Food & Nutrition

Interesting Comparison

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I love Jack in the Box, especially their breakfast sandwiches. Just to tempt me Jack now has the Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit Sandwich on sale 2 for $3. That sounds like a yummy breakfast bargain! So, I use my handy (and free) iphone app “Lose It” to see just how bad this treat would […]

Fitness & Training

Power Your Metabolism

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People always ask “What’s the best way to lose weight and keep it off?” What most are really trying to do is lose body fat and improve health & appearance. The best way to accomplish these goals is by powering your metabolism. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the amount of calories your body uses while […]

Fitness & Training

The Best Investment

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I often hear people say they can’t afford a fitness program or a personal trainer. Consider the cost of medicine, insurance premiums, surgeries & procedures, not to mention time missed from work, reduced job performance, and lower quality of life due to illness. When you do the long-term math the surest investment you can make […]

Fitness & Training

Are You Skinny Fat?

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The other day one of my clients commented how impressed she was watching a woman who appeared to be obese but was doing a very physically demanding exercise. We often judge people’s health and fitness based on their outward appearance, but this doesn’t tell the whole story. Using measurements such as the Body Mass Index […]

Fitness & Training

Stretch Your Hamstrings

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The majority of low back pain is directly related to tightness or lack of flexibility in the hamstrings. The Hamstring muscle group comprises the four large muscles in the back of the thigh. The main function of these is pulling the heel toward the butt and to assist in erecting the spine or straightening up […]

Food & Nutrition

Fiber the Friendly Carb

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In today’s anti carbs world Dietary Fiber gets a bad rap. We often forget that it isn’t just how many calories that we eat but also how many calories our body absorbs. Here is where fiber becomes the friendly carb. Fibers in food are nonstarch polysaccharides and by definition cannot be broken down by human […]