Health & Nutrition

Healthy Tips and Tools

Eating healthy and clean foods serves as a benefit to our lives in numerous ways.
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Healthy Fall Foods

October, football, and leaves changing colors represent my favorite time of the year, Fall. Days get shorter and the air outside becomes cooler. Summer sport leagues are over and before we know it, snow will be falling. With less and …
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Holistic Eating Podcasts

In an industry which is ever changing and people are constantly coming up with different and sometimes better ways of doing things, it gets hard to stay on top of everything. I find this especially to be the case when …
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Avocado: The Clean, Green, Fat Fighting Machine

What fruit can be considered a complete meal in and of its self? The avocado. You may be surprised that this energy packed, nutrient dense food is classified as a fruit. These delicious fruits are grown from trees and were …
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Antioxidants: A Powerful Super Nutrient

Exercise provides the body and mind with uncountable benefits, whether it’s a boost in energy or confidence to increased strength and speed. These rewards from hard work, however, come at a cost. The inevitable stress placed on the body during …
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Eggs: Spartan Fuel

As this is the first contribution I have made to the Spartan Strength Newsletter, it went without question that the topic of choice would entail the incredible, edible egg. This superfood is a staple in my diet and fuels my …
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American Obesity: What Can We Do?

The Des Moines Register published an article on obesity in Iowa and the growing problem in the US.  The numbers were staggering: predicting that 54% of Iowans along with 13 states greater than 60%, by 2030.  According to the studies, …
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Sacrifice

“To get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.”  We all have goals, desires, ambitions, whether it is in fitness, our career, or a life that we wish to lead.  Often we hear, “I wish I …
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Controlling Diabetes

When I signed up for Spartan Strength four weeks ago, I was the fattest and most out of shape that I had been in my entire life. I was tired all of the time and was not able to keep …
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New Year Resolution

I have read that nearly half of all adults in America make a New Years Resolution every year. With this new year off to it’s start I wonder how many of these resolutions were to “lose weight” or “exercise more” …
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