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Everyone is Lying About Their Diet

We all share basic nutritional needs -- required amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins -- but we can ingest and absorb them in different ways. So most diets will work for someone, but...
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Question – What is the best work out for strength training and cardio?

Answer - The best is what you'll actually do. Some activity is better than none. Beyond that, research is clear that high-intensity strength training is best for hunger suppression, fat loss, hormone balance, and longevity....
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CrossFit vs the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

When your bottom line is at stake, all kinds of things get overlooked...or just plain lied about. I've seen more injuries from people in personal training and/or sports than in CrossFit. I enjoyed doing CrossFit a lot,...
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How Is Your New Year’s Resolution Going?

Achieving your fitness goals may not be easy but it is simple. A lifestyle is likely how you got those extra pounds, soft muscles, or poor metabolism. And only a different lifestyle can change...
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Review – NordicTrack Commercial 2950 and What to Consider When Buying a Treadmill

It was probably worth the purchase, but many other treadmills would have done just as well. Read on if you plan to purchase any kind of treadmill in order to consider questions to ask...
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Question – Why is Jumping Rope the Best Cardio?

Answer - I doubt most people would consider it the best, but I do — providing you have no joint injuries and no significant weight that could impact your joints. Also, it's mostly high-intensity...
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Question – What empirical evidence is there supporting the Paleo diet?

Answer - There is plenty of good science, and more is coming all the time to support the paleo/Primal/low-carb. And the science behind the low-fat paradigm has been unequivocally shown to be bad science. We're all...
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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...