Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

How to Eat Healthy This Holiday Season There’s so much going on this time of year.  Along with holiday festivities comes plenty of holiday temptation and indulgences.  Below are some of The Fitness Center’s “healthy eating tips” to keep in mind as you enjoy each moment of this special time of year. Never starve yourself […]

The Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer

If you’ve ever wondered if working with a Personal Trainer is for you, consider the following benefits: Increases accountability: One of the most challenging parts about maintaining a workout routine can be — doing the workouts and doing them consistently. Working with a Personal Trainer will give you the nudge you need to get your […]

Trimming Belly Fat

Environmental Nutrition has looked at the data to bring you the best diet strategies to fight abdominal fat. As most of us know belly fat occurs when excess calories are consumed and what isn’t burned off is deposited in the abdominal area. Unfortunately, some people are predisposed to carry more weight around the middle. Much […]

Feeding Your Brain

Feeding Your Brain According to recent research there are key, diet-based strategies to help keep your brain sharp as we age. Scientific evidence suggests that what you eat plays an important role in learning and memory as you age. There are 5 steps you can take to protect your brain. Pack in phytonutrients. Whole, plant […]

Strength Training and Why You Need It

Why Strength Training is Important Everyone knows the importance of an all inclusive, balanced approach to health and fitness. Some kind of conditioning exercise (cardio) is essential. Eating healthy is a must.  Getting enough rest and quality sleep is vital. People are also emphasizing stretching. But strength training? Why Should You Strength Train? Get stronger […]

5 Things Nutritionists Want You to Know

Dietary patterns are more important than specific foods According to Tufts Professor Alice Lichtenstein, we need to stop thinking of foods in isolation. People need help to put together a healthy dietary pattern. Look at the whole picture at once. A healthy dietary pattern can and should taste good. According to her report, a “healthy […]

Exercise and Older Adults

In adults over 50, it is vital to maintain an active lifestyle. Sometimes we get so busy with life that we forget to take care of ourselves, but most of us are empty nesters now and we don’t have the excuse of running kids everywhere. It is now time to focus on ourselves. Below is […]

Newest Guidelines for High Blood Pressure

Many people have high blood pressure and don’t know it. It is a silent disease that kills many people each year. Regular checkups with your doctor can keep you on top of this silent killer and most people can control high blood pressure with medication, diet and exercise. For the first time in a while the […]

Why We Need Weight Training

As we age a certain amount of degeneration will occur within our bodies. Two of the most common symptoms associated with aging are muscle and bone loss. While this may seem harmless, they can actually lead to further conditions such as osteoporosis, poor posture, injuries, muscle and joint pain and loss of balance.Weight training can […]

Eating to Trim Belly Fat

Belly fat occurs when excess calories are consumed and fat is deposited in the abdominal area. Numerous claims abound for reducing belly fat. But what really does help? Some people are predisposed to carry more weight around the middle and much of it is driven by genetics. Also, people tend to gain more weight in […]