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Alison R-Pickett

About Alison R-Pickett

Alison Richardson-Pickett is a writer, health enthusiast, mother, wife and litigation paralegal. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration, Alison has been able to help others live a better, healthier life in both her years of writing, legal work and volunteer service. Alison believes that living a healthy lifestyle is far more than just losing weight, but rather about living the best life we can by taking control of our food choices to feel better, prevent disease, and have the energy you need to get the most out of life.

Customize Your Workouts and Become Your Own Personal Trainer


Own Personal Trainer
Own Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer is a huge commitment, especially financially. It is a great way to stay on track with your fitness goals, as there are a lot of benefits to human personal trainers, such as the face-to-face, hands on workouts and live motivation. However, hiring a personal trainer is not realistic for everyone. For many, the cost is a barrier as personal can sometimes run up to a couple hundred dollars for one hour, with some even pricier. Others may find that the time commitment is simply not possibly for their busy schedule. Remember, it is not only your schedule that needs to be considered but also the trainers.

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How Coffee May Give Your Workout a Boost


Workout boost with coffee
Workout boost with coffee

He stops by the gym’s café for a cup of coffee before heading to the treadmill. Or, she walks into the gym with her favorite Starbucks coffee before busting it out in a high energy Zumba class. It would not surprise me if you have come across something similar. You know, someone who chugs down a quick drink of coffee? Be slow to criticize, though. While I am not here to wholly advocate caffeine, research has shown that drinking a cup of coffee before a workout can improve performance, offer some functional advantages, and may even help with weight loss.

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How to Choose the Perfect Protein Powder


Perfect Protein Powder
Perfect Protein Powder

There are a lot of different protein powders on the market today. If you feel overwhelmed sometimes, you are not alone. That is not to say it is a bad thing. Protein powders have come a long way throughout the years, with many more options from which to choose. Whey and casein protein are two of the more popular protein supplements, but they are certainly not the only options.

This article is designed to give you a brief overview and hopefully a better understanding of some of the protein powders and supplements so you can choose what works best for you.

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