The Importance of Being a Positive Role Model

I had a very sad experience recently that reminded me of the power and importance of being a positive role model. A 6 year old told me she needed to get skinny! Yes, a 6 year old little girl!! After...

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Importance of Rest and Recovery

Healthy living is a daily challenge to balance eating right, exercising, working, family, personal time, and fun. The hustle and bustle of daily life can make it very difficult to do things right and fit everything, and everyone into...

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Tell Me More: Coconut Oil

What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people all of a sudden cooking with coconut oil? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer...

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Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the...

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The Low Down on Gluten

What is Gluten? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, kamut, khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye. What...

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What makes a trainer a good trainer?

For the last few years I have had the pleasure of talking to, meeting and working with trainers from many different places. Every single trainer I have met seems to have some personal style and opinion that shows in...

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Technology Break

Technology Break Have you ever taken a morning hike or run and watched the sunrise? Or had your toes in the beach sand watching the sun set on the horizon over the water? These are just two examples of the...

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Runners Beware! Could Foot Strike Hemolysis Be Causing Your Fatigue?

Over the years I have worked with many athletes, particularly runners, who all have the same complaint: fatigue. Now we all know that anemia is a common problem among athletes, especially females. However, what many may not know is...

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