Health Food Corner: Is Gluten Bad For You?

When looking to lose weight, one of the first things people do is look for something to cut out. It used to be fat, then carbs, then sugar. It’s sort of back to carbs again and gluten is one of the things that has come up as the catalyst of all inflammation and weight problems…

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Cortisol is Wreaking Havoc on Your Health–Here’s How to Fix It.

Are you feeling stressed today? Take a second here and pause–check your shoulders for tension, see if your jaw is clenched, take a nice deep breath….in……and…….out. Phew. Stress is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s good; having a healthy amount of stress pushes us to do our best…

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What the Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Cellulite

With summer fast approaching, I have had more and more conversations with people who are dreading swimsuit season. One of the top fears I hear is about cellulite–everyone wants to know how to make it disappear and everyone is scared of others knowing they have it. Cellulite is a tough topic because we have been…

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How This Personal Trainer Makes Eating Veggies Easy

I am all about adding to our diets instead of subtracting when we are feeling overwhelmed about what to eat. Starting a diet that is all about what you can’t do or eat is boring and miserable, let’s be honest. Rather than saying you’re never allowed to eat your favorite foods again, why not think about ways you…

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How to Create Your Dream Life With a Fitness Mission Statement

Fitness is a lifelong process. It can be so easy to get caught up in fad diets or the latest popular workout, but what happens when you get bored? Or, what happens when you reach your goal? Do you just stop working out and eating veggies? I think we all know that long-term fitness doesn’t…

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How To Set Goals That Work For You

What is the first thing you think of when it comes to fitness goals? Lose 10 pounds? Be able to bench press a certain weight? Be able to touch your toes? All of these goals have something in common–they are completely out of your control. That sounds crazy, but I mean it. You can do…

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Top 3 Exercises to Fix Lower Back Pain

“Ow, my back!” We’ve all seen an episode (or two, or a million) of a sitcom where someone tries to pick something up, throws out their back, and spends the rest of the episode trying to pretend they didn’t hurt themselves and being unable to do the simplest of tasks. It might be overplayed on…

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The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health

This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a…

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3 Habits of Healthy People

Most people want to be healthy, but it can be hard to know where to start. Different diets and exercise routines are being sold as the ultimate solution to our struggles for health and a lot of the time two completely opposite ideas are being sold as the healthiest. How is anyone supposed to parse…

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The Number One Mistake You Are Making With Your Squats

A good squat is something that I make every one of my clients do in their workouts each week, without fail. It’s simple, it makes your legs and butt look great, it takes no equipment (unless you want it to), and it makes it easier to pick up your kids or your pets without hurting…

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