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Fit Tip: The 5 Hottest Fitness Trends for Spring

Monday Morning Fit Tip: TRY NEW FITNESS TRENDS TO STAY MOTIVATED         DANCE EXERCISE - Working out has never been so fun!  You get to shake it like you’re on the dance floor, all while burning calories and strengthening your heart!  Choose from Aqua Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Ballet Bootie and more! ORGANIC FOOD [...]

Fit Tip: 7 Habits of Highly Fit People

eastclubladiesMonday Morning Fit Tip: 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY FIT PEOPLE This is fantastic list from Life Fitness! Live by the 90/10 Rule:  Maintain your healthy habits 90% of the time and allow yourself to indulge 10% of the time. Try to work out every day, and never miss 2 days in a row.  Some days you’ll [...]

Fit Tip: Eat Kale AND Spinach

We’re kicking off National Nutrition Month with a Challenge: Which one is healthier? Spinach has more Vitamin A, fiber, protein, calcium and iron.  However, Kale is a superfood when it comes to Vitamins K and C, and is lower in calories.  Both contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids.   It’s a tie! You need nutrients from [...]
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Fit Tip: Give Your Body a Boost

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM With spring just around the corner, we’re still knee-deep in cold and flu season.  Along with washing your hands with soap and avoiding people who are ill, how else can you protect yourself from getting sick?   LIFT WEIGHTS - Regular resistance exercise increases white-cell counts, which may be helpful for fighting certain infections. [...]

Fit Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Snacks

broccoliHealthy snacking can help you reach your goals while feeling satisfied.  Here are some delicious ideas to help you stay on track:   CRUNCHY Go for green pepper sticks, broccoli, carrots, celery, or unsalted rice cakes.  Need dip?  Try hummus!   SWEET How about baked apples, raisins, grapes (try them frozen!), low-fat or greek yogurt, [...]

Fit Tip: Don’t Drink Too Much

coffeeMonday Morning Fit Tip: DRINK COFFEE! Research has linked coffee with many health benefits: Reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes Reduced risk of some cancers Improved cardiovascular function An ingredient found in coffee called chlorogenic acid (CGA) may also aid weight loss when paired with a healthy diet. BUT DON’T DRINK TOO MUCH However, when CGA is [...]
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10 Ways to Reduce Body Fat

Monday Morning Fit Tip: GET A HEALTHY HEART February is American Heart Month.   One way to show your heart some love is by maintaining a healthy weight.  Need help?  Try these tips: Reduce Sugar Consume Healthy Fats No White Carbs Drink Water Manage Stress Eat Lean Protein Eat More Green Veggies Move Your Body Drink Warm Water with Lemon LOVE THE [...]

Fit Tip: Write it Down!

iStock_000015969503XSmallMonday Morning Tip: Want to lose twice as much weight? KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL A growing amount of research has shown that people who keep a food journal lose the most weight and keep it off the longest.  Record every bite.  Small snacks really add up – like those crackers at your desk or glass of wine while making [...]

The Secret to Awesome Abs

Monday Morning Fit Tip: GOOD POSTURE, EXERCISE AND DIET MAKE GREAT ABS! Nutrition and fitness experts all agree that flat abs are made possible with the combination of good posture, the right exercises, and a healthy diet.  Here’s how you can get you started:   Good posture: Stand tall, don’t slouch. By bringing your shoulders back and [...]

Fit Tip: Choose Your Plate Wisely

choosemyplateMonday Morning Fitness Tip: CHOOSE YOUR PLATE WISELY                 There is exactly the same amount of food on each plate!  Using a smaller plate for your meals may help you feel more satisfied with a smaller amount of food. BUILD YOUR PLATE WISELY The USDA recommends that 1/2 of your [...]
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