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Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

Confused about how to start a strength training plan? Coach Nicole breaks it down into five simple steps so you can reach your goals!
Posted 4/8/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 7 comments   108,354 views
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Which Is More Important: Cardio or Strength Training?

Is strength training really superior to cardio when it comes to fitness and weight loss? Or is it the other way around? Here's what we really know about both forms of exercise...
Posted 4/2/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 9 comments   77,939 views
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You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 17 comments   79,156 views
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How Fasting Affects Your Health

Ever wonder how fasting for religious purposes affects your health and weight loss? Here's what really happens in your body when you fast.
Posted 3/27/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 10 comments   35,424 views
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How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

Learn how the right diet and exercise changes can minimize muscle loss while you lose weight.
Posted 3/22/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 14 comments   140,874 views
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You Asked: Can You Really Eat Too Much Protein?

How much protein is "too much" in a given day or over time? Our dietitian explains.
Posted 3/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 31 comments   126,042 views
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8 Signs Your Cardio Workouts Are Doing More Harm Than Good

Can you do too much of a good thing? When it comes to cardio, the answer is yes...
Posted 3/19/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 11 comments   236,422 views
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You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn?

Ever wonder how many calories you burn while lifting weights? We've got the answer!
Posted 3/13/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 15 comments   691,353 views
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Why Fruits & Vegetables Are So Good for You

Need a little motivation to make friends with the produce aisle? Here are four good reasons to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
Posted 3/9/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 5 comments   25,388 views
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13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great workout! Here are some smart options you can do for little to no cost right in your living room!
Posted 3/7/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 3 comments   71,078 views
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You Asked: Are 'Negative Calorie' Foods Real (or Too Good to Be True)?

"Eat as much of these foods as you want without gaining weight!" Sounds great, but is it true?
Posted 2/28/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 11 comments   108,121 views
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You Asked: Can Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

Yoga has many mental and physical benefits--but is weight loss one of them? Get the truth about how yoga can affect your weight from renowned yoga expert Jennifer Kries.
Posted 2/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 42 comments   205,816 views
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You Asked: ''How Do I Create a Calorie Deficit or Burn More Calories Than I Eat?''

What you need to know about creating a calorie deficit to lose weight.
Posted 8/18/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 14 comments   138,086 views
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You Asked: 'How Do I Find My One Rep Max?'

Ever wonder how much weight you should be lifting? Here's a simple shortcut to help you find your strength-training sweet spot!
Posted 3/12/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 5 comments   20,317 views
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You Asked: How Should I Train for a Mud Run?

Mud runs and obstacle races have exploded in popularity in recent years. Each race is different, so it's important to know exactly what you're getting into before you sign up.
Posted 3/11/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 62 comments   123,982 views
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