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"Big Lifestyle Changes in your Plans for 2010?" > The Free Press interviews Jennifer Cohen

Everyone knows that keeping those New Year's Resolutions as 2010 chugs along gets harder and harder. Are there way of making it easier on yourself? Could someone please give me some tricks to make sure I stick to it this year!??!

How to Kick Bad Moods Forever

Are you in a bad mood? When's the last time you felt upset? Five minutes ago? Five days ago? Five months ago?

Time for a quick drink? > 944 Magazine

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The summer is hands down my favourite time of the year. Not just because the weather is to die for but also because people are always doing something. BBQ’s at some friend’s house, parties every weekend, events for every organization in the world, picnics with family and friends, concerts, days at the beach, and vacation down south... There is always something going on!

Is there such a thing as the "FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?"

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I recently received a phone call the other day from a middle-aged person who was interested in getting some information about my personal training services. As I do with every person I speak with, I always try my best to let the person know of the great benefits from exercising vs. not exercising and also of the impact of not maintaining a well balanced diet. Here are just a few things that I was able to share with my "perspective" new client:

14 Questions for Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen
Jennifer Cohen, the author of "No Gym Required" and reigning queen of fitness and nutrition in Toronto, offers her advice for a successful get-fit Summer program.

At what "AGE" can you start an exercise program?

At a recent speech I gave at the local "Rotary Club" in my hometown, a question was asked by one of the club members as to what age should you start an exercise program? According to the NSCA (The National Strength & Conditioning Association) when a trainer is designing and evaluating a resistance training program for any type of person, a few key factors must be kept in mind:

Why is No Gym Required in the Most Private Gym in Los Angeles

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the-bunker.jpgHi Guys– as my bio says I own the most private gym in Los Angeles. Over the years I have trained dozens of household name clients and other “movers and shakers” I’m not easy or cheap to see. Needless to say people often ask me why I would have a book entitled No Gym Required prominently displayed in here. A pretty fair question considering what I do, but the answer is easy: Her message is right.

It’s almost summer so NO EXCUSES!

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sun.gifI’m the first to admit that it gets hard to stay on routine during the winter. It’s cold and wet outside, you need to bundle up before doing anything, and everything seems like such a chore. Personally, my urge to hibernate and avoid the outside at all costs goes way up when it’s cold. That can wreak havoc on anyone’s routine if you’re not prepared.

PRINCIPLE 1: GET FRESH, GO WILD: EAT NATURAL AND ORGANIC

Extract from NO GYM REQUIRED: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCK STAR

Eat natural and organic foods always.This is fundamental to health and therefore fitness, and I cannot stress enough how important this is. Processed foods and those with preservatives are laden with hidden sugars and fats, many unknown to nature. Even meats and so-called natural produce like fruits and vegetables are filled with antibiotics and pesticides, which are proven toxins. Your body’s food-processing mechanism is just not designed to handle them.

Have you noticed the proliferation of health problems from weird new allergies to rampant obesity and the hormonal-related cancers in women that are just a generation old? These new materials are adversely affecting our bodies, and we keep poisoning ourselves with them because we have come to believe they are normal. They are not meant to enter our bodies, and when they do, they sit in our system and clog it up with junk. They not only have no redeeming qualities, but, worse yet, they make us sick and fat. This is why I follow this “fresh from the ground up” principle. My preference is for things grown in the ground and that subsist close to land, whether that’s fresh vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef, wild (not farmed) fish, or free-range chicken. And opt for organic whenever possible. Yes, it’s more expensive, but I think we Rock Stars know that our health is worth the investment. And this is a commandment: Know thy food sources whenever possible.

A reality: It take 3 months.

With the recent growth of NGR and increasing demands on my schedule I've found it increasingly difficult to manage my lifestyle. Before I could neatly fit at least 1 hour of exercise into my day and it was effortless. It didn't require any thought. Now I'm off the wagon.

What does that mean?

Addressing Motivation

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A customer recently emailed me because they have lost their motivation (see email below). I kept their name anonymous for obvious reasons but wanted to share their message with you because this issue touches us all at some point or another. More importantly, I think this is one of those things that we can overcome with the right help. See the customer's comment and my reply below:

NO GYM REQUIRED™ Homework

Remedy Magazine Puts Jennifer's Tip First

When asked how to change and improve your life, it's clear that NGR™ knows best! Jennifer Cohen speaks about great habits for 2009 and gets picked the first tip of 2009!

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Article of the Day

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The benefits of working out are increasingly proven to bring benefits from just feeling better to improving overall health.

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"Of course, we still want to look good in our clothes, and yes, even in a swimsuit. But mostly we want to be fit and healthy to avoid diseases that are associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. Studies have shown that lack of exercise and poor diet can cause obesity, low energy and depression.

Will Thanksgiving ruin your diet?

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Lets hope not! Here are a quick few things to help you out (hopefully).

Be sure to eat a good breakfast and have some healthy snacks before you even get to Thanksgiving dinner. This will help you avoid overeating all that great food - you won't arrive famished.

Sneak in a quick workout before. This will help boost your metabolism and make you less likely to want to derail from all the hard work you're doing.

Be mindful of the guilt you'll feel after gorging! I always do:)

Other than that, have a great U.S. Thanksgiving!

Jen

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