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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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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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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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Why Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women

Posted: 09/26/2014

Heather Lindholm, Fitness Together Edina Men are generally larger and typically weigh more, they also have more muscle than women due to the hormone testosterone. They are genetically designed to have a higher percentage of muscle and less fat. Women are predisposed to store and retain fat. Women have higher levels of estrogen. On average, women have between 6 and...

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How to Spring Clean Your Pantry

Posted: 04/08/2014

Light, fresh flavors are the order of the day. So whether your goals include dropping a few pounds before summer or simply eat healthier, you’ll want to clear out those old cans of gravy, boxed mac and cheese, and leftover holiday candy to make room for foods with the fresh light flavors of spring.Where Do I Begin?With all the fresh, brightly colored produce from local...

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Breaking Down Beans

Posted: 02/21/2014

If you pay attention to food and nutrition trends, you’ve likely noticed that over the last several years more people are opting for vegan or vegetarian diets. Lifestyle surveys confirm this upsurge in people who are cutting back on meat. And even if they’re not making a drastic change to eat entirely animal- or meat-free, more Americans are trying to incorporate...

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Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

Posted: 01/20/2014

August 13, 2013, 12:00AMGood news out of Stanford was recently published in the journal Psychological Science, saying that preschoolers can be taught about healthy eating, and actually act on it to eat more vegetables! The ScoopResearchers recruited 59 preschool-aged children from a preschool affiliated with Stanford and divided the four classrooms into two...

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Pre- and Post-workout Snacks for Different Workout Durations

Posted: 01/20/2014

September 24, 2013, 12:00AMAs the saying goes, timing is everything. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Delivering the optimal amount of nutrients to your body at the right time can play a major role in performance and recovery. And although the primary concern for most workouts lasting fewer than 90 minutes is fluid replenishment (ACSM, 2012), small,...

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Foods That Fight Muscle Soreness

Posted: 11/08/2013

Foods That Fight Muscle SorenessSeptember 5, 2013, 12:00AMYou’ve made a commitment to healthier living—including exercising regularly. But that post-exercise muscle soreness sometimes gets in the way of your next workout. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Many of us suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness (or DOMS) quite often. However, recent studies point...

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How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

Posted: 10/01/2013

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern TimesWritten By Daniel Leiberman and posted on Npr.org/sections/your-health If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make...

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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherOkemos
4901 Okemos Rd
Okemos, MI   48864
p. (517) 347-9020
Map

HOURS OF OPERATION

By Appointment Only