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Hit a Plateau in Your Workouts? Try This Technique

Posted by: Mika Lemire - May 23, 2019

  Topics in exercise physiology: bilateral deficit     There are a number of topics in exercise science that continue present us with more questions than answers. One such is the bilateral deficit phenomenon.   To break down the bilateral deficit, it may be easiest to start by breaking down the words. “bilateral deficit”. “Bilateral” […]

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Delectible Drink & Dessert for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Posted by: Annie Scott RD, LDN, MPH - May 12, 2019

One way you can show your love and appreciation for Mother’s Day is to take charge in the kitchen. Give the mom/s in your life some relaxation, goodness and heart health all at the same time. For all the hard work they do on a daily basis, there should be at least one day to […]

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Know your Macronutrients: Carbohydrates: Is it Good or Bad?

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - May 6, 2019

There is so much conflicting info on carbohydrates. You will see one article on the Internet that a no- carb diet (like Keto) is great! You would tell your friends you are trying keto, and they tell you that you need carbs as fuel. So now what do you think?   What is a Carb? […]

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How Do You Handle Stress?

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - April 29, 2019

As we come to the end of Stress Awareness Month (April), it’s important to educate and acknowledge not only how stressed some of us are, but how we handle that stress.  Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.  According to a 2017 poll […]

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Heart Rate Zones are Bunk

Posted by: Mika Lemire - April 5, 2019

  I will cut to the chase here, the idea of the “fat burning” heart rate zone is bunk.   Do you recall being in gym or physical education class, and seeing a poster on the wall which appears to elucidate the benefits of different heart rate training “zones”? Or are you otherwise convinced that […]

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Spend St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Maid

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 15, 2019

  Irish Maid Cocktail Recipe (makes two 8 ounce drinks at 192 calories each)   Ingredients: 2 ounces Irish Whiskey 3 slices cucumber 1 ounce elderberry liqueur 0.75 ounce fresh lemon juice 0.75 ounce honey simple syrup ice Instructions: In a shaker, muddle 2 slices cucumber.  Add whiskey, elderberry liquor, lemon juice and honey syrup […]

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Believe It or Not . . . Summer is Coming

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 9, 2019

    Staying Motivated at the End of Winter   As we enter the third week of March and what feels like the millionth month of winter, many of us are feeling “defeated” when it comes to being motivated to stay on top of our workouts.  In Chicago, our temperatures are barely above freezing temperatures, […]

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For the Love of Dance

Posted by: Erica Maya - August 22, 2018

  I started this day wanting to share some information about dance, my forever love and what I love to do everyday. It is, after all, the most innate connection within body and soul available within all of us.   It’s hard to hear a melody you like and not move to its rhythm. In […]

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Grab n’ Go

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 28, 2017

  Easily Prepared Foods that Support Your Fitness Goals       I love to meal prep.  Nothing makes me feel more “on top of things” than a good ol’ Sunday morning meal prep (exercise, a full fridge and clean house are very close seconds).  However, life happens and even I fall off the wagon.  […]

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