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Brittany Lewis
Dec 07, 2019

Myths about Nutrition & Physical Activity

Are you overwhelmed by daily decisions about what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and how much physical activity you need to be healthy? If so, don’t be discouraged because you’re not alone. With so many choices and decisions, it can be hard to know what to do and which information you Read More »

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Jimmy Peters
Dec 06, 2019

Why Does Functional Fitness Matter?

Though fitness trends come and go (alas, Jazzercise has been replaced by kettlebells and Peloton), regular movement remains a critically important contributor to our health and well-being. Recently, the rise of functional fitness has challenged exercisers and gym-goers everywhere to rethink how — and why — they work out. Though this mega fitness trend seems to be here to Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Dec 05, 2019

10 Painless Ways to Lose Weight

Painless weight loss? If you’re desperately trying to squeeze in workouts and avoid your favorite high-calorie treats, it can seem like there’s nothing pain-free about it.Yet while eating healthier and slipping in exercise does take some work, it really doesn’t have to require heroic effort. Making just a few simple lifestyle changes can pack a Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Dec 04, 2019

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

What’s the best diet for healthy weight loss? Pick up any diet book and it will claim to hold all the answers to successfully losing all the weight you want—and keeping it off. Some claim the key is to eat less and exercise more, others that low fat is the only way to go, while Read More »

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Bill Brown
Nov 29, 2019

The #1 Habit You Should Have to Lose Weight

In addition to motivation and willpower, forming healthy habits is key to a healthier lifestyle. By definition, habits become a form of automatic behavior that’s routine and all habits need a cue or trigger. For example, buckling your seatbelt (habit) upon entering a car (cue) or washing your hands (habit) after using the restroom (cue). Moreover, there is one trigger nearly Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Nov 27, 2019

How to Survive Thanksgiving, According to Trainers

Thanksgiving is both wonderful and stressful. Add it all up, and the opportunity for indulgence, even overindulgence, is often a major part of the festivities, whether it’s celebratory or stress-induced (or some combination of the two). But it doesn’t have to be that way. We spoke with the fittest people we know to hear how they manage Read More »

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Bill Brown
Nov 26, 2019

5 Strength Exercises All Beginners Should Know

If you’re starting a strength routine, you might be tempted to try some of those cool moves all the fitness influencers are showing off on Instagram. However, it’s important to have a solid foundation first. Even the fittest of the pack had to start with the basics. So, if you’re new to strength training, your Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Nov 25, 2019

Why Aiming Not to Gain Weight Is the Secret to Winning the Holiday Season

Fun fact: It can take up to five months to lose the extra pounds you put on between Halloween and New Year’s, according to research in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, many of us dive into the holiday season thinking we’ll just enjoy ourselves joyfully for a few months and then magically get back on track come Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Brittany Lewis
Nov 22, 2019

5 Tips for Staying Social (and Drinking) During the Holidays

Holiday party season can be bittersweet for anyone trying to keep their weight in check. While it’s a joyous time and an amazing opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues and loved ones, holiday parties are rife with delicious temptations that could lead to feelings of guilt if you overindulge, feelings of deprivation if you don’t allow yourself some leeway Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Bill Brown
Nov 21, 2019

Science Explains the Middle-Aged Spread (and How to Handle It)

If the number on the scale rises as the number of candles on your birthday cake increases, blame the middle-aged spread. Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests adults gain an average of 3.35 pounds every four years, which could lead to more than 8 pounds of excess weight between the ages of Read More »

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