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Choosing the right person to work with you on your nutrition goals can be overwhelming. Do you choose a nutrition coach, a nutritionist or a Registered Dietitian? Is there a difference? Yes, there is and here’s why it matters. It’s important to distinguish the difference between a Registered Dietitian, a Nutritionist, and a Nutrition Coach Read more

Celery juice claims to be the new miracle brew and sells for almost four dollars a bottle in most local stores. Since the beginning of January, there has been about 454% increase in the sales of celery juice in the United States.  This social media craze claims to aid with weight loss and digestion, reduce Read more

Article by: Lauren Rinker, Blog Contributor and Group Fitness Manager, American Family Fitness Virginia Center Commons February is all about showing your loved ones how much you care but let’s remember that we can’t pour from an empty cup — we must take care of ourselves and our health first! Self-care has become a large movement (just Read more

By Kate Rezabek, M.Ed., Director of Group Fitness Let’s get real for a moment – really real. The truth is, staying committed to a health and wellness routine can be daunting. Fear, anxiety, dwindling motivation – all the feels, right? Many of us wake up 100% ready to slay the new year on day 1, Read more

 Article courtesy of InBody USA.  Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 30, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on May 12, 2016. Ask any financial advisor worth their salt about when you should invest for retirement and you’ll likely get the same response: it is crucial that you start as soon as you can, as Read more

Raise your hand if you said something like: “This year, I’m finally going to lose weight!” If you did, you’re not alone. According to Statistics Brain Institute, a company that compiles statistics on a variety of topics and industries, losing weight was (unsurprisingly) the #1 New Year’s resolution made in 2015. However, according to the same Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.  Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common Read more

Studies show that people usually gain 3 to 7 pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. While a little holiday weight gain may seem harmless enough, the problem is that most people have trouble losing that weight after the holidays have passed. Over time, those extra pounds really add up. Here are Read more

The role of structured exercise in the life of the patient with diabetes cannot be overstated. Time and again, research has shown the ability for an ongoing exercise program to improve cardiopulmonary factors, quality of life and diabetic markers for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. But this begs the question: Is it more effective Read more

Have you ever thought to yourself “if I could just lose these last 10 lbs” or maybe “I wish I was in better shape”? Or, have you ever gone to the beach in the summer and been so self-conscious that you kept your T–shirton? Did you spend the day paralyzed with fear at the thought Read more

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