CAN INTERMITTENT FASTING HELP YOU?

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Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular trend for losing weight, but it can also be dangerous to the body. Here is some very helpful information from our expert, Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT. Fasting, the exercise of going prolonged periods of time without food, has been practiced in many cultures for centuries as a way to restore clear thinking and

Summer Tips

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It’s summer . . . Finally! WooHoo! Time to pack up and head to the cabin; soak up the sun at the lake; camp with the family; and take the kids to swimming lessons, ball camp, and soccer. Oh wait! It’s also time to mow the lawn; plant the garden; 

Take the “Do I Need a Trainer?” Quiz!

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You probably ask yourself constantly, “Do I need a trainer?” Everyone is different when it comes to developing a fitness routine and some people really need one to stay motivated and accomplish their goals. However, there are some people who do not. If you want help in deciding the answer to the question for yourself, take this quiz.

The “Julia” Challenge

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year is hard in Minnesota. We’ve hibernated for six months and are itching to see the sunshine, bask in it, and throw our coats in the storage bin! With this comes the rolling of emotions: the “I don’t care about my food intake” mentality, and a Bah-humbug attitude. Don’t get caught

Is Body Fat OK?

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Did you know it’s ok to have some fat on those bones? Your body was designed to carry a bit around your muscles and organs. It is beneficial for energy storage; keeping us warm; protecting us from trauma; delivering nutrients to the body; for skin, hair, and nail health; fertility; and mental health. While fat has its benefits, most of

Wow! That’s expensive!

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Recently, I was talking with a client who expressed how important it has been for her to train with me. While personal training is not expensive, she explained that the accountability, support, and education she receives for her health is worth any expense she might pay. Personal training has helped her and many of my other clients improve and correct

Extinguish the Burn of Heartburn! -by guest writer Kari Collett

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by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT A to Zinc Nutrition, LLC When we experience the discomfort of heartburn, as most of us do at one time or another, we tend to attribute it to too much stomach acid. While it’s true that stomach acid backing up into the esophagus is the cause of heartburn, it’s not always the case that

Healthy Restaurant Tips

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Do you ever eat out? Spending time at a restaurant with family and friends can be an enjoyable event! It’s fun to sit around a table, talk, and spend special time with the ones you love. However, it’s too easy to overeat. Many eat the allotted evening meal’s worth of calories in appetizers and drinks before the entre is even

How to Overcome Summer Temptations

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Summer is my favorite season! It means I get to spend more time with my kids and be outdoors! I love to bike, run, garden, grill, lake swim, and sit around a campfire! While this time of year is fantastic, it is also a time where unhealthy foods are everywhere.

Lasting Resolutions

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Lasting resolutions Happy New Year! 2017 is here and it is a great time to reflect on last year! How did you do with your health goals? Did you eat healthier in 2016 than you did in 2015? What about exercise? Are you stronger than you used to be? Maybe you improved in some aspects of your health and not