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Hosted by exercise physiologist and personal trainer, Melanie Cole, MS. Guests are provided by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and are experts in all arenas of fitness, nutrition, athletics, and sports medicine. Fitness trends, workout techniques, preparing for your marathons, and so much more – it’s all covered on Train Your Body.

Hosted by exercise physiologist and personal trainer, Melanie Cole, MS. Guests are provided by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and are experts in all arenas of fitness, nutrition, athletics, and sports medicine. Fitness trends, workout techniques, preparing for your marathons, and so much more – it’s all covered on Train Your Body.
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Hosted by exercise physiologist and personal trainer, Melanie Cole, MS. Guests are provided by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and are experts in all arenas of fitness, nutrition, athletics, and sports medicine. Fitness trends, workout techniques, preparing for your marathons, and so much more – it’s all covered on Train Your Body.

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Love & Marriage: Improving Health

6/28/2016
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Marriage and social relationships can improve your health.A recent study showed that those who were married were more likely to recover after a heart attack. They also had a shorter hospital stay by about two days. The overall benefit of marriage outweighs the risk if it is a reasonable marriage. Married folks tend to live longer, have less depression and are healthier than those who don't socialize. Socializing isn't based on your number of social media buddies. It's based on people you...

Sleep Restriction Harms Athletic Performance

6/28/2016
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Get plenty of sleep so your athletic performance is top notch.A recent study examined the performance of cyclists who were going on reduced sleep. One group had 8-10 hours sleep, while the other got only four hours of sleep per night. Not surprisingly, the sleep deprived cyclists were exhausted sooner and had less power. You need sleep. It affects concentration, learning, and performance of muscle fibers. Sufficient sleep can also help prevent chronic disease. Muscle recovery,...

Increasing Fruits & Veggies in Your Diet

6/21/2016
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Learn ways to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.Fresh fruits and vegetables are fantastic for skin health. The fibers within are great for you digestive tract. They contain the kind of carbs your body craves. How can you branch out from the bag of salad and sack of apples to stay excited about eating produce? You can buy pre-washed and pre-cut produce and use it in stir fry, soups and salads. There are options for all levels of convenience: fresh, frozen, canned,...

Duration:00:09:21

Healthy Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

6/21/2016
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Cut your calories and treat your body to fresh summer cocktails and mocktails.Summer is here and hitting some parts of the country with a vengeance. To stay cool and hydrated, you can create some delicious and nutritious cold drinks. Make your own simple syrups to mix into your drinks. Using sugar, agave nectar or stevia, you can make an herb-infused simple syrup. Mix this simple syrup with tea, club soda or juice. Grenadine is pomegranate simple syrup, which you can also make at...

Duration:00:09:31

American Fitness Index 2016: Bottom of the List

6/14/2016
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Even if your city falls on the bottom of the list, there are things you can do to improve fitness and overall health.Every year the American College of Sports Medicine releases the American Fitness Index. This report ranks the fitness of several cities in the United States. Indianapolis bottoms out the list. They've been working steadily to improve walkability and opportunity for physical activity. It takes time to make change. The benefits from the changes they've made will not be...

Duration:00:09:21

American Fitness Index 2016: Top of the List

6/14/2016
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Find out what the fittest American cities in 2016 have in common.Every year the American College of Sports Medicine releases its American Fitness Index (AFI). The AFI ranks the fitness of communities across the country based on extensive research. The AFI analyzes research from various agencies to determine the overall health behavior of a population. Physical activity, level of smoking, and adherence to eating guidelines are all contributing factors to the score a community receives for...

Duration:00:09:32

High Protein Diet Can Help You Sleep

5/17/2016
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A high protein diet may help you get better quality sleep.Adults need at least eight hours of sleep per night. You need the energy from that rest and you need sleep support to make healthy food choices. A recent study of 14 obese adults over a few weeks examined the effects of protein on weight loss. Both groups had the same caloric intake, but one group ate low protein diets and the other high. The weight loss in both groups was the same, but high protein participants had better quality...

Duration:00:09:21

Fitness Rx with the Exercise is Medicine Program

5/3/2016
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Find out about the Exercise is Medicine Program.In years past, doctors would always ask patients about physical fitness. Getting the body moving is not only great for general health, but it also helps fight chronic disease. Wanting to elevate it to a vital sign, the Exercise is Medicine Program was born. Now, Exercise is Medicine is in 50 countries. Doctors prescribe physical activity as part of treatment plans. Some prescriptions are disease-based so the patients can address chronic...

Duration:00:09:23

Take It Outside: Fun Outdoor Workouts

4/12/2016
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Learn how to transition your workout from indoors to outdoors.Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to move your workout into the great outdoors. There are many benefits to taking your workout outdoors. You may find yourself exercising for longer and not feeling your workout as much because you’re distracted by blooming flowers and chirping birds. You may burn more calories from the resistance that nature provides. Nature doesn’t require gym fees. And, you can get more vitamin D...

Duration:00:09:22

Your Fitness Tracker: Friend or Foe?

4/12/2016
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Is your fitness tracker worth the expense?Wearable fitness trackers are great for getting you moving. Your fancy new device will have you motivated and interested in your fitness, at least for a while. You’ll check your steps and calories burned for a bit, hopefully using your device to improve your activity. But, in the end, is your fitness tracker worth the expense? Do you really need all the bells and whistles it claims to have? How reliable is the information it tracks? What is your...

Duration:00:09:31

Walk with a Doc

4/5/2016
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Dr. David Sabgir discusses his nationwide fitness program, Walk with a Doc.Sometimes you need a little extra encouragement to get your body moving. Even the thought of taking a short walk can be exhausting when you aren't used to it. Typically, those who have the least desire to become active are the ones who need it most. Dr. David Sabgir founded Walk with a Doc to encourage people to get active. People can join up with walking groups around the world to get moving in a very welcoming...

Duration:00:09:21

Venus vs. Mars: Can Women Strength Train Like Men?

3/8/2016
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Can women strength train like men?All adults should strength train at least twice weekly. Women and men can use the same strength training techniques, but the results will differ. Men typically see greater muscle mass gains than women. Men are also less susceptible to injury, due to increased tendon strength from exercise. Men and women both respond similarly to muscle endurance conditioning. Two to four sets of 10-25 reps, with 30-60 seconds rest between, will improve...

Duration:00:09:33

Do You Really Need Protein Supplements?

2/23/2016
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Do you really need protein supplements?The recommend amount of daily protein for Americans is 10-35% of calorie intake. That's roughly 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. It's not difficult to get the daily recommendation for protein if you consume two to three servings of protein-rich food each day. However, you may find you need to supplement your diet with extra protein, especially if you're exercising at a moderate or intense level. Felicia Stoler, PhD, shares how to get enough...

Duration:00:09:22

Updated Dietary Guidelines: Will the Changes Affect You?

2/23/2016
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What changes have been made to U.S. Dietary Guidelines and how will these changes impact you?Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services releases updated Dietary Guidelines. This report contains the government's thoughts on how Americans should be eating. What recent changes have been made to the Dietary Guidelines? Felicia Stoler, PhD, discusses these new Dietary Guidelines and how it may impact the way you feed yourself and your family.

Duration:00:09:33

Resolution Pit-Stop

2/9/2016
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How can you stay on target with your 2016 fitness goals?It’s mid-February... the time when so many fall off the fitness wagon. It's not too late to get back to those goals and make progress. How can you stay on target with your 2016 fitness goals? Listen in as fitness experts, Grace DeSimone and Neal Pire, share some tips that will keep you on target, help you achieve your goals, and prevent you from becoming a victim of the six-week slip.

Duration:00:09:22

Training with Your Better Half

2/9/2016
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Should you work out with your partner?With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be considering ways to spend more time with your partner. You might also want your partner to be more active, so why not work out together? But, is that really a good idea? Should you train with your partner? Listen in as fitness experts, Grace DeSimone and Neal Pire, share the he-said/she-said perspective on training with your better half.

Duration:00:09:33

Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Young Adults Prevents Early Death

2/2/2016
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Cardiorespiratory fitness in young adults is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death.A recent study that was posted by JAMA Internal Medicine found that young adults who participated in cardiorespiratory fitness had lower chances of developing cardiovascular disease and avoided the potential for early death. Researchers looked at 4,872 adults who were between the ages of 18 and 30. The study involved the participants using treadmill exercises from March of 1985 to...

Duration:00:09:23

Overweight & Obesity Early in Life Increases Risk of Cardiac Death

2/2/2016
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A recent study found that being overweight or obese throughout adulthood is associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death.A study recently published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology found that being overweight or obese while in adulthood contributed to an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Researchers used data from the Nurses’ Health Study, which looked at 72,484 women during a 32-year span (1980 to 2012). Researchers looked at the relation between body mass index (BMI)...

Duration:00:09:32

Weight & Exercise Affect Children's Cognitive Development

1/19/2016
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Why is physical activity important for children?Healthy development is crucial for your child. A recent study conducted by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University found that your child's weight and activity level has an impact on his or her's ability to think. Researchers looked at 45 normal-weight children that were between the ages of seven and 11. Of these children, 25 were active and 20 weren't. What did researchers find? Results showed that children who were lean...

Duration:00:09:23

Got Obesity? Get Fitbit & Stay Motivated

1/19/2016
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A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison found that using a Fitbit can help postmenopausal obese women stay motivated to lose weight.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third (78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison found that using a Fitbit can help postmenopausal obese women stay motivated to lose weight. The participants included 25 overweight or obese...

Duration:00:09:33