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Diabetes and You

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Diabetes is a huge problem in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US. Approximately 30 million people in the US have diabetes, that’s almost 10%. That means that chances are, someone you know has diabetes. Diabetes is very prevalent in my family, my dad had Type 1, both grandparents …

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What’s the Deal with Triceps?

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Out of all the body parts most people want to improve the appearance of, there is one that is a constant and that is the arms. There is something about an aesthetically pleasing pair of arms that really can help build up your overall physique. Whether you are preparing for a beach vacation, a wedding, or a night out on …

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BMI or Body Fat Percentage – Which Should I Focus On?

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BMI (Body Mass Index) We have all been to the doctor at one point and been told what our BMI is. Do you know what this number means, how it is measured, and its impact? BMI (Body Mass Index) measurements started back in the 1830s by a man named Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. He was an astronomer, mathematician, statistician, and …

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Eat to Perform

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We all want to perform better in life. Whether that means hitting a new squat PR, running your fastest half marathon, or to just having enough energy throughout the day to get your work done. No matter what platform you choose to perform in, there is a factor that influences that performance: nutrition. Boiling it down, the food you eat …

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What is the Glycemic Index and Why Does it Matter?

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According to the Harvard Medical School published in 2015, the glycemic index is a value assigned to foods based on how slowly or how quickly those foods cause increases in blood glucose levels. Also known as “blood sugar,” blood glucose levels above normal are toxic and can cause blindness, kidney failure, or increase cardiovascular risk. The Glycemic Index Foods low …

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Better Together – 5 Benefits of Working Out with Your Significant Other

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Your sweetheart.  The love of your life.  Your partner in crime.  What about… your new gym buddy!  That’s right, I’m talking about training with your better half.  Study after study shows countless benefits to working out with your significant other.  If you’ve never considered it or maybe just aren’t doing it, I’m going to show you five reasons why you …

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Music Makes It Better!

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Music makes life better!  Most people have a diverse playlist for different moods and what activity they are doing.  This list is for pushing yourself hard and staying “in the zone” throughout your workout.  All of these have clean versions.  Too Legit to Quit – MC Hammer  Push It – Salt-N-Pepa  Manic – Michael Sambello  Thunderstruck – ACDC  Mic Drop …

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My Top 3 Favorite Fitness Apps

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We use apps for almost everything. To keep up with family and friends, to remind us when to pick up our laundry from the dry cleaners, to check our bank account. So why not use them to help keep us on track and motivated to reach our fitness goals? I use several apps to help me stay on track and …

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Heavy Lifting – Why Weight Training is Good for Women

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The evolution of women’s fitness Fitness fads have come and gone over the decades.  In the 80’s it was all about spandex and step aerobics.  In the 90’s we had Billy Blanks and the Taebo crew.  Fast forward to today and there’s everything from Zumba to CrossFit.  Women’s fitness has also evolved with the times.  It wasn’t that long ago …