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What's the big deal about drinking water?

Posted: 07/16/2014

Dr. Janet Brill - Nutriton and Fitness ExpertWater is the perfect weight loss tool as it fills you up and keeps your mouth busy. Furthermore drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. (Your body is composed of about 60% water.) For the athlete, particularly in these hot summer months, drinking enough fluids is important when exercising to prevent...

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Common Food Misconceptions: Sorting out fact from fiction

Posted: 07/15/2014

First we are told to avoid fat, now we are told to eat fat—just make sure it’s the “good” kind. Eggs are full of cholesterol and cause heart disease, but no, wait, eggs are healthy and don’t cause heart disease…Oh boy, nutrition advice can definitely be confusing! This situation is most likely due the endless contradictory nutrition messages...

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How can I avoid gaining weight while I train for an endurance event?

Posted: 07/11/2014

Carrie Burr:  Manager of Fitness Together South End in CharlotteAfter training for 5 marathons myself, I finally feel that I have conquered the dreaded endurance training weight gain.  Here is the thing…if you are training for an endurance event, don’t focus on weight loss because it probably won’t happen. A lot of physiological responses...

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Fitness Freedom: Breaking Out of Your Exercise Rut

Posted: 06/30/2014

A lot of time and energy is spent during the months leading up to summer getting your body fit and ready for swimsuit season. But, now that the first month of summer is coming to an end, you might feel like you’re in a fitness rut. If you’re feeling hesitant about pulling out your stars and stripes swimsuit and you’re not feeling great about what you’ve...

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Why Men Avoid the Doctor – And How it Hurts Their Personal Fitness

Posted: 06/10/2014

Most men take their personal training sessions seriously, working hard to meet their weekly goals.  When it comes to visiting the doctor, however, some need personal training in how to schedule an appointment.Some men go decades without as much as an annual check-up!Why? Many men get a sense of pride from not needing medical services. To them, it means they can take...

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Setting a Good Fitness Example for Your Kids

Posted: 06/04/2014

Kids are like sponges that absorb every attitude, approach and response they see from their parents as they go through their daily lives. When it comes to living a healthy and fitness-oriented lifestyle, kids can be one of the best indications of how important eating healthy and exercising regularly is to their parents.Making a healthy lifestyle more of a priority for your family...

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Where can I get calcium in my diet other than dairy products?

Posted: 05/28/2014

Billy PrattFT Avon"Good non-dairy sources of calcium include leafy greens, almonds, oranges and fish bones (the kind that get softened when prepared such as salmon or even sardines).  You can also look for calcium-fortified foods which are usually clearly marked on the package or bottle itself."Kelly BlackwinFT Santa Monica"Tofu.  A half cup of this protein-packed soy...

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Protein Bars: Pros and Cons

Posted: 05/06/2014

Let’s face it: Protein bars are an incredibly convenient (and tasty) way to take the edge off your hunger.  Throw them in your backpack, purse or gym bag and you have an easy way to get some extra grams of protein into your diet. They can help you gain or lose weight, depending on your goals.Let’s take a look at how the different bars’ ingredients stack...

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Nutrient Timing: The Ins & Outs of Fueling for Activity

Posted: 04/25/2014

“You are what you eat,” is a common saying. But when it comes to optimizing the nutrients you put into your body, when you eat can be a significant factor to your body’s performance and energy levels.By using a concept known as nutrient timing you can fine-tune your body’s performance, recovery and metabolism by being deliberate with...

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Four Foods You Never Thought To Eat For Breakfast

Posted: 04/17/2014

Mom was right when she said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, breakfast means “breaking the fast,” starting your day after a night of not eating with the energy and nutrition you need.  A healthy breakfast can help you concentrate better, give you strength and even help you to maintain a healthy weight.One important tip: Adding...

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