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Friday
Mar102017

The Top 3 Traits of the World's Best Fitness Professionals

Back in 2008 as I was transitioning from my job as a Clinical Dietitian to work in the fitness industry, I really had no idea what I was getting into. After a few years trying to teach hospital patients how to make better food choices, I was ready to take a more active role in changing the lives of people who truly wanted change. So I went through the process to become a certified Personal Trainer to add to my Registered Dietitian credential, and took a job training clients at Life Time Fitness in Plymouth, MN. 

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Friday
Jan202017

A Beginner's Guide to Supplements

Our health is determined largely by how well we nourish our bodies with the nutrients needed to support our physiology – through our food choices, eating habits and supplement use. And, let’s not forget the important nourishment that quality sleep affords us too.

We know that poor food choices, nutrient deficits and living in sleep debt are bad for us. We know we feel better when we upgrade the quality of our diet and get at least 7 hours of sleep each night, but what are we doing to better nourish ourselves?

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Friday
Dec162016

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

Are you confused about what you should be eating in order to meet your goals? You’re not alone.

There’s a great deal about nutrition that we know. But there’s also a good deal of information we are still clarifying. One of the areas of nutrition that remains riddled with myths and misconceptions is protein. This post is aimed at helping you understand how much you need, once and for all.

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Friday
Nov182016

Top 3 Supplements that Support Gut Health

Indigestion, poor energy, bloating, stubborn weight loss, skin problems, poor immunity, inconsistent bowel patterns, mental fog, low mood…sounds like a typical week, right?

Wrong. Just because many of these ailments are common, does NOT mean they are normal.

Our entire body suffers when our digestive system is not operating as designed, and it can be extremely difficult to optimize gastrointestinal (GI) well-being if you don’t have a comprehensive plan for doing so. A good GI health protocol should help you set a good foundation for the three main areas of the GI tract, and it should make use of a smart nutrition strategy, a targeted supplement approach and specific lifestyle adjustments to promote better gut health.

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Sunday
Oct232016

Why Greens Should Be A Part of Your Supplement Routine

Raise your hand if your childhood memories involve stubborn moments pushing peas, carrots and broccoli around your plate, despite your parents telling you that if you want to grow up to be tall and strong, you must eat your veggies. Yeah, me too.

How many of you are familiar with the myriad of public health campaigns aimed at getting everyone to eat more fruits and veggies (stubborn kids and stubborn grown-ups alike)?

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Sunday
Jul312016

3 Supplements that Support Weight Loss

 So you’re embarking on a weight loss journey, ready to upgrade the quality and selection of your food choices, and you start ramping up your physical activity and formal exercise to stimulate changes in your physique. What (if any) supplements should you take to support your progress?

 

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Sunday
Jul032016

4 Ways to Bring Your Workout Outdoors

Summer brings many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the weather (especially up north). If you’re like me, the nicer weather also decreases time spent inside the gym working on a structured exercise program. At the same time, it opens a slew of additional workout benefits that have you returning to the club rejuvenated and in even better shape.

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