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Sara Fletcher

About Sara Fletcher

Sara is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with 6 years experience and holds certifications in Cancer Exercise Specialization, ACE Nutrition, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. She cares most about helping every person take control of their health and achieve lasting strength and confidence. Her personal passion is competitive cycling, which she has been doing for 8 years, including two in Europe. She also enjoys fitness writing and spending time with her husband and daughter.

7 Simple Steps to Adopting the Mediterranean Diet and Getting Rid of Excess Body Fat


Excess Body Fat Food
Excess Body Fat Food

You’re doing all the hard work in the gym but that pesky fat won’t go away? What you put into your body for fuel determines what happens to fat stores just as much or more than exercise does. Be careful that you aren’t sabotaging your workout efforts with careless eating habits.

Adopting the Mediterranean Diet is a great way to go for long term results. It isn’t a quick fix; however, it is sustainable. And delicious! It isn’t expensive either. But it only works if it’s fully understood and implemented properly.

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How Aerobic Exercise Reduces the Effects of Depression


Aerobic Exercise Reduces
Aerobic Exercise Reduces

Regular aerobic exercise is known for producing happy hormones, but what does that mean for someone with clinical depression? Can the positive effects of aerobic exercise bring light and life to someone who has a condition that grips them in darkness?

Most psychologists already prescribe regular aerobic exercise to help clinically depressed patients improve somewhat on their own. But what they are just now realizing is that when exercise is combined with another activity, it produces even greater results! And that activity is meditation.

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The Benefits of a High Intensity Walking Program


Walking Program
Walking Program

High intensity exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Walking is an often underestimated option that almost anybody can do. Recent studies of elderly walkers in Japan have watched the effects of casual-pace walking versus higher-paced aerobic walking. The results clearly highlighted a boost in fitness for those who walked at a high pace.

The study gives hope to people who have previously shied away from high intensity exercise that they are not conditioned yet to do, such as jogging or spin classes for example. The study had adults between age 44-78 do intervals of high intensity walking for 30 minutes 3 times per week for 5 months.

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