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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

There are a lot of differing (and often wrong) opinions and fads on the best way to approach your fitness goals. Many of these are perpetuated by people who heard it from someone else and not from scientific fact. Unfortunately, it is a long-held belief that just doing cardio is…

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Christmas Calorie Burn

Christmas Calorie Burn

Although we all love the holiday season, it can be hectic and trying at times.  We seem to have so much to do, so many places to go and so many people to see that we can forget to take time for ourselves.  Making time to work with your personal…

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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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Get Your Ducks in a Row

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Having your ducks in a row, or being well organized, becomes more important as the number of tasks you have to perform increases.  We all have very busy schedules these days.  It seems like we are never going to have time for everything we need to do no matter how…

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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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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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Halloween Candy You Can Live With

Halloween Candy You Can Live With

If you plan on having a treat on Halloween make sure you choose wisely.  Those tiny little snack size candies can be deceptively high in calories and it is so easy to eat more than just a few.  Be sure you read the labels and make wise choices.  Here are…

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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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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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