike was dancing through his healthiest period in years – literally. He’d been taking ballroom dance classes for a few months and loving it. Not only was it fun and social, but Mike, 62, also found it great for his weight and …

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Hydrating Foods: Eat Your Water

Are you making sure to stay hydrated this season? Consuming hydrating foods can help! We’re often told to drink plenty of water – up to an ounce for every pound of body weight is a common recommendation. Getting enough water helps keep us cool, increase our metabolism, and lose weight. You might also know it’s …

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Enjoy the Holidays — But with a Plan

Many people struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle over the holiday season, with some gaining as much as 10 pounds over the last two months of the year. Halloween candy (for a couple of weeks), a huge Thanksgiving dinner (with leftovers), then several holiday parties and cookie exchanges lasting until the New Year. How can …

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Five Easy Tips For Fat Loss After Fifty

Fat loss after 50 seems hard for most people. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep a healthy weight through exercise and eating right. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, statistics show. And numbers are similar in other English-speaking countries. Our metabolisms slow down as we get older. But obesity isn’t caused by reaching a certain …

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Drink Up: Active Seniors Need to Get Plenty of Water

Are you getting enough water every day? It’s an important question for everyone, especially when temperatures are high outdoors. It’s even more key for older people – and still more relevant for older people who are physically active (which we certainly hope you are). The common refrain is usually that people should drink 8 ounces …

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American Heart Month and the Powerful Benefits of Exercise, Eating Right

American Heart Month We usually think of February as the month of hearts for Valentine’s Day. But February is also American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association, to raise awareness and to help people lose weight, eat better, invigorate their exercise routines and more. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, …

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How Snowbirds, and the Rest of Us, Can Stay Fit over the Winter

How do snowbirds stay fit when they leave home for a few months every year? Snowbirds heading south for the winter have a lot to look forward to. The milder weather. The sunshine. Seeing old friends. And we know they will want to keep up their fitness routines – or take the change of scenery …

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Self Monitoring Tips for Weight Loss Success

The more effective you become at regulating your own behaviors, the more likely you will be to stick with your health and fitness program and have long term weight loss success. As a Personal Trainer and Health Coach, I cannot control the choices that you make on a given day. I try to teach my …

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8 Tips For Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Many people gain 10 pounds or more over the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year, not only because they eat more but because they also tend to be more sedentary. Here are a few tips for avoiding Holiday Weight Gain. Keep in mind, these tips are for maintaining your current weight and fitness rather …

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5 Unusual Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

In an earlier post, we looked at some of the most common reasons why people struggle to lose weight – mainly related to exercise and nutrition. But what if you’ve tried all of those things and are still struggling? Then it’s time to consider more unusual reasons why you’re not losing weight. Stress Cortisol is …

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