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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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Sleep 101

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 25, 2017

Train Better with Sleep       I’m tired. My husband is tired. Everyone I know is tired, it seems. Jobs are busy and can be very stressful for some, people have deadlines, children to watch and find the time to do the things they enjoy doing (like exercise!) It’s hard to squeeze it all […]

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Debunking Detox Diets

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 18, 2017

Have you failed your resolution?     The number one resolution people set is to lose weight and over 80% of New Years resolutions aren’t kept past February. The percentage of failed resolutions isn’t surprising when Googling “Detox Diets” yields over 8 million results. Dietitian Kerry was featured on Fox 32 Good Day Chicago last […]

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New Years Non Resolutions

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 9, 2017

Creating Change Any Day of the Year   Another holiday season has come and gone. Hard to believe that 2017 is here! Wasn’t I just in college? That would be a big fat “no” and I am reminded of this as I sift through my mail staring at my ten year reunion notices (which I […]

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New Year, New You?

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 29, 2016

What about New Years Resolutions?         With over 68% of Americans in the overweight category, it’s not surprising the number 1 New Years Resolution is related to weight loss. Unfortunately, over 80% of them are considered failed by February 1st each year.        1.    Set a small goal Often times we set […]

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