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The Best Ten Minutes you Need to Prioritize

In sports, often the most critical parts of the game that truly matter are the beginning and the end. Do you start strong? Do you finish well? If you can answer those questions with a yes, that is a recipe for sustainable success. This philosophy is similar in other walks of life as well. At work, if you start off your day on a roll, and end your day with

Healthy Habits: Pre and Postnatal Care 

Fitness and physical care are essential to keeping your body healthy and in shape. One critical time for this is before, during, and after pregnancy. Pre and postnatal care are some of the most critical stages of having a successful pregnancy.  Prenatal Care  Prenatal care should begin roughly three months before you start trying to conceive. It encompasses everything from health habits to doctor visits when pregnant.  Healthy Habits Doctor

Calculating Calories (dos and don’ts)

Calorie Deficit, Why Does it Matter? A calorie deficit occurs when the number of calories you eat is less than the number of calories you burn. Creating a calorie deficit over time leads to weight loss.  Calculating Calorie Needs  Individual calorie needs are based on a variety of factors including age, sex, general health, body size, height, activity levels, body composition, and health goals. You can use prediction equations to

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Fast Fat Facts  What are Less Healthy Fats  Saturated Fats Potential Negative Effects of Saturated Fat  Trans Fats Negative Effects “Healthy” Fats Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Bottom Line Healthier fats are an important part of your diet, but moderate consumption is best! Trans fats are harmful to your health, however, saturated fats are not linked with an increased chance of heart disease. It is also important to include some level

FlexIt: Ask a Trainer – Kristen Halleran Offers Her Take on Intermittent Fasting

Kristen Halleran is a nutrition and lifestyle professional passionate about helping others achieve their goals in a realistic way. Halleran’s expertise is in weight loss, peak performance, autoimmune, digestive health, and many more. Kristen understands the world of nutrition can be challenging. There is so much information out there and the truth is not always the same for each individual. With that understanding in mind, Kristen offers her take on