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Artificial Sweeteners – Not So Sweet For Baking

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM by U Rock Girl!

‘Tis the season for sweets, but too many treats equal a lot of sugar and calories. Is there an alternative to sugar that you can use in your favorite recipes that will allow you to have your cake and eat it too? If you’re looking to lighten the caloric load of some of your favorite seasonal desserts, here is a rundown of the most common artificial sweeteners and each one’s ability to be used in baking.

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The Power of Protein

11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM by Andrea Metcalf

Protein is a powerful macronutrient and without it, you might have more difficulty maintaining both your weight and consistent energy throughout the day. Here are six key benefits to eating more high-quality protein.

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5 Proven Methods to Get More Out of Your Workout Time

11/28/2016 12:00:00 AM by Beverly Hosford

Whether you want to push yourself more or just need to mix up your fitness regimen, check out these five proven ways to make your workouts more effective and fun at the same time.

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4 Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress During the Holidays

11/23/2016 12:00:00 AM by Kelsey Brown

After the whirlwind of parties and obligations that mark the holiday season, many of us start the New Year feeling totally wiped. It’s time to make a change. Here are four ways to avoid burnout this holiday season.

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How do Personal Trainers Stay Healthy During the Holidays?

11/22/2016 12:00:00 AM by American Council on Exercise

The average person gains one pound of weight during the holiday season, which doesn’t sound like much until you consider the average person never lets go of that one pound. Find out what can you do to ring in the New Year feeling like the best version of yourself.

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Holiday Foods Worthy of a Second Helping

11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM by U Rock Girl!

Healthy holiday foods are easy to find as long as you can push past the mashed potatoes, cheesy baked pasta and dinner rolls. Learn how to fill your plate with brightly colored vegetables, lean proteins and a small amount of healthy fats for a macro-balanced plate that will leave you full and satisfied.

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How to Manage Holiday Junk Food

11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM by Katie Ferraro

While the holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration, it can also be a stressful time for those who are trying to maintain their health and fitness. If you’re contemplating skipping all celebrations this year, here are some coping mechanisms for keeping your healthy eating plans in check.

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Delicious Water Infusions

11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

Did you know that as little as 2% dehydration can have a significantly harmful impact on exercise performance? If you have a hard time drinking enough water each day, water infusions are a great way to help you drink more. Easy to make, these water-infusion recipes are both delicious and nutritious.

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Four Ways to Help Your Body Recover From a Big Lift Day

11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM by Kelley Vargo

When it comes to maximizing strength and performance gains, what you do after a strength-training workout is just as important as what you do during your workouts, especially if you are lifting heavy. Learn the four steps simple, effective and essential strategies for optimizing recovery after a big lift day.

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Calorie-Burning Election Day Workout

10/28/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

Make going to the polls part of your workout program this election day. Here are six ideas for turning your trip to the polling booth into an opportunity to exercise and burn a few calories while you participate in the democratic process of selecting new officials.

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