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Take a Fitness Vacation

 

Sounds like a dream, right? Work out, go on vacation, enjoy a tropical getaway?

Check out my latest article in Personal Fitness Professional, called “Take a Fitness Vacation”.

Have a great day!

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Good Gluten, Bad Gluten

Gluten, the “G” Word, gluten-free; what is the deal with gluten?

If you’re like me, you’ve heard bad things about gluten for a while now, but is it affecting you?

Many people across our country suffer from gluten sensitivity, or even celiac disease, and need to stay away from the stuff. What about the rest of us?

Here’s a great article that answers a lot of questions:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/12/gluten.free.diet.improve/

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Exercise can Improve Your Sex Drive!

Are you having trouble in the bedroom?

Not in the mood for sex, even when you think you should?

Exercise can be the key to improving your sex life.

Some of the benefits of exercise include increased energy, body image, and self esteem. All of those things are essential in your sex drive; without those key factors, you may find yourself feeling badly about yourself, and generally uninterested.

Try to get in at least a half hour of exercise every day. Notice how you feel afterwards. Envigorated? Energized? Happier with the way you look and feel?

Those feelings will translate into your bedroom; you will be energized and feel better about your body; getting you more into the mood!

Check out this article for more info:
http://health.msn.com/health-topics/sexual-health/womens-sexual-health/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100186622

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My latest article as published in Alive Magazine:

 

ABsense, Nicole Palacios, ACE.

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Thirsty? What You Drink Could Make You Fat…

If you’re thirsty this summer, which I’m pretty sure you will be… think twice about what you choose to drink.

Some of your choices could add up to between 300 and 600 calories if you’re not careful, competing with an entire meal!

Check out this link for more info on choosing the best bang for your calorie buck: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/7-worst-summer-drinks

 

Enjoy the heat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avocado: High Fat, High Calorie…Great For You!

If you enjoy avocados as much as I do, you really like them!

Squish them up to make homemade guacamole, add them to salads, spread them on toast…they are a great healthy addition to many recipes.

Avocados do have a high fat content, but it is of the healthy fat denomination. 30 gms per medium avocado.

Calories? Yup, they have a lot of those too; about 230 per cup.

Don’t be scared to include this fruit in your diet, as the health benefits are outstanding. Just remember to keep your portion sizes small, around two tablespoons per serving.

Enjoy these articles below for more info:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/avocado-advantage

 

http://oss.mcgill.ca/everyday/avocados.pdf

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=5

 

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How Well is Your Nutrition Know-How?

Here is a great, quick little quiz from one of my favorite sites, Sparkpeople.com.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start.asp?quizid=32

With these fun, fact filled questions, you can get a wealth of nutrition knowledge that you can use everyday! Have fun.

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The Worst Restaurant Foods | Eat This, Not That

The Worst Restaurant Foods | Eat This, Not That.

Check out this link from Men’s Health Magazine; they have some great pages on healthy and not-so-healthy eating that might surprise you!

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Are you Thirsty?

Water intake is so important for everyone, but if you exercise regularly, it’s even more important as you are losing water through sweat and keeping your internal organs cool.

How much water should you be drinking to stay hydrated? Check out this link to the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283

I like to have a glass of water as soon as I wake up, then some more with breakfast. A little with my workout, post workout, in the afternooon, etc. It’s not that hard if you keep a full bottle on hand wherever you go. Fruits and veggies are also a great source of water.

Cheers!

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Dispelling the Diet Myths

Being an ACE certified personal trainer, I get to read a lot of articles from the ACE website. Here is a quick and interesting article about dispelling some of the diet myths out there.

http://www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/fitfacts_display.aspx?itemid=2677&category=13

Are you skipping meals? Eating more sugar than you should? Trying a high protein and low carb diet?

Have a look at this article on dieting and tell me what you think!

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