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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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Getting back on track after the holidays…

If you need a kick in the pants after the holidays, here’s 10 pieces of advice on how to do that. I started with the don’ts…and then gave you some do’s. For example, don’t wing it and expect to lose 10 pounds…don’t starve yourself and then give in to binge eating. Be smart about it, [...]

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A Review of 26 Healthy Habits Part One: Food and Eating

I was recently asked to review an article by Laura Schwecherl about 26 healthy habits that really aren’t so healthy.  I’d like to pass on some of the truth that health conscious people engage in. I’ll break up the 26 in a few articles, so that is easier to digest, and perhaps easier to inventory [...]

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Tips to get through the holidays …and stay on track with your health and fitness goals

Plan Ahead!  Eat a good meal before you go to a party so that you can pass up high calorie snacks. Nobody will notice that you don’t have a plate that you refill 10 times. The holidays are about spending time with people, right?  SO do it!  Less focus on food, more on the ones [...]

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Fall and winter training

With steam coming off the lake in the morning, it’s clear that fall is probably here.  With it can come a decrease in training and meals full of those amazing calorie filled comfort foods and a season of arm-chair quarterbacking. Don’t let your fitness slip away this year as your “off-season” begins. You worked too [...]

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30 days…30 ways

You may be thinking – I would like to live a more healthy lifestyle; can you give some ways to get started? Here are some suggestions from Janelle Baldwin, lead trainer with Agnesian HealthCare’s associate fitness center. Give them a try!  Let us know how they work for you! Jot down your goals, be realistic [...]

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Bouncing back after baby

Having a baby is a life-changing and amazing experience. When you hold your little bundle for the first time, you are elated beyond measure. But shortly after returning home and getting into your daily routine, you realize that your body is not what it used to be. Your body is caught in a state of [...]

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How we overeat without knowing it

I went to the cafeteria today and while waiting for my plain eggs to be done…I saw the breakfast pizza…and wondered, how many calories in a slice?  720! I about had heart failure and did 20 squats just reading that! Beware of hidden calories…if you don’t know how many calories are in the food, either: Divide [...]

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Burn calories in bed!

Does that sound the best exercise ever? Just lying in bed and burning calories? Well, the truth is we do burn calories at rest, but we burn more calories when we are active. So, why does it matter if you know how many calories you burn at rest then, or your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)? [...]

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