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Water Consumption and Performance

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As we all know, water is a major component of our body and water consumption is needed to help with exercise performance. Almost one third of our body weight is composed of water and, therefore, we must meet the adequate amount in order to maintain the fluid balance in our body. Fluid balance is a…

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Vitamin D Health Benefits

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Vitamin D is an essential vitamin and encourages the absorption of calcium into the body as well as other minerals. It aids the body to create and build strong bones and is also associated with a number of natural bodily functions. For most adults, Vitamin D does not need to be supplemented as natural sunlight…

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No Regrets

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Recently I stumbled on a blog focused on regret. Secret Regrets asks for people to submit their biggest regret and encourages posters to check back daily to see if their regret was posted. The only identifying information that’s provided is the poster’s age and gender. Intrigued, I glanced through the blog which is updated daily with…

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Why You Don’t Need A Gym Membership in Fort Collins

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Having a gym membership in Fort Collins seems to be a part of the experience of living here. I just did a quick Google search of “gyms in Fort Collins”, and I stopped counting at 40! In the last 10 years, our town has exploded with so many options that it makes it confusing to…

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Exercise Machines: The Pros and Cons

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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

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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

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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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