Exercise Machines: The Pros and Cons

exercise machines

When it comes to exercise, some people like to go to the gym to use the exercise machines. For those that choose the gym, they are often faced with the decision of choosing free weights or exercises done on a machine. There are pros and cons of which exercises to do depending on your fitness…

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Yoga for Mental Health


Do you think yoga can help with your mental health? Are you continually stressing about life? Working under pressure? There are a lot of health approaches on how to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Most of them may dwell in a dualistic type of approach, but why don’t you take relaxation to another level? In a health care…

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Vacation Exercise Tips

vacation exercise

As a personal trainer, I am always amused when clients decide to take a vacation to get away from it all, and instead of looking forward to some time off, some of them start to panic a bit. They should be thrilled, excited and ready to hit the beach. Instead, they are concerned that since…

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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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