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Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

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Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Let’s start with the answer – Fiction.  Science established long ago that you cannot spot reduce a specific body part or area.  Although this is a persistent and attractive fiction, it is just not possible to concentrate exercise in one specific area, and realize reductions in just that area.  Fat…

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What’s for Dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

What’s for Dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving will be here soon!  As you are planning your feast, keep in mind that you can have a great meal and still make some healthy choices.  Little changes throughout your menu can make a big difference in your overall calorie consumption, and your guests won’t even notice. See below…

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Rewarding Rewards

Rewarding Rewards

Setting small goals for yourself on the path to your final goal is a great way to help keep your motivation.  When you reach a goal, you need a reward.  Planning for your reward can be an additional motivator.  When your goals relate to weight loss, however, it is important…

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

So, you want a great Thanksgiving meal, but would like to stay on track with your healthy eating plan?  Is that possible?  Yes, it is possible thanks to some great recipe substitutions.  Eating Well has some great ideas to make over your Thanksgiving meal.  Check out their suggestions, maybe make…

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Trick or Treat: Tips for Surviving Halloween

Trick or Treat: Tips for Surviving Halloween

    While all holidays can be fraught with diet pitfalls, Halloween is especially dangerous.  Treats are everywhere and people are just passing it out – FOR FREE!  Here are a few tips to help you survive the holiday while staying on track:   Pass out healthier treats instead of…

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Cardio on the Road

Cardio on the Road

Cardio is important to your overall health and to the success of your plans to reach your goals.  Doing cardio at NexGen is a wonderful way to get in some steps; but there are lots of ways to get cardio when you are on the road for work or simply…

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Benefits of Kettlebells

Benefits of Kettlebells

Kettlebells seem to be all the rage now.  They are, however, not a new invention nor a passing fad.  Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 18th century.  The kettlebell, which is an iron weight with a handle, has been used in a variety of exercises ever since.  The following…

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Low Glycemic Fruit

Low Glycemic Fruit

Healthy diets should include fruit and veggies; however, paying attention to the amount of sugar in fruit is always a good idea.  Some fruits have a higher glycemic index than others.  Foods with a high glycemic index will cause an increase in blood sugar while those with a lower glycemic…

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Is Caffeine Good for You?

Is Caffeine Good for You?

Aside from caffeine’s best-known benefit of increased energy levels, there are other potential benefits.   Caffeine may help you to: Burn Fat Lose Weight Stay Alert Be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, dementia, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes   On the downside, however caffeine has some potential…

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Why Cardio?

Why Cardio?

Why do NexGen Fitness trainers always ask about your cardio?  What is cardio and why is it so important? Cardio, or more accurately cardiovascular, exercise simply means that you're doing a rhythmic activity that raises your heart rate.  Cardio can increase your metabolism, the process by which your body converts…

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