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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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Pack Once, Eat for a Week!

#1 Plan, Pick, Prep & Pack Once, Eat for a Week! This past Sunday morning would have been better to catch up on my sleep or cozening up on the couch for a Netflix marathon but instead I trekked out to the supermarket. One quick trip is less stressful and time-consuming than attempting to navigate […]

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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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Favorite Flag Day Salads

We’re getting ready for the long weekend. Heading to NH to meet up with family & cousins camping.  I wanted to bring some healthy food choices for the picnic and came across a twist on potato salad with no mayo.  It’s Green beans and potatoes, served in a Dijon mustard and balsamic vinaigrette. Another favorite […]

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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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Strategies to Increase Fat Loss

A while back I wrote an article that talked about understanding body types. Today’s post will discuss one in particular: the endomorph. This person tends to have a larger bone structure with greater amounts of total body mass and fat mass. Unfortunately excess calories in endomorphs are usually stored as fat and don’t create the […]

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