Beat the odds

My family's health history is chock a block with diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and other maladies.¬† Knowing this helps me stay focused on doing what I need to do to prevent many of these health issues. Yes, prevent.¬† I'm in the camp that believes you can reverse many of the …

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5 Reasons To Run

Happy Friday everyone!¬† Here's my top 5 reasons to run today. 5. You never come back from a run without at least one problem solved. 4. Sweat is nature's skin detoxify-er. 3. That surge of endorphins you get at about the 2nd mile. 2. Those training miles won't run themselves. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† And the number #1 …

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Is there a trainer in the house?

Even though I'm a personal trainer and teach fitness classes I don't train my husband nor do I go to the gym with him.¬† We learned a long time ago that our styles are different and it's best if we do our own thing. The other day he was complaining about his shoulder and we …

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Flipping out over figs!

Fresh figs are in season and provide a great nutritional boost to your diet.¬† A medium fig has about 37 calories and 1 to 1.4 grams of fiber.¬† I love to eat them raw but they are tasty grilled (which caramelize the natural sugar) or stuffed with goat cheese for a quick appetizer. They are …

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