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Family Fitness: Making healthy Halloween choices

Posted by Bert on 10/31/2013 to Family Fitness
candy corn,halloween,fitnessToday's the big day. The day the kids have all been waiting for...I've been waiting for it too. It's Candy-ween!!! I mean Halloween! That one day during the year when those fun size candies and treats can be consumed for weeks to follow. If you're trying to watch what you're eating today can put a huge dent in any progress that you've made. Lucky for (Read more...)

Family Fitness: Working out during pregnancy

Posted by Bert on 10/17/2013 to Family Fitness
fitness,pregnancy,exerciseAll the way back in January I wrote about working out during your first trimester. I asked the question, can you exercise during your first trimester? The unanimous answer from everything I read was yes, you can exercise during your first trimester and you should still keep up a workout habit even after you see that positive pregnancy sign. I'm going to level with you...

Family Fitness: The 7 minute workout, perfect for moms!

Posted by Bert on 9/26/2013 to Family Fitness
7 minute workout,fitness,exercisesWhat would you do if I told you that you could workout for seven minutes and it would be as good as getting in a 30 minute workout? Think I'm crazy? Is it too good to be true? Yeah, I thought the same thing when I heard about this so called seven minute is all that it takes workout. Science, however, begs to differ. (Read more...)

Family Fitness: Finding your local exercise TRIBE!

Posted by Bert on 9/5/2013 to Family Fitness
running,family fitness,moms,workoutInterested in starting up a new running habit? Wanting to get back into tip top running shape postpartum? You should check out a running club that's geared specifically for mothers. As a newer runner I can attest to the camaraderie that's developed through running with a group of girls. Running clubs allow you to sweat together, laugh together, and have a focused conversation with each other. It all sounds good, right? How do you find these groups and what should you look for?

Family Fitness: Deconstructing Diets, Veganism!

Posted by Bert on 8/22/2013 to Family Fitness
veganism,vegan dietIf you’re a meat lover, dairy connoisseur, or fan of eggs and are considering taking on a vegan inspired diet, I urge you to reconsider. Vegans are like vegetarians, however, the take it one step farther – where the vegetarian will consume eggs and dairy, the vegan will not. Anything that comes from an animal is off limits in this lifestyle. Some make the choice to eat a vegan diet because they passionately feel that it is cruel to eat anything from an animal.

Family Fitness: Deconstructing Diets, HCG Diet!

Posted by Bert on 8/8/2013 to Family Fitness
dietsWhen the FDA puts a warning out that you should stay away from any kind of diet I think it goes without saying that you should heed their warning. The hCG diet is a weight loss plan that uses the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (yes, the one that’s found to have elevated levels during pregnancy... (Read More...)

Family Fitness: Deconstructing Diets, Juicing!

Posted by Bert on 7/25/2013 to Family Fitness
juicing,dietsWith documentaries like Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and shout outs on late night TV from people like Jimmy Kimmel's, Guillermo, juicing has definitely risen to the top of the popular fad diets in North America today. There are tons of claims of mass amounts of weight loss as well as cancer and heart disease fighting power linked to juicing diets (Read more...)

Family Fitness: Deconstructing Diets, Eat Clean!

Posted by Bert on 7/11/2013 to Family Fitness
eat clean,diets"Eat clean. Train dirty." You've probably seen this phrase on various bumper stickers, t-shirts, and other workout apparel. Sounds tough, right? What is it? Well, the eating clean part refers to a popular diet created by Tosca Reno, a best selling author who is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. You can read all about Reno's life and accolades here.

Family Fitness: Tips for enjoying a guilt-free 4th of July weekend!

Posted by Bert on 6/27/2013 to Family Fitness
fourth of july,foodThe Fourth of July is a week away and most of us will be grillin' it up and celebrating America's 237th birthday. This can mean one of two things: you are either very well behaved in your eating before Thursday comes or you bring along a few healthy treats of your own.

Family Fitness: Deconstructing Diets, Paleo Edition!

Posted by Bert on 6/13/2013 to Family Fitness
paleo,diet,fitness,healthWelcome to week 1 of our Deconstructing Diets series! My hope for this series is to give you the easy, 1-2-3 basics of a few of the popular diets that are out there. I'll try not to get too scientific or wordy with these posts; I know I hate reading lengthy explanations and medical jargon.

Family Fitness: Re-cap! Looking back over the last six months.

Posted by Bert on 5/30/2013 to Family Fitness
family fitness,exercise,workoutDid you know that our Family Fitness is reaching its six months anniversary? It's crazy that we have weekly blog posts focused on everything health and fitness for your family.

I've loved writing this series for you and it's kept me honest about my own health and fitness which is good when you need a little kick in the pants to get out of bed in the morning. (Read more...)

Family Fitness: Do you need a pep talk?

Posted by Bert on 5/16/2013 to Family Fitness
marathonThis past Saturday I accomplished something I never dreamed was possible: I finished a half marathon. I ran (and walked some) 13.1 miles for 2 hours and 32 minutes. Even as I write this I'm shocked by it.


Family Fitness: Running for beginners!

Posted by Bert on 5/2/2013 to Family Fitness
running,moms,fitnessIn one week this Saturday I will be running my first half marathon. A year ago if you had asked me if I would ever run a race I would?ve laughed in your face. Yet here I am not only training for a half marathon but for the most part I love the goal that?s at the end of this thing. The training has been intense; on Sunday I was out for two and a half hours with the sun beating down on me. It was not a smart move to forget the sunscreen that day. So what do you do if you want to start running? Here are my tips:

Family Fitness: Childhood Obesity and Green Light Foods.

Posted by Bert on 4/18/2013 to Family Fitness
childhood obesityDoes childhood obesity concern you? Read this great family fitness post with tips on how to teach your kids to eat right.

Family Fitness: How to determine the right portion size for you?

Posted by Bert on 4/11/2013 to Family Fitness
Last week we talked about portion sizes and how they’ve changed over the years. I asked if you think we’re wired to want more. This week I want to look at how you can best gauge portion size in your everyday life as well.
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