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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Posted on 2016-02-18

Nutrition labels are a part of the packaging of every prepared food product purchased in the United States. These “Nutrition Facts” can be found of the sides of boxed foods, on jar labels, and on the sides of cans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that over 50 percent of us read nutrition labels, at least before the first time we purchase a product. A Brief History The history of the nutrition label can be traced back to 1862 when President Lincoln appointed Charles M. (read more)

How 5 Minutes on Your Treadmill Can Make Your Morning

Posted on 2016-02-05

Treadmill workouts offer a fun and innovative way to exercise and condition your body. Whether you have never worked out, are just getting back into an exercise program or are looking to take your workout to another level, the treadmill serves as a great tool because the different settings adapt to your specific needs. You can manipulate the intensity of your workout by adjusting the incline and speed of the treadmill. (read more)

30-Day Treadmill Challenge

Posted on 2016-02-02

All it takes to see dramatic results in how you look and feel is one month and a treadmill! Exercising on a treadmill burns calories and fat, reduces stress, and makes working out simple. You won’t need to battle the weather or worry that it is dark outside; the treadmill eliminates all of those excuses. Get set for your personalized treadmill challenge and feel like a new person in 30 days! (read more)

What is a realistic expectation for my weight loss goals?

Posted on 2016-01-29

After ringing in the new year, many people try to get to work on their New Year’s resolutions. Each year, the most popular resolution pertains to health and weight loss. Unfortunately, the majority of people abandon their weight loss resolutions within a few weeks. Setting realistic expectations and educating yourself about the science of weight loss can help you make steady progress toward your goals. Understanding the Science of Weight Loss People trying to lose weight often view calories as the enemy. (read more)

Foods for Before and After Your Workout

Posted on 2016-01-27

Foods for Before and After Your Workout Exercise plays an important role in establishing and maintaining good physical, mental and emotional health. Most experts and health professionals agree that eating before exercising is necessary. Our bodies need energy to power through workouts to obtain the maximum benefits. Fueling up our blood sugar helps us work harder, giving us the energy and endurance that we need. In addition, we can improve muscle tone and burn more calories by consuming the right foods. (read more)

10-Minute Workout Ideas

Posted on 2016-01-26

Americans have less free time than ever between long working hours and other obligations. Unfortunately, exercise time is often the first thing to go when life gets busy. We all have experienced the urge to hit the snooze button or to go straight home rather than heading to the gym. Even sticking to a routing in the comfort of a home gym can be a challenge. To get the most benefit to your physical health, squeeze in exercises whenever you have a few minutes to kill. (read more)