Posts tagged "featured"

Are You Seriously Going to Eat That? Eight Foods to Avoid.

What kind of a food shopper are you? Do you read the front of the package and throw it into your cart? Do you check calories and fat, then call it a day? Or do you scrutinize through the ingredients and then make your decision? I’m definitely an ingredient-reader. But if I had to do... Read more »

Weight Loss and Fat Loss: Big Differences

You can lose weight. Anyone can. Often times, the number on the scale is the only thing we pay attention to when we try to drop a size. We eat less and exercise more, and eventually – the weight comes off. Great, right? Yes…well, sometimes. Weight loss can happen rapidly by crash dieting, or by... Read more »

Stress Triggers As Much Sodium Retention As French Fries

Stress Triggers As Much Sodium Retention As French Fries
Hypertension researcher, Dr. Gregory Harshfield presented findings from his study yesterday in Prato, Italy, revealing stress triggers as much sodium retention as a small order of french fries in 30% of blacks and 10% of whites. This is a really big deal if you’re concerned about your blood pressure or cardiovascular health. The findings showed... Read more »
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The Year of Me! Grain Free Muffins, Perennial Virant & A Ho Hum Workout

It’s here. The Year of Me! officially kicked off Tuesday, August 14th. I mentioned in an earlier post that the whole idea with this little year-long project was to document newer things (to me) in the areas of health and fitness. It’s easy to fall into the same-old same-old routine – something I feel I’ve been... Read more »

Is Your Diet Making You Crazy?

Is Your Diet Making You Crazy?
So many diets, so little time. Which one to choose? Is your diet making you crazy? If you answered yes, read on. I’ve never worked with a client that wasn’t concerned, in some way, about what they ate. And they should be. What we decide to put in our mouths plays a very big role... Read more »

6 Ways to Lose One Pound a Week

Here are 6 ways to lose one pound a week. Most of America has some reason to be concerned about weight loss. Collectively speaking, we’re in dire need of shedding a few pounds. Unfortunately, the daunting challenge of losing 20, 40, 60+ pounds is, well…overwhelming. Sure, we can do all sorts of crazy diets that... Read more »
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Burn Fat and Increase Muscle with this Mini-Workout

Burn Fat and Increase Muscle with this Mini-Workout
It’s time! Burn fat and increase muscle with this mini workout. A lot of exercises are great at burning calories, but not necessarily fat. In fact, research suggests that too much slow and steady endurance work could eat away at valuable muscle, ultimately lowering metabolism.  If you’re not seeing results with your workouts, give one... Read more »

3 Ways to Get Healthier…Today!

3 Ways to Get Healthier…Today!
Exercise and eating right aren’t the only ways we can take care of our body. While there are countless ways we can all do our body good, here are three that you can start doing right now. 1)      Eat Slowly Why: Yes, we’ll certainly feel fuller if it takes us longer to clean our plate, but... Read more »

Uptown's Core Power Yoga is Ready for Your Sweat!

Uptown's Core Power Yoga is Ready for Your Sweat!
Core Power Yoga studios seem to be popping up everywhere in Chicago, with 12 locations, including the latest edition that opened on Friday in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood on Broadway, just north of Montrose. With my yoga mat in hand, I thought I’d go check out the new studio. I’ve never taken a class at Core... Read more »
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5 Tips to Reshape Your Fitness

5 Tips to Reshape Your Fitness
January is here and a lot of resolutions are in full swing. Is yours? If you’re having a tough time building up momentum to keep you motivated and working out regularly, here are a few tips that will get your body back in the swing of things – literally! 1) Change Clothes: Let’ s face... Read more »