Tips for Reducing Sodium (Salt) From Your Diet

Sodium is an essential nutrient that your body needs for many functions including maintaining water balance and the proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Your body requires about 500 milligrams of sodium per day to keep everything in good working order.  Unfortunately, the average person consumes upwards of 7 to 10 times that required amount […]

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Strength Training Safety Tips

Strength training offers numerous health benefits and should be included in every home workout program.  However, you need to take a few precautions to reduce the risk of injuring yourself.  Here are a few tips to help you stay in the game and off the sidelines:   Use Good Form Performing strength exercises with poor […]

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When is the Best Time to Stretch?

For decades, fitness pros (including me) have recommended stretching before and after workouts to help improve performance and prevent injuries.  Stretching was always considered a key component of both the warm up and cool down portions of a workout plan.  However, over the last several years, numerous studies have surfaced suggesting that certain stretching techniques can […]

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Tips for Making Healthier Fast-Food Choices

First off, this is not an endorsement for eating at fast-food restaurants.  In fact, I recommend you avoid them at all cost.  Most menu items in these places are generally low in nutrition and high in calories, sodium and saturated fat – not exactly a great formula for healthy eating!  But if you’re in a pinch […]

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Understanding Nutrition Labels – The Basics

Understanding nutrition labels is the quickest and easiest way to make informed decisions about any food item. Comparing similar foods and making healthier eating choices is much easier when you know what to look for on food labels. Here’s a quick rundown of the important elements of a “Nutrition Facts” label and how to decode […]

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