Three Shoulder Exercises Your Body Will Love

Three Shoulder Exercises Your Body Will Love

Your shoulders are definitely a part of your body that need a little love. Every time you reach, push or pull, your shoulders are in action. Below are a few exercises for healthy shoulders your body could really benefit from. Dumbbell Shoulder Press This is a great...

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The Fittest Baker You’ll Ever Meet

The Fittest Baker You’ll Ever Meet

Nine years ago, Brady Braden was 70 pounds heavier, out of shape and eating way too many processed and sugary foods. Then one day he went to the doctor and stood on the scale. “Between the numbers and his ‘encouraging’ me to lose a few pounds, I decided it was time to...

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3 Reasons Why Your Body Will Love Supine Bridge

3 Reasons Why Your Body Will Love Supine Bridge

It's always great to know an exercise that you can do anytime, anywhere...and get some really great benefits, too. Supine bridge is one of them. This exercise is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. Whether your an exercise enthusiast or rock star athlete,...

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Fast Facts About Metabolism

Fast Facts About Metabolism

In my line of work, the word "metabolism" comes up A LOT!  Often times when people are concerned about weight loss - or possibly weight gain - the focus is shifted to metabolism.  To our body, calories are energy. When we talk about metabolism, we're actually talking...

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3 Great Benefits of Interval Training Your Body Will Love

3 Great Benefits of Interval Training Your Body Will Love

Easy. Hard. Easy. That's all interval training is.  Any time you work from a "rest" period to increased intensity, then back to "rest" again (preferably numerous times) - you've done an interval. It doesn't matter who you are (elite athlete or exercise enthusiast) or...

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Travel Light and Stay Fit

Travel Light and Stay Fit

Has this every happened to you? You're on an amazing workout kick - whatever that is for you. In a few weeks you're going on a great vacation, and you want to be in respectable swim suit shape. You're all business until the day before you leave, sweating in Zumba...

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Power Balance Wristbands: help or hype?

Power Balance Wristbands: help or hype?

Yesterday afternoon I was watching the Bears get pummeled by the Packers at a friend’s house. I’m not exactly what you would call a “football encyclopedia,” but I did manage to find some high points in the game – as well as some areas of interest, including the...

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How to Do Squats the Right Way to Benefit Your Body

How to Do Squats the Right Way to Benefit Your Body

Squats are a great exercise that are completely functional, and mirror a movement we frequently do in our day-to-day routine. Knowing how to do squats the right way can truly benefit your body in a lot of ways - including making your butt look pretty good. How to Do...

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Three Healthy and Easy Game Day Recipes

Three Healthy and Easy Game Day Recipes

Over the weekend I played around with a few recipes that would be easy to make and serve on game day. I'm not a huge football fan, but for the sake of my loving husband, I'm *trying* to rally. Truth be told, I love sports, and competition even more. I just don't...

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No Excuses Weekend Warrior Workout #6

No Excuses Weekend Warrior Workout #6

Here is a full body workout I did today from the health club, but it can also be done from home. I've broken things out between beginner and advanced. Even if you were a regular to working out before, but have been on a bit of a break, it might be good to start with...

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Gain Some Weight Loss Perspective

Gain Some Weight Loss Perspective

Yesterday I was talking to a friend who jumped on the scale earlier in the day. She'd lost seven pounds since November. She wasn't dieting, but was eating a lot cleaner and trying to be more conscious about what she put in her mouth.  "Great!" I said. "That's almost a...

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Caffeine: love it or leave it?

Caffeine: love it or leave it?

Before I start ranting on about caffeine and whether or not it's really good for you, I must confess...to me, nothing is better than enjoying a great cup of coffee in the morning. In fact, I just got a new French press over the weekend. It's a Bodum, a red one.  A...

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2011 Advice: Be consistent. Shake it up. Be a food snob.

2011 Advice: Be consistent. Shake it up. Be a food snob.

Chances are if you're reading this post, you're: Fit: "I live it. I breathe it. I'm just reading for maintenance." Resolution Fit: "As soon as Jan 1st gets here, the sweat will instantaneously drip off me...but not a moment sooner." Intellectually Fit: "I like the...

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Full Body No Excuses Workout #5

Full Body No Excuses Workout #5

There is a lot to be said about interval training - particularly high intensity interval training. Interval training has the potential to: boost metabolism improve aerobic capacity increase overall running speed (if running is your thing - swimming, cycling or any...

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Last Minute Healthy Holiday Leftovers

Last Minute Healthy Holiday Leftovers

The countdown to the last week of the year is nearly here! If you’re hosting a dinner at some point in the next week, whether it’s for a small gathering or large group of guests, there will most likely be a wide variety of both traditional staples and experimental...

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Full Body No Excuses Workout #4

Full Body No Excuses Workout #4

Isometrics are such a great - and portable - way to incorporate strength training into you workout, no matter where you are or what you're doing. An isometric contraction is when you muscle contracts without changing its length. Usually movements like bicep curls,...

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Super Savory (and Healthy) Spinach Dish

Super Savory (and Healthy) Spinach Dish

We all know that eating leafy greens is beneficial for our bodies, but did you know that spinach has been documented as a strong combatant against both ovarian and prostate cancers? According to the Journal of Nutrition, a carotenoid (the pigment that gives produce...

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