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It’s all about your personal best at Pure Fitness in Vestavia

For one Birmingham couple, the goal was to get healthy and to do it together. After researching prospective gyms and personal trainers, only one stood out from the crowd: Pure Fitness in Vestavia. While David and Elizabeth Self committed to forging a new path for

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Outdoor Cardio Activities For the Summer

The sun is out, the temperature is great, and yet you are still in the gym slogging away on the cardio machines. Summer equals outdoor fun and that includes exercising. In this list we have listed 5 outdoor exercises that can easily replace cardio machines. If you are lookin

Healthy Choices at Newk’s

Newk’s Eatery   Healthy menu options at Newk’s Eatery:   Salads to choose from: Kale and quinoa, Simply, Greek, Chef, Cobb, Black & bleu, Shrimp Rémoulade, Newk’s Favorite, Ahi tuna, Shrimp and avocado, Kale Caesar Modificatio

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Core Strength, why is it so important? Most people think of your abdominal muscles when they hear someone say to strengthen your core. But the Core includes muscles in the pelvis, low back, hips, and abdomen. They all work together to stabilize your body so that you can do

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Lies, Myths, and Misconceptions About Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight there are so many opinions out there that most people have no clue where to start, so let us break down a few of these myths and explain why its easier to gain weight than to lose it.  Because there are certainly right ways and wrong ways to

Too many or too little? The 411 on calorie intake.

Let’s Get Real. As a Dietitian, I know it’s very tempting to just drastically reduce calories in an effort to lose weight fast in a simple manner. The problem is research has shown time and time again that this is not an effective approach to long-term weight loss. Whil

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Muscle Soreness: What causes it and how to manage.

Did you just start a new workout routine? Or did you push yourself harder during your last workout? We've all done it. In about 24-48 hours you'll probably feel some soreness in your muscles because you stressed them beyond their normal activity.  This is totally nor

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Staying Motivated in the New Year

Are you working on setting up those new years resolutions? How long do you typically stick with them? Most people write them down, check them off for a few weeks, and then lose their focus. So instead of making unrealistic goals, lets start with some ways to stay motivated d

Portion Control the Right Way

Looking to lose weight but still want to eat some of your favorite things? Portion control can help you eat just the right amount of calories so you don't over eat. If we're honest with ourselves, we don't need research to tell us that when faced with a larger portion size

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How exercise can help with low back pain

Exercise is important in many ways but one important reason to exercise is to help prevent and recovery from low back pain. According to research performed by Freburger in the journal of Int Med, low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the US and 80% o

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