Tip of the Month

Resolve To Have No Regrets!

It’s not uncommon that with a New Year comes a new start! Resolutions are the first things we begin to think about, “what to and what not to do”.  And when it comes to your eating habits, wanting to change them is traditionally one of the top 5 resolutions that we make.   I say, “Thumbs …

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The 2 Minute Rule

How long should it take to recover after a vigorous cardiovascular episode? If you’re a healthy individual, the general rule of thumb should be within 2 minutes of ending that bout of aerobic exercise. If you’re still huffing and puffing after 2 minutes, than you need to spend more time on your cardiovascular fitness!  Being “out …

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6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat

Some great points that Jessica Girdwain makes in her article, “6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat”, over on Beachbody.com.   Check it out below… 6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat By Jessica Girdwain Eating in is one of the best ways to get (and stay) slim. Cooking at home allows you to control …

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Stabilize Your Blades To Better Target Your Chest!

Did you know that during a Chest Press, if you stabilize your shoulder blades into the surface that your back is against, be it a bench, the floor, or stability ball, it enables your chest muscles to be properly and fully engaged throughout the movement.  This is done by bringing your shoulders down, back, and pinching the …

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What To Look For When Choosing A Personal Trainer

With so many Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants out there, how do you wisely choose someone with whom you are going to invest your health, body, and your hard earned dollars in? Good question!  Well, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a Personal Trainer: Recommendations and Referrals: First off, ask around …

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Don’t Hold Your Breath!

How to Breathe Properly When Lifting Weights Have you ever held your breath while lifting a heavy weight, thinking that this will help you push out that one last rep?  While many of us think this is so, it isn’t always the best practice.  The problem with holding your breath through the lift is that …

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In Front or Behind?

How many times have you seen a fellow gym goer sit themselves down at the Lat Pull Down machine, perfectly place their hands on the bar, lean forward, tilt their head down, and then pull the bar BEHIND their head? Is this the right way or not? For those of you who are new to …

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How To Drink Without Gaining Weight!

For those of you who like to partake in a little nip here and there, but worry about the weight gaining aspect of having your “cake and eating it too”, this one’s for you! Check out this article over on Health.com on how to manage your alcohol intake while keeping your waist line intact! I’ll …

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Keep The Fire Burning!

Did you know that by eating more frequently, you speed up your metabolism? Meals that are eaten at regular intervals (every 3-4 hours), 4-5 times a day, that consist of a lean protein, a complex carbohydrate, and a healthy source of fat, keep your metabolism stoked!   Eating well balanced “compact” meals this way, instead …

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Write It Down!

Turkey, stuffing, and that extra piece of pumpkin pie, not to mention giving thanks over all those cocktails….eating and drinking can be lots of fun—until you put on a pair of pants and find out that, oh no….they’re too tight!  There’s not much fun in that!!! Now what? One of the best ways to get …

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