How Much Protein is Enough? – Part II

In my last post, I covered the basics of how much protein you need for day to day existence and the variations based on activity level (and this goes for recovering from an injury even if your activity

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Is Running A Good Choice For You?

It’s easy enough. A pair of running shoes, some shorts, a loose fitting shirt and out the door you go on your way to a healthier, younger you. A lot of people run. They use running to cope with stress,

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How Much Protein Do You Need?

  “This is just driving me crazy!” said Barry Hafkin, MD who was sitting next to me at the nurses station on the Orthopedic floor of Brackenridge Hospital. The year was 1982. “What

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The Wrong Carbs Lead You The Wrong Way

  “Man, I didn’t recognize you! Wow! You’ve lost a ton of weight!” exclaimed Jim, my friend and guitar teacher. I had met Jim at a local restaurant to catch up with each other.

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Three Reasons I Like Elliptical Machines, Two Reasons I Don’t, and How I Use Them

I’m not a fan of “chronic cardio” – the endless running on a treadmill or cycling or stair climbing done under the illusion that it’s the best, and in some people’s

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Cardio is No Longer King

Cardio is the King of the Fitness Jungle. Rows and rows of cardio machines – ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, stair steppers, have a huge foot print in commerical gyms. Spin classes, Step Aerobics,

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Was Popeye Right?

When threatened, he would gulp down a can of spinach and in a matter of seconds, his arms would bulge and Popeye would transform into one strong, tough dude. But, I really hated spinach. And for the most

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Three Exercises You Would Never Think Of For A Flatter Belly

Each year, millions of Americans all get excited about the same time and about the same thing: working out to re-shape their bodies; to look better; to have a flatter belly. So, they join a gym and hit

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What the Paralympics Can Teach You About Getting Fit

This is a guest post by Dale Churchett.  Dale is a former client. What he has to say about the Paralympics is a MUST read. Enter Dale On July 6th 2005 the IOC announced London would be the host city for

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Deconstructing The Robert Downey Jr. Avengers and Iron Man Workout

Have you seen pictures of Robert Downey Jr lately? The guy is solid. Like Bruce Lee solid. Just a really dense, muscular build and the few clips I’ve seen of him in his upcoming film “The Avengers”,

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