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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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Rolling Meadows, IL

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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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1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-577-6155


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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...

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


Are Your Loved Ones Keeping You Unfit?

5/10/2016
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Do your loved ones keep you from getting fit?You know it’s important to exercise so your body stays healthy. You really need to move your body if you spend eight-hour days at a desk. The difficulty is coming home, taking care of a family and staying motivated to get that workout done. Bless their hearts, your family members may be holding you back from getting fit. How can you get fit despite these setbacks? You can recruit your family and friends into your workout routine. When you...

Duration: 00:09:32


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


Baby Steps to Getting Active

5/3/2016
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You need to get active, but where do you start?Everyone has to start somewhere with physical fitness. If you're just getting going for the first time or returning after some time off, becoming active doesn't have to be a daunting task. Start by taking five minutes to do something. Make it easy on yourself by finding an exercise that interests you and do it for five minutes. Break the ice with baby steps. Show yourself you can pull it off and then go a little further. Get into a routine...

Duration: 00:09:32


Activity Equivalent Food Labeling

4/26/2016
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If you knew how long it would take you to work off that meal, would you choose differently?Many restaurants now disclose how many calories each menu option contains. The idea is for diners to weigh their options with caloric value in mind. If you know you should only have 1500 calories a day, you might decide to go for the 500-calorie salad and skip the soft drink instead of the 560-calorie burger and 500-calorie fries. All calories are not created equal. Your body will process 200...

Duration: 00:09:27


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


Get Moving: Benefits of Moderate Physical Activity

4/5/2016
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A little bit of moderate movement each day can help your body feel and function better.You might think that you need to spend hours and hours in the gym each week to maintain or improve your health. While strength training and gym activities provide their own benefits, you can help your body with just 20 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Brisk walking is great for those who are not physically prepared to kick things up a notch. Start slowly and build in intensity. If you...

Duration: 00:09:32


Accuracy of Wearable Health Devices

3/15/2016
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Your wearable device may track your footsteps, but how accurate is it with important health information?Technology has improved by leaps and bounds when it comes to health tracking. Old school pedometers that would reset if you jumped are now a thing of the past. Cell phones and wearable devices can track heart rate, calories burned and more. However, the accuracy of these wearable devices is questionable. The varying results between devices is okay for tracking workouts. The...

Duration: 00:09:23


Get Off Your Butt: Benefits of Standing Desks

3/15/2016
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How can standing desks can help fight chronic disease?The average desk worker spends almost six hours a day sitting at a desk. The break from sitting is usually for a trip to the water cooler or the copier. Sitting all day for years at a job contributes to chronic diseases, like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. A quick trip to the gym after work doesn’t balance out the hours of sitting. The commute home, also spent sitting, may even be just as long as that workout at the...

Duration: 00:09:29


Quick & Dirty or Steady in 30?

3/8/2016
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Should you be doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or Low Intensity Steady State Cardio (LISS)?Should you be doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or Low Intensity Steady State Cardio (LISS)? It depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish with your workouts. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) requires you to execute a certain exercise at maximum physical effort for a minute or two. You then rest for two to three minutes. This cycle repeats with different exercises...

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

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