Intestinal Health

By AFPA Fitness | Mar 13, 2014 3:03:00 PM

Intestinal Health

The gastrointestinal tract is routinely defined as "a tube approximately 19-22 feet long, running through the body from mouth to anus." The World Book Dictionary adds that the intestine is "the lower part of the alimentary canal" food from the stomach passes into the intestine for further digestion and

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Alcoholism Treatment: Why Do I Need Vitamins To Become Well?

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 28, 2014 1:15:00 PM

Alcoholism Treatment: Why Do I Need Vitamins To Become Well?

Alcoholism is not a personality defect. It is not a bad habit that needs to be broken. It is a devastating physical disease that damages both the mind and the body. Recovery is not just possible but proven here at Tully Hill Hospital. The results speaks for themselves: more than 80 percent of those treated at Tully Hill have broken their addiction to alcohol and drugs, maintained their sobriety, and regained their health at one year after treatment.

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Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 3:11:00 PM

Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

Dr. Michael Greger, MD

If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of chronic disease better than nearly any other medical intervention, why don’t more doctors do it?

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty

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Alkaline Diets, Meat & Calcium Loss

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 2:06:00 PM

Dr. Michael Greger, MD

Experiments dating back to 1920 showed over and over that if we had a acid forming diet rich in meat that we would get a big spike in the amount of calcium being lost in our urine. We have known since 1912 that meat was acid-forming within the body.

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Should I Take a Multivitamin?

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 1:52:00 PM

Should I Take a Multivitamin?

About 1 in 3 Americans takes a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with a higher risk of total mortality, meaning in effect women who took a

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6 Tips for Training an Overweight or Obese Client

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 1:39:00 PM

6 tips for training overweight or obese clients.

At some point in your personal training career you may encounter the opportunity to train overweight or obese clients. If you are seasoned personal trainer or a newbie to personal training, you may find these tips on how to train overweight or obese clients helpful!
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Common Sense Nutrition

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 12, 2014 2:51:00 PM

Common Sense Nutrition

Common sense nutrition is the secret behind a healthy, strong, sexy and sound body and mind. Not a “magic pill”, a high protein, no-carb, low fat, no-fat diet, or strict adherence to the glycemic index. No, it is common sense nutrition, balanced with activity, work, play and

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5 Signs You’re Taking Your Diet Too Far

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 12, 2014 2:32:00 PM

5 Signs You’re Taking Your Diet Too Far

As seen in the AFPA ENews 2/14/14

When I first started out in private practice, clients came to me because something was wrong. Most of them struggled with their weight, or were newly diagnosed with a condition like high cholesterol or elevated blood pressure.

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Personal Fitness Professionals and Neuro Linguistic Programming

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 11, 2014 11:58:32 AM

How Can Personal Fitness Professionals Can Use Neuro Linguistic Programming

During my 15 plus years being a Personal Trainer, I have become completely convinced that a person’s fitness level is primarily determined by how they see themselves in their own mind. If someone can use their imagination to picture themselves as fit

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Nutrition Wellness Online Resources

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 10, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Nutrition Wellness Online Resources

These are our suggestions for online resources to learn more about nutrition wellness and how you can be a healthier you! If you are interested in becoming a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant and helping others to live a more vibrant and healthy life, visit AFPA

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