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Health Care Reform Starts in the Gym

It’s coming soon, whether we like it or not. The Health Care Reform Act, aka ObamaCare, is set to begin open enrollment in Minnesota in October 2013 with coverage starting on January 1, 2014. Nobody really knows at this point what the costs to consumers will be, especially those like myself who have to purchase …

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What Is Metabolic Conditioning and is it Right for You?

You’ve probably heard all the buzz about people losing weight and getting fit using high intensity interval training (HIIT) programs like CrossFit and P90X, but what exactly is metabolic conditioning and is it the right choice for you? Metabolic conditioning, aka MetCon, is basically a method of training that uses very high intensity work intervals …

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Effects of Six Months of Combined Aerobic and Strength Training for Elderly Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Hot off the press from the September issue of the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, an article about strength training for elderly adults with type 2 diabletes: This study evaluated the effects of a 6-month combined aerobic and resistance training program on the body composition, glycemic control, lipid profile, and functional capacity …

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Keeping a Daily Food Log Could be Your Secret Weapon To Weight Loss Success

It has been well documented that those who track their food intake have a far greater success rate at losing weight (and keeping it off) than those who don’t. The fact is, people have NO IDEA how many calories they are consuming on a daily basis, not to mention the nutritional aspect of macro and …

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