Yes, Fitness Can Help Prevent Disease

Avoiding sickness has definitely been at the forefront of everyone’s mind for the past 7 months. More-so this year than ever before in our lives for the majority of us. We’re told to avoid activities and places that were a normal part of our lives just a few short months ago. We’re reminded to stay 6 feet away from everyone but those in our own household. We are endlessly washing our hands, and hand sanitizer has become a valuable commodity. And facemasks are such a thing that they’ve become a fashion statement.

But there’s a crucial disease-prevention strategy that continues to be glossed over.

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Online Personal Training, What Is It and Is It For You?

Common Questions about Live Virtual Training:
 How online sessions work, and how they compare to your workouts in the studio.
How effective can a workout done at home really be? Can you really improve your balance strength and mobility even while homebound?
 How much space should you have and how much equipment is needed?
 How long are the sessions and how many per week?
What is the difference between following a ‘made for the masses’ DVD or YouTube workout vs, having the live coaching and support of your trainer with a program custom made for you.
Training around injuries:  How Live Virtual Training will allow you to train safely despite the  “issues in your tissues” Meaning I can address any injuries or limitations because we are live rather than prerecorded.

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Why is Weight Training Important as We Get Older?

There is no doubt you have heard that engaging in regular exercise is crucial for good health. And perhaps you have even taken this to heart and begun exercising.  For most older adults this typically means walking, either outside or on a treadmill, or another activity that is designed to get the heart and lungs…

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How Much is ‘Enough’ Vitamin D

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?   We know Vitamins and minerals are super-important for good health. But Vitamin D is in a class by itself. And it’s tough to get enough Vitamin D;, especially during the winter months unless you live where it is warm and sunny year-round. Otherwise, Vitamin D deficiency is an…

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The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island, by now you have heard how eating too much sugar, especially “added sugar’ such as you find in candy, cakes, cookies, and most breakfast cereals to name a few, negatively impacts our health. When reading labels at the grocery store you will be hard pressed to find many…

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Functional Training

         As a Certified Functional Aging Specialist, I am frequently asked ‘What exactly IS functional training?”  The answer is, it depends. The phrase Functional Training is getting tossed around a lot lately. And in general, it refers to any exercise that translates to real life. Something that directly improves our ability to…

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3 Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day Off Right.

Kickstart Your Morning with These 3 Breakfast Foods. Do you eat breakfast every day? Are you eating the same thing all the time? Do you need a bit of inspiration to make breakfast interesting again? Here are three foods you will want to include in your mornings. Including protein at every meal has many advantages,…

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Diabetes Awareness

  November is National Diabetes Month and is observed to shed light on the devastating impact it has on millions of Americans. Current estimates of type 2 diabetes (previously called adult-onset) put the number of Americans with diabetes or pre-diabetes at 100 million.  Particularly worrisome is 30% of adults in the US have prediabetes and 1…

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Avoiding the Flu

Cold and Flu Season is upon us will you succumb? With symptoms ranging from Body aches, and fever, chills, sore throat, coughing, extreme fatigue, even diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, Flu season can start as early as October and run straight through May, with the brunt of Flu season being typically February and March. Practically every…

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