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If you spent the weeks leading up to the summer season getting “swimsuit-ready” only to realize that mid-way through the summer, you’ve put on a few pounds, you’re not alone. Experts agree that summer weight gain is common among both adults … Continue reading

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Dane Robinson, a NASM-certified Personal Trainer & Performance-Enhancement Specialist at Midtown Athletic Club in Windy Hill, and an accomplished Arena Football League Player, takes over the blog today to talk about how to create a healthier margarita. The margarita is … Continue reading

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A recent study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  revealed that although junk food was found to be cheaper per calorie, healthy foods (foods from specific food groups whose nutritional values fell below a maximum amount of saturated fat, … Continue reading

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As the obesity epidemic grows in scope, so too does the “blame game.” Lack of exercise, over-consumption of food, sedentary work environments, lifestyle choices, biological predispositions, genes…the list of possible culprits for America’s fatness goes on. Fast food is a … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month, and this year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is urging Americans to “Get Your Plate In Shape.” With the help of the “My Plate” model, which replaced the Food Pyramid in June 2011, the … Continue reading

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It’s hard to exaggerate the important of heart health when almost 600,000 million Americans die of heart disease every year. Even individuals who are apparently fit and healthy can be caught unawares by a diagnosis, so let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Now that we are smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, you might feel like the size of your to-do list rivals Santa’s “Naughty v. Nice” one.  Fortunately, having less time doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice fitness. Let’s … Continue reading

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Although Thanksgiving menus have changed over the years, turkey and pumpkin have been standard fare since the first feast at Plymouth Colony. As much as we enjoy these tasty items and their accompaniments, we fret over the amount of calories … Continue reading

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Member Kathleen Hermann takes over the blog today to talk about how you can use your Midtown membership to give your kids the gift of health and wellness. Take it away, Kathleen! Imagine that you could purchase the gift of lifelong … Continue reading

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The summer is winding down and it’s time to get back into the habit of bringing lunch to work. The proverbial turkey sandwich, apple, and Doritos might be well-established and slightly boring staples in your brown paper bag. But cheer up! Taking your … Continue reading

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