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Keep your kids on the move: Part Two

Part Two: How to reverse the trend What can parents do to help their children become more active? You know how effective your parents were when they lectured or preached at you. Nagging children to get out of the chair is not only ineffective but sometimes counter-productive. However, there are strategies that work. Attack in [...]

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Healthy alternatives to the Easter basket

We all love those big chocolate rabbits that we bite the ears off and eventually get the whole thing eaten by supper on Easter! Well, that is what I did as a child and thought nothing of it. Now I am like, “I can’t believe I ate all that chocolate; I wonder how much fat [...]

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Keep your kids on the move: Part One

Part One: Why movement is key You and your siblings snickered when your parents told you stories about having to walk three miles a day to school through a raging blizzard. You had no idea the challenge you would face many years later shooing your own children off the couch. Physical inactivity is a major [...]

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Eight reasons women should lift weights

Many women fear “getting big” from lifting weights and just stick with cardio.   However, women do not have the testosterone levels that males do, making it virtually impossible to put on huge quantities of muscle.  Large increases in muscle mass are due to: Lifting heavy weights with minimal repetitions (for example, bench press 100# 3 [...]

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How many calories should I be eating?

For a simple way to calculate the number of calories you should be eating, take your body weight and multiply it by 10. This amount will maintain your current weight. If you are not happy with that weight or need to lose a few pounds, read on.  These guidelines are approved by Heather Schmidt, DO, [...]

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What is in a pound?

Many people wonder why they don’t lose weight. The biggest reason is a lack of calorie deficit in there day. It’s simple math, calories in must equal exercise calories out to maintain, lose or gain. Here’s a what if …a pound of weight loss equals the need for a deficit of 3,500 calories. Doing this [...]

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Biking around Fond du Lac

There’s a lot of fear out there that Spring will never come and Walleye Weekend will be an ice fishing tournament.  Hmmm, would be interesting I guess but won’t happen so wipe that thought from your mind.  Spring is coming and with it some exciting news!  New bike paths and bike lanes in roads have [...]

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Creatine: Before or After Workout

Are you wanting to increase your lean body mass or increase your strength for an upcoming sport season?  According a to recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.jissn.com/content/10/1/36 ), using creatine after a workout has a greater effect on strength and lean body mass in bodybuilders who used creatine [...]

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Incentive-based weight loss

Do you have weight to lose but aren’t really motivated to do it? Would you like to go on vacation, get some new clothes or win money? All of this is possible if you keep your eyes on the prize. According to an article featured in Bicycling Magazine (January/February 2014), people often choose immediate gratification [...]

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Exercise and work: how to fit it all in your busy day

Another morning comes and you miss your alarm to get up to exercise. You get up, get dressed and head to work for another day. While you tell yourself that you’ll exercise AFTER work, you’re running late and still have to make dinner and get the children ready for bed. You make a deal that [...]

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