Nutrition Facts Label

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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The Truth About Abs: Some Common Myths Debunked

When it comes to training techniques, there’s no group of muscles on the body that draws more controversy than the abdominals (abs).  I would bet there’s more misguided information out there about abdominal training than any other exercise topic.  Here’s some of the top myths about training abs and what you should know:   Myth #1 Abdominal Exercises Help Melt Stubborn […]

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Aerobic Exercise

How Much Aerobic (Cardio) Exercise Should You Do?

Every home workout program should include some form of regular aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, biking, swimming and circuit training.  Any physical or sporting activity you choose that elevates your heart and breathing rates for an extended period of time will do the trick.   There are many health benefits associated with aerobic exercise […]

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Exercise Safety

Home Workout Safety Tips

Here are some tips to keep in mind that’ll help make your home workouts a great deal safer by limiting your chances of getting injured, especially if you’re just starting out:   Make Sure You Are Healthy Enough to Exercise. Check with your doctor first and make sure you’re good to go.  I can’t stress this […]

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Weight Training

What to Include in Your Home Workout Routine

What types of exercises should you include in your home workout plan?  How much exercise do you need to improve your health?  These are both good questions and I’m happy to answer them.  On second thought, I’ll have one of the most widely recognized sports medicine and exercise science organizations in the world, The American […]

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Setting Exercise Goals

Before you jump right into your home workouts, you’ll need to set some exercise goals.  Identifying your goals is an important part of a successful home workout plan.  Whether you want to increase muscle mass, lose weight or lower your cholesterol level, your workouts must be structured to match your goals.   Exercise goals must meet certain criteria […]

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Checklist

Checklist for Starting a Home Workout Plan

Before you pop in that new workout DVD or start that dumbbell circuit, there are some important factors you’ll need to consider, especially if you’re just starting out.  Below is a short list of items you should address before your first workout.   1. Consult Your Physician.  First thing – check with your doctor to […]

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