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Gym Terms

There are lots of glossaries of gym terms out there, but I chose to go with the ones on This is by far not an exhaustive list, but it will get you started with a basic understanding of the…

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Energy Balance

How many calories do you need to consume every day? Unfortunately, that depends on an infinite number of variables. If you're trying to lose weight you want to be in an energy deficit meaning you burn more calories than you…

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How do we define the term ‘health?’

How do we define the term health? What makes you healthy? There are several things that go into it. Physical, mental, emotional, existential, relational/social, and environmental are all aspects that make up what we call your deep health. Physical health…

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How do I define the term fitness

Fitness refers to your ability to preform your Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs are, basically the things you do as part of your daily routine: get out of bed, get dressed, fix your food, go to work, etc. Fitness…

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Nutrition (Diet)

Today I'm talking about nutrition for Terminology Tuesday. I use nutrition and diet interchangeably. I don't think of a diet as something I need to "go on" to lose or gain weight. It's simply the food I eat. Nutrition is…

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