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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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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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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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Ice vs. Heat

There seems to be a lot of confusion lately about whether to ice or heat an injury. Years ago, medical professionals often recommended to apply ice for 24 hours and then to start using heat for the following 48 hours. There are many instances where this is no longer the case, and quite frankly, bad [...]

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Broken New Years Resolutions

Did you fall into the trap of making a grand resolution that you have already broken?  New Year’s resolutions in January become the “I should do’s of February” and the regrets of March…  Getting in to a new habit or routine takes about a month, and with exercise for females you typically need about 3 [...]

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Is red wine really heart healthy?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care Red wine has long been thought of as the heart-healthy alcohol choice. But is that just a myth? No! In moderation, red wine is actually heart healthy! Many people think that the antioxidants in grapes are what make red wine so good for you, [...]

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Pain in the Neck?

Have you suffered from a pain in the neck? Not a coworker, but a real, musculoskeletal pain in the neck? There are many reasons for this, but I am sure most of us have suffered from the neck pain caused by poor posture and weakness of our body. I recently read an article about how [...]

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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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