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BMI vs Bodyfat percentage What are they and which is more important to monitor? 

Weight loss can be an important method in trying to a live a healthier lifestyle. But doesn’t it seem like that scale doesn’t always measure the hard work and effort you’ve been putting into a weight loss program? And is weight alone really the best measure of your progress and overall health? Stepping at the doctor’s office or for an insurance company test results in…

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Whole Foods: Eat Like We’re Meant To

The more we learn about nutrition, the more research points up in the direction of eating mostly “whole foods.” This doesn’t mean that everything that’s in Whole Foods market is considered a whole food. I say that tongue and cheek, but I did seriously have a client come in once wanting to lose weight and when asked about her diet she exclaimed, “I eat healthy.…

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Navigating your diet through the holidays

Welcome to the holidays! Time with family and friends is wonderful, filled with many social engagements where you’re exposed to lots of treats, plus being around everyone indulging in them, with all kinds of temptations to kill your diet and your waistline. The typical American gains some weight each holiday season, some less, some more, but add up those seasons, and so do the pounds,…

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Eccentric and Concentric Phase

For many years I have been a personal trainer and have noticed that far too often people come into the gym, throw weights around and feel they have done their work. What they don’t understand is that they are actually missing half of the movement -the eccentric phase. Many people completely neglect the importance of the eccentric phase and are in a rush to perform…

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Nutrient-rich, low-calorie food

Are you thinking about losing weight? Unfortunately, you can’t train away a bad diet.  Training and a healthy diet go hand in hand. Noom® and other similar weight loss programs incorporate the psychology of eating into their program to increase awareness about eating triggers and habits. Logging our meals, water intake, steps and exercise can help us make better food choices. One food shift we…

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Body Fat Percentage

A study published in 2016 of 50,000 middle-aged and older Canadians found that body fat percentage (BFP) is a far better indicator of obesity-related diseases and life expectancy than the body mass index (BMI). Knowing and understanding your BFP allows you to make smarter decisions about your workout routine. It can mean the difference between a fitness regimen designed to reduce visceral fat around the…

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