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My Favorites: Food Value Shopping Technique

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on May 9, 2010

     Chances are food makes up a significant portion of your monthly budget, especially if you have a large family. If you are anything like me, you want to get the most value for your money when you purchase foods, but this can be rather challenging at times. Some grocery stores provide a little information to help, such as the listing the price per ounce, but this is really only useful when comparing products that are very similar. I wanted a better way to determine if a product was worth spending money on, so I developed my own system, which I will share with you in this post.

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My Favorites: Breathing Technique for Stress Reduction

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on April 14, 2010

     Stress is one of the biggest problems in today’s society, because it causes numerous health problems and leads to premature deterioration in virtually every part of your body. Having a high stress level can also derail even a great exercise and nutrition program and leave you with little to show for all your hard work. To make matters worse, many people don’t realize how stressed they really are, so they don’t think about taking steps to reduce their level of stress. Therefore, I wanted to write this post to let you know about a simple breathing technique you can use everyday to reduce your stress level. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Favorites: Quick and Easy Nutritious Meal

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on February 2, 2010

     This meal is a personal creation and it is one of my favorites because it has everything I look for in a meal. It only has 4 ingredients, requires almost no preparation or cooking, and is very good for your body. It is also inexpensive and makes a great meal for anyone trying to eat healthy on a budget. It contains high quality protein, healthy Omega-3 fat, and some of the best carbohydrates available. It would typically be considered a breakfast meal, but I actually eat it any time of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Favorites: Introduction to my New Series of Posts

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on January 27, 2010

     This post is not designed to explain a specific health or fitness topic, but rather to introduce a new ongoing series that will be incorporated into my blog. I am calling this series “My Favorites” and I will use these posts to discuss a variety of health and fitness related things that I believe can be useful to help you reach your goals and improve your quality of life.

     Upcoming favorites could be a specific item such as a piece of exercise equipment or supplement, but it could also be any number of other things including an exercise/workout, food/meal, health and fitness website, etc. I also encourage you to send me suggestions about specific things you are interested in. For example, if you want to know about portable exercise equipment to take on a trip or a quick and nutritious breakfast meal, ask me for my favorite.

     Of course I will do more than just tell you what my favorites are. When I discuss a favorite, I will point out the positive features and include practical information to help you benefit from it, such as how you can use it in your routine. My favorites will often involve things that are easy to use, effective, and a great value (when applicable), because those are all characteristics I look for in anything related to health and fitness.

     Finally, if you have a health and fitness product or service that is a favorite of yours, tell me about it and I may write about it in the future. Also, if there is something you want my opinion on, let me know and I can write a review about it or I could even make it one of my future favorites.

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