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The Skinny on FAT

Posted: 03/27/2015

Did you know that not all fats are bad for your health? In fact, some fats are really good for you! While all fats are energy-dense (a whopping 9 calories per gram compared to just 4 calories per gram for carbohydrates and proteins) and thus should be consumed in small portions, incorporating more of the “healthy” fats and less of the “unhealthy” fats...

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Small Steps to Increase Physical Activity

Posted: 03/13/2015

Regular physical activity is essential for good health and happiness. People with very active jobs (i.e. construction worker, mail carrier) and those who frequently exercise typically reach the weekly recommended activity level of 150 minutes.* However, the majority of Americans do not reach this amount because they either have less active jobs or are simply not ready to commit...

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Eat Well to Stay Healthy

Posted: 01/30/2015

Eating healthy does more than help keep your body in shape; it helps keep your heart in shape, too. If you’re recovering from heart disease, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is especially important. But it’s not always easy. Rachel D’Souza-Siebert adopted heart-healthy habits after her heart attack. But like many women who are working and raising...

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Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness

Posted: 01/23/2015

By Allie Bidwell Aug. 19, 2014 | 6:01 a.m. EDT + More   ​Staying physically fit isn't just good for your health. It's also a good way to beef up your brain, according to new research.  Led by Laura Chaddock-Heyman, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Beckman Institute, a team of researchers found greater...

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Making Healthy Protein Choices

Posted: 01/16/2015

Making healthy protein choices Protein is a pretty big deal. It is part of every cell in the body and in some way, helps with every one of the body’s functions. Protein is the main part of your muscles, brain, nerves, hair, skin, and nails. It keeps you healthy by fighting infection, provides energy, and helps you feel full in between meals.  A healthy diet includes...

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Decreasing Stress

Posted: 12/19/2014

Stress is a natural part of our daily lives. Most stress is short-lived, but when it hangs around long-term our health really begins to suffer. Chronic negative stress increases our risk for anxiety, depression, heart attack, stroke, and type2 diabetes (and the list goes on!). Is stress interfering with your daily life? Try the following tips to get on the path to better...

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5 Common Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them

Posted: 12/12/2014

Ever have those days when you feel like the universe is conspiring to keep you from reaching your fitness goals? Even the most committed fitness enthusiasts face challenges to staying active. Sometimes we sabotage ourselves. Other times, life interferes with our exercise plans. Check out this list of common fitness saboteurs and learn how to combat them with practical strategies...

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Strength Training 101

Posted: 12/05/2014

You do not need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from strength training. A well-designed strength-training program can provide the following benefits: Increased strength of bones, muscles and connective tissues (the tendons and ligaments)—This increased strength decreases the risk of injury. Increased muscle mass—Most adults lose about one-half pound of muscle...

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Couch Potatoes Arise

Posted: 10/31/2014

When most of us think of ways to improve our health and lower our risk for disease, activities like aerobic exercise and resistance training come to mind. But that’s really only part of the story. Recently, scientists have begun to recognize that the time we spend doing sedentary things can also have a significant and direct impact on our health. Specifically, recent...

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The 411 on Today's Popular Fitness Gadgets

Posted: 10/24/2014

As every aspect of our lives becomes more automated, it’s no surprise that the variety and options of fitness gadgets on the market are growing at an exponential rate. Whether you’re interested in tracking heart rate, calories, miles, steps or blood pressure, there’s a fitness gadget out there to meet your needs. If you’re in the market to digitally and...

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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherEast Paris
1144 E Paris Ave
Grand Rapids, MI   49546
p. (616) 957-4738
Map

HOURS OF OPERATION

By Appointment Only