Weight Training for Every Body

9 reasons everyone should weight train

9 Reasons Everyone Should Lift Weights
by Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Lifestyle and Health | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Watch a documentary about people who lift weights and you’ll likely be watching some of the world’s elite body builders hone their physique to abnormal largeness. …

Sweet Potatoes: The Versatile Vegetable

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Why Sweet Potatoes are a Healthy, Delicious Option 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Health | Saturday, January 2, 2016

Unlike many vegetables with a peak season that comes and goes, sweet potatoes can be found at your local grocery store year round with a consistent quality and freshness. Because they are available fresh, canned or frozen, sweet potatoes offer the ultimate flexibility for healthy and delicious menu options at any meal.

6 Ways to Avoid the Snack Trap

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How to Avoid the "Snack Trap" 

by Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Health and Fitness | Thursday, January 15, 2015

We've all heard that snacking is great for the metabolism...but have you taken it too far? 

In other words, your excessive snacking may be killing your fitness results. 


New Year Weight Loss Tips

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Five Tips for Sticking to Your Weight Loss New Year's Resolution 
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Health  | Thursday, January 1, 2015 

A November 2014 Gallup Poll revealed that out of 51% of Americans desiring to lose weight (in general), only 26% are actually trying. Yet, weight loss goals are still among the top New Year’s resolutions for many Americans wanting to make a positive change in their lives for 2015. …

Sweetpotato Latte Recipe

Sweet Potato Latte

The California Sweetpotato Latte -- A Dairy Sweet Healthy Resolution
by VERGE Staff | Food and Health | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Every new year, resolutions come and go, especially those tied to adopting a healthier lifestyle. According to a recent report, only eight percent of people keep their resolutions each year and most are broken within the first few weeks of January 1. …

Four Simple Ways to Eat Clean

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Make 'Clean Eating' a Way of Life    
By Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Lifestyle and Health | Monday, January 6, 2014

By now you are probably aware that the term "eat clean" has nothing to do with washing your food and has everything to do with eating clean foods with the proper calorie intake, which promotes fat loss. …

Talking More About Sexual Health

Talk to Your Healthcare Provider About Your Sexual Health 
by VERGE Staff | Health | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

If you're like most people, you have little difficulty talking to your healthcare provider about your aches and pains. But talking to your healthcare provider about sexual health is a whole different matter. …