Tag: exercise

How Much Exercise Do You Need?

by in Healthy Tips, September 25, 2011
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How much exercise do you need, and what kind is best?

Do you spend countless hours at the gym each day or is the thought of a 20-minute workout too much for you to handle? Tackling a regular exercise routine can be daunting and might cause you to give up on working out all together. Use these tips to make the most of your exercise time.

How Much?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine and the CDC, you should shoot for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity per week. You can break up this time in a variety of ways. Feel the burn for 30 minutes, 5 days a week or try a split of 30 and 60-minute workouts over the course of 3 days. Even if 150 minutes is more than you’re ready for, every little bit helps. The American Heart Association reports that every hour of walking may increase your life expectancy by two hours.
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5 Ways To Move More at Work

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Food News, June 24, 2011
Make Time to Stretch at the Office
Take a break to stretch and walk around once an hour while at work.

It’s not news that we’re having an obesity epidemic. Contributing factors include extra-large portions, too many processed foods and…our jobs? New research published in the journal PLOS One (Public Library of Science) shows that a drop in physical activity in the workplace also plays a role in our growing waistlines. Research also indicates that desk potatoes are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack! Here are 5 ways to make sure you move throughout your work day.
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Top 5 Worst Exercise Habits

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, June 8, 2011

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I work with clients to establish safe and smart diet and exercise regimens. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of incorrect information out there! Here are the top 5 exercise faux pas I commonly come across.

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Foods for Workouts: Strength Training

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, April 27, 2011

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We gave you the lowdown on the best nutritional bets for cardio workouts. Up next: How to eat when you’re hitting up the weight room.

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Foods for Workouts: Cardio

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, April 13, 2011

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An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up.

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Top 10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, March 29, 2011

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You’re trying really hard to eat healthy and exercise. Maybe you saw some results in the beginning or just aren’t seeing the numbers go down on the scale. Frustrated, you wonder: “Why the heck aren’t I losing weight?” Here are 10 reasons why you’re not seeing results.

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5 Food and Workout Myths, Busted

by in Diets & Weight Loss, February 16, 2011

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – diet and exercise go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle. As a fitness expert, I am constantly hearing inaccurate information about food and exercise. Here are a few of the most common myths and the facts to help get things straight.

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Small Steps: Get More Exercise (Without Knowing It)

by in Healthy Tips, July 15, 2010

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Studies show that most folks don’t move enough, and it’s one definite step to getting healthier. If you’re reading this and making the “I hate exercise” face, don’t fret. Start slow! Here are five ways to exercise without even realizing it.

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Snacks to Fuel Workouts

by in Healthy Tips, May 18, 2010

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No matter how you like to exercise, you need food to fuel your workouts. Your body needs nutrients both before and after to perform at its best. Since you may not always have time for a meal, have these power snacks ready to go.

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Eating for Exercise: Get Inspired by the Olympians

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, February 16, 2010

Food for Exercise
Whether you’re heading to Vancouver or tuning in from your living room, the Olympic spirit is in the air. Most of us aren’t professional athletes, but we are trying to stay in shape. Get inspired by the international athletes and follow these quick tips to help make the most of your diet and exercise routine.

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