Trans Fats

The “Zero Trans Fats” Food Label Scam

When you see the phrase “contains zero trans fats” on a food product label, you would think that item doesn’t contain any trans fats – pretty safe assumption, right?  Well . . . think again.  Thanks to certain loopholes in food labeling requirements, you may be getting more than what you bargained for when it […]

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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

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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Static Stretching Technique

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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Healthy Fast Food Choices

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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