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Are potassium chloride salt substitutes good for you, and better than normal salt?

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I have been trying to add beans into my diet more, but why do they make me feel so bloated and distended in my belly? Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

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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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What is the hottest hot pepper, and could it really burn my mouth, or hurt my internal organs?

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I honestly don’t get this whole AMINO ACID thing. What are all the essential and nonessential AMINO ACIDS, and do we need them if they are nonessential and why are the ‘essential’ so, well, essential?

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Amino acids -  main structural chemical formulas

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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

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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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Is it okay if I only eat veggies and fruit and nothing else?

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What shakes or smoothies can help sustain me on my multiple work out days?

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I can’t lose my BELLY! Can you HELP me?

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Are beans considered protein, starches or vegetables in a balanced diet?

ask our dietitian your question todaybeans beans they are good for your heart (1)

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Do you have any suggestions on small ways to increase the FIBER in my diet?

ask our dietitian your question todayAdd more fiber in simple ways with LA Fitness blog Living Healthy

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I am a new member and new to the Living Healthy Blog, how can find the information I need for my diet and fitness goals for my new journey at LA Fitness?

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I am not seeing any changes in my body composition even though I am eating better and working out, what am I doing wrong?

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Surprising Information About Your Diet, Your Cholesterol Levels and Your Health

what you need to know about your diet and cholesterol

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Am I doing the right things with my diet and exercise to lose belly fat?

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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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What can I eat to cut sugar out of my diet?

ask our dietitian your question todaylearn how to cut sugar out of your diet with LA Fitness

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Does drinking soda cause kidney stones? If not, what does?

ask our dietitian your question todayDoes soda cause kidney stones answered by dietitian la fitness

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What is the best alternative (to sugar) sweetener for coffee?

ask our dietitian your question todaywhat is the best sweetener for coffee by Living healthy and LA Fitness

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

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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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What should I eat to gain more muscle and weight?

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Define, Tone and Strengthen Your Chest with These Cable Exercises

Cable Chest with Hilary-COVER

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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Is swallowing gum really bad for you, and is it true or myth that it takes years to digest? – Christoph L.

ask our dietitian your question todayis it bad to swallow your gum

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

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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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How can I reduce my cholesterol and triglyceride levels with diet and supplements?

ask our dietitian your question todaySaturated fats and trans fats are the main culprit in high cholesterol

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I have a lot of muscle tone throughout my body, but a bit of fat still in my stomach area. What foods can help me get rid of this stubborn belly fat?

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I lost 29 pounds eating 1600 calories per day. When will I stop losing weight at this calorie intake and should I start eating even less to continue my weight loss?

ask our dietitian your question todayshould i eat less to lose more weight

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Why do I crave chocolate and salt in the middle of the night?

why do i crave chocolate and salt

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I am having success losing weight, but could you to review my strategy to see if it is my best option?

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I get a lot of cramping in my legs, can increasing my potassium help?

ask our dietitian your question todaynot just bananas, tomatoes and potatoes are in potassium too

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I eat clean and do cardio, strength or intense interval training every day, why haven’t I lost weight, help?!

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What should I eat to lose weight?

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Train for Your Next Adventure – A Workout for Hiking

 

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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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Do you have any suggestions for protein-rich snacks that aren’t nuts?

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5 Outstanding Cable Exercises to Define and Tone Your Shoulders

Cable shoulders - Bethany- February 2015-13

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Congratulations to Our 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Winners!

30-Year-Anniversary-Shirt-Giveaway

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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I am underweight and want to have more muscle and definition, what can I do?

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Enter to Win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-Shirt!

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Why does sodium intake affect my blood pressure?

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Fun Facts You May Not Know about LA Fitness

30-Year-Anniversary

  1. LA Fitness just turned 30!

When the first LA Fitness first opened its doors, things were quite different. Cardio machines were basic, displays were simple, and there were no machine-mounted TV screens. Women donned leotards, tights and leg warmers as their preferred workout apparel, men often wore thigh-exposing spandex, short shorts, tank shirts or singlets, and pretty much everybody sported sweatbands on both their head and wrists. The year was 1984, and since then the trends, science, equipment and, yes, even the fashion of fitness have changed.

LA Fitness, too, has evolved drastically in ways we couldn’t even imagine back then…

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Is beef jerky good/healthy to eat?

ask our dietitian your question todayIs beef jerky healhty

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How can I lose my belly fat?

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Can I replace chicken, seafood or turkey with tofu to get my protein?

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Which type of dairy products are the healthiest: Non-Fat or Full-Fat?

ask our dietitian your question todaywhich type of dairy is healthiest

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My life is hectic. Can you give me a ‘plan of action’ to help me lose 45 pounds?

ask our dietitian your question todaylose weight with a hectic lifestyle at LA Fitness

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Do I have to do more than workout 3 times a week and avoid alcohol and snacks to lose weight?

ask our dietitian your question todayAvoid alcohol beverages and snacks to lose weight and get lean

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I don’t like vegetables, so what healthy meals and shakes should I have to lose 40 pounds?

ask our dietitian your question todayhow to lose weight if you hate vegetables

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I have been exercising three times a week for several months, so why am I not losing weight?

ask our dietitian your question todayfood choices and weight loss

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Should I drink my whey protein shake after my strength training, but before my cardio?

ask our dietitian your question todayknow when to drink  your protein shake

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What is the best way to incorporate bread, cheese and salads into 3 main meals for vegetarians?

ask our dietitian your question todaybread cheese and salad

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What is the best diet to follow for people with reactive hypoglycemia?

ask our dietitian your question todayorange juice and hypoglycemia

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Should I start drinking red wine to help me lower my cholesterol? Does red wine help your blood pressure?

ask our dietitian your question todaydrinking red wine for your health

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What are the best food groups to eat throughout the day to lose weight?

ask our dietitian your question todayhow to eat to lose 20 pounds

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5 Surprising Foods Full of Hidden Sugar

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I went gluten-free and gained a lot of weight, what am I doing wrong?

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Will intermittent fasting help me lose weight?

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Is there a way for me to go back to a vegetarian diet safely, and without gaining weight?

ask our dietitian your question todayQuinoa and Black bean burger healhty living dinner

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Why am I gaining weight on a no-carb diet?

ask our dietitian your question todaymy no carb diet isn't working

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Get Leaner and More Athletic with Medicine Ball Plyometrics

COVER PHOTOT Plyo med ball exercises at LA Fitness

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How can I LOSE WEIGHT and GAIN MUSCLE?

ask our dietitian your question todayGain muscle not weight with LA Fitness

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Sculpt, Shape and Define Your Legs and Butt with These Exercises

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Why don’t I feel full after a 600 calorie meal?

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What diet and exercise combination is the best way to lose weight?

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How can I tell if food is high in saturated fat, and will unsaturated fat help me lose weight?

ask our dietitian your question todaylearn how to read food labels to find out unsaturated fat and other nutrients

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I am confused about Carbs, Fat, and Protein intake to lose weight. Everyone says something different, what is the right amount of each for weight loss?

ask our dietitian your question todaybalance your carbs, fat and protein to lose weight

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Can nutrition help me with my thyroid and weight loss issues?

ask our dietitian your question todayDiet nutrition and your thyroid

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How can I gain weight in muscle, not fat?

ask our dietitian your question todaygain muscle not fat

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Is the Macronutrient Distribution Diet the BEST for WEIGHT LOSS?

ask our dietitian your question todaybest diet weight loss and to lose body fat diet

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Are there concerns about too much protein, or other supplements, adversely affecting your kidneys?

ask our dietitian your question todayDiet and Kidney function go hand in hand but what about supplements

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Will you lose weight if you replace some meals with protein shakes?

ask our dietitian your question todayprotein powder and weight loss

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How can you lose the last 15 pounds in your midsection?

ask our dietitian your question todayit takes diet and exercise to lose that belly fat

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What should you do/eat to maintain your IRON level?

ask our dietitian your question todaymaintain your iron levels and keep Living Healthy

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Is it bad to exercise right after eating a meal?

ask our dietitian your question todayshould you eat before you workout

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What are vegetarian things I can eat that contain a lot of protein?

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