Training the Trainer

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

  Fitness Professionals Need Trainers Too     I always thought I would be that super fit pregnant lady who bounced back to her fit self just moments after giving birth.  Afterall, I am an exercise physiologist.  I worked out multiple times a day and trained clients over 30 hours a week while running a […]

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Less Sun Means Less Vitamin D

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 9, 2015

  Time for Vitamin D   With the clocks switching back and the days getting shorter we’re all seeing less of the sun! Which means this time of year might be appropriate to get your Vitamin D levels checked.   One type of Vitamin D is made in your skin when exposed to sunlight. Few […]

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Scary Post-Halloween Workout

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 2, 2015

  Staying on Track during the Holiday Season   Well folks, here we are – welcoming November.  Halloween snuck up on us and now that it’s over, we can continue on with our healthier lives.  Halloween fell on a Saturday this year (yay!) and like lots of American’s near and far, I too indulged in […]

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Core Training During Pregnancy

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

  Is it Safe?     Why work on my core when my stomach will start to resemble a watermelon?  Training your core while pregnant does indeed sound a little ridiculous especially since you won’t exactly see that “six pack” you are dreaming of.  So, why do it?  Well, strengthening your core while pregnant can […]

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Eating Healthy While Tailgaiting

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

  Nutritious AND Tailgate?               The excitement of fall, cooler weather and football makes it one of my favorite seasons! Whatever team you are a fan of (Go Purdue!), I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but football weekends tend to pack calories while watching the players exercise. Here are some tips […]

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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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