How important is portion control?

How important is portion control?

July 27, 2016

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High Antioxidant Foods

High Antioxidant Foods

July 16, 2016

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WHY YOU NEED TO TRAIN LEGS...

WHY YOU NEED TO TRAIN LEGS...

July 16, 2016

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Fitness During the Changing Seasons

May 10, 2016

The changing seasons can wreak havoc on your work out routine. The milder weather draws us outside for walks, biking, or running, but that can be interrupted by a rainy day. The heat can seem insurmountable, making it harder to get started, or surprisingly chilly -- so try having some alternative options in mind.

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

May 10, 2016

Zurvita 2016 Dallas National Convention

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Featured on YouTube: Paddle Boating

May 10, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter demonstrates how you can bicycle in the water and burn tons of calories while you condition your heart and have fun doing it!

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Berries and Alzheimer's Disease

May 10, 2016

Red grapes, blueberries, raspberries and  mulberries are all great sources of resveratrol ... which is showing promise in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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Spice for a Healthy Life

April 28, 2016

Folk medicine has long prescribed ginger to promote circulation and act as a stimulant. Recent interest in Western scientific research has substantiated many of the traditional applications for this root.

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Featured on YouTube: Abs

April 28, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter explains and demonstrates a great workout with a medicine ball to get your abs into shape.

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Stroke Recovery and Treatment

April 28, 2016

Nearly 15,000,000 people around the world have a stroke every year. Recently, two major studies discovered treating patients quickly for mini-strokes could dramatically cut their risk of a major stroke.

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Belly Fat Risks

April 21, 2016

Recent news on belly fat reminds us that there are more reasons to get in shape than appearance! A new international study found that men and women with larger waists are more likely to die younger from a wide array of illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer. The study was managed by a Mayo Clinic researcher and is published in the March edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

April 21, 2016

Get the latest health and fitness news whenever you need it! Listen to this week's show and catch up on information-rich past episodes online at https://soundcloud.com/peter-n-nielsen/!

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Featured on YouTube: Clean Planet Foods

April 21, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter shares a clean source of protein that is delivered to your doorstep pre-cooked & fresh.

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Loneliness and Heart Disease

April 21, 2016

Research that was recently published in the journal, Heart, found that loneliness increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Working Hard While You Sleep

April 14, 2016

It's not surprising that eighty percent of Americans suffer from long-term lack of sleep. When faced with overwork, stress, and tight schedules, sleep is often the first victim of the time budget. Be careful, the results can be harmful to long-term health and reduce your ability to manage day-to-day tasks!

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Featured on YouTube: Heartburn

April 14, 2016

Dr. Frank Patino joins Peter in this week's featured YouTube video. Find out about heartburn, what it is, what causes it and possible long-term risks!

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Water Strategy

April 13, 2016

The person who drinks eight glasses of fluid per day and includes coffee, tea, caffeinated soft drinks and alcohol, is ending up with a net fluid intake of approximately three glasses!

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A Season for Renewal

April 07, 2016

It's been a long, hard winter but finally spring has arrived! Soon we'll be shedding our heavy winter clothes and embracing the lush, green growth of trees and gardens , and the warming air that greets us each morning. Neighbors we haven't seen all winter will be out working in their yards, walking or jogging, and soon fresh spring produce will arrive at the grocer's. It's a great time of year to renew your health resolutions or make a new commitment to a healthy life!

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Featured on YouTube: Cardio Equipment

April 07, 2016

Peter helps you pick out the cardio equipment that fits your needs.

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Sleep

April 07, 2016

Recent studies found that insomnia is linked with abnormalities in specific brain tissue -- also known as "white matter." Primary insomnia is consistent problems falling asleep or staying asleep that is not related to any other medical condition or known cause.

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New on Diabetes

March 31, 2016

According to a new study from King's College in London, trading some of that meat and cheese in your diet for vegetable oils or nuts could actually help stop diabetes from developing!

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Understanding the Core

March 31, 2016

Core exercises offer what is called 'static and dynamic stability.' Static stability refers to posture and balance,while dynamic stability refers to flexibility, strength, endurance and cardio-vascular. So what are the benefits of including the core in your workouts?

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Featured on YouTube: Start Your Workout Program

March 31, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter gives you an exercise prescription you can start today!

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More Nutty News

March 24, 2016

There's another reason to add walnuts to your diet! New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women. The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, included 138,000 nurses between the ages of 35 and 77 as part of a large, ongoing research of women's health. As part of this study, scientists gathered information on walnut consumption by participants for 10 years starting in 1999

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Featured on YouTube: One-Legged Lunge

March 24, 2016

Warm weather is just around the corner! This week in our featured YouTube video, Peter shows you how to tone and firm your legs and glutes with the one-legged lunge. Get ready for those spring and summer outfits!

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Sweat Equity

March 24, 2016

More than fifty million Americans are affected by hypertension. It can lead to a laundry list of dangerous health conditions, including heart disease and stroke! The good news is that you can usually take care of the problem with the right diet and just a little bit of exercise.

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Walking to a Healthy Future

March 17, 2016

Walking is a great, low-impact exercise that comfortably takes you into a highly improved level of fitness. It's a simple, everyday activity for most people and offers many health benefits. If you're looking for a convenient way to improve your health, walking may be the answer.

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Featured on YouTube: Preacher Curls

March 17, 2016

This week in our featured YouTube video, Peter shares the secret to big, toned biceps. Preacher curls are one of the best exercise for increasing the size and shape of your biceps. See the details of how to get the most out of them!

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Sleep and Diabetes

March 17, 2016

Many studies have linked poor sleep habits with a raised risk of diabetes. Now, new research indicates that regularly having trouble falling or staying asleep, can increase your risk of developing diabetes.

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Getting Fit for Summer Sports

March 10, 2016

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Featured on YouTube: Squats

March 10, 2016

This week in our featured YouTube video, Peter demonstrates squats that you can do anywhere. Squats are one of the best exercise to get your glutes and legs in shape for summer shorts season!

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Fiber in Your Diet

March 10, 2016

Keep your digestive system healthy with a diet high in fiber, lots of water, and regular exercise.

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Focus on Fiber

March 03, 2016

Are you getting enough fiber? If so, you are in the minority as several studies have indicated that as many as 86% of Americans do not include enough fiber in their diets. The American Dietetic Association's has stated that when populations consume more dietary fiber, their chronic disease levels are lower. They recommend consumption of 14 grams of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories, or 25 grams per day for adult women and 38 grams per day for adult men. Unfortunately, the average daily intake of dietary fiber in the United States is only 14 grams per day.

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Working and Weighing

March 03, 2016

If you're frustrated by working out everyday but not losing any weight, you're not alone. Many people experience this, and a new study may be of interest to you.

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Featured on YouTube: Two Great AB Exercises

March 03, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter demonstrates two great AB exercises for upper and lower ABS!

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Brain Workout

February 25, 2016

The benefits of exercise for brain health have long been accepted, but new research just added a big item to the long list of bonuses for the brain from physical fitness!

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