Are you burnt out?

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What can athletes teach us about avoiding burnout? Believe it or not, some of the same principles that help them avoid injury and make the most of their workouts can actually help us avoid professional burnout as well. When we were younger, most Continue reading Are you burnt out?

How Sugar Tricks us & What to do About it

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There’s a reason why so many of us turn to a pint full of Ben & Jerry’s when we’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed. Sugar makes us feel good or at least for a short period of time. Sugar is Continue reading How Sugar Tricks us & What to do About it

EDSO

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You may be wondering what “EDSO” is. Well I watched at TED Talk a little while back and it’s an acronym that helped me remember the “happy chemicals” that occur in our bodies; endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. When we Continue reading EDSO

Stop Avoiding Strength Training & Here’s Why

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Strength training is a necessary component of a well-rounded exercise program. However, walking into the weight room can be a little intimidating. The good news is there are many options to fit everyone’s needs. Incorporating strength training into your exercise Continue reading Stop Avoiding Strength Training & Here’s Why

What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

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Despite my passion for fitness, I still fight fatigue and nights where I don’t have the energy to workout. I know I’ll feel better afterwards and it’s always worth it, but… I DON’T WANNA! All of us, no matter how Continue reading What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

Seven Ways to Actually Lose Weight

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I think we’ve all been baffled by how some people can lose weight by counting calories or following a formal diet, while others can’t. Truth is that everyone’s chemical makeup is different and we all process foods differently. Despite the popular Continue reading Seven Ways to Actually Lose Weight

What the heck is foam rolling?

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As we age, our once-spry muscles lose elasticity. Joints and connective tissues wear down, which lead to aches, pains and injuries. The good news is that there’s an affordable and simple way to maintain a healthy body at any stage of life. Continue reading What the heck is foam rolling?

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

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Are you looking to buy more organic foods, but think it’s too expensive? Well you typically get what you pay for, but if you are looking to keep the food budget in a reasonable range, then check out the “Dirty Continue reading Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

How much protein do you need?

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I think by now we are used to hearing the phrases, “You need more protein in your diet” or “Eat more protein and you’ll lose weight!” Or something along those lines. People on a high-protein diet do find it easier Continue reading How much protein do you need?

Tough Love – My Fitness Journey

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It just dawned on me that I’ve been in the fitness industry for the last few years and haven’t shared my personal story yet. With that being said, I’m going to briefly share with you what I’ve experienced the last Continue reading Tough Love – My Fitness Journey