Merritt Clubs Blog


Healthy Lifestyle: 5 Reasons to Fill Your Basket with Blackberries

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

For everyone hoping to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle, the summer months are prime time to fill up baskets with blackberries. Despite their small size, the seasonal fruit really packs a sweet punch when it comes to nutritional value. To strengthen our position, here are five beneficial things that blackberries have in abundance:

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Topics: food, food tips, good diet, health tips, healthy diet

When a Near Death Experience Isn't Enough

Posted by Karen O'Donnell

Jul 13, 2011

Recently, in the course of attempting to motivate a few of my clients to be more committed to achieving their fitness goals, I was reminded of a very close relative. Due to a bout of bronchitis she had to have a chest x-ray. The x-ray revealed a cancerous spot on her lung (she’s a smoker). It was in the early stages so the chemotherapy treatment (I’m not sure if she had radiation) successfully treated her cancer. You would think that she would consider herself extremely fortunate and make a lifestyle change! Unbelievable to me, she did not and is still smoking at least a pack a day. If a life threatening illness isn't enough then what is?

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Topics: Personal Training, Preventing disease, cause of illness, exercise and illness, good diet, results personal training, exercise to prevent disease, diet and disease, personal training session, number one cause of cancer

"Funky Monkey" Oatmeal

Posted by Maritza Rodriguez

Jul 11, 2011

Some of my favorite clean foods are oatmeal with cinnamon, banana and almonds. And another one we can consider a clean food but need to be really careful with is… Dark Chocolate.

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Topics: Healthy Recipes, oatmeal calorie, healthy snack recipes for kids, Funky monkey snacks, good diet, results personal training, recipes for healthy snacks, personal training session, recipes for healthy breakfast