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Balance is Key

by Katie Fichtenbauer, ISSA Personal Trainer

It’s all about balance, right? In our diets, lifestyle, workplace, and our bodies!

Balance is your body’s awareness. Both internally and externally your body is looking for ways to assess your current condition. It’s rare that we are going to have 100% awareness of our surroundings, but we can build our bodies to optimize our daily, and adventurous, movements. Whether hiking over logs, stepping off a curb, or playing sports, we shouldn’t wait until we injure ourselves to strengthen our balance.

And how do we strengthen our balance? Ankle and foot stability, and a little mental override.

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What are fats?

by Katie Fichtenbauer, ISSA Personal Trainer

What are fats and why are we afraid of them?
Fats are a macronutrient, meaning they are one of the three main ways the body obtains energy or calories. CALORIES are ENERGY. According to health.org: Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones, too. Your body definitely needs fat.

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All About Carbs

by Katie Fichtenbauer, ISSA Personal Trainer

What are they and why are we afraid of them? Carbohydrates are a macronutrient, meaning they are one of the three main ways the body obtains energy or calories. Yes... CALORIES are ENERGY.

"The American Diabetes Association notes that carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. They are called carbohydrates because, at the chemical level, they contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen." - Livescience

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