Monthly Archives: April 2014

Are you skinny-fat?

Skinny-fat sounds like a contradiction. It’s when a person is thin but has a small layer of fat, especially around the stomach. If you exercise a lot, don’t overeat and eat healthy the majority of the time, but you cannot get rid of those last stubborn pounds, these tips may be the solution to sexy […]

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Reasons why you may not be getting enough vitamin D

Even if you live in a sunny climate, you may not be getting enough vitamin D. Here’s some reasons why: In women who covered the majority of their bodies with clothes and avoided sunlight, 60% had vitamin D deficiency despite consuming Vitamin D three times the AI. (1) Pg. 413 We need more Vitamin D as […]

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Need motivation?

How to get motivated to exercise and eat well really starts with yourself. If you cannot motivate yourself to workout and your friends can’t seem to get you moving either, don’t despair; there are tips and devices that work for a lot of people.   I bought a heart rate monitor and it motivates me […]

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Is your smoothie preventing you from slimming down?

There’s healthy and unhealthy fruit smoothies out there. Some of the bad ones contain ice cream, sugar, dairy milk and/or a lot of calories. Even if your fruit smoothie has natural ingredients, healthy fats and is low in calories, it could be the reason you cannot slim down. If you’re adding flax, hemp seeds, and […]

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Steps to stave off dementia

Exercise is great for the body, but I didn’t know that “most studies find a lower risk of dementia over time for people who exercise or are lifelong exercises verses those who don’t.” As people age, they exercise less and less. One of the most devastating diseases is dementia, which my grandmother had. My mom […]

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Why can’t I get my heart rate up?

My friend and I went to my favorite kickboxing gym, CKO, last weekend. We both wore our heart rate monitors to track our heart rates and calories expended. At the end of the one hour fun, but grueling class, my Polar heart rate monitor stated that I burned 415 calories, but my friend only burned […]

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Bobby’s Slimming Salad

My fitness trainer, Bobby Cox, tells his clients to eat this salad with grilled fish for dinner. He said it’s very effective at getting rid of unwanted pounds. I made it and it’s easy to make and tasty. I love the vinaigrette and I’m super picky when it comes to salad dressing! Salad: Thinly sliced […]

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Does The Chocolate Diet actually work?

The Chocolate Diet is getting its share of publicity, which shouldn’t surprise me since people love chocolate. Hey, I enjoy chocolate too but I don’t want it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also don’t want to have a difficult time sleeping since the caffeine in chocolate disrupts sleep. Don’t get caught up in the […]

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