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OVEREATING? Maybe it's not your willpower!

Posted by Judi Samuels, M.A. on Sep 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Summertime is a great time to watch your weight when there is a plentiful supply of healthy fruits and vegetables, grilled foods, and active outdoor living. When you succeed at eating healthy foods and avoiding junk, you probably attribute the bulk of your success to your ability to resist unhealthy impulses, the sheer power of your mighty will. Likewise, when your healthy eating disappears, and you start to regain the weight you lost, it’s your inability to exert self-control that takes much of the blame. 

 

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Topics: Good Eats, Nutrition

Crockpot Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili

Posted by Meghan Hussey on Sep 14, 2017 7:02:00 PM

Nothing better then a warm cup on a crisp, "chili" autumn night

Adding extra-lean turkey as your source of protein as opposed to

ground beef is a heart healthier choice; low-sodium vegetable broth is

another great alternative to eat cleaner, by reducing sodium intake!

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What you need:
1 large sweet potato
1lb extra lean ground turkey
1 red bell pepper
1 onion
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup carrots
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 can red kidney beans
Spices - chili powder, curry, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika,
onion/garlic powder

1.) Sautée the onions, garlic and ground turkey in a skillet
2.) Chop up all the vegetables and toss into the crockpot.
3.) Add tomato sauce, vegetable broth, and turkey mixture to the slow cooker.
4.) Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
5.) Add the red kidney beans with 1 hour left to cook.
6.) PRESTO!
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Topics: Good Eats

Foods That Help You Burn More Calories

Posted by Judi Samuels, M.A. on Sep 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone would like to burn more calories faster and better, but is it actually possible to boost your metabolism and lose weight just by eating?  It is, if you eat the right kinds of foods at the right times, in the right amounts, and by eating those foods that burn more calories by chewing and digesting them.  

 

At one time, it was thought that a calorie was simply a calorie.  We used to think that if you eat 500 calories of carrots or 500 calories of cheesecake, your body will burn or store them exactly the same, right?  Wrong!  Newer science tells us that calories are not all alike, and it's important to know how they affect your metabolism.

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Topics: Good Eats, Nutrition

How Can I Burn More Calories?

Posted by Judi Samuels, M.A. on Sep 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone would like to burn more calories faster and better, but is it actually possible to boost your metabolism and lose weight just by eating?  It is, if you eat the right kinds of foods at the right times, in the right amounts, and by eating those foods that burn more calories by chewing and digesting them.  

 

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Topics: Good Eats, Nutrition

Pumpkin-Spice Protein Shake

Posted by Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer on Sep 5, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Satisy your fall sweet tooth with our nutrient filled twist

on the coffee house favorite!

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ¼ Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Scoop (about 20g) Unsweetened or Vanilla Protein Power
  •  Top with1 tsp roasted pumpkin seeds or sprinkle of nutmeg

 Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and BOOM… your pumpkin spice craving is satisfied without paying $5 or more for a sugar filled drink from a local coffee house! 

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Topics: Good Eats

Train Like The Pros with Explosive Performance!

Posted by Kevin Boyle, Explosive Performance Director on Sep 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Training camp has officially started and that means football season is upon us! Want to know how the Pros get ready?

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Topics: Sports Training

Summertime Greek Yogurt Snack

Posted by Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer on Aug 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Good Eats, Nutrition

Sport & Health Labor Day Hours

Posted by Sport&Health on Aug 21, 2017 9:58:34 AM

Sport & Health will have adjusted club hours on Monday September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Please check with your club or on your club's webpage for adjusted Group Fitness Schedules and enjoy this time with family & friends.


 

Bethesda Sport & Health will be open 7am until 6pm. 

 

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10 Reasons to “Quit” Sugar

Posted by Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer on Aug 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Sugar is one of the most harmful ingredients found in processed foods today. While the list goes on and on as to why you should go “sugar free”, check out my top 10 reasons to “quit” sugar.

 

  1. Sugar contains empty calories that are not giving any nutritional value whatsoever. What a waste!

  2. Has been shown to cause mood swings, anxiety, and irritability. As it turns out, sugar is only enjoyable during the 15 minutes that we are consuming it… then party’s over.

  3. May slow weight loss. Oh no! High insulin levels can cause extra carbohydrates to be stored as fat instead of being used as fuel.

  4. Can lead to diabetes. The pancreas must work harder when sugar is ingested. When the overworked pancreas can no longer keep up, diabetes can occur.

  5. Decreased immune system function. Nobody likes being sick!

  6. Tooth Decay. Remember when your mom said that eating all that Halloween candy would rot your teeth? Well she was right.

  7. Sugar is addictive! Consuming sugar will cause the release of Dopamine in the brain (the feel good hormone). You may find yourself consuming more… and more… and more to get that same “feel good” feeling.

  8. Can affect your mental game. Sugar has been shown to cause foggy mindedness. Remember that sugar crash you had after you ate an entire slice of cheesecake? I saw you passed out on the couch. Wow.

  9. Can up your risk to cancer! Yes, the dreaded C word. Help your body avoid cancer by keeping your insulin levels normal and avoiding sugar.

  10. Sugar just isn’t all that satisfying. It’s true. One may be enjoying it when consumption is happening however, that satiety is short lived. Choosing a natural option like fruit will leave you feeling more full and satisfied than a cookie loaded with sugar.

 

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Topics: Articles, Nutrition

Zone4 and the Magic of Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption

Posted by Sport&Health on Aug 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Articles, Zone4