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Three Ways to Stay Accountable to Your Health Goals

James Re Feb 27, 2019 Nutrition

When you decide to make a change in your lifestyle for the better, you don’t have to go at it alone. In order to be successful, you should employ a few accountability tactics to ensure you stay on the right track and make progress little by little.

Trainer Corner: How and Why to Do the Glute Bridge

James Re Feb 19, 2019 Strength

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated, and sometimes it’s the simplest of moves that can be the most effective.The hip bridge is a great exercise to strengthen the glutes, including the muscles around the hips, abductors and hamstrings

All about Heart Health

James Re Feb 13, 2019 Cardio

Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, and the most popular type is coronary heart disease, which can restrict blood flow to the heart and cause a heart attack.

3 Daily Habits for a Healthier Body

James Re Feb 5, 2019 Fit Fun

Being a Healthy Person starts with creating simple habits. Here's 3 that you can start today!

Unique and Healthy Meal Ideas for Valentines Day

James Re Feb 5, 2019 Nutrition

Varitey, it's the spice of life! Try out these interesting Valentines Day meals to keep things fresh.

Body-weight Training: Don’t Let a Lack of Equipment Keep You From Your Goals

Kelley Vargo Jun 18, 2018 Fit Fun

Whether you're on the road a lot, can't afford a monthly gym membership, or simply don't have any equipment at home to use, don’t let these excuses keep you from your health and fitness goals. Body-weight training is an effective way to exercise just about anywhere. Here are a few benefits of this mode of training:

5 Nutrient Deficiencies You Need to Know About

Katie Ferraro May 25, 2018 Nutrition

With a well-balanced diet, it is certainly possible for a healthy person to obtain all of the vitamins and minerals he or she needs from foods alone. Dietary supplements are not a replacement for eating healthful foods; rather, they are intended to do just what their name implies—to supplement a diet.

There are circumstances, however, in which the foods we eat may not provide all of the important nutrients that our body needs, resulting in a nutrient deficiency. Here’s a quick rundown of five nutrient deficiencies that are more common than you might think.

Is Comparison Sabotaging Your Success?

Jeanne Bellezzo May 18, 2018 News

You’ve been faithfully following your workout plan and you’re seeing results, but your friend at the gym seems to be making more gains. And your neighbor dropped almost 15 pounds, while you’re still focusing on losing 10.

Even when you’re making progress, frequently comparing yourself to other people—at the gym, grocery store, Instagram or wherever—can leave you feeling frustrated or discouraged. So why do so many of us do it?

25 Power Snacks to Take to Your Child’s Game

Michelle Zive May 10, 2018 Nutrition

It's your turn to bring snacks to your soccer star’s tournament or your little slugger's baseball game. Like most parents, your first thought may be, "What can I grab in a hurry to bring to the game this weekend?" Fortunately, being the team parent responsible for bringing healthy and nourishing snacks doesn’t have to add stress to your already hectic week.

It's never too early to show children the importance of eating snacks that provide calories and replenishment. You want to fuel-up your little athletes, not bog them down, so the snacks you choose should:

Are You Using the Right Cooking Oils?

Rebecca Lewis May 4, 2018 Nutrition

Did you know that fats are essential nutrients that are fundamental to how the body functions? In fact, fats are integral to cell structure and also are included in hormones that control muscle contraction, immune function, blood clotting and blood pressure. Additionally, when it comes to healthy eating, there are some vitamins (A, D, E and K) that require fat to be fully absorbed and usable in the body.

The fat in nearly all foods is a mixture of fatty acids—saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. You want to choose fats that are unsaturated more often. Unsaturated fats are oils—they are plant-based and liquid at room temperatures. These types of fats are considered a better nutrition choice because of the positive effects they have on cardiovascular health.

It can be a challenge to know which oils to use when cooking. You want to make healthy choices, but you also want your food to turn out delicious. Here is a brief primer on how to choose the right oils, along with detailed descriptions of the most common oils you’re likely to use.

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