nichole

Happily coupled, trailing spouse currently residing in Pittsburgh, health & fitness coach, animal advocate, sports fan, celebrity/entertainment junkie, & passionate about helping others to achieve their goals.

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How To Stay Motivated With Running

Over years I’ve heard many non-runners say that running is boring, exhausting, and sometimes painful. I don’t blame them, I use to feel that way as well. When I was younger, I could never understand why my father and brother enjoyed it so much. They would always go for runs or enter local races just …

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5 Reasons Why Weight Loss Is Hard To Achieve

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Weight loss is something that many have a hard time doing. The concept seems simple enough: exercise + proper nutrition = weight loss right? Well, it is that simple in a nutshell, but a lot of people get lost on the proper execution of it. There are a number of reasons for why this happens. Here …

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Are You Fit?

Fitness refers to ability of the body to function with vigor, efficiency, and alertness. Nutrition refers to the nourishing of our body in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning effectively by providing it with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes. But …

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How to Eat More Whole Foods Each Day

Once you understand what whole foods are, you can then begin to recognize why they are so important to the overall health and wellbeing of your body and mind. Whole foods are intended to be eaten as is and accepted for what their values and benefits are. When you eat a whole food, you offer …

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Five Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Great

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Isn’t it amazing that there are hundreds upon hundreds of over-the-counter medications for every possible ailment, ache, pain, and mood – and yet many people still do not look to food as their source of power? Mother Nature knew exactly what she was doing when she provided us with all that we need for a …

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Health & Fitness Planning

A personal health and fitness plan is an important part of your overall efforts to make a healthy change to your life. It is far more important that you participate in the development of your plan than to blindly follow what others tell you that you should be doing for exercise. There are a few …

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Wellness of the Spirit

Wellness of the spirit refers to our ability to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of living our life. Quite often, the ability to cope overwhelms us, and if we don’t give sufficient time to the wellness of the spirit, or soul, we lose our ability to function properly.

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Can We Control Our Metabolism to Lose Weight?

The body’s metabolism is a different process for each individual person. No two people metabolize food at the same rate therefore no two people have the metabolism. We all use our calories at different rates, with different results. Our metabolism, like our fingerprints is unique to each of us. But the need to understand and …

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