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So, You Want to Be a Runner…

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 12, 2015

  How to Hit the Pavement Safely and Have Fun in the Process   Fall is here and nothing beats running in the cool, crisp autumn air.  It makes you feel alive, doesn’t it?  Fall is a great time to lace up those sneakers and start running – it’s not humid or too hot.  And […]

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Pumpkin Nutrition 101

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - October 5, 2015

A Pumpkin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away   Is there any other food that defines a season more than pumpkin?   Pumpkins originated in Central America about 7,500 years ago and today provides about $141 million dollars in revenue per year. Over 99% of pumpkin production in the United States supplies pumpkins for carving […]

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Eating to Marathon

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - September 29, 2015

Getting Fit to Run   For many Chicagoans, Fall means the Chicago Marathon is right around the corner! Weather you are in the final weeks of your training plan for the marathon or exercising regularly, eating right can help you perform at your best.  Many people who regularly exercise, feel that since they’re burning the […]

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Why Lack of Sleep May be Stopping You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - September 4, 2015

  Just Say YES to Sleep   Everyone needs sleep.  Some can function on less sleep, sure, but in order to be mentally and physically well, we all need a good night of rest.  Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to listen to your body’s cues.  Human beings are busy and sometimes our plates can get […]

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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 21, 2015

  Protein… Too Much or Too Little?   Nutrition science has clearly demonstrated that every cell in our bodies are made up of protein. This includes hair, hormones, blood cells, muscle cells, skin, etc. A complicated combination of only 20 different Amino Acids makes up every type of protein in our bodies and and even […]

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Living YOUR Best Life

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 17, 2015

  The Body War against Social Media   Everyone has (or is currently) comparing themselves to someone else.  With the boom of social media, it’s so darn hard not to (I am talking to you, style bloggers, who make your lives seem so perfect!  Just kidding) Finding balance and happiness in your life is not […]

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Enjoying the Yoga Journey

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 26, 2015

You’re Not Going To Get It   New to yoga?  Let me ask…… what are you looking to get from yoga?   what attracted your attention?   have you practiced before?   what type of yoga have you practiced?     These are some questions I ask a new student.  Logical questions I would say.  Now I’ll […]

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Stay Cool this Summer

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 22, 2015

 Hello Hydration!   Did you know our bodies are 60% water and the human brain is 75%? Our bodies can only last 5 days without water, but can go weeks without food. Everyday we lose water through breathing, sweating and digestion and summer is the perfect time to become more aware.   What can it […]

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Abs Are Made in the Kitchen

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 16, 2015

  Meal Prepping 101   You go to the gym 3-6 times a week.  You do everything your trainer tells you to do but when you step on that scale, there is no budge.  Frustrated (and sweaty), you ask yourself, “What gives?”  Well folks, exercise is just PART of the equation in the weight loss/muscle […]

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