Foods to Avoid: Soy

Foods to Avoid: Soy

Years ago when I lived in Minneapolis, I signed up for the AIDS Ride from the Twin Cities to Chicago. I did the ride during my borderline couch potato days, and wasn't nearly as fit as I am today. I wish I knew then what I know today. Charities and causes aside, the...

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When Is the Best Time to Exercise?

When Is the Best Time to Exercise?

When I was in college, I had a bunch of friends who were involved in athletics. Every day, Monday through Friday, all teams would meet at 6am for sports conditioning. I was more interested in playing the social scene than playing sports at the time, so it was...

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3 “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t Really Good for You

3 “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t Really Good for You

Some food companies have mastered ways to disguise sugar, unhealthy fats and bad-for-you sweeteners into healthy-sounding packages. Who can blame us for consuming products that are "natural"' or calorie free? After all, it's good for us, right? Well, not necessarily....

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Lemon Ginger Spice Detox Tea

Lemon Ginger Spice Detox Tea

I originally made this detox tea after I had my second daughter and couldn't shake the last 10 pounds after having her. It had been a couple months, but I was still holding onto some additional weight that definitely wasn't there before I got pregnant. After I buckled...

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12 Healthy Diet Tips to Lose Belly Fat That Absolutely Work!

12 Healthy Diet Tips to Lose Belly Fat That Absolutely Work!

A majority of the new clients I work with want to jump on a diet to lose belly fat. And usually they want to lose the weight fast - which is understandable. The motivating factors are things like a wedding, a vacation, a class reunion - or even a doctor's plea to shed...

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Leg Exercise Workout: Tone and Shape in No Time!

Leg Exercise Workout: Tone and Shape in No Time!

Looking for a way to tone your legs? Here are five exercises that will shape up your legs in just a few weeks. From start to finish, this workout should take you right around 30 minutes. Throw in 20 minutes of interval cardio, and you've got the perfect workout. Do...

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Lose Weight Naturally: 8 Simple Tips

Lose Weight Naturally: 8 Simple Tips

When it comes to losing weight, anyone can do it naturally - and no one needs to take diet pills or undergo surgery to achieve their goals. The problem is, as weight continues to accumulate, the urgency to lose it grows. What was only ten pounds becomes 20 pounds,...

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Detox Your Body with These Blood Cleansing Foods

Detox Your Body with These Blood Cleansing Foods

Toxins don't just come from what we EAT, but also from what we BREATHE in. Here are a few foods that can help sponge up all the bad stuff, eliminating it from our system: Apples Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cilantro: (EXTREMELY effective) Dandelion Greens...

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Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

If you felt stressed over the holidays, you may need a low key day of R & R. When you're in "fight or flight" mode (rushing to work, not getting enough quality sleep, letting the small stuff get to you, etc) your body increases the amount of adrenaline and...

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Body Shaping Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

Body Shaping Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

Lose weight. That’s what most of us want to do in the New Year. Personally, I think “gain health” should be the mantra, but that’s just not as snappy as telling it like it is: get rid of the extra weight through the belly, or the inches on the thighs. When we look at...

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300 Calorie Fat Burn “Anywhere” Workout

300 Calorie Fat Burn “Anywhere” Workout

If you're traveling over the holidays, it can be hard to get in a workout, let alone make it into the gym. Surprise your body (and metabolism) by doing a few of these exercises that can be done ANYWHERE:SET 1 30 Lunges (alternating legs) 30 Jumping Jacks 60 High Knees...

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Cardio or Strength Training for Fat Loss? Which Works?

Cardio or Strength Training for Fat Loss? Which Works?

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has gotten a lot of attention lately, primarily calling out the message "cardio burn more fat than weights." Well, does it?  Not exactly. And not in a way that applies to anyone who moves around a...

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TDM’s On-the-Go Exercise Plan for Holiday Travelers

TDM’s On-the-Go Exercise Plan for Holiday Travelers

Your body is perfectly capable of giving you one killer workout! This exercise [plan is easy to follow and will take you about 35 minutes to complete. You'll also feel like you've done your body good! What's more, you're working all the major muscles, keeping you...

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