Trainer Tip Tuesday: Recommended Rest Time

Rest time can be a confusing subject while strength training. So here are a couple of basic recommended rest times during your workout based on what your goals are. Goal 1: Strength and Power 1-5 reps – Recommended Rest Time: 3-5 minutes between sets Goal 2: Tone your muscles and increase hypertrophy 6-10 reps – Recommended Rest […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Nutrition and Your Vision Part 2

Did you know eating certain foods can help you prevent conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma?    To help reduce your risk for cataracts, choose foods like strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, oranges, and cantaloupe to get a high-powered antioxidant, vitamin C!   Healthy fats are dually beneficial to eye health as they help absorb key nutrients […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Vision and Nutrition (1/2)

Did you know eating certain foods can help you prevent conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma?    Kale has nutrients that may protect your eyes from sunlight damage, and decrease the risk of age-related changes in your eyes. Similarly, other foods like broccoli, kiwi, peas, red grapes, yellow squash, oranges, corn, papaya, and pistachios may […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Protein

Whether you follow a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or all foods included diet, one thing they all should have in common is this:  Make sure to always include a source of protein in every meal!   Protein is always easy to include as there is such a variety to use. Look for eggs, lentils, beans, nuts and […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday – Cardio Variations

Consider changing your cardio equipment, style, or timing for a boost to your stagnant workout program. Changing Equipment Take advantage of all the cardio equipment in the Center and use a new or different piece every week. This includes the track, TPC, and the large area by the TVs. You may just find a new […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Sleep

Are you catching your Z’s? I think it is safe to say that everyone could use some better sleep at night, especially around the winter holidays. Experts recommend 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Not only do we need sleep for enhanced cognitive functioning, but sleep is also critical for muscle growth and repair. The […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Happy New Year

If you’re like many other people, you are probably extra motivated right now to improve your health and fitness. It’s a great idea to start the new year off with your best foot forward for a fresh start!   If you’d like help receiving a complete health plan customized specifically for you, visit the front desk […]

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