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Friday
Aug072009

Don't Lose it at Lunch

When lunchtime comes around, do you have a plan to help you stay on track with your nutrition plan? Recent studies are showing that peoples' lunchtime habits have changed as they have become more aware of their spending. A recent study by CareerBuilder showed...

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Sunday
Aug022009

Get the Most From Your Workout: Nutrient Timing Part 1

Do your workouts ever get stale? Have you stopped making progress? Are your workouts beginning to feel a lot more like work? A properly designed training plan can help avoid some plateaus, but is there a way to get even more out of your training sessions? The answer is yes. Proper nutrition is part of the answer. Using proper nutrition at the proper time may be what you really need. This process is called Nutrient Timing. The process of Nutrient Timing attempts to...

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Thursday
Jul302009

Health and Happiness in Your Cup of Joe

During my time as a Personal Trainer, I met many members in FitPoints who were eagerly beginning a new fitness program. We often discussed their health and exercise history, as well as details on their eating habits. It seemed like more than half of the time, as we began discussing nutrition, they were excited to tell me that as part of their commitment to their new fitness program, they had given up coffee. While the commitment to make a change to eating habits was a noble one, the focus on dropping coffee may have been somewhat misdirected.

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Sunday
Jul262009

The Best Whey to Supplement

In the world of nutritional supplements, very few products have shown the kind of health benefits of whey protein, without also having questions or controversy associated with it. Whey protein is considered by most to be the best form of protein available. It can be beneficial for improving health, improving fitness, recovering from workouts and even combating some of the effects of aging. Whey protein is loaded with...

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Wednesday
Jul222009

America's Growing Belt Size - Part 2: America's Youth

Part 1 of this two-part series of posts reviewed the latest statistics on adult overweight and obesity data. Today's post looks at an even more concerning issue - America's youth. Again, these statistics come from the recent report F as in Fat by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Sunday
Jul192009

The Power of Protein - Part 3: Amounts & Sources

In the first two parts of this series, we looked at health concerns related to protein intake, and what research says about protein intake and body composition. To wrap up the series, today we'll look at recommended intakes, and some general differences among protein sources.

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Wednesday
Jul152009

America's Growing Belt Size - Part 1: Adults

In a time when Americans are tightening their belts on spending, the belts around our waistlines continue to get bigger and bigger. The 2009 report F as in Fat was recently released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The results of this years report, unfortunately, are worse than last year's report. The report contains a lot of information, and is worth reading in its entirety. Today's post will discuss the results related to adults. An additional post will look at how the obesity epidemic is affecting America's youth.

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