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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web: September 2015

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Sep 30, 2015 3:53 PM

Most people know that fitness is important. Perhaps your clients eat well and get some physical exercise every day. Maybe they’re even serious about their physiques, and work out consistently. Whatever the case, you can always take their game to the next level as a personal trainer.

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Incorporating Foods Rich in Vitamin D into a Diet Plan

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 20, 2015 9:00 AM

It's the middle of summer, so foods rich in vitamin D are probably not at the forefront of your clients' concerns since we absorb it from sunlight. But what about the rest of the year? Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium, a mineral we need to consume on a daily basis for excellent bone health. It also enhances our ability to maximize a other minerals we need such as iron, zinc and magnesium.

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10 Delicious Superfood Smoothie Recipes

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 12, 2015 9:00 AM

It's pretty well-established that we are huge advocates of superfoods. Not only do superfoods contribute to your overall health, which is a serious plus, but they're extremely beneficial for optimal performance.

If you're looking to cool down and get your superfood fix this summer, you're in luck. We have picked out 10 of our favorite smoothie recipes, packed full of the most sought-after superfoods.

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Where to Find the Healthiest Eating Habits Around the World

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM

Many associate popular American cuisine with the likes of hot dogs, french fries and cheeseburgers—not exactly the healthiest of options if you ask us. As described by U.S. News, there's now research backing this perception: "America's waistline continues to expand, according to a study published today in The Lancet. The obesity epidemic remains the biggest public health issue facing the country, and despite awareness of the need to get in shape, more than a third of [America] is now obese."

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Smart Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM

It's no secret that nutrition and wellness experts like to dole out advice for eating healthfully. But it's not the advice that's lacking—it's how to find healthy options in a sea of marked-up perishables, meat, poultry and produce. Fortunately, healthy eating on a budget is possible. It just takes a little planning and creativity to find options that are affordable to you.

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5 Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating On-the-Go this Summer

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 6, 2015 9:00 AM

We all have different priorities in the summertime. For some it's staying healthy, hydrated and active. For others it's lounging on the beach, planning barbecues with friends and engaging in hot-weather activities—jet-skiing, anyone? Regardless of the way you or your clients enjoy spending the summer months, there's one thing that's for certain, summer is a busy time for everyone. When loading up on activities is on everyone's to-do lists, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of maintaining a healthy diet.

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8 Healthy Food Alternatives for Summer Recipe Favorites

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 2, 2015 9:00 AM

It's officially summer, which means barbecue season is in full-swing. If you or your clients are looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite, summer-inspired dishes without the bulk, we have you covered with some of our favorite alternatives that you can enjoy all summer long.

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Health & Fitness Retreats: On a Mission to Change Your Lifestyle

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jun 23, 2015 9:00 AM

In a technology-driven age, where you are virtually connected to your job and other stress-related triggers around the clock, you likely need a break from reality. Let's face it, we all do. When stress and other life hijacks surface, the activities we once enjoyed get kicked to the sidelines. It's in this spirit that boutique fitness retreats across the globe have made a commitment to help their customers lead happier, healthier lives in locations such as, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Austin, Texas and Killington, Vermont—just to name a few.

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The Benefits of Eating Healthy for the Workaholic

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jun 12, 2015 9:00 AM

Are you often the first to arrive in your office and the last to leave? Do you devalue personal priorities, work through lunch hour and check your email around the clock? If this rings a bell, you may be a workaholic—and it could be taking a serious toll on your health.

The truth is, however, you should never fall victim to prioritizing work over your personal health. Your physical and mental well-being can be a deciding factor to whether or not you're able to work in the first place, so it should never be placed on the back-burner. And if you think you're far too busy to place health on the top of your priority list, chances are your body needs a well-balanced diet and physical routine now more than ever.

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