The Truth About Weight Loss

According to a new study done this year, 49% of Americans want to lose weight (1). When you think about the fact that there are over 320 million people living in the United States, 49% is a ton of people who think they’d look better if they shed a few pounds. The unfortunate thing about…

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How To Stick To Your Diet Long-Term

I hate diets. I’m just gonna to go ahead and say it. They’re typically useless and do nothing more than help people eat a little bit better for a few days or weeks. Though the title of this article has the word “diet” in it, I’m not referring to a typical diet like Atkins or…

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28 tips to improve your health and fitness

28 Tips To Improve Your Health And Fitness

I’ve worked with a lot of clients over the past few years. Each one of them being different than the next. They’ve had their own struggles and challenges and had to learn how to overcome them as they attempted to accomplish their health and fitness goals. The cool thing is, I’ve learned a lot along…

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Your Scale Weight

Near the end of last year, when my wife and I found out we were expecting, we had to schedule our first of many doctors appointments to check up on our baby girl. When we went to the appointment, Candice had to get some tests done before we could meet with the doctor. Things like…

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Is Cardio Or Strength Training Better For Weight Loss?

Recently, one of my clients asked me a common question within the fitness world. The age old debate of cardio versus strength training for weight loss. To many, exercise may seem like nothing more than being more “physically active”. They believe if they are more active (whether that be on a treadmill or in the free…

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How Much Protein Do You Need To Lose Weight?

Of all three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), protein is the most important when it comes to weight loss. That’s one of the main reasons why I write about it heavily on this site. The other day I had a client ask me how much protein he needed to eat to lose weight. This is…

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Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolution With Performance-Based Goals

“What is the main goal you want to accomplish with training?” That’s one of the first questions I ask each new client who wants to begin personal training. It’s an important question to answer. If you don’t have a goal, the odds of you starting and continuing your fitness journey are slim. But with this…

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Is Diet Soda Bad For You?

Soda has gotten a bad reputation over the years, and for good reason. It’s jam packed with hundreds of calories and massive quantities of sugar. And some say it has played a role in the ever increasing obesity epidemic in America. That’s why many have made the switch over to diet soda because they view…

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A Workout For The Holidays

Two major holidays are right around the corner, Thanksgiving and Christmas. While both are a great time to get together with family and friends, they also present unique challenges if you’re trying to lose or even maintain your weight over the holiday season. The most obvious challenge comes with food. If everyone were being honest…

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The Health And Fitness Equation

One of my nephews recently started learning his multiplication tables in school. He has this little game where a problem is presented and he has to select the answer he thinks is correct. I watched him one day and started thinking about how simple basic math is. I mean, 2 x 2 will always equal…

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