If You’re Going to Splurge…Rules for a Proper Pig-Out

If You’re Going to Splurge…Rules for a Proper Pig-Out

Boundaries. They're important for a lot of things in life - even splurges. For some reason, though, drawing the line when it comes to certain foods seems to problem for many of us, even the most disciplined person. I'm don't want to come across as righteous. I've been...

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Stay Fit at Home: Home Gym Tips

Stay Fit at Home: Home Gym Tips

In the last few weeks I've gotten a couple emails from people asking what type of equipment they should buy if they wanted to workout at home. I thought I'd throw together a list! Coming out of winter, a lot of people ease off from the gym and start exercising outside...

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Spring Clean Your Body with These Detoxifiers

Spring Clean Your Body with These Detoxifiers

It's the first day of spring. Here are a few foods that are amazing detoxers. Incorporate these into your daily diet once a day to push out some of the gunk from the cold months of winter. Sugar, alcohol, environmental toxins that we breathe in, and residual toxins,...

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The Best Pre-Workout Meal

The Best Pre-Workout Meal

I'm often asked, "What's the best thing to eat before I workout?" I typically answer this question with a few questions for the person who asks. What you eat really depends on what your goals are. That said, for most of us who just want to head in to the gym for a...

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No Excuses (3-Way Fat Blaster Tabata) Workout #26

No Excuses (3-Way Fat Blaster Tabata) Workout #26

I've taken this workout straight from the pages of my very first ebook coming out in April called 20 High Energy Workouts to a Great Body. I'm really excited about this book. I now think of it as less of a book and more of a tool to have with you when you're in need...

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Tips to Avoid Running Injuries

Tips to Avoid Running Injuries

I got a comment/question last week from a follower of my Facebook page who is fairly new to running and is dealing with some leg pain. As we roll into spring, more and more people are going to head outside to start running. Whether we're experienced runners building...

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The Cereal Bowl Diet Challenge

The Cereal Bowl Diet Challenge

Sometimes the easiest ways to manage your weight are the simplest. Buying into all sorts of crazy diets supported by expensively packaged products, or cutting back on calories far too much do nothing but shock our wallets and our bodies - often in damaging ways. If...

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Exercise + Coffee = A New You?

Exercise + Coffee = A New You?

A recent study published in Cell Metabolism suggests that coffee just before a workout in combination with exercise could be the one-two punch your body needs to change your DNA, better adapting to exertion. When it comes to exercise, the study revealed that our genes...

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Diet Disaster Diversions

Diet Disaster Diversions

We all eat - sometimes not so healthy. Here area  some alternatives to a few all-too-common diet disasters. BREAKFAST No Fat = No Good: It's time to start your engines! If breakfast is ever a problem, it's due to one of two (or possibly both) reasons: 1) there is a...

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15 Fun Ways to Burn Calories

15 Fun Ways to Burn Calories

Little do we realize, but those days when we eat a bit too much or move less than what we should can really catch up with us. Cheating our health has become commonplace with all the exceptions and excuses made. I'm all about the 80/20 rule. If you stay on top of your...

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Can apples really pack on the pounds?

Can apples really pack on the pounds?

Could you ever imagine eating a healthy, balanced diet that is entirely void of fruit? Sounds almost counter intuitive, doesn't it? After all, fruit contains vital minerals and nutrients that our body needs. Last week, a friend mentioned that someone had told him the...

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Is Your Diet Making You Age Faster?

Is Your Diet Making You Age Faster?

There's a lot to be said for being wiser than your years, but looking older than your years? I think not. Food plays a big role in how we feel, as well as how we look. Drink plenty of water, sleep, eat fruits and vegetables and try to minimize intake of these three...

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No Excuses (Tag Team) Workout #25

No Excuses (Tag Team) Workout #25

This is a great workout to do with a friend...and hey, if you're solo, you'll still have a smile on your face after you're finished. After a warm up, the intensity of the workout shoots up for several short intervals. While your heart is racing, your partner will be...

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10 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

10 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

If you can’t make it into the gym, these 10 body weight exercises will help keep you in shape whether you're at home, in a hotel or on vacation. Even if you're not doing the usual workout, whether it's running, strength training or a group fitness class, taking 20 or...

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3 Foods that Will Help You Live Longer

3 Foods that Will Help You Live Longer

This trio of amazing foods fight cancer, reduce inflammation and rid the body of toxic heavy metals. The list could certainly be longer than three foods, but these super-functional lifesavers make it to the top. Here's the scoop on the foods and the ailments they...

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Moving Around, the Old School Way

Moving Around, the Old School Way

Every now and then, a good workout slips through the cracks, and leaves you feeling like you really haven't done "enough." Enough? Sometimes when I sit back and really look at my regular routine as it has been for well over the last decade, I wonder what the heck...

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Low-fat, Schmo-fat! Part Deux

Low-fat, Schmo-fat! Part Deux

A while back, MSNBC ran a story recapping a study that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The bottom line of the piece (via the results of the study) suggested that it makes no difference where you get your calories - protein, carbs...

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Cardio for Weight Loss: does it work?

Cardio for Weight Loss: does it work?

Cardiovascular exercise is important. Period. It helps to: strengthen our heart reduce stress stimulate our creativity boost productivity keep hormones in check ...but does it help to promote weight loss? Sometimes, but not always. Starting from zero If you're...

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