10 Best Tasting Alternatives to satisfy a chocolate craving

By Demmy James | Sep 23, 2016 9:23 AM

Is it that easy to fight a chocolate craving when you see chocolate almost everywhere you go? It’s in the supermarkets, in your local shop, in sweet shops, in TV advertisements, in the meal deals and there is always the dessert menu at your favorite restaurant. It’s definitely difficult to resist to the wonderful taste and the numerical options. The main reason we crave chocolate is due to its high sugar levels. Sugar helps in lifting mood and gives us short-term energy, but at the same time it makes us crave more sugary snacks and it’s the main cause for lots of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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4 Ways Fitness Instructors Can Avoid Burnout

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Sep 21, 2016 8:00 AM

In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.

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What is the Difference Between Plant-Based Diet and Vegan?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Sep 14, 2016 8:00 AM

There are several different approaches to nutrition, and an individual’s path is often based on a variety of factors that go beyond what’s in a grocery cart. There may be fitness or weight loss goals, food allergies, chronic health conditions, family considerations, work and travel schedules, and even religious or cultural needs.

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Certified Nutritionist vs. Registered Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Sep 7, 2016 8:00 AM

Although nutrition-related titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces.

The two designations that are the most common in the field are certified nutritionist and registered dietician. There are obvious points of overlap, such as providing advice on food and nutrition, but in other ways, each is a distinct career path. Here’s a look at the differences:

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Top Personal Trainer Certifications for Advancing Your Career

By Matt Solomon | Aug 23, 2016 8:30 AM

As a personal trainer, you may be enjoying a solid client base and a predictable schedule. But it can be helpful to think ahead about where you’d like to go for the next phase of your career.

A certification can give you the training you need to take that next step, especially if you’re thinking about moving into a more specialized part of the field. Consider certifications like these as potential options:

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Get-Off-The-Couch Games to Get Kids Moving

By Mark Kirkpatrick | Aug 22, 2016 12:30 PM

Do your kids enjoy playing on their tablets and smartphones? Are they constantly asking if they can watch a movie? 

Sure, technology is great for kids. It keeps them entertained and teaches them valuable skills that they will undoubtedly need to use in everyday life. However, using technology becomes a real issue when it’s all that kids are doing in their free time.

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5 Ways to Use Your Senior Fitness Certification

By Matt Solomon | Aug 16, 2016 8:00 AM

When it comes to senior health, two significant trends are occurring simultaneously. First, the number of seniors is climbing upward — the Census Bureau has noted that the amount of people age 65 or older will double within the next few decades. Second, many of those seniors are becoming deeply interested in taking charge of their health, leading to a surge in over-age-50 gym memberships and classes.

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10 Top Strength Exercises for Runners

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 15, 2016 4:33 PM

To be a great runner, you have to take advantage of every opportunity to improve. What many do not realize, however, is that trading some time on the track in favor of a well-structured gym routine could make all the difference. There are multiple reasons why implementing some strength training for runners will improve your running time, but there are also some benefits you might not expect.

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3 Ways to Give Nutritional Advice Legally

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Aug 10, 2016 8:00 AM

Numerous bloggers and food writers dispense nutritional advice with ease, and some don't even cite any particular studies or research, they just seem to be coming up with these "insights" on their own. But for those who want to offer nutritional advice on a more professional basis, it's crucial to understand that advice must be delivered in a way that's credible, correct, and legal.

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5 Jobs You Can Pursue with a Nutrition Consultant Certification

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 3, 2016 8:00 AM

Pursuing a nutrition certification for personal enrichment is hugely valuable, and can help you integrate healthier eating into your fitness and wellness mix. But it's also an opportunity to expand your career in new ways, giving you many options when it comes to providing nutritional counseling.

When you earn a certification — credentials that highlight your education and knowledge — you'll be in a strong position to choose from a range of jobs. Here are just a few that you might consider:

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