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Energy Yielding Nutrients

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 5:55 PM

Here is some basic 101 on nutrition about energy-yielding nutrients.

In the body, three organic nutrients can provide energy: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. The best fuels for workouts are carbohydrates. Although protein can be used as fuel, it is not a direct source. As a dietary source, it will be used to build muscle. Once in the body, if no carbs are available, your body must break down muscle to be used as a fuel source. This is where protein is stored, in the muscles. That is wh...

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Beginner's Guide to a High Rise Building Stair Workout

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 1:50 PM

Beginner's Guide to a High Rise Building Stair Workout

Note: If you are concerned in any way about your knees or other health conditions, check with your doctor before doing this workout!

Why climb stairs for exercise? Think about it, people all over the world are stuck in office buildings for work. Right outside their office door is a great workout waiting ...

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One thing to build a stronger immune system

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:05 PM

What is one thing that helps build a stronger immune system?

1. Move, or better said, move your lymph fluid! The lymphatic system is activated by deep, diaphragmatic breathing--in addition to water--the best way to activate the lymph system movement is with deep breath. Moderate exercise can help to improve and exercise your lungs while simultaneously activating your body's natural filtration system. Don't overdo it by running a marathon, expe...

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Don't have time for a workout? Do what this biker does!

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 8:50 AM

10,000+ car miles saved by this inspiring California cyclist!


Alcohol in the Body

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

This article provides information on how drinking alcohol affects the body and dieting. The book Understanding Nutrition, eleventh edition, was used as a source for this information.



When alcohol enters the body, unlike food, the body does not require time to digest it. Alcohol is quickly absorbed across the wall of an empty stomach, reaching the brain within a few minutes. This explains why we all know we should consume food be...

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A year with Laura! (scroll down for other news)

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM

A little over a year ago, my client, Laura Meidinger, contacted me about fitness training.  She is 51 years old, 5'2, and a year ago, weighed about 190 lbs.  She had just quit smoking a few weeks before, and decided it was time to change her life.  She wanted me to help.


Laura had ne...

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Terry's Transformation

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Terry on a search and rescue mission before weight loss

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Kris' Story; The Key to success!

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 2:00 AM






The new and improved Kris above!

Kris has been my client since last Novembe...

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Raw Foods/And Warm Foods

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Recently I was chatting with a friend who was eating a raw diet to help cure a parasite he believed he had acquired while he was in Mexico. Because of the affects of his illness, he has been extremely motivated to rid himself of the parasite, and was advised to begin eating a raw diet.  Just one of the side affects has been weight loss.

Once he began this type of eating, the weight began to peal off of him! I mostly advocate a plant-based diet with an emph...

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Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium. They are very high in fiber and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. But this is just the tip of the nutritional iceberg, for recent studies tell us that of all fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries provide the most health-protecting antioxidants, those valuable elements which prevent cancer-causing cell damage and may limit the changes wrought by age related...

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Eat Walnuts!

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Walnuts...one more reason to eat them!


(From AOLHealth.com)


Incorporating walnuts into your diet may help you handle stress better, new research suggests.

Walnuts and walnut oil help reduce blood pressure during stressful situations because of the omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds they contain, according to a study by a team of scientists at Penn State University.

Researchers looked at 22 healthy adult participants who had hi...

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BMI calculator...link

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 7:48 PM

This is a good link to calculate your BMI.  What I like about this calculator is that it does not just take your weight and height, but also includes your waist size which is an excellent indicator for health risk.


Click on the link below and fill in the information requested to receive your BMI and Waist to height ratio.




Standards for BMI are the follo...

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Menopausal Weight Gain: Is it Really Inevitable?

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Excerpts from American College of Sports medicine CEU training;


Menopause is a transition period in many aspects.  It is associated by many women with an undesirable change in body composition, as well as a redistribution of fat from the periphery to the center (particularly abdominal fat which is considered the most unhealthy); In general, body composition shifts include greater fat mass and less lean tissue for postmenopausal women. 



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What's your DIET DNA?

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Here is a little info about Diet DNA.  There are some recent studies that show some people may benefit from more of a low-fat diet, some from a low-carb diet while others may benefit from a mixture of the two.  Without actually getting tested with a saliva test, you can look at yourself physically, and give it an educated guess!

If you would actually like to be tested, go to the "more" tab on this website and find the tab that reads, "Eat Right for your Gene Type"

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