What is a Flexitarian Diet?

March 22, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Since it is Nutrition Month, here is an interesting take on minimizing the amount of meat in your diet and getting more plant-based protein. Besides the name, give the article a chance Flexitarian Eating As always, contact me with any questions. Healthy, happy living!   About FLEX Training: FLEX Training is a San Diego gym offering personal training and..

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National Nutrition Month

March 9, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

March is National Nutrition Month: “Put Your Best Fork Forward” We can always improve something in our nutritional habits. The most important thing is to make smart decisions and lead a healthy lifestyle. Try to pick one thing per week to focus on… for example, drinking more water, or cutting out a sugary drink or..

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Heart Awareness

February 8, 2017 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

So, you know that small organ that’s pumping in your chest? It’s a pretty important organ, kind of a big deal. This is your chance to start thinking about that little, hard-working ball of muscle. It only provides oxygen to every cell in your body. Besides breathing, it’s the main reason we are alive. Why..

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Cue the Exercise Habit

January 17, 2017 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We’ve all heard the recommendations for making something a habit, usually it’s a recommended number of days, sometimes it’s making small incremental changes to a bigger change or habit. A new study was done specific to making an exercise habit. The idea for making it a habit to move is to have one cue that..

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Meal Planning for the New Year

January 4, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Whether you have specific New Year’s resolutions or not, we can all improve our eating habits. The best way to improve is by eating at home and cooking healthy meals with fresh ingredients. That’s usually easier said than done. It takes planning and preparation time each week. What I recommend is to pick one day..

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Reduce Inflammation Through Your Diet

December 7, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Inflammation can effect many joints and muscles, whether it’s full-blown arthritis or simply joint pain and stiffness on a regular basis. There can be many causes for inflammation such as repetitive movements, previous injuries, or it could be hereditary. Whatever the reason it can become very painful and make it hard to complete your normal..

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Hiking/Meditation/Forest Bathing… Say Wha?!

November 30, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

What do hiking, meditation and “forest bathing” have in common? Some would say they are all very similar AND can help with stress, anxiety and depression. I came across a great article that explains the benefit of just being in nature, whatever you call it: “…a friend mentioned forest bathing, a therapeutic type of “moving meditation”..

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Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

November 16, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and/or friends and be thankful. However, it is basically a holiday the revolves around food. Scary amounts of food usually. The average number of calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner is 3,000 calories! FYI, the recommended number of calories per day is 1700 to 2000 calories, PER..

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Can your diet effect your mood?

November 10, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

According to an article in Women’s Health magazine this month, it can! “A fresh crop of research from the University of Warwick in England found that people’s happiness levels increased with each serving of fruit and vegetables they ate per day, and the boost didn’t stop until their eighth serving. If you can’t with another carrot, try..

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Anti-Breast Cancer Foods

October 26, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Are there foods that can protect you from the big-C? The latest research suggests the answer is YES! Here are 12 foods that may help prevent breast cancer… and are good for you anyway, so include them in your diet: 12 Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention As always, contact me with questions. Healthy, happy living!   About..

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