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August 20, 2012 “Nutrition and Hormones” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: The pituitary gland (in the center of your brain) stimulates the thyroid gland (in the throat) to secrete hormones that affect the rate at which tissues burn nutrients to produce energy. Your hormones affect the amount of calories you...

August 29, 2012 “Protein Shakes: Are They Safe?” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: We are in the age of protein shakes! It used to be just a protein powder. But now it’s powders with vitamin additives, chemical preservatives, and fillers. Protein shakes come in all types of forms such...

July 9, 2012 “Nutrition After 50” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Do you remember the days when we could eat anything? As long as we climbed the monkey bars in the park, played jump rope, played ball in the street, and roller skated, we could down a bag of...

June 22, 2012 “Every Body is a Different Body” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: When you work in a gym, your ears become like radio frequencies picking up numerous fitness conversations. I have been working in gyms for 19 years and one of the most talked about conversation is...

June 5, 2012 “Nutrition Myths” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: We are in a world where the media lures us in with anything they could say that will get us to tune into their show time. The more we tune it, the more their ratings go up. The more...

June 1, 2012 “How Much Should I Exercise?” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: This is a very common question and the answer varies according to your long-term goals and how much time you have available to exercise. In general, it is recommended to perform at least 30 minutes a...

April 26, 2012 "Artificial Sweeteners" Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: The artificial sweetener craze is growing. Are they safe? Are they natural? How much should we consume? Everyone is talking about it! Artificial sweeteners are synthetic, chemical, or natural substances that sweeten food and drinks. They are much more sweet...