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Spring Into Action With Three Healthy Tips

Well, it’s officially spring! How are those health-related New Year’s resolutions going? Are you losing weight? Have you reduced the amount of sugar in your diet? Have you cut back on fast food? Hopefully, your goals weren’t so lofty…

A New Resolution: Breaking the Sedentary Cycle

Each and every year people resolve to initiate an exercise training program for health and/or weight loss purposes. Unfortunately, they assume that after a year (or even years) of physical inactivity, they can pick up where they left off at…

How to Perform Cardio Exercise the Right Way

Performing cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is one of the most effective ways to manage your body weight, better your health, and improve your overall fitness levels. In fact, as little as 30-45 minutes of daily cardio can help stave off…

Breaking Free: What I've Learned After 10 Years of Fitness Tracking

Those of you who regularly follow my blog or social media channels, know that I often post images of my daily activity progress as depicted on the display screen of my coveted Apple Watch. Well, just recently, that display screen randomly popped…

Before and After: Achieving Lasting Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery

As an option of last resort for individuals who are extremely overweight or obese, bariatric surgeries have become increasingly popular these days. While this is due in part to the relatively safe and minimally invasive nature of today's procedures,…

Is It Possible to Be Fit and Fat?

During my latter years as a private personal trainer, I developed a keen interest in sculpting the bodies of full-figured women who weren't necessarily seeking to lose weight. One of my most memorable clients was a curvy plus-size model who…
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Three Simple Tips for Living Healthy in the Summer

With the summertime here and in full effect I hope you’re sticking with your New Year’s resolutions to stay healthy and physically fit. Given that the summer is a season of vacations, picnics, cookouts, happy hour, pizza by the slice, ice…

Is It Best to Perform Cardio Exercise in the Morning?

In a continued effort to encourage people to eat better and move more, I normally make it a practice to fully address any and every controversial question that comes my way, especially when it comes to working out. One that’s extremely debatable…

Why I Preach Moderation as Opposed to Elimination for Good Health

Nowadays, so many foods have been dismissed and put on the hypothetical 'Do Not Eat List' list, almost to the point that many people feel as though there's nothing left to eat. And, I'm not talking about the laundry list of stereotypically…

Physical Fitness: It Doesn't Have To Be All or Nothing

How many times have you promised to start an exercise on a Monday because it was the 1st of the month? Have you ever woken up late for your morning workout, concluded the rest of your week was ruined, and pledged to resume your workout program…

The Freshmen 15: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight

With every passing year, a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While some folks call it fiction, the fact of the matter is that many students do…

Losing Weight and Getting Fit? It’s Time to Reward Yourself

Can you believe 2016 is here and in full effect? How are those health and fitness-related New Year’s resolutions going? Are you losing weight? Are you maintaining a regular exercise routine? Have you reduced the amount of red meat in your…

Macronutrients: Three Key Essentials of Healthy Eating

If you’re one who regularly seeks out the latest and greatest in health, fitness and nutrition information, you’ve likely heard the term "macros" tossed around. But, what does it actually mean? The answer is pretty simple. Macros is basically…

Supplements Are No Substitute for Good Nutrition

Every once in a while I visit some of the main chain health food stores in order to stay in the loop with the latest dietary supplements available on the market. One thing’s for certain, supplements are a multi-billion dollar global industry…

Adopting the Mediterranean Diet for a Healthier You

Those of you who either know or follow me are fully aware that I’m a diehard advocate for the Mediterranean style of eating and I’m not at all alone. In fact, the Mediterranean diet itself has become increasingly popular among scientists,…

Ten Tips for Keeping You and Your Family Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are a popular time for eating socially. Unfortunately, with all the rich foods and sweet indulgences that surround families during holiday parties, gatherings and events combined with those lazy days spent indoors, the threat of…

Quick and Easy to Follow Tips For People Who WANT to Gain Weight

Since losing weight is so important to so many people it's sometimes hard to believe that there are thin people with an ever so unique goal of gaining weight. And if you have a strong desire to gain weight, you may feel inclined to terminate…

Infographic: The Rates, Costs and Perceptions of Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines obesity as a medical condition that "results when body fat accumulates over time as a result of a chronic energy imbalance (calories consumed exceed calories expended)." Obesity itself is the second…

How to Stay Fit with a Lung Condition

A while back one of my Google+ friends asked me an intriguing question: "I have lung problems and want to do exercise but I really can’t. What can I do to stay fit?" Interestingly enough, this is not the first time I’ve got this question,…

What Free Radicals Really Do To Your Body

If you’re one who regularly seeks out the latest and greatest in health, fitness and nutrition information, you’ve likely heard the phrase "free radicals" tossed around, oftentimes in conjunction with the term "antioxidants". In fact, many…