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Everything you need to know about nutrition and exercise

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All the latest up to date information on the newest diet trends (not necessarily a recommendation) nutrition tips, and exercise blogs. Your one stop page for health and wellness.

Nutrition For Dummies: Key Nutrition Terms Explained

As well as sharing tips and suggestions, I believe it is part of my responsibility as a trainer to provide education too. So today, I want to help you learn more about a topic that is VERY important for your overall health — nutrition.
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Should I Cut Out Alcohol to Get Rid of Fat?

First, I’ll toast you to a good question here. (I’m drinking green tea right now, but feel free to have a sip of whatever you wish.) When people ask “does alcohol make you fat,” or “should I stop drinking to lose weight,” the answer is complex
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How Many Calories Should You Consume?

Confused about how calorie calculators work? Here's a step-by-step guide to determining how much food you need to lose, gain, or maintain weight!
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8 Of The Most Important Morning Exercises You Should Do as Soon as You Get Out of Bed

You know that phrase, “Do what’s most important first thing in the morning”? That doesn’t mean check your email or scroll through Twitter and Instagram. It means perform some morning exercises. Considering the fact your day is mostly going to be spent sitting in front of your screen, the best thing you can do when you open your eyes is get your blood flowing.
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How Fitness Will Change Forever

Quarantine reminded us that we could work out anywhere. But “anywhere” is not a place we go to do important things.
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9 things you should know before taking supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 40% of Americans take some sort of supplement each day. This amounts to what Market Watch refers to as a staggering $37 billion industry between multivitamins, supplements, and protein powders. Despite those numbers, there's a growing amount of research suggesting that supplements are, for the most part, unnecessary.
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