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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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Most Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

The most common reasons you’re not losing weight are most likely related to nutrition and exercise. In. That. Order. But it’s not as simple as calories in vs calories out. It’s about biochemistry. Let’s take a closer look at the basics: Nutrition Notice I said “nutrition” rather than “diet.” Diet implies a temporary white knuckle …

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Are You Ready to Make Lifestyle Changes for Better Health?

We’re midway through the first week of the New Year when many people have resolved to “get healthy” in 2015. The problem is, most people don’t really have any idea what “get healthy” means to them or how to measure it. One of the most common goals that people have is to lose weight. The …

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‘Tis the Season for a Quickie Workout!

The Holiday season between Thanksgiving and the New Year are busy times for most people. With family gatherings, travel, gift shopping, preparing special meals and holiday treats, parties at the office and with friends and with family… WHEW! For many, the exercise program gets put on the back burner which means that you lose some …

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How Much Exercise Do I Need to Do to Get Results?

One of the things that I ask prospective clients during their initial consultation or fitness assessment is how much time they are willing to devote to their exercise program? This isn’t how often they’re going to meet with me; this is how often they are actually going to engage in meaningful physical activity appropriate for …

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SMART Goal Setting for Success (part 2 of 2)

In part one of this series, we looked at our past successes and disappointments, lessons learned, what obstacles prevent us from achieving our goals, what our personal values and negative drivers are, and what roles we play in our daily lives. It’s important to go through all of that prior to actually sitting down and …

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Goal Setting For Success (part 1 of 2)

Now that it’s mid-February and the vast majority of people who made New Year’s Resolutions have already given up on them, it’s time to talk once again about goal setting. If you can master this simple (but not easy) skill, you’ll find success in anything you put your mind to – not just health and …

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How to Get the Most Effective Workout on Cardio Equipment

It’s that time of year in the Upper Midwest – sub-zero temps, icy commutes, still dark before work and almost dark after work. This means that more people are bringing their workouts indoors for the next few months to ride out another long winter. For those who don’t want to dress in layers, strap spikes …

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