Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Contributed by Cat Pitman Nutritionist Health & Fitness Professional We all know that eating unhealthy foods can cause a multitude of problems, not only on the inside of our bodies, but also the outside.  In a study by Weston A. Price, regarding nutrition and physical degeneration, he determined that due to the introduction of processed …

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Contributed By Michelle Baglio, MS, RD, LD Did you know that nearly one-third of United States adults has high cholesterol?  Considered a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, high blood cholesterol is often a silent symptom.  Heart disease (including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke) has been the number 1 cause …

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Contributed by Kimberly Black Health & Fitness Professional Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats When Valentine’s comes around there is always a plethora of chocolates and pink colored treats. Most of these treats are loaded with extra sugar and they usually don’t have any nutritional value. If you’re looking for a few treats that won’t break your …

Should you? Or Should you not IMF?

Contributed by: Dustin Gonzales, M.S., NASM-CPT Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting! Should you do it? Intermittent fasting is more about when you eat rather than what you eat. A typical plan puts you on a scheduled fasting phase (ex. 16 hours) followed by a non-fasting phase The former is where you may skip meals or eat …

Have a FRUITful Summer

Contributed by: Ciara Floyd, M.S., NSCF-CPT, NSCA-CSCS Fruit is often excluded from diets do to their high carbohydrate content. Although some fruits are high in carbohydrates eating fruit in moderation can fit into a healthy lifestyle. Many fruits are in season during the summer, and many of these can be included in moderation. Some low …

Nutrition Habits for Successful Weight Loss

Contributed by: Michelle Baglio, RD, LD If you feel like you need to give up your weight loss goals to enjoy your summer, think again! More often than not, it doesn’t take a massive diet overhaul in order to lose weight. What does matter is implementing healthy nutritional habits into your daily life consistently so …

The evil of the two…..Salt vs. Sugar

Contributed by: Dustin Gonzales, M.S., NASM-CPT Which one is worse: SALT or SUGAR? The average sodium intake per person in the U.S. is more than 3,400 mg per day. And most of that comes from processed and restaurant foods. As a matter of fact, the FDA breaks down Americans’ sodium intake like this: • 77% …

Try Soba Noodles Made from Buckwheat…It’s Not Wheat!

Provided by: Amanda Albiar, NCSF-CPT I enjoy a healthy change in my eating regimen and thus try to bring variety into my eating plan. One of the ways I do this is by paying attention to how a chef prepares a certain dish when eating out or watching cooking shows on TV. Most recently, I’ve …

Are you staying hydrated?

Provided by: Bethany Reynolds, AFAA-CPT By the time you feel thirsty your body is already dehydrated! Research shows that as little as 1% dehydration negatively affects your mood, attention, memory and motor coordination. As you “lose” water without replacing it, your blood becomes more concentrated and, at a point, this triggers your kidneys to retain …

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