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You Cannot Exercise Away a Bad Diet

My guess is that many of you have and are still attempting something that just won't work because as hard as you try, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. And, oh how I've tried, every which way I could think of.

I've had personal training clients show up for a session after doing cardio for 60-minutes. I've watched them take a group fitness class after our tough, 50-minute training. Because they love to workout so much? Because they have so much extra time in the day? Once in a while,...

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Diet and Exercise Jumpstart for June

From my Get Fit Stay Healthy podcast! Get ready for the summer, break a plateau or change up your nutrition, diet and workouts with this easy to follow plan. Here is the outline from the segment, Diet and Exercise Jumpstart for June.

STEP #1: Preparation/Food. Pick 10 days that will give you the best opportunity to follow through, keeping in mind that there will probably never be 10 perfect days in a row. If you need accountability tell as many people as you can (that you trust) what you are...

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7 Fitness Myths Debunked

I remember trying to explain the so-called "fat burning zone" back in my aerobics days, when the cardio machines debuted with new labeling and turned thousands of exercisers into long,lower-intensity-cardio-session freaks. Throughout my years of teaching and training, this myth along with many others are some of the BFL's (big fat lies) that are still perpetuated. The truth will set you free and so will these 7 fitness myths debunked.
  • Myth #1: Exercising in the fat-burning zone burns more...

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Making Fitness Fun

Here are some key points to consider in order to get over a slump, jump-start a program or to turn from an exercise-hater to an exercise-enthusiast.
  • Key Points:
  • Move naturally or get active without even thinking about it.
  • Add more movement in your daily activity instead of starting an official workout program.
  • Take four round trips on your office steps instead of the elevator.
  • Walk faster when you put a shopping cart away and offer to take back five others for customers parked far away.
  • Do...

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How to Keep Goals

Crazy Horse Memorial A goal and vision that started in 1948 and is still in progress.

Most of us don't have a problem setting goals for ourselves. So, why do we have so much trouble keeping them? It's not that we don't want to. Check out these tips on how to keep goals if you fall into that category.

Setting goals and relying on willpower are conscious activities but research tells us that a big portion of our brain-power is unconscious and the information and thoughts that reach our unconscious mind are the ones...

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