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Training with a Bad Back

Training with a Bad Back

I have had a bad back since I was 18 years old and have had periods of intense pain as an adult. I have made it worse several times in my life and have tried all kinds of different treatment protocols. Along the way, I have learned a lot. I have also worked with many clients with back issues. So, I rely on my personal experience to make sure that my clients are able to continue training safely, while also putting some effort into strengthening the back.

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8 Common Sense Nutrition Tips

8 Common Sense Nutrition Tips

Here are 8 common sense nutrition tips that will help you to be heathier. Learn about eggs, fats, sugar, how to eat for type II diabetes and why you should be wary of headlines.

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The Pegan Diet – What is it?

Pegan Diet

The Pegan diet is a combination of two of the most popular diets today – the Paleo diet and the Vegan diet. It was created by Dr. Mark Hyman, who is one of the world’s foremost functional medical practitioners. Going “Pegan” means eating based on the concept that nutrient-dense, whole foods reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and support optimal health.

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Ancient Grains

Ancient Grains

You already know that eating processed grain products is not optimal for good health. Whole grains are better than processed grains, but whole grains still have their own issues, particularly the common ones consumed in the U.S. The 3 most consumed grains in the U.S. are wheat, oatmeal and corn. There are better choices when it comes to grain consumption, and this comes from the category known as Ancient Grains. The description “ancient” refers to a group of grains that have a long history of cultivation and use.

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Stevia – Is it Healthy?

Stevia

The purpose of today’s article is to examine some of the latest research on stevia, to determine if it is a healthy sugar substitute or not.

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Is Fruit Good for Me?

Is Fruit Good For Me?

When one is trying to get healthy and lose weight/fat, the most important first step, in my opinion, is to get educated about food/nutrition AND to do some self-reflection.

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5 Habits That Will Derail Your Dieting Progress

5 Daily Habits that Derail Diets

Here are 5 habits that will derail your dieting progress. These habits will make weight loss much more difficult, so learn to conquer these and the weight will come off much easier. These habits include consuming too much sugar, emotional eating, poor sleep habits, lack of a good support system and having unrealistic expectations.

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Protein Quality and Unique Sources

When it comes to consuming protein, quantity and quality are both important. Animal sources of protein are generally more bioavailable, meaning that they have a higher absorption than plant-based sources. Nowadays, there are some unique protein sources available to experiment with.

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Fitness & Nutrition Tips for People Over 40

Fitness & Nutrition Tips for People Over 40

Over the years, I have worked with over-40 clients, and I have learned several important points about fitness and nutrition about this demographic.  These points apply to both men and women, and none are particularly earth shattering.  Mostly, it’s common sense.

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