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Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

Mar 3, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay) -- Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from heart disease and other causes. The findings lend support to...

What should I look for when choosing a personal trainer?

Feb 17, 2015

Bruce Kelly FT Media "Good references or a referral from someone you know and trust. Also, does this referral source have similar goals and objectives as yours. If the trainer is great at training young athletes but doesn't work much with desk jockeys that may not be a good fit." Sean Ryback FT Mission Hills "When choosing a trainer there are two...

How can I stay motivated to work out in the winter?

Feb 17, 2015

Sue Teoli FT New Canaan "If people learn to work with the cards they are dealt as far as weather then they will get nice fitness results. It seems to have snowed more these past years in Connecticut so I bought snow shoes to trot around. It's fun. I actually would prefer to exercise in cold, brisk air than the hot, deathly humidity we get in the summer." Bruce...

Should I be more concerned about fat or sugar in my diet?

Feb 6, 2015

Logan George FT Maple Grove "Both fat and sugar in excessive amounts can cause some serious health problems, which we have seen more and more of in our modern age. A proper diet should include both fats and sugars in moderation and with selection of the right types of nutrient sources. Nuts, seeds, and fish are good examples of fats. For sugars you can never go wrong...

Can exercise help my mood?

Feb 6, 2015

Bruce Kelly FT Media "There is a lot of research now that connects exercise to mood enhancement for both those with depression and other mood disorders and also for those without such issues. It has been known for while that exercise elevates mood and gives people a better outlook on life. Exercise is medicine on so many levels and in so many ways." Gwen Beckcom FT...

How to Eat Healthy When On the Road

Jan 29, 2015

 When you hit the road for a personal or business trip, you often can run into major roadblocks in eating healthy and staying the course when it comes to nutrition. Before your next trip, pack the following tips with you so that you can successfully navigate your nutrition options whether you’re flying, road tripping or traveling for business meetings. Start with...

What are some healthy options for packing a lunch to take to work?

Jan 22, 2015

"Think variety and color when packing a healthy lunch. "Start with calcium-rich food such as fat-free yogurt, cheese sticks, fat-free milk or a dairy alternative. "Add a sandwich on whole wheat bread or a whole grain pita filled with lean protein like turkey breast or hummus and veggies such as shredded carrots, dark leafy greens, and tomatoes with an avocado...

What’s the big deal about gluten?

Jan 15, 2015

Are you curious about the gluten-free movement that has captured the nation? An amazing thirty percent of the American public has or is trying to cut back on gluten intake, so obviously this is a popular nutrition topic. If you are considering going gluten-free, here are a few facts that can help you decide if this dietary strategy is for you:   What is gluten? Gluten...

How can having a workout partner help me?

Jan 15, 2015

Billy Pratt FT Avon "One word: Accountability.  Sure, there are other benefits like having someone push you when you’re not feeling like pushing yourself or checking your form.  But ultimately the clearest benefit to having a workout partner is knowing that someone else is counting on you to show up and work out.  Arguably, consistency is the key...

Aren't personal trainers just for beginners?

Jan 8, 2015

Aren’t personal trainers just for beginners? Bryan Milliard, Fitness Together Edina Everyone needs a personal trainer.  Personal trainers can be very beneficial for beginners when it comes to safety and proper technique, however trainers are beneficial for much more than that.   To be honest, even personal trainers need a trainer sometimes. ...

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