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Thoughts on embrace age & living your best life

Transform your body .... daily habits that make a big difference ......

Over coffee with a friend who I had not seen in five years, we laughed at how, when we were younger, we thought there was no way our elders could possibly be wiser than us. However, now, we both agreed if there was any wisdom we could impart upon today's youth and wish that they […]

Energy is Everything!

Psychologically we can condition ourselves to work hard and be energetic, in theory. Authentically it is a process of knowing our priorities and how are daily behaviors level up to match our priorities or not Here are a few other well-documented ways to thrive energetically.  ☀️Vitamin D - Supplementation is critical for New Englanders. Do you […]

Baked Oatmeal for the Breakfast Win!

It is proved over and over that skipping breakfast is not a good way to get ahead with your health. During the winter season, eating warm foods can help keep us warm if we tend to run a bit chilly! Nutrition is a critical component of our overall fitness, health and wellness routine. Fitting it […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Fitness, Nutrition, & Wellness

Body Essentials (BE) turned 10 at the start of the year. It has been a purposeful journey supporting clients one on one to begin and then evolving group and semi-private programming followed by nutritional & lifestyle programming. Exercise alone is not the end all, be all to building and sustaining optimal health. Nutrition plays a […]

What Is the Difference Between Nutritionists, Dietitians, and Personal Trainers?

If you have a goal to lose weight, get fit, or simply achieve a healthier lifestyle, you may be seeking a little help to achieve your goals. However, you may find yourself unsure where to begin.  Nutrition is the foundation for good health, but there are several types of professionals with education in nutrition that […]

How Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Growth?

Fitness is about more than simply working out a few times per week. While exercise is essential for building muscle and burning fat, it may not have much of an impact if you aren’t following a solid nutrition plan. One factor that can throw a wrench into your fitness goals is consuming alcoholic beverages, even […]

6 Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

When it comes to the benefits of regular exercise, it’s common to focus only on physical benefits like weight loss and improved muscle tone. While these are important effects of exercise, it’s also helpful to think about the mental health benefits that can come with regular physical activity. Working out doesn’t just help you look […]

Exploring the Dangers of Fad Dieting

Despite their many potential pitfalls, fad diets are everywhere. These types of diets are easy to spot—they promote seemingly magical results with promises of rapid weight loss. Unfortunately, they also tend to be incredibly restrictive and not based in solid nutritional science. At best you might see a single study or a few anecdotal testimonials […]

Fat Burn vs. Cardio: Know the Difference

If you’re exercising to lose weight, you’ll need to incorporate cardiovascular exercise into your routine. However, you may be unsure which type of cardio workout is right for your goals and current fitness level. Working with a personal trainer can help you identify the right targets for your workout and create a routine that puts […]

What Is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss?

Intermittent fasting for weight loss has been a frequent topic of conversation within the health and fitness community over the last few years. But what exactly is it, how does it work, and how can it benefit your weight loss journey? In this blog, we look at the basics of intermittent fasting and how working […]

Top 10 Fitness Tips for Women

You’ve made the decision to get healthy, so now what? Where do you start? Maybe you’ve tried before but eventually you just lose your motivation. Alternatively, you might be embarking on a fitness journey for the first time. Either way, you can set yourself up for success with these top fitness tips for women! 1. […]

What Are the Benefits of Daily Exercise?

For many people, physical activity isn’t something that comes as a part of a normal daily routine. Especially if you work a job that requires sitting at a desk for significant portions of the day, you may have trouble getting the exercise that you need to stay healthy. Therefore, you might consider adding a daily […]

One year later...reflections on business, life, fitness & wellbeing

This week last year at Body Essentials (BE), we wondered what would become of working out in person! We spaced people out on bikes in Spinning class, altered our training sessions and other classes for more space and less equipment and fully disinfected each piece of equipment before putting away after every single workout each […]

Self-Care & Skin Care to Refresh for Spring

Self-Care defined is the "active practice of protecting one's own well-being & happiness in general and during times of stress." In our most recent healthy living workshop we discussed the topic of self-care and also skin care as we creep away from winter and plan for spring. Here are some thoughts on both topics..... Categories […]
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