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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5 Foods to Help You Last Through Group Fitness Class
Oct 15, 2015
Do you consider yourself relatively fit but still have trouble getting through an entire group fitness class? If so, the problem could be a matter of diet rather than a lack of resolve. With that said, try adding the following energy boosting foods to your menu rotation:
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Now that autumn is here, why not exercise your options with delicious, healthy pumpkins? They are rich in everything from vitamin A, phytosterols, carotenoids and fiber to tryptophan, potassium and vitamin C. So they’ll definitely help put a boost in your step and perhaps help improve your vision. Need ideas on what to make?
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With a particular pilgrim laden holiday on the horizon, our best health clubs' registered dietitians couldn't help but feel compelled to dish on why turkey is more than just delish. So what is it, besides taste, that makes turkeys one of America’s most beloved Thanksgiving staples? Momentarily stop the clock on your treadmill and check out our forkful of facts:
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Autumn and apples go together like Maryland’s best 24-hour gyms and the ability to exercise your options. There are at least 7,000 different varieties available worldwide and all of them pack a nutritious punch. So why not reach for a bushel basket full in the weeks ahead? Here’s a short look at five unique ones to try:
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You might have heard people say that life is too short and this is why they like to eat dessert first! From the standpoint of a healthy lifestyle, eating dessert first may not be the best thing. Not only are you consuming a lot of fats and sugars, you’re doing so on an empty stomach, which means you’re sure to get a sugar rush. And although a sugar rush might feel good in the moment, it recedes quickly and makes you crave sugar again a couple of hours later. Does this mean that you have to cut out desserts entirely from your diet? Of course not. You can have your cake and eat it too but you need to do so in a controlled manner. Here are a few tips to help you do so:
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How A Thyroid Disorder Couldn’t Stop Kate from Losing Weight and Being in the Best Shape of Her Life
Jul 23, 2013
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Gary Desper adds back "The Healthy Years!"
“In my 20s, I was focused on starting a family, completing law school and beginning my career. I did not take anytime to care for myself. I ate what I wanted and exercise was something I dreaded. In August 2009, I weighed in at my heaviest ever at nearly 280 pounds and was very unhappy with how I felt and looked. Now in my mid 30s, I realized I was at risk of developing serious health problems that I might not be able to reverse and that could take years off my life. I became determined to take control of my health and change for the better. I knew I hadn’t put on the weight over night, so I wasn’t going to be able to take it off overnight either. I set realistic goals to improve my eating, exercise more and change my lifestyle. Early in 2010, I signed up for Merritt’s Biggest Loser and I have completed three rounds of the program so far. Through working with trainers Rob Stempel and Karen Martinez I have gained several new tools to help me with my personal fitness goals. Today I weigh 174 pounds. I’ve lost nearly 106 pounds so far. My young children have seen the changes in me and have become interested in making healthier choices. This is a life long journey and I will continue to work on being the healthiest I can be so I can fully enjoy my family and the many other good things in life.
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