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How to Increase Your Metabolism

Posted by: Mika Lemire - July 22, 2019

It’s well-known that “metabolism” refers to the body’s ability to burn calories. Any who wish to lose weight often desire to raise their metabolism throughout the day, thus burning more calories. But what is metabolism? Can one raise it? How does one do so? I wrote this to make some clarifications.   While metabolism is […]

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Talking About the Carnivore Diet

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - July 15, 2019

There’s a relatively new diet out there, somewhat similar to the Ketogenic diet that has been causing a buzz. The only flaw: it’s not really based on the carnivore’s diet…. As shocking as this might be: it’s not even as diverse as the keto diet is.     The Carnivore Diet is simple, eat any […]

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Healthy Poolside Snacks

Posted by: Alyssa Langer, RDN, LDN - July 7, 2019

The perfect pool day is a rarity in Chicago—over 75 degrees, minimal clouds, no chance of thunderstorms—and one that deserves to be cherished and taken the utmost advantage of considering how short Chicago summers can be.     So on the ideal pool day, you don’t want to be bothered spending hours in the kitchen; […]

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Track & Reduce Your Calories

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - June 10, 2019

  Decreasing your calorie intake may be the most important factor when it comes to weight loss. Remember, losing weight is the simple process of calorie expenditure greater than calories in. If you aren’t eating fewer calories than you expend, then you will not lose fat.   An average woman needs to eat about 2000 […]

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Tips for a Great Running Season

Posted by: Lauren Biernacki - June 1, 2019

1. Switch out your worn out gym shoes. For a runner doing five 3-mile runs per week, that comes out to a new pair every five to six months. According to some researchers, running shoes should be replaced anywhere from 300 to 500 miles after the first wear.   2. Set small, achievable goals. Break […]

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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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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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