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Iowa Wellness Challenge – Top Five!

We started with two teams of 10 but adjusted to three teams of 7 each (LiveHealthyIowa.org). We have the Buffs (Teresa Captain), the Ruffs (Kimmie Captain), and the Tuffs (Robert Captain). It was a rocky...
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Question – What is the best strength training that complements a diet and jogging...

Answer - Your question sounds like your goal is weight loss, not simply gaining strength or muscle size. Assuming you have a good diet (low carb so that you don't limit protein by limiting overall...
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Question – I’m on insulin and overweight, can sleeping fewer hours aid in weight...

Answer - Sleep is not a time when your body rests. Your body does things while you sleep that it can't do when you're awake, including recycling dead and dying cells. Researchers have recently...
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Wellness Challenge Teams – Buffs & Tuffs

Two teams are set for the Live Healthy Iowa Wellness Challenge. The goal is to move more. Our teams will be tracking their activity daily starting 1/23. Friendly competition, chances to win gift cards,...
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Question – Will Weight Training Increase My Longevity if I’m a Man, 27, and...

Answer - Strength training builds lean muscle mass, which both increases your metabolism and decreases fat. It also keeps you functional to resist accidents and recover more quickly from injuries. Research shows that high volume...
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Question – How do I lose belly fat as a 15 year old who...

Answer - Belly fat is about hormones. What I mean by that is insulin and cortisol are hormones that work to build and store fat rather than utilize and burn fat. If you have...
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Getting High in 2017

You've probably heard of HIIT and interval training. They have been the big thing for a decade now -- and for good reason. They have two advantages over the usual strength-training work outs: they...
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Join Us For Live Healthy Iowa

We have teams for the Live Healthy Iowa Challenge starting the end of January 2017. If you're a client or a former client of NMF, consider joining us for this challenge. We're subsidizing your entry fee. Contact Teresa at 319-325-4000. Team...
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Question – Is it bad to stop weight training if I don’t enjoy it?

Answer - While it's important to find exercise you enjoy because that's exercise you'll actually do, I don't think it's wise to forgo weight training entirely.  You don't have to lift iron in a...
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Starting Our Fifth Year in Coralville

I re-certified for my third iteration with the American Council on Exercise. That's six years that I'll be certified with ACE. I started my training career years before by certifying through the Aerobics & Fitness...