2 Reasons You HAVE to Exercise During the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, there are no shortage of tips for staying healthy and keeping up with your ...
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Rest and Recovery – Why Your Body Needs to Rest Sometimes

You know you're supposed to exercise most days of the week in some form or fashion, but one of the ...
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Perceived Exertion Scale – How to Monitor Your Exercise Intensity

Monitoring Your Intensity with Perceived Exertion The rate of perceived exertion or RPE is a subjective tool for keeping track of ...
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Can You Trust Yourself?

The exercise/healthy eating/weight loss process would be so much easier if it weren't for one thing: The fact that we ...
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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

We all have days when we don't feel like exercising. Maybe some of us feel like that every single day, ...
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How to Look More Fit Than You Are

As a personal trainer, I spend a lot of time telling people how to get fit which, at its simplest, ...
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What is High Intensity Interval Training and Why Should You Care?

If you pay any kind of attention to fitness and exercise, you've probably heard of high intensity interval training. In ...
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Lessons in Weight Loss – It’s Not Just a Numbers Game

With my job as a trainer and a fitness writer I almost can't get through a single day without typing ...
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Exercise Reality Check

Once I was talking to a friend about how Mondays are a huge train wreck for me. I wake up ...
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Embracing Uncertainty

Weight loss is a complicated thing and, if you've ever been through it, you know that there are often questions ...
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3 Truths and a Lie

Whenever I go to the grocery store and stand in line looking at all the fitness and health magazines, there's ...
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Getting Older and Fatter? Me Too – Here’s How We Can Deal

Getting Older, Gaining Weight Yep. It Happens If you've ever had to go through your clothes and throw out all ...
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5 Ways to Make Winter Exercise Suck Less

Winter generally sucks. I say that because I live in Chicagoland where it's really cold and windy and it snows ...
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Why You Should Avoid Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

During the holidays you pretty much can't throw a wet cat without hitting some article about holiday weight gain. In ...
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Rest and Recovery – Here’s Where You Really Get Results

What Is a Rest Day? The first thing you should know about rest days is that they are really, really ...
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Learn How to Think Like an Exerciser

1. Look for opportunities, not excuses. While a non-exerciser may look at situations like traveling or working late as reasons ...
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Breaking the Rules of Exercise

When I first started personal training, I was hung up on following the rules I learned in my certification courses: ...
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How Much Weight Should I Lift?

Choosing the amount of weight you use for strength training is a tricky business, even for experienced exercisers and, if ...
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Why It’s Not Your Fault You’re Not Losing Weight

Okay, maybe it is a little bit your fault, but there are forces working against you that you may not ...
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Reader Question: How do I get my head motivated?!!?

Dear Paige -   I’ve been reading your articles for years and using your workouts and advice….here’s my question….I pretty much ...
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Feel Like an Exercise Failure? Here’s How to Turn it Around

You know you’re supposed to exercise. How do you know? Because you’re constantly reminded. You probably couldn’t throw a rock ...
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My Stress Ate My Workouts!

Have you ever made some decisions in your life that you almost instantly regret?  For example, maybe you just had ...
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5 Ways to Make Morning Exercise Suck Less

1.  Get all your stuff together the night before.   Because having to search for the strap to your heart ...
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It’s annoying, but Nike is right – Just do it

How much time do you spend arguing with yourself about whether to exercise?  I ask this because a client came ...
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Yes, you should listen to your body…except when it’s a big fat liar

I can't count how many times I've said or heard the phrase, "You should really listen to your body."  When ...
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