The Importance of Protein In Your Diet

Protein builds lean muscle tissue

Do you know the importance of protein in your diet?  The subject matter of the ideal amount of protein intake is usually a topic of debate amongst health professionals. Athletes and bodybuilders are concerned with optimal intake and they often feel taking supplements are necessary for their body in order to grow lean muscle tissue.   According…

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Yes, Trans Fats Are Still Around

trans fats

Here is an article that I wrote years ago about trans fats. They are still around because The FDA agreed in May 2018 to give companies one more year to find another ingredient for enhancing product flavors or grease industrial baking pans. Also, while new products can no longer be made with trans fats, they will…

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All Your Keto Diet Questions Answered

What seems like a long time ago, I teased everyone in the newsletter that I was going to have an interview with Esther Hansen, RDN, about the keto diet. Well, it’s been awhile since I stated that, so I apologize.  In any event, I chatted with Esther on the phone about the keto diet, and…

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Travel Exercise Tips

travel exercise tips

If you have a job that requires you to travel often, maintaining a regular workout schedule can seem impossible. Combine that with the being jet-lagged, a poor selection of eating options at restaurants, and long meetings, finding the time or motivation to work out under these conditions can be overwhelming. Skipping working out on a…

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15 Years of Personal Training

Well, it’s official. Exactly 15 years ago yesterday, I went down the secretary of state’s office to file the paperwork to make Core Fitness and Nutrition a legal entity practicing business in Colorado. What a ride it’s been. When I was in high school, my chosen career path was to be a sports journalist. So…

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The Fitness Benefits of Walking

fitness benefits of walking

The fitness benefits of walking are numerous. Walking is something we do everyday but usually not for a very long time. We have short bursts here and there when we are at home or at work. However, because of our busy lifestyles, we usually don’t walk to the grocery store or over to our kid’s…

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Change Your Mindset

Change your mindset

Do you wish you could change your mindset? Do you wish you were different? Better at things in your life that you struggle with? More successful? Or would you like to lose weight? Have better health and nutrition habits? How about feeling more positive about life? You may think that the path to change your…

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Ways To Improve Posture With Exercise

Exercise helps improve posture by strengthening core and stabilizer muscles.

Do you want to avoid having spinal curvatures due to your bad posture? Or are you having low self-esteem because you have poor posture? There can possibly be some major problems that you will encounter later on if you continue to have bad posture. But don’t fret because there are ways to improve posture. If…

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Brain Health: Did Albert Einstein do Burpees?

I often wondered if Albert Einstein did any other type of exercise besides riding a bike around. I bet he would have loved burpees! And, just like Albert Einstein, your brain health is important to act fast. Whether you’re fiddling with the multi-purpose remote, playing one of the fast-paced video games with your kid, or…

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