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To Eat Late or To Not Eat Late?

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

A Bedtime Snack?     We all know it, “No Food 2 hours before bed”. But is this really something we have to follow? Will consuming food late at night really add to your waistline and decrease your health? Scientists have been researching this for decades.   Studies using night shift workers have demonstrated an […]

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The “No Excuses Workout”

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - May 14, 2015

  No Gym?  No Problem!   “Oh well, I can’t make it to the gym today.”  How many times has that situation happened to you?  Skipping the gym is easy to do – it usually falls low on your “to-do” list.  However, what if I told you that you could blast calories and build strength […]

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Eat the Whole Easter Egg

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - April 3, 2015

  No Yolk About It   Can you believe these nutritional powerhouses are sold for such a low price? One regular sized egg is about 70 calories and packs roughly 7 grams of protein, <1 gram of carbohydrate and 4-5 grams of fat. Eggs also contain high amounts of many nutrients including: choline, selenium, iron, […]

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Group Fitness vs. Personal Training

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 30, 2015

Choosing the Right Fit   Anybody can exercise.  Get out of bed, put on sneakers, move – it’s that simple.  However, not everyone knows how to exercise correctly.  I don’t know about you, but if I am going to spend my early mornings at the gym instead of snoozing in my bed, I better be […]

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A Favorite Shoulder Workout

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 24, 2015

Build Those Boulders   Exercise is therapy for me.  It’s something I have to do almost every day.  I love to switch up my workouts so my body doesn’t get used to the same thing (hello calorie burn!) and this includes both weight training and high intense interval training (HITT).  Now, I don’t exactly have […]

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Mason Jar Lunch Recipes

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

  Reusing Mason Jars to Preserve the Nutrition Quality of Lunch   A quick count reveals that I have roughly 47 mason jars of varying sizes on hand in my kitchen cabinets.  This does not include the 6 to 7 dozen glass pint jars currently occupying some storage space in the basement.    Growing up […]

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Eat Your Greens

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

  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Healthy Way!   What better month to eat your greens than the greenest one of them all….March! Getting creative about which ones and knowing how to prepare them can make this task a little less daunting for those new to this. I recommend about 5 servings of vegetables to […]

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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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