Train to Live

by Pam George Why do you train? For weight loss, big biceps, a flat stomach, a small waist, stronger legs, a bigger booty, to add muscle, to gain strength, or to train for a upcoming event? All of those are great but do you train to live? Training your body for life means training to…

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January 10, 2018

In 2018, Party Like It’s 1968

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Want to stay thin in the new year? Take some wisdom from your mom and dad, and return to an earlier time. Research now shows us that, while coming to the Y will help you get the 150 minutes of recommended weekly exercise, the best way to ensure longevity…

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January 8, 2018

Striving for the Elusive Body

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January 3, 2018

Change 10 minutes at a time

by Pam George I have always been skeptical when it comes to recommendations as they tend to change with the decades as new evidence comes around and new studies are done. How much time do you really need to spend working out? According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans two types of exercise…

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December 27, 2017
how to lose weight when diets fail

How to Lose Weight when Diets Fail

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD Many people have tried a diet to lose weight, and for many a diet worked. Most of those have tried more than one, and goodness knows there are plenty. For nearly all who have lost weight, it has been regained. Sound familiar? As the US obesity rate rises, what…

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December 26, 2017
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So you joined a Fitness Center, now what?

by Pam George Well if you are new to exercising or you have been off for a time you shouldn’t just jump into the hardest, most advanced thing there is. You are going to ask your body to do more than it has in quite some time. Your body can adapt to change, but the…

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December 20, 2017

Surviving the Holidays

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD As Christmas approaches the air is filled with the scents of cinnamon and pine, houses twinkle with seemingly never-ending strings of lights, and presents rest under our trees. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… except for the charges on your credit card, the search for the perfect…

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December 18, 2017
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Get Up and Move

by Pam George Our bodies are designed for movement… simple basic movement… walk, run, jump, climb, lift, twist, push, and pull. For babies, walking is pretty basic. We learned this much without much instruction. As a baby we instinctively move our arms and legs until the muscles become strong enough to allow us to roll…

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December 13, 2017
what shoes to choose for exercise

What shoe should I wear?

by Pam George This question is a question I’m asked quite often as a trainer, and the answer is “it depends.” It depends on what you ask. Let’s take a look at some questions and how their answers help you choose the right shoe. First, what activity do you plan to do? A short list…

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December 6, 2017
Seasonal affective disorder

Putting Seasonally Affected Order in Your Life: Five Easy Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD This time of year as the days get shorter many of us feel the effects of vitamin D deficiency. While I find a cozy bliss in sheltering at home and practicing the Danish art of hygge not everyone shares my love of the winter clime. I remember walking through…

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December 4, 2017
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