How a Calorie Counting Diet Can Negatively Impact Your Health

    For decades, calorie counting has been more than a trend. In fact, it has now become a lifestyle for those hoping to drop a few sizes. Is calorie counting, however, one of the worst strategies for losing weight? That's what Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth, is saying, and he has more than 1,200 scientific studies to back him up. Whether you believe calorie counting is effective or not, I'm sure we can agree on one thing: counting calories takes the joy out of eating. So how can we get that feeling back?

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    5 Mindful-Eating Tips for a Healthier, Happier You

    We have all been there—that moment when you start snacking and you realize you just devoured the entire box of cookies or bag of chips. What would you do if you found out that you could have prevented that binge session by adopting the practice of mindful eating? 

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    Inspire Your Personal-Training Clients to Love Fitness

    As a personal trainer you may jump out of bed each morning ready to crush your next workout. For the average person, however, that excitement may not come naturally, or at all. Fortunately all hope isn't lost—you can help your clients shift their mindset and think more positively about their next session. 

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    Is Healthy Snacking the Key to Weight Loss?

    For as long as we can remember, dieters have always treaded carefully on the topic of snacking. But now, experts state otherwise with respect to healthy snacking. "Healthy snacks ensure you won't be ravenous come mealtime and keep your fat-burning metabolism revved up," says Aleisha Fetters of Health magazine. So those who may be worried that snacking will derail their health and fitness goals should think again. It may just support a number of benefits, including being the key to weight loss. 

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    What Does it Take to Start a Personal-Training Career?

    Growing a highly successful business in the personal-training market is achievable with the right personal traits: ambition, dedication, and of course, a savvy drive for the health and fitness industry. And frankly, there is no better time than the present to pursue a business venture such as this, because when it comes down to it, business is booming. 

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    Popular Exercises for High Blood Pressure

    Your clients who are suffering from high blood pressure, aka hypertension, are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29 percent of American adults have high blood pressure—"that's 1 in every 3 American adults." What's even more concerning is that hypertension is often referred to as the "silent killer," because it typically doesn't trigger any symptoms. But you can help.

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    Is the Soup Cleanse the New Juicing?

    It's pretty well-established that we are huge advocates for clean eating, juicing and blending delicious smoothies. Though, of course, we're always on the lookout for the latest cleanse and letting you know which ones are here to stay. To cut right to it, let's talk about soup cleansing. 

    Much like reaching for a freshly pressed juice, a soup cleanse nourishes our body with the whole, raw vegetables that we need to awaken the digestive system. And while that all sounds great, why do we want to cleanse and detox our body in the first place? It's simple, really. 

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    Spring Cleaning: Helping Your Clients Start a Clean Diet Plan

    Today, clean-eating has rapidly become a major movement in the health-and-fitness space. Everyone from major magazine publications to nutritionists—like you—are putting a huge emphasis on consuming food in its most natural state: aka, unprocessed or eating clean. Putting aside its popularity, replacing processed foods with fresh and nourishing whole foods will help eliminate the added preservatives that are potentially harmful to our bodies in the long-term. 

    If your client is ready to start making changes to his or her lifestyle, we hope the title of this blog post is motivation enough to kick-start the spring season with colorful, light and savory dishes. And of course, we have a few tips highlighted below to give them the extra boost they may need. 

    Getting your clients started with a clean diet plan

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    How to Start a Personal-Training Business

    So you're eager to start your personal-training business? Before you jump into anything, it's important to decide what you would like to accomplish with your certification. Whether you're looking to make a difference in other people's lives, or you're just eager to transition your healthy lifestyle into a career, it's important that you establish clear goals and objectives for pursuing your business venture

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    3 Types of Yoga for Beginners

    Over the past few decades, yoga has rapidly become a household name, which is why it comes as no surprise that it's now a $27 billion industry, with more than 20 million practitioners. The ancient practice of yoga is now one of our favorite ways to connect our mind and body. Plus it's a great way for people of all ages and levels of fitness to increase flexibility and strength while easing tension. If you're searching for a style of yoga for your patient, we have three to get you started. Be sure to select one geared toward his or her health and fitness goals.

    Find the right class with these three types of yoga

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