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What Is Functional Fitness?

What Is Functional Fitness?

There’s a lot of reasons to workout. Of course, losing weight is often at the top of the list, just as building more energy and looking great. However, avoiding injury is also a reason. When you aren’t fit, sometimes simple tasks can cause injury. Turning the wrong way, lifting a child or simply trying to […]



How Important Is Fiber Anyway?

How Important Is Fiber Anyway?

If you feel bloated, yet can’t go, fiber has always been the go to nutrient to get you going. However, fiber does many other things for the body, too. There are two types of fiber. The first is soluble fiber. It dissolves when mixed with water and creates a gel material that helps lower cholesterol […]


Healthy Low Fat Snacks

Healthy Low Fat Snacks

You probably already know that fat is healthy, but it also is higher in calories per gram compared to carbohydrates and protein. One gram of protein contains four calories, just as one gram of carbohydrates does. However, one gram of fat contains nine calories. While you don’t want to give up the health benefits of […]


Foods That Are Heart Healthy

Foods That Are Heart Healthy

Foods that are heart healthy contain nutrients that help maintain heart health. These include vitamins D, omega3 fatty acids, magnesium, CoQ10, folic acid and potassium. Dietary fiber is also important, since it helps lower blood cholesterol levels. While these nutrients are important for heart health, they’re also mandatory for overall good health, so adding them […]



Is It Time To Quit Soda?

Is It Time To Quit Soda?

When you eat healthy, you get results. It’s true, but many people fail because they don’t consider what they drink as part of the program. Soda can be devastating to a diet. Soft drinks, whether or not they contain sugar can undo all you’ve tried to achieve. Even in sit down healthier eating restaurants in […]


Recovering From The Holidays

Recovering From The Holidays

The holidays are often one large binge that lasts from the end of November until the next year starts. Recovering from the holidays isn’t easy. You have to start from scratch if all caution was thrown to the wind and you gave yourself permission to sample (sometimes several times) every item on the table and […]


Start The Year Healthy And Happy

Start The Year Healthy And Happy

Healthy and happy do go together. It doesn’t mean you can’t have one without the other, but it does mean that when you have one, the other tends to follow. I want to help all my clients in Raleigh achieve both. While it might not seem I have much input into the happy part of […]


Inching Into Fitness

Inching Into Fitness

Some people are gung-ho when it comes to getting fit. They know exactly what they want to accomplish, set their goals and start working on it immediately. Others want change, but aren’t ready for a big commitment. Instead of setting big goals, they start by inching into fitness with smaller, easier to achieve ones that […]