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6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home

Often the challenge isn't what equipment to buy, but rather, what to do with it once you get it home. By learning a few basic movements, you can start simple and build from there.
Posted 6/25/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 143 comments   153,431 views
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Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

Confused about how to start a strength training plan? Coach Nicole breaks it down into five simple steps so you can reach your goals!
Posted 4/8/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 70 comments   247,698 views
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You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 60 comments   232,043 views
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How Fasting Affects Your Health

Ever wonder how fasting for religious purposes affects your health and weight loss? Here's what really happens in your body when you fast.
Posted 3/27/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 14 comments   63,808 views
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How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

Learn how the right diet and exercise changes can minimize muscle loss while you lose weight.
Posted 3/22/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 64 comments   248,947 views
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You Asked: Can You Really Eat Too Much Protein?

How much protein is "too much" in a given day or over time? Our dietitian explains.
Posted 3/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 53 comments   159,562 views
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8 Signs Your Cardio Workouts Are Doing More Harm Than Good

Can you do too much of a good thing? When it comes to cardio, the answer is yes...
Posted 3/19/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 60 comments   467,878 views
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How Many Calories Does Strength Training Really Burn?

Learn how many calories you burn while lifting weights. Strength training is great for burning calories, and with our calculator you can see how many calories you burn!
Posted 3/13/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 86 comments   2,762,020 views
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Why Fruits & Vegetables Are So Good for You

Need a little motivation to make friends with the produce aisle? Here are four good reasons to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
Posted 3/9/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 37 comments   62,019 views
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Are 'Negative Calorie' Foods Real (or Too Good to Be True)?

"Eat as much of these foods as you want without gaining weight!" Sounds great, but is it true?
Posted 2/28/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 52 comments   160,703 views
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You Asked: Can Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

Yoga has many mental and physical benefits--but is weight loss one of them? Get the truth about how yoga can affect your weight from renowned yoga expert Jennifer Kries.
Posted 2/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 69 comments   281,666 views
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You Asked: ''How Do I Create a Calorie Deficit or Burn More Calories Than I Eat?''

Learn how to burn more calories than you eat. Find all you need to know about creating a calorie deficit to lose weight. Get started in minutes!
Posted 8/18/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 49 comments   437,997 views
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How Do I Find My One Rep Max?

Ever wonder how much weight you should be lifting? Here's a simple shortcut to help you find your strength-training sweet spot!
Posted 3/12/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 36 comments   57,749 views
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How Should I Train for a Mud Run?

Mud runs and obstacle races have exploded in popularity in recent years. Each race is different, so it's important to know exactly what you're getting into before you sign up.
Posted 3/11/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 89 comments   213,951 views
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You Asked: Will Fasting Jump-Start My Weight-Loss Efforts and Boost My Health?

People ask use all the time: Is fasting a good way to jump-start your weight loss? Our dietitian, Becky, has the answer.
Posted 12/19/2012  8:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 40 comments   62,671 views
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