Improve Your Lifestyle with a Healthy Meal Plan

    At AFPA we are always striving towards one common goal: to be the best we can be. In order to achieve this, we work towards improving our body and mind with an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. We are always looking for new ways to inspire our readers with fun and stimulating ways to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. But, let's not forget the importance of cleaning up our diet with a meal plan that fuels and satisfies! In today's post we are going to delve a little deeper into the importance of making better decisions with your meals and help you to start feeling fit inside and out!

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    15 Outdoor Fitness Ideas You Can Enjoy This Labor Day

    Between late-night BBQ's, afternoon summer cocktails and lounging on the beach, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of year-round fitness - but the fix is really simple.

    With all of the great workouts you can still enjoy this Labor Day weekend (and before fall and winter arrive), there is still time to find the perfect balance between staying healthy and treating yourself.

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    Juicing: Boost Your Immune System to Fight Disease

     

    Juicing: Boost Your Immune System to Fight Disease

    According to the CDC’s 2012 data brief, more than 35% of U.S. men and women were obese in 2009–2010. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and it is growing larger by the day.  This epidemic can be directly linked to how our culture prioritizes nutrition.  

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    Top 5 Running Injuries and How to Prevent & Treat Them

    Top 5 Running Injuries and How to Prevent & Treat Them

    While running is a popular activity that presents a number of important health benefits, it’s not without its risks. Running injuries can affect anyone, from experienced runners who push treat them themselves hard to beginners whose muscles are not used to running. Many runners experience an injury at some point or another, due to overuse, improper technique, or another similar factor. So what are some of the most common running injuries? Below are five of the most common running injuries.

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    Looking for Skinny Summer Cocktail Recipes?

    Looking for Skinny Summer Cocktail Recipes?

    Mixers, syrups, and sodas really get people into calorie trouble, because most drinks start with 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits that only have around 96 calories, but mixologists can easily turn that into a drink with hundreds of calories.

    Also, consider that whether you're drinking a

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    Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

     

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    The two primary fee structures you’ll use for your personal training business are hourly and flat-fee contract service agreements. While some trainers use one or the other exclusively, most use a combination. It’s a good idea to offer a variety of service agreements and hourly rate structures but not so many that your prospective clients are confused. Keep your fee structures simple but with sufficient options to suit both your clients’ ability to pay and their individual fitness needs.

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    Gluten-Free Lifestyle: Is It Here To Stay?

    Gluten-free lifestyle: Is it here to stay?

    One buzzword that keeps popping up in grocery stores, restaurants and even churches is gluten-free.

    Gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, is difficult for some people's bodies to process, resulting in an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the small intestine

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    Impressive New Smartphone Apps in Health & Medicine

    Impressive New Smartphone Apps in Health & Medicine

    Smartphones are just about everywhere. In the U.S. alone, more than 91 million Americans now use a smartphone. Of course, these devices are much more than just a phone.

    The fact that there are apps for many areas in personal health and medicine is

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    Substitute Ingredients for Meat, Dairy and Fat

    There are many substitutions forand meat and dairy products, and fatty unhealthy ingredients; and more products are coming out all the time! Just the other day while shopping at my local grocery I noticed a new non-dairy product – Quinoa Milk! Regardless of your reason for choosing non-dairy, non-animal

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    Construct a Weight Loss Workout Plan that your Clients will Love

    Your clients are spending hours and a significant amount of money with you every single week; so nothing can be more frustrating for you and your client when they aren't seeing the results they are looking for. Unfortunately, this can happen for a number of different reasons.

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