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Add a Little Pep to Your Step with Impact Training

What’s so important about impact training? Impact training is good for your joints because it increases ligament and tendon tensile strength. It also increases cartilage formation in the joint which helps to prevent deterioration of cartilage. This type of training also helps increase bone density which is SUPER important for an aging population, and similar to strength training, it improves joint…

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Cheers for Cherries!

Whether you are looking for a something quick to supercharge your day, or something to refuel your body after a workout, this simple recipe for a Nutty Cherry Smoothie is jammed packed with nutrition! The cherries are loaded with antioxidants vital to fighting aging, repairing muscles, and keeping inflammation low in the body. They also contain high levels of potassium to keep…

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Be a Role Model for Good Nutrition

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and I’d like to share some statistics with you regarding the nation’s kids:  1 in 3 kids today is either obese or overweight.  1 in every 3 kids born after 2000 is expected to develop diabetes early in their life. Obesity related problems include (but not limited to): heart disease, asthma, diabetes, accelerated aging process,…

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Simple Smoothies Done Right!

This morning, I had been in such a rush to get out the door, I thought making a smoothie would be the perfect “go-to” option! Hurrying trying to toss ingredients into the blender I managed to spill my frozen spinach on the counter, dribble almond milk down my arm, and trying to cut a peach took much longer than anticipated.…

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Foods to Help You Fight Off Stress

School is back in session! Out with the relaxing beach days of summer and into the swing of routines of homework, sports, and everything in between. The long hours of studying for your students, tiring practices for fall sports, and the extra chauffeuring around for parents can lead to added stress in families. Although some stress is healthy, too much can…

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Balance

It’s All About Balance!

How often do you think you use your balance skills? Let me answer that for you: EVERY DAY, multiple times a day! Holding five grocery bags in one hand, my phone in the other as I get out of the car, or reaching way up high on my tippy toes to get something down from the top shelf, or walking…

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Prep for a Week of Success

As a Registered Dietitian, I am often asked to share one piece of advice for a successful healthy lifestyle. Two words: food prep. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh, that’s so much work. I have 4 kids and am a full time working parent. There has to be a simpler way.” Not so fast, food prep doesn’t necessarily mean…

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Beast Mode

Beast Mode: You INSPIRE Me!

Working out is hard. There are times it can be daunting, times it’s just not fun, and times when there seems to be no motivation in sight. I’ve been watching a small training group for the past two years, the Beast Mode Squad, led by personal trainer Mike Gallo from RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club. Not only have they inspired me…

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Beach Eats!

Grab a towel and put on the sunscreen! Summer is all about sun, sand, and playing in the waves. Don’t forget to pack the cooler! With these easy eats, spending all day at the beach just got easier (and healthier)! Raw or dry-roasted, unsalted nuts Pre-washed, sliced veggies and fruit Pre-portioned trail mix (without the chocolate chips) Pre-portioned dried fruit Single…

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Rock Your Roll!

Do you really know how to foam roll for the most benefit? There are three things I see every day in the gym that don’t necessarily help you, and some are even pointless. First, let’s talk about the benefit of foam rolling. When you exercise, small tears and swelling happen within the fiber of the muscle. It’s a positive thing…

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