6 Ways You Are Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Workouts

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve been struggling to see results from your fitness program, it could be a consequence of a series of common mistakes that many beginners make when participating in an exercise program. Here are six ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your workouts:   Not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is one of…

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4 Tips For Choosing The Right Personal Trainer For You

Reading Time: 3 minutes Unfortunately, there can be a large discrepancy in the quality of service you receive from different professionals in the fitness industry. The criteria for becoming a personal trainer is neither very regulated nor stringent, leaving a wide gap in the capabilities of those supplying these types of services. Finding a good trainer can mean the difference…

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Fitness Secrets Revealed: Why Is Fitness Easier For Some Than Others?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Why does fitness seem to be easier for some than others? Find out the truth in this article!

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Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is quite often that I meet with new female clients who express hesitation to begin a strength training routine, especially one that includes lifting heavy weights. Partially, this is a result of the commonly spread myth that lifting weights will make women “bulky” or “manly-looking.” Other times it is more out of a fear of…

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Does Caffeine Boost Exercise Performance?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Caffeine is the most widely used drug, with 90% of U.S. adults consuming at least one caffeinated meal or beverage every day. Many people use caffeine to help stay awake in the early hours of the morning, or to help stay focused when their attention starts drifting at work. Caffeine is a stimulant, which means…

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How To Properly Set Fitness Goals For Maximum Success

Reading Time: 6 minutes Having goals is of utmost importance in fitness. It’s hard work to maintain a good fitness level, and even harder to improve once you’ve lost it. Having a clear finish line can help to keep things in perspective when the going gets tough. Additionally, intention naturally precedes behavior, meaning that before we can hope to…

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“I Think I Can, I Think I Can”: The Ongoing Conversation In Your Head

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all participate in an ongoing conversation in our heads. The content of this “self-talk” can make a difference in the behavior and effort level we put forward. Anytime you’ve talked yourself out of, or justified your decision to indulge in, eating a tempting food that went against your fitness goals, you were participating in…

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Brain Gains: The Effects of Exercise on Brain Health

Reading Time: 2 minutes We often think about the benefits of exercise as it relates to our heart, lungs, muscles and bones, and our weight management, but less often do we address how exercise can benefit our brain. Exercise has been shown to benefit our overall cognitive function, particularly as we age.1 In what ways can exercise improve our…

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How NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Got It Wrong: Why Successful Weight Loss Is Within Your Control

Reading Time: 9 minutes One study suggests that long-term weight loss might not be possible. But, are they sharing the whole story?

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Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is an often unrecognized force that has a profound effect on your fitness and health progress: your social network. Studies have shown that our social network consisting of friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and family members influence the adoption of certain health behaviors, or lack thereof, by affecting what behaviors we view as normal.1,2 This is…

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5 Steps to Successful Weight Loss

Reading Time: 9 minutes Tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to weight loss? Follow these 5 steps to see permanent success.

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Kickin’ It Old School: What I Learned From Walking For 10 Days

Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently had to take my car in for an extensive list of repairs, which left me carless for a week and a half. This left me with very few options for transportation to get anywhere, the easiest one being my own two feet. After 10 days walking everywhere, I have made some surprising observations.…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s the New Year, you’ve resolved to make improvements in your life. You want to lose weight by exercising more or eating healthier foods. If this is you, you’re in good company. Weight loss remains in the top five most popular New Year’s resolutions and often tops the list. However, only 8% of people who…

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