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Too Sick to Exercise?

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

Cold Winter = Lots of Colds When to Skip the Gym   Offices, libraries, kids play places, subways/trains, etc. are homes to lots and lots of germs as you know and I feel like this winter has been one of the worst for getting sick (stomach bug twice in 2 months!?  Really?)  While your body […]

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Hot Sippers in Cold Chicago

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - February 23, 2015

Warm Up with Low-Calorie Cocktails   This cold weather is for the birds!  The saving grace in this case; however, is that so many great cocktails can be created using both cold and hot ingredients.  Some of the most classic of cocktails were actually at one time served warm.  Partly due to the lack of […]

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Fats that LOVE Your Heart

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - February 19, 2015

Fats Are Not the Enemy By Kerry Clifford, MS, RD, LDN   For decades, nutrition has been focused on low fat diets for health. 2015 Fact: Fat doesn’t make you fat, excess calories do. And Here’s why you need to start eating fat at every meal:   Our bodies use the fat we eat to […]

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Finding the Right Shoe for You

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

Sneaker Shopping   Hi, my name is Emily, and I am not a Doctor.  Fitness professional, yes.  Doctor, no.  Before you read this blog post, I want you to understand that these are my opinions only.  Please seek further information regarding your feet/ankle/knee problems from your personal medical practitioner.  Now that we are clear, let’s […]

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Be Careful When Cutting Calories

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

Eat More, Weigh Less   The New Year has come and gone.  Hopefully all of you are still committed to your resolution of “losing weight.”  If you have fallen off the wagon, just get back on!  It’s never too late to start incorporating healthier lifestyle changes.  For those of you that have stuck to a […]

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Trends on a Tuesday

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 27, 2015

Lust List!   Happy Tuesday, friends!  I hope your weekend was great.     Every now and then I post about fabulous items I have tried out/on or purchased hoping it will help my readers.  Well, today, I am hoping I can get some help from YOU.  I am sharing my “lust list.”  This list […]

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The Scoop on Dining Out While Maintaining Your Fitness Goals

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 10, 2015

Healthy Eating vs. Having a Life   Happy, happy New Year to all of my awesome readers! Whether it was a big night out or a quiet night in (where are all my new Mom’s and Dad’s at?!), I hope it was a great evening filled with love and the motivation to kick 2015’s butt! […]

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15 Reasons for a Nutritious 2015!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 30, 2014

 Get Ready for the New Year with These Tips     To Have More Energy:     “Food is fuel” is the complete truth! We must eat to give our bodies energy to perform daily functions. Just like we put gas in our cars, our body needs consistent nutrition to keep us going all day long. To […]

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Excuses, Excuses . . .

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 13, 2014

Get Up Off the Couch, NOW!    Well folks, the time has come – holiday season. It feels like just yesterday I was wrapping presents for Christmas last year. Time sure does fly. Every December, I hear people talk about their resolutions for the New Year: what they are going to change, how they are […]

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