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Why personal training?

January 16, 2019 — Each year on Jan. 1, many people resolve to lose weight and get healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 70 percent of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35 percent who are considered obese. After the holiday

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Fasting for weight loss and better health

January 15, 2019 — Intermediate fasting plans are among today's most popular diets. Many people embrace fasting as an effective way to shed pounds, reduce risk for various weight-related illnesses and improve overall health. Interest in intermediate fasting is growing, and experts offer varying opinions about the best and

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Training smarter, harder and without pain: Lower body

January 11, 2019 — A frequently asked question in my office is: Why do I experience low back and/or knee pain whenever I up the intensity of my lower body workouts? There are many reasons why you might experience pain or discomfort while exercising. You may have pre-existing complications

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Health benefits of eating apples

January 11, 2019 — The phrase, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," is a familiar one. But some may be surprised to learn the phrase is as factual as it is familiar. Apples are among the most cultivated and consumed foods in the world. They're also among

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Hidden ways you can benefit from having hobbies

January 10, 2019 — Finding time for hobbies can be difficult. Commitments to work and family take up the bulk of many people's free time, making it hard to squeeze in a favorite hobby. But hobbies can benefit people in some interesting ways. Understanding those hidden benefits may compel

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Understanding depression and its triggers and symptoms

January 8, 2019 — Many people periodically have bad days when they just seem to be in a bad mood. When a bad mood isn't short-lived, this might be a potential indicator of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that, according to the World Health Organization, affects more

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Simple ways to look and feel your best

January 2, 2019 — At the dawn of a new year, many people resolve to reach for new heights. On the path to personal growth or improvement, one may find that making a few adjustments can greatly increase confidence and satisfaction. The adage "don't judge a book by its

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How to achieve the optimal health you want

December 28, 2018 — The new year is almost here. Are you ready to make some new choices for your health? Do you struggle with how to make a change or are unsure how to do it for the long term? For more than a temporary fix, Health Coaching

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Healthy ways to avoid holiday blues

December 24, 2018 — The holiday season can be a happy and joyous time, bringing family and friends together. But for some, it can be a stressful and lonely time, leading to symptoms of depression. When stress is at its peak, unhealthy behaviors, such as drinking alcohol, using drugs,

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Train your body to defeat stress

December 21, 2018 — What exactly is stress? According to numerous medical, psychological and chiropractic associations, there isn't an exact definition of stress. Stress comes in many forms and has countless sources. To simplify the matter of what stress actually is, we can identify it as the body's reaction

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The tools you need to prevent disease

December 19, 2018 — Health care in the U.S. historically has been focused on treating the symptoms of sickness. The scientific accomplishments in this area are truly astonishing, but despite these advances, the American population as a whole isn't healthier. In fact, chronic diseases are on the rise. To

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Winter mocktails to keep you on track during the holiday season

December 17, 2018 — At this particularly snowy, cold, and indulgent, time of the year, it's difficult to walk into any establishment without being offered some kind of beverage. Pumpkin spice lattes, free hot chocolate on the mountain, tea at wellness centers, bubbly at Christmas parties, and beer after

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Snow shoveling dos and don’ts

December 14, 2018 — Whether you haven't been to the gym for a few months or a few years, you usually ease back into it to avoid serious injury. That's common sense. When you have to shovel snow for the first time in months or years, y'all just go

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Before getting back to it: Precautions to consider when returning to play

December 13, 2018 — With the weather getting colder and the snow falling, it's time to break out the winter gear, get outside, and start enjoying some frozen nature. However, if you have recently suffered an injury and are looking to get back to outdoor activities, here are a

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Flu shots: Even more important as you age

December 10, 2018 — The 2017-18 flu season hit Lake Tahoe hard, following a national trend of more than 30,000 flu-related hospitalizations. Adults ages 65 and older were four times as likely as the general population to end up in the hospital due to complications from the flu. Getting

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Is your body winterized?

December 6, 2018 — As soon as the fall temperatures start to dip, most locals begin their winterization traditions. Storing the boat, putting away the lawn furniture, testing the snow-blower, generator and snowmobile, doing a snow shovel inventory, ski equipment check, and last but not least … putting on

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Alzheimer’s disease can affect younger adults

December 5, 2018 — Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is often mistaken as something that only affects aging men and women. While the Alzheimer's Association notes that age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's, the group also warns that even men and women nowhere close

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Get crackin’ on sculpting your chest

November 30, 2018 — For decades, I have been coaching people of all shapes and sizes to get stronger and to build more pleasing and powerful physiques. Everyone — woman or man, young or old — has expressed an interest in toning, building, strengthening and "lifting" the chest area.

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What is gluten?

November 30, 2018 — Gluten-free foods are now more widely available than ever before, but unless they adhere to gluten-free diets, consumers may not know just what gluten is and why some people need to avoid it. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten is the general name for

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Conquer holiday stress with self care

November 28, 2018 — It's hard to escape the merry and brightness at this time of the year. With the holidays fast approaching, everything is getting that bit more twinkly: houses are lighting up, ski resorts are opening, turkeys are being prepped, and there's snow on the horizon, lifting

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