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Health and Nutrition

Is Inflammation an Evil Meanie?

You see it all over the place, especially on the cover of those magazines at the grocery store checkout. Inflammation is now Public Enemy #1, at least in the health world. Is it really that bad? What happens to you if you have it? How can you get rid of it? All good questions. Let’s…

Exercise Basics

Is Running or Jogging Bad for You?

Let’s just say that you are feeling the push to get moving more. Maybe some extra pounds have crept on and you have decided that it’s time to do something about it. You have checked out CrossFit, Orange Theory, or a boot camp class and noticed that often they start up with some running as…

Mindset

Walking. Everybody does it. Or do they?

Seems like such a simple thing. We have all done a ton of it in our lives.  Often if we go to our doctor and we aren’t active enough for him/her, the suggestion is, “Walk more… it will be good for your health.” But what if someone you care about needs to be exercising more,…

Exercise Basics | Movement

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Our bodies are amazing and complex. That means that it is often difficult for science to study just one thing at a time. Having said that, in the fitness biz, often THE marker for how fit you are is how much oxygen you can use when you exercise. The more fit you are, the better…

Health and Nutrition

Diet and Exercise: Two Peas in a Pod?

Let me put a few stats in front of you. 80% of Americans do not meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic and strength training exercise. 80% of Americans are either overweight or obese.  Hmmm…do you see any resemblance there? 19 out of 20 people are unsuccessful dieters. And, yet, apparently at any given time, something…