Organic Food: When is it important to buy?

The other day I was going through the organic section of a grocery store here in Chicago. I was near the pasta and beans in the one aisle of the store with the big "Organic Food" sign dangling overhead. I passed by a little boy as he leaned over the side of his...

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Thinking Ahead: 5 Ways to Keep Holiday Weight Gain Away

The holidays are in full swing. And with the holidays come lots of food, drink, travel and excuses not to workout. The perfect storm for weight gain. Truth be told, the average person doesn't gain all that much in between Thanksgiving and New Years. In fact, most...

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Can You Change Your Body Shape?

Line up any ten people, and nine of them will most likely want to tweak something about their body - if not change their body shape altogether. Over the years I've worked with clients, I've heard all kids of questions about body from, "How do I get rid of the lunch...

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Post-Marathon Heart Ache: Test Your VO2 and Stay Healthy

By most standards, cardiovascular training is helpful - and necessary for maintaining a strong and healthy heart. "Cardio" training is really anything that elevates the heart rate for an extended period of time. It could be 10 easy minutes on the elliptical machine to...

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Sleep Your Way to a Lean body

I am the mother of three kids. I'm sure I speak for every parent in the world when I say that sleep is a hot, hot, hot commodity. When you're sleep deprived, nothing is more important. Nothing. I would say that I really started sleeping through the night over the last...

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The Benefits of Probiotics and How They Help Your Gut

The benefits of probiotics reach far beyond the ability to simply help digest food and go to the bathroom. Probiotics are beneficial bacterial affect our body in nearly every way - from the way our skin looks to how we think and behave. I'll get to that in just a...

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Get Fit in 15 Minutes at Home

We all start some sort of resolution right around the New Year, but why not get a jump on things before the holiday season puts your schedule into overdrive? You’ve got a couple months to build these four exercises into your routine a few times a week. By the New Year...

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Nutrition Label Lowdown

If you're motivated to eat healthy, understanding a nutrition label is really important. The facts and ingredients are often glanced over, with most attention paid to calories. Here are a few simple things to remember the next time you're shopping for your favorite...

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Is your job making your butt big?

When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to say that  "people who sit all day long will eventually have a bigger bottom." I'm not sure how she meant for me to interpret this at the young age of eight, but I visualized that sitting on a chair (big and flat) will...

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Get Your Rear in Gear: 5 Great Butt-Busting Exercises

If it's the biggest muscle in our body, why do so many of us struggle to keep it in shape? We may move our butt a lot, but are we don't always activate our gluteus maximus enough to make a difference. Here are five great butt-busting exercises that will give your...

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Spaghetti Squash Turkey Bolognese Casserole

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognese How many times have you glanced over at the section of your grocer’s produce department that holds dozens of odd-shaped gourds, only to keep walking by?  Unless it’s Halloween and you’re shopping for the roundest, most orange...

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