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Best Summer Cardio Activities

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - June 27, 2022

Now that it is officially summertime in Chicago, it is time to be outside! Remember, the best investment that you could ever make is into your own body. In this month’s blog, I want to share the best summer activities for cardio.  It is important to find activities that you like. The activities that you […]

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Color Your Way to a Healthy Day

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - June 23, 2022

Since last month’s blog was about gardening, it feels like the perfect time to start talking about HOW to incorporate more fruits and veggies into meal a plan since I talked about how to grow them. It would be ideal to get 5-9 servings a day per the American Cancer Society for cancer prevention. Here […]

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Common Muscle Building Mistakes

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - May 16, 2022

In this month’s blog, I want to go over the most common muscle building mistakes you might be making and how to fix them. Even if your goal is to lose fat and not building muscles, this is still a blog I recommend for you to still read. The pointers that I will explain are […]

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Fresh From the Garden

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - May 9, 2022

There is sense of pride that comes with planting vegetables, watching them grow and making recipes those vegetable inside. If you taste a tomato straight from the garden versus a tomato from the grocery store, there is no doubt a difference in taste. Even if you do not have a large area to have a […]

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Diaphragmic Breathing

Posted by: Cathy Legget - May 2, 2022

In last month’s blog post, I reviewed how to breathe in a yoga class. Today, I wanted to spend some time highlighting a specific and very important breath technique that is not necessarily meant to be used throughout a class. It’s a separate practice that you would do seated or lying down on its own, […]

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Making Fitness A Lifelong Habit

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 25, 2022

Wanting to get on track and actually getting (and then staying) on track are two totally different things. This is for everything in life. With fitness, there is no clear-cut way to make it a habit in your life. Every person has their own “recipe” to sustain long-term success with health and fitness. Becoming fit […]

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Enjoying Vacations with Healthy Habits

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - April 18, 2022

It is now spring which will be turning into summer, so are you thinking what I am thinking?  VACATION TIME!     Whether you are going on spring break or have a vacation in the months ahead, it takes time to plan. When we are planning out activities, it is also important to have a […]

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How to Breathe in Yoga

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 11, 2022

Breath is key to a yoga practice. It’s a bridge between the physical and mental body and is what differentiates yoga from other forms of exercise. And while a focus on the breath may be difficult to grasp as a beginner yogi, as you become a more seasoned yogi this breath body connection truly is […]

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TOP 7 Reasons to Strength Train

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 5, 2022

Strength training is one of the greatest tools to help you to lose body fat for so many different reasons. I want to take this time to dive deeper into other reasons and benefits of strength training and why more people should be adding it into their routine.   #1: GAIN STRENGTH The first reason […]

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