An interactive activity for those who want to lose, gain, or maintain weight

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Calories in versus calories out.

That’s one of the most common tag lines I hear when talking about weight. Whether you want to gain, lose, or maintain body mass, it’s vital to consider how many calories you’re eating and how many you’re burning.

But everybody, and every body, is different.


They gave a much needed wake-up call

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I haven’t felt like myself lately. I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, I’m irritable, and have trouble concentrating. My weight is a few pounds higher than usual and my body constantly craves sweets.

Am I eating too much added sugar?

I analyzed my diet…


A shockingly high amount of your daily water intake comes from food

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Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. Most of us have heard that advice, but where exactly does that recommendation to avoid dehydration come from, and should we follow it?

The well-known 8 by 8 dates back to a 1945 suggestion from the U.S. Food and Nutrition…


Substitute with these healthier options

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Pop quiz: Twin brothers with similar body sizes and activity levels both eat 2,000 calories per day. How could one twin’s metabolism be faster than the other’s? I’m sure there are a few correct answers to this question, but I’m looking at the quality of food they eat.

I recently…


What you eat can affect how your body burns energy

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Sometimes I wake up feeling lean and full of energy. Other days, I feel bloated and sluggish. What’s the difference between these two mornings? What I ate the day before was completely different.

How do I know which foods are helping and which are hurting? Nutrition research can be confusing…


RV Living Series Part 3: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

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I’ve learned that there’s a spectrum of reactions people have when they first find out my husband and I live in a travel trailer. We first have the “mostly pros” people who envision a lifestyle full of travel, carefree decisions, and no worries. …


Protect your body for now and later

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I wish I would have taken better care of my body.

I hear that phrase from my patients all the time. Today, it’s from a 50-year-old man as he reflects on his years of intense physical training. He repeatedly ignored warm-ups and pushed his body past its limits. …


This year’s #1 was last year’s #26

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The fitness industry is trendy. From HIIT to cycling to personal training, ways to workout are in or out. There are many ways to move, but how do we know what’s most popular right now?

Fifteen years ago, the editors of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal created a worldwide survey…


Today I learned to say yes to kids more often

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“So, sis. What if we sleep in my bed tonight?” My 10-year-old sister asks.

My first instinct is to say no because I love my space and value quality rest, which is hard to get with that little tornado. I hesitated, weighing the pros and cons. …


RV Living Series Part 2: The bathroom situation was tough

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Close your eyes and picture your daily routine. Now imagine that same routine, but while living in a 27 foot long travel trailer.

That’s what I did as I re-envisioned my life after purchasing our tiny home. If you’ve read Part 1 in our RV living series, you know I…

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Travel physical therapist eager to share stories on health, relationships, food, and anything else that pops into my head. This is going to be fun.

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