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What does it mean to be EPIC?

Education I have always found it best to have an action plan to determine how to get to a goal. No plan is a bit like driving without directions, if one doesn’t know where they are going how does one expect to get there? In addition to having a Master’s degree in both Exercise Physiology…
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Victory V’s Don’t Always Mean Victory

There's more to life than chasing definition in certain muscle groups. Maintaining a healthy weight, for instance. By: ERIN BERESINI For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies and campaigns have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health issues. Well boys, it seems your…
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Reduce Your Risk of Cold and Flu by Eating Healthy

Can your diet really reduce your risk of catching a cold or influenza? Nutrition expert Lisa Hark PhD, RD, director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, certainly thinks so. According to Dr. Hark, food and healthy lifestyle choices boost your immune system, and that can prevent…
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Don’t let bugs ruin your competition prep!

There you are only a short time away from your competition, you’ve nailed it and you’re ready to show the world your great physique. Next thing you know you’re vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, etc. and you feel your success on stage is slipping away from you. No it’s not a cold--its food poisoning (correctly termed foodborne…
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Pesticides in Produce

Do you know which produce items have the most pesticides?  Below is a guide to show which ones are the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen.  I always check it when trying to decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic and which are OK to buy conventional. You can download this free guide in…
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