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[caption id="attachment_1071" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Great Snack Ideas"][/caption] When you‘re counting calories and trying to stay fit and trim, dessert time can be a difficult time. It can be hard to watch someone scarf down a big piece of chocolate cake covered with a cherry topping. However, there are...

[caption id="attachment_1068" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Great Snack Ideas"][/caption] One of the hardest times to stick to a nutritional diet is this: When you’re hungry and in a hurry. Too often it’s easy to reach for junk food or swing through a fast-food drive-thru to satisfy your hunger cravings. But...

Have you ever over-indulged at a meal and wondered later just exactly how much will I have to work out to burn this off? Most of us probably have had that type of experience, but really had no idea what the answer is. HealthPoint in Ohio recently...

[caption id="attachment_1082" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="President Obama Workout"][/caption] Anyone who’s ever seen video clips of President Barack Obama playing basketball, or the shirtless pictures of the Prez on the beach that recently surfaced, can tell that he makes fitness a priority. But just how does Obama stay so...

[caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Strength Training"][/caption] For those rare people who really push their limits of the body - and I mean push them by lifting as much weight as is possible, and then try for more the next time - here are some tips to...

Ideally, I’d like to have my brother, a friend, or one of the fitness trainers I know, with me in the gym each time I work out. To me, there’s nothing quite like having someone to help push you through a workout. They can provide...

The summer is reaching its hottest stretch with the calendar about to flip to August. To avoid reaching your boiling point, here are eight tips to cool off and ease summer stress: 1. Drink more water - It’s an obvious idea, but one some people don’t...

[caption id="attachment_1036" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dogs bring happiness to their owners and that can add years to a person’s life"][/caption] It’s a doggie-dog world sometimes, so to get an edge you might want to consider getting one yourself. Owning a dog actually has many health benefits people might...

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tone your Tush"][/caption] Has your back side gone soft? Or maybe it’s just not quite as strong as you’d like. Even for many people who try to stay fit, their tush is a problem area. It may be too big, small, soft...

This is the first in a series on my consultation with a certified sports trainer and subsequent training to run a 5K race Aug. 21. I am sharing my experiences with athomefitness.com readers in order to show the benefits of working with a trainer and...