Category Archives: Top Tips

5 Ways to Burn Calories and Get Things Done This Summer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy being outdoors and getting things done: wash the car, plant tomatoes in your garden, paint the trim around your house AND burn calories the entire time!

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…VITAMINS

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Fly

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Fly

 

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles out to your side so that they’re level with your chest. Maintaining a slight bend at your elbows, squeeze the handles toward each other until your hands meet in front of you, pause and then reverse the motion. Pause again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Hold the dumbbells at your sides with a slight bend in your elbows. Now lift the weights away from your sides until your upper arms are parallel with the floor, pause, and then slowly reverse the motion back to the starting position. Continue the repetitions for a duration that best suits your goals and personal level of fitness.

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Hype or Helpful?

 

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How to do a Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms ‘In’ aka ‘Hammer Grip’

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Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms In

Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward at your waist so that your torso is almost parallel to the ground. Now hold the dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing-in or toward the sides of your body aka “hammer grip,” and while keeping your elbows bent slightly, use your upper back muscles to lift the weight to your sides. Then, slowly reverse the motion, and return to the starting position, again maintaining a slight bend at your elbows. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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The Ultimate Summer Six-Pack Ab Shredding Circuit!

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…FATS

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LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub Father’s Day Hours 2015

Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Father’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Fathers’s day?

Fathers’s Day – June 21, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Dads!

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How to do a Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

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Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the thigh support. Holding the bar at shoulder-width and with your palms facing you, pull the bar down and in toward your chest, stopping just below chin-level.  Return to the starting position as you control the weight, while being careful to keep your shoulders down; not allowing them to scrunch-up toward your ears. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…Protein

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 7 and 8

 

This is it…the final stretch. Only 2 weeks until summer begins! 

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Bank on This Workout to Improve Your Basketball Skills

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Complement your Lifestyle…

Whether you play in a competitive basketball league or just show off your skills in pick-up games, working out in the gym can help improve your game on the court! That’s why we designed the perfect workout to complement your basketball game.

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How to do a Dumbbell Biceps Curl

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Dumbbell Biceps Curls

Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing out. Now curl the dumbbells up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your personal workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Press

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Keep your forearms almost parallel to the ground, and then push the handles away from your chest, pause and reverse the motion, stopping again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…CARBS

 

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4 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

Vegetables, baby…Vegetables! Get ready to rock that swimsuit!

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 5 and 6

Only 4 weeks until summer is here! 

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5 Secrets to a Flatter Belly from Around the World

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Memorial Day 2015

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Memorial Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015 hours of operation. All US clubs have normal opening hours and will close at 8 p.m.

Kids Klub is closed on Memorial Day at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States.

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6 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 6 weeks to summer nutrition guide to spice up your health

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON! It’s time to spice up your diet, without all the sodium, and get serious about getting in shape.

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 3 and 4

 6 weeks until summer workout with Bethany-37Summer is coming, and you know what’s coming with it…

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Mother’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs 2015

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Is LA Fitness and Kids Klub open on Mother’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Mother’s day?

Mother’s Day – May 10, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Moms!

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Love Handles Be Gone! Use These Exercises to Tighten Your Oblique Muscles

Cables 101 – Oblique and Ab Exercises

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The Spring into Summer Swimsuit Freak Out Solution, 8 Week Workout – Weeks 1 and 2

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2 Months to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON!

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The 2 Months Until Summer Swimsuit Season Strategy to Blast Away Your Belly

Swimsuit season is coming…SOON!

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Train for your Career…A Workout for Law Enforcement and Police Officers (or Anyone with a Physically Demanding Job)

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Turn Your Back Onto This…and Get the Back You Have Always Dreamed Of!

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‘Ace’ This Exercise Routine – A Gym Workout for Volleyball Players

Complement your Lifestyle…

Volleyball is a sport that requires a series of quick explosive movements and excellent overall body control; all while smacking a ball with a great degree of finesse. Being able to accurately spike the ball with extreme velocity and also set that very same ball with ease and touch means you have to be quick and ready. It’s a stop-and-go mix of aggressive and graceful movements that commands a physical skill set from athletes.

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Define, Tone and Strengthen Your Chest with These Cable Exercises

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Chest Exercises – Cables 101

If you’re like many people, the first exercise that probably comes to mind when you think about chest exercises is the classic barbell bench press. However, chest exercises aren’t limited to the bench press. In fact, there are a variety of other chest exercises that you can perform with cables!

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Make ‘Time’ for this Healthy Drink, You Might be Surprised by all of its Benefits

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A Gym Workout for Soccer Players – Working Out Off the Field to Score Goals on it

Complement your Lifestyle…

Soccer, or football (for anyone reading this outside of North America), requires a rare type of athlete with a dynamic combination of explosive athleticism and excellent aerobic fitness. In order to compete on a soccer field, you need to be able to jog for long durations and explode into a sprint at a moment’s notice. You also need the strength and stability to leverage your body against your opponents, the agility to dodge defenders laterally while dribbling a ball and the velocity to kick the ball with power and accuracy, as well as with finesse. The best way to develop these skills and handle the physical demands of a complete soccer game is to train both on and off the field.

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Add Abs to Your Physique by Adding the C.A.L.I. 3.0 Workout to your Routine

CALI 3.0 with Corina-19

 

C.A.L.I. Workout 3.0 – Adding medicine balls

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The Mightiest Little Superfood, Unlock the Benefits of CHIA SEEDS!

the benefits of Chia seeds

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Daylight Saving Time Spring 2015 Helpful Tips and Reminders – The Countdown to Summer Begins

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Define Your Abs and Work Your Core with C.A.L.I. 2.0

 CALI 2.0 with Hunter-30

 

C.A.L.I. Workout 2.0 – Stability Ball Integration
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Train for Your Next Adventure – A Workout for Hiking

 

Compliment Your Lifestyle…

Hiking is a great way to stay active and keep your body in shape while also enjoying the great outdoors. However, traveling long distances up and down different terrains can be physically taxing. That’s why combining your love for the trails with a gym routine that is customized to develop your hiking skills is the perfect way to put your body in prime shape for hiking.

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Dance, Donate and Help Find a Cure to ALS!

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New Year – New Skin! How to Eat to Get a Stunning Complexion – Part 2

youthful skin part 2 with Living Healthy

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5 Outstanding Cable Exercises to Define and Tone Your Shoulders

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The Gym Workout for Baseball Players – Train to Hit Further, Throw Harder and Run Faster

 

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If you’re a baseball player, then it’s time to step up your game in the gym to help you the get to the next level when you are stepping up to the plate this season!

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Congratulations to Our 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Winners!

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The results are in! We asked you, our loyal Living Healthy readers, to leave a comment on our blog post for a chance to win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-shirt and you did not disappoint! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our blog as well as your personal fitness experiences.

Congratulations to Frank, David, Jessica, Karrenann and Jacquelyn. Now, here’s what the winners had to say!

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Meet the C.A.L.I. Workout 1.0, and Say Hello to Your Abs!

 Meet CALI workout with Kristen-2

C.A.L.I. Workout 1.0

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New Year – New Skin! How to Eat to Get a Stunning Complexion – Part 1

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Sculpt Your Abs in 2015 with These Advanced Six Pack Defining Exercises!

 get abs this year as your 2015 new year resolution

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours for LA Fitness – All Clubs are Open on MLK Day 2015

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Is LA Fitness closed on MLK day? Many people are asking the same question. See below for the Martin Luther King, Jr. day hours at LA Fitness clubs.

All LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs are OPEN and will maintain normal operating hours on MLK Day, Monday, January 19th, 2015.

 

One More Weapon to Fight Flabby Underarms

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‘Healthy’ Carbohydrates for Weight Loss – fact or fiction?

good carbs to lose weight

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Learn from the Past with Living Healthy’s Top 5 Series and Articles of 2014…Happy New Year!

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LA Fitness New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2014


Is LA Fitness closed on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve? Many people are asking the same question. See below for these holiday hours at LA Fitness clubs in the United States and Canada for the 2014 Holiday Season.

New Year’s Eve Hours for LA Fitness. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Year’s Day Hours for LA Fitness. Thursday, January 1, 2015 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids Club is closed on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ALL LA Fitness Clubs for the 2014 Holiday Season.

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LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours 2014

 CLICK HERE for LA Fitness New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2014

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LA Fitness New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2014


Is LA Fitness closed on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve? Many people are asking the same question. See below for these holiday hours at LA Fitness clubs in the United States and Canada for the 2014 Holiday Season.

New Year’s Eve Hours for LA Fitness. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Year’s Day Hours for LA Fitness. Thursday, January 1, 2015 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids Club is closed on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ALL LA Fitness Clubs for the 2014 Holiday Season.

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LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours 2014

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Why use Cable Machines? Learn ‘Why’ AND ‘How’ Beginning with Biceps

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5 Foods with the Most Protein

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There’s Still Time! The LA Fitness Black Friday Sale is Still in Full Swing at ShopLAFitness.com

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Did you wake up at the crack of dawn for those incredible Black Friday discounts? Or instead, did you enjoy a nice post-Thanksgiving slumber? Well, we have good news for you, either way you can still get in on the Black Friday sale at ShopLAFitness.com!

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A Realistic and Simple 15 Minute Thanksgiving Day Workout

 

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LA Fitness Black Friday Sale and Cyber Monday Deals on ShopLAFitness.com

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You don’t want to miss one of our biggest sales ever…the ShopLAFitness.com Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are your chance get a great deal on some hot new workout gear and apparel.

But to take advantage of our 2014 ShopLAFitness.com Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, you need to check our Facebook and Twitter pages to get the special promo codes.

  • For the LA Fitness Black Friday promo code, check on Friday, November 28, 2014.
  • For the Cyber Monday promo code, check on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Here, to make it easy for you we have provided links to our Facebook and Twitter below.

FOLLOW this link to go to the LA Fitness Facebook page for your promo code.

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CLICK this link to go to the LA Fitness Twitter page to get your promo code.

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Eat All You Want at Thanksgiving Dinner and Not Gain Weight!?

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Get Better, Nicer, Defined Arms by Doing These Exercises!

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Simply the Best…Exercise for Your Chest!

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Veterans Day 2014

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Is LA Fitness and Kids Klub open on Veterans Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Veterans Day?

Veterans Day – November 11, 2014 – All clubs and Kids Klub have normal hours of operation.

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Get ‘BACK!’ An Astounding BACK, that is!

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Why You Need Vitamin D, and How to get the Right Amount in Your Diet!

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It’s Time for Change in 2014 with this Fall’s Time Change

Time Change Day Light Saving Time LA Fitness 2014 Autumn Fall Time Change

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Halloween 2014

 

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LA Fitness is open for normal operating hours on Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014. Although, Kids Klub is closed in the evening.

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The 7 Minute Ab Circuit You’re Probably not Doing, But Should Be!

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Get Leaner and More Athletic with Medicine Ball Plyometrics

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A Simple and Effective Exercise to Define Your Back Muscles

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Top 8 Nutrition Tips for Losing Fat

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Challenge Your Core and Build a Six-Pack with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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SNACK SMARTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

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This article was contributed by Debbie M., MS, RD – 

It’s not just the kids and teachers heading back to school that need to pay attention and make sure that they are eating healthy snacks during the day. Many people are grabbing the wrong things to manage hunger outside of mealtimes.

Snack  noun \ˈsnak\ : a small amount of food eaten between meals

Look at the definition of “snack” above and you’ll see that volume and timing are mentioned, not content. No wonder so many people are clueless about what to snack on! Read on to find out what to pack in your work, school or gym bag.

Snacks only need to comprise 1-3 elements: a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat — the 3 macronutrients. This is much less than the 4-5 elements food groups required for a square meal. This is because protein slows digestion, carbohydrates provide fuel and fat is satisfying. Having all three present in your snack means stable energy until the next meal, which means you have chosen and “A+” snack.

What is the best afternoon snack to curb hunger?

You can start with any one food group you like – fruit, starch, meats, vegetables, dairy or fat. Then add another item that fills any macronutrient gaps. Some things, like soybeans (edamame) or low-fat fruited Greek yogurt don’t need this macronutrient pairing because they are well-balanced by themselves. Here are some great examples of combinations that make the grade:

  • Oranges + peanuts
  • Wheat crackers + tuna salad
  • Half a turkey sandwich with avocado
  • Hard cooked egg + pretzels
  • Celery and carrot sticks + hummus
  • V-8 juice + string cheese
  • Cottage cheese + pineapple
  • Low-fat milk + protein powder
  • Almonds + banana

If you’ve forgotten your homework and didn’t pack a snack, you can still grab a small 1-2 ounce protein bar from a convenience store, a cup of soup from a deli counter, or a single street taco at a fast-casual restaurant. As a last resort from a drive through (detention for you!), select a snack wrap or fruit and yogurt parfait.

 

Don’t forget that portion matters! Keep it small, which is about a handful total to give a visual idea of a proper portion. This is about one cup. If you want to look at it from the perspective of calories, then somewhere in the 100-200 calorie range for women and 150-300 calorie range for men is suitable.

15 Energy Sustaining Snacks for When You’re on the Go!

 

Considerations:

  • True, sugar and caffeine give you energy, but only temporarily. Sorry, candy bars and coffee get a failing grade here!
  • You can’t eat what you don’t have. So shop and prepare options in advance.
  • Convenience and portability matter. A shelf-stable package or individually portioned container can make the difference of a snack eaten instead of skipped. Skipping a snack could lead to overeating later in the day.
  • Snacks are a great time to fit in some elements that you don’t get at your meals. Perhaps some vegetables or a serving of dairy?
  • Let hunger be your guide. Waiting until you’re “starving” means going straight for the junk. On the flip side, don’t force yourself to eat just because “it’s time.”

RECESS! Timing is important to the concept of snacking. Ideally, a snack would fit in the midpoint of the break between meals. If your meals are tightly spaced 3-4 hours apart, there may not even be a need for snacks. Conversely, you may want to increase the size of your snack if there will be an extended time before your next meal.

Now you have no excuse (though, the dog really can eat it) to have a healthy snack.  Feel free to share other great snack ideas in the comments section below!

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The Next Step in Creating Lean and Sculpted Arms

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LA Fitness Labor Day Hours for Clubs and Kids Klubs 2014

 

 

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Labor Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub for Labor Day 2014?

Labor Day – September 1, 2014 — All LA Fitness clubs located in the United States are open until 8 p.m.*, and all LA Fitness clubs in Canada open at 8 a.m and close at 8 p.m. to commemorate the holiday.

Kids Klub is closed on Labor Day at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States and Canada.

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*LA Fitness Dearborn closes at 6:00 p.m.
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