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Get Your Questions About Fitness Answered by an Expert for Free

March 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Answers to questions about fitness and exercise

What would you ask an exercise professional right now if you could? Maybe you’d ask, “how do I know if I’m doing enough exercise?” or, “is it safe to exercise when pregnant?”

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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

Feeding kids can be exhausting, and just when you think you’re safely out of the picky-eating years, you can find yourself faced with other dietary demands. Insert your newly proclaimed vegetarian teen that looks just like the teen who asked you for hamburgers for dinner yesterday.

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

March 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

Ever hear of people who don’t seem to get fitter with exercise? You may have even heard the term “non-responders”. Or maybe you’ve talked to someone who reached a fitness or weight loss “plateau” where they no saw longer improvements. Let’s shine a bit of light on these topics.  + MORE

Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

When it comes to nutrition, it is wise to be cautious of advice that seems too good to be true. An example of this is the hype surrounding the use of very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet.

Historically used to treat severe epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is promoted as a way to lose weight; improve brain function; control blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure; reduce inflammation; and the list goes on. + MORE

How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

March 16, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

A lot of us use some kind of fitness tracker nowadays. These devices tell us things like heart rate which can be used to measure physical activity intensity.

Knowing what level of intensity you are working out at is important because most people benefit from exercising at both moderate and vigorous intensity. Also, varying the intensity of your workouts, vigorous intensity some days and low intensity other days, helps you recover.

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