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    Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sign at the Airport for food
Written by May 24, 2012

Tonya Gutch, MS

Senior Professional Fitness Trainer

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If you ever fly for business or pleasure, being hungry at the airport can be a nightmare. It can sabotage your healthy eating habits quicker that you can say cinnamon roll! Being stranded at an airport can leave you with few to no healthy food choices at all. The goal to find healthy food at most airports can be a major challenge for even the healthiest of eaters!

French Fries
Written by May 17, 2012

Tonya Gutch, MS

Senior Professional Fitness Trainer

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I hope this title grabbed your attention and made you start thinking about how you fuel the most finely tuned piece of precision machinery you own—YOUR BODY.

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Written by May 15, 2012

Gina Cortese-Shipley, MS

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Last night HBO aired two films of a four-part documentary series titled “The Weight of the Nation” which addresses the serious obesity epidemic of our nation. Each of the compelling films features case studies, interviews with our nation’s leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity. In addition to the four documentary films, there is also a three-part series for families, 12 bonus shorts, a social media campaign, and a nationwide community-based outreach campaign to support the initiative. The goal–to raise awareness of the complexity obesity so that we can confront it and begin to take control and

Luca band exercises at park
Written by May 14, 2012

Gina Cortese-Shipley, MS

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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If you ever need to take a look at yourself, no mirror is necessary. Just stop and look at your children. On a daily basis my children will do something that all of a sudden I realize is something that I do.

apple sitting on scale
Written by May 10, 2012

Tonya Gutch, MS

Senior Professional Fitness Trainer

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I am a huge fan of the snack! Even the word is fun to say and makes me smile. For some, snacking, when done properly, can help support a healthy diet and weight loss plan by decreasing the time between meals, without which for some means overeating later on.

pushups on bench
Written by May 7, 2012

Michael Harper, MEd

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Finding ways to incorporate exercises wherever you are may enhance your ability to stick with an exercise regimen and see positive long-term results. When on the road traveling for work, I often find myself in situations where I don’t have the luxuries of the same weight room I am used to at home.

Two women standing together in gym, young and old
Written by May 3, 2012

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You probably know that physical activity is an important part of losing weight as well as managing your weight but did you know that the benefits of exercise reach far beyond this? Bottom line—physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

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