Nutrition and Weight Loss'S ARCHIVE

  • By: Bryan Ball I think if we took a census on how many times we use the word “diet” in a negative context, it would outshine most of our generation’s favorite swear words. When people talk of diets, they are usually focusing on the restrictions. Some examples of diets include Paleo. Ketogenic, Vegan, Vegetarian (including […]

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  • Here is a great reminder of holiday fitness from Miracles Fitness’ blog: If you’re like most people, the holidays are a time of mixed emotions. You’re excited and anxious to spend time with family, and you’re dreading the extra weight that you know you’re bound to gain. Are these holiday pounds inevitable? Lean in close […]

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  • By: Jeremy Helton A.C.E certified personal trainer ETC Certified functional fitness specialist   There are so many types of fitness programs now and types of personal trainers. This blog will guide you in understanding the differences in order to make an informed choice. Unfortunately, some fitness professionals have no formal education or certifications or they have let their certifications […]

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  • HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY TO US!     To celebrate, we would like to invite you to a fun, fitness craft and snack event. Saturday, July 18th from 2-4 We will be using fitness magazines to cut out and decorate calendars, journals, etc. with quotes and pictures that will motivate! Snacks will be provided.   Bring a […]

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  • It’s summertime! The kids are home from school, and as a parent you may be considering how to expend some of their energy. Kids are in need of physical activity every day-just like you and me. Depending on their age, they may need some guidance, or even a nudge to get up and outdoors to […]

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  • It’s busy summertime-softball and baseball games, travel, and cookouts. The business can sometimes be used as an excuse to let healthy eating habits fall by the wayside. This post is intended to encourage you to take a few steps of preparation to make healthier choices easier during this hectic time. Sporting practice or game right […]

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  • Seminar-Dealing with Difficult People

    By Julie | In Events, Healthy Life, News | on April 9, 2015

    Participants will learn how to: Develop a “personal game plan” for dealing with difficult people Identify the “3 D’s” for dealing with the difficult people you encounter Become less reactive and more responsive to the difficult people in your life Pre-register by making checks payable to Stewart B. Ball, MS and mail to Xcel Performance […]

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  • Meal Prep Made Simple

    By Julie | In Healthy Life, Nutrition and Weight Loss | on March 25, 2015

    Article Complements of Miracle Fitness newsletter by Dan Ritchie   Ever wonder what it would be like to open your fridge to find a full week of healthy, delicious food that’s prepped and ready to be eaten? Sure would make sticking with your diet and achieving fat loss a lot easier… Meal prep is a […]

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  • Reasons to Train your Backside

    By Julie | In Exercise, Gym, Healthy Life | on March 11, 2015

    We live in a society that SITS! Your glute muscles (your caboose) become inactive while you sit. This inactivity makes it difficult for your glute muscles to understand how to activate when you start running on the treadmill at the gym or go play tennis with a friend. So it’s important to take breaks from […]

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  • Elements of Good Posture

    By Julie | In Gym, Healthy Life | on March 2, 2015

    Posture is something often neglected, but this neglect could be causing you more pain than you realize. When posture goes kaput, then all your joints and muscles are taken out of their natural movement pattern. The result is injury or chronic pain. As you are standing, sitting, moving, exercising-take into account the alignment of your […]

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