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    Getting to the Core of Your Core

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    A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness

    Have you realized how many pills may you take daily without notice? After your workout you feel your muscles burn and automatically reach out for...
  • Take Five: Avoid These Exercise Injuries

    Take Five: Avoid These Exercise Injuries

    Blame the squat for your back pain or the lunge for your knee ache. If you exercise, odd are you have experienced some kind gym...
  • Don't Resist Tubing Exercises

    Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises

    A few years ago, we thought nothing could beat machines to strengthen and tone muscles. Then we realized that with a set of dumbbells, barbell,...
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    Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

    This year, athletes and celebrities praised the gluten free diet as the panacea to nearly everything—from winning top tennis tournaments to red carpet ready for...
  • Blast Away Belly Fat

    Blast Away Belly Fat

    How can I reduce belly fat? This is the most popular question asked to trainers and one of the most problematic one to answer. The...
  • Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

    Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

    Let’s face it: There is a general acceptance you will add few extra pounds during the holidays. But so what? You have worked out the...
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Little Changes, Big Results

Little Changes, Big Results

It might be hard to swallow, but you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same. Easy to accept, but it’s still tough to practice. It can be difficult to shake up the status quo when you juggle daily life, so it is much easier to stick with the same exercise routine you...
Expose Healthy Food Impostors

Expose Healthy Food Impostors

The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the delicious fruit mix. Along with the mouth-watering image, it reads: “Made with whole grains and real fruit.” You are quite certain this is...
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement with my parents they were worried about me harming my spine and bone mass. Twenty five years after that initial barbell squat, I am...
A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness

A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness

Have you realized how many pills may you take daily without notice? After your workout you feel your muscles burn and automatically reach out for acetaminophen. At breakfast, you may take a multi vitamin with some “added benefit claim.” And maybe at night an Ambien pill is your best friend for a good night sleep....
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair the...