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Category: Health & Fitness Tips

Exercise: Good for brain health, too.

Here at NuStep, brain health is a hot topic of discussion. Evidence shows that the factors that contribute mightily to cardiovascular disease and stroke – obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes – also negatively impact cognitive health. When it comes to brain health, many of the same healthy lifestyle steps we take to care for

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My New Weight Loss Goal

It’s no secret that I’ve gained weight since my time on The Biggest Loser (and I discuss why that’s no surprise here), so today I want to share with you my weight loss goal for the year, what motivates me and how I plan to accomplish that goal. I don’t mind sharing this with my

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Balance Your Life

One of my favorite mottos is “live a life you love”; very short and very powerful. Maintaining balance in my life is key to sticking to this motto and staying healthy. There are so many things in life that fill our tank and give us fuel to live an awesome life, but when these things

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The Biggest Loser: Real but Not Reality

We all know The Biggest Loser is great TV, and people truly are changing their lives on the show, but I think we can all agree it’s outside of “reality” for most people. We worked out 6-8 hours a day while we were on The Ranch and that is just not possible unless you are

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Three Things I do Every Day to be Successful

I make hundreds, thousands of choices each day, but there are three things I do every day that make the biggest difference in my health and happiness. 1. The first thing I do every day when I wake up is make a conscious decision to do my very best that day. Now along with that

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When Working Out, What You Wear Matters

Having the right clothes during a workout can make all the difference in the world. You have to dress the part. You’d never go to The Grammys dressed in jeans and a T-shirt would you? So why workout in baggy, bunchy, heavy cotton?! When you are working out it is important to be dressed in

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Finding the Right Support System

This week’s blog is about having a support system as you go through life for anything you want to achieve, whether that’s physically, mentally, financially or emotionally. Having a support system is really the key to staying on track. Please don’t get support system confused with enablers though. An enabler is a ‘yes man’ who

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My Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Diet

In this week’s post, I would like to share with everyone some tips and tricks for healthier cooking and meal planning. There are a lot of different ways to change your eating habits (notice I did NOT say diet) for the better, but I’ve found that these work best for me: Purge your cabinets –

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Are you happy enough to get healthy?

This week I want to share my thoughts on the importance of the mental, as well as the physical, when you want to lose weight and get healthy. For most people, there’s a why behind being overweight or obese that has to be tackled before they can make any lasting change. Obesity affects your family,

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Training for a Half-Ironman

One way I like to support my healthy lifestyle change is to have a big goal to work on. Right now I am signed up for the Racine, WI Half Ironman on July 20th and my training program is in full swing! I started training back in December and have a very detailed schedule that

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