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5 Benefits to Eating Whole Eggs

I think we’ve all heard it at one time or another, “don’t eat too many eggs because they’re high in cholesterol”.  And, if you have high cholesterol levels, there may be a greater chance for heart disease, right?  This thinking is not entirely true.  Both doctors and researchers have determined that eating a whole egg […]

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4 Key Components to Recovery & Regeneration

Proper rest and recovery are essential elements to any successful training program.  For the most part, they are also the least planned and underutilized ways to improve.  Many gym-goers take an ‘all or nothing’ approach to their workout routines.  When you train, you train very hard.  When you don’t train, you do nothing at all. […]

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Redefine Yourself – The Case for Strength Training

If you want to alter your body composition and reshape your body, strength training is essential to your overall health and wellness goals, period. The goal of resistance training is to gradually and progressively overload the muscles so they get stronger.  Why is strength so important?  It is hands-down the best way to lose body […]

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Looking for snack options?

Here’s our favorite healthy snack options for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner… Snacking is a good strategy to keep your metabolic engine cranking.  I’ve spoken on this subject before.  We never want large gaps between meals (more than 4 hours) as it causes our resting metabolism to slow down as a way to conserve energy.  As North […]

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Maintaining Healthy Feet & Ankles

The health of our feet should be a top priority from a fitness standpoint.  The foot is broken into three parts: the forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot.  It consists of multiple joints as well as muscles, ligaments, fat pads and bursas.  Our feet are the first shock absorbers when we walk, run or jump.  The transfer […]

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Facts on the Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring mild stimulant that exists in a variety of foods, most notably coffee as well as tea, chocolate and cola drinks. No surprise, the average person consumes an inordinate amount of caffeine annually. Over 113 million people drink at least one cup of coffee per day. The good news: there are many […]

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Clean Up Your Sleep Routine

             Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner as March begins tomorrow. That being said, some people hope for better sleep quality and quantity moving the clocks ahead. The importance of sound, consistent sleep patterns should never be understated. In short, good sleep can make you look younger, feel less irritable, and protect against […]

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Worst Foods to Eat Before Bed

If you eat dinner between 6-7:30pm and are still up by 11pm, chances are you’ll be hungry again before bed. Contrary to popular belief, eating at night doesn’t lead to weight gain. It’s all about caloric intake versus caloric expenditure over the whole day, not just at 10:30pm. Despite these facts, there are still some […]

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Why Youth Strength Training

“Should my child lift weights?” is a question I’ve been asked many times over the years.  Commonly I’ll respond saying a young child can begin resistance training as early as his/her attention span allows for it.  This does NOT imply lifting heavy weights.  It should include bodyweight exercises (i.e. calisthenics), medicine balls, resistance bands, body […]

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Muscle Knots & Reduce the Pain

Muscle Knots, also known as trigger points or adhesions, tend to be very common among fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike. Essentially these are areas of tension that develop within our muscles from various types of stress we put on the body.  This is most commonly seen due to physical overuse and/or injury.  However, a sedentary […]

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