Author Archives: Christine, Chicago's Fitness and Nutrition Consultant

About Christine, Chicago's Fitness and Nutrition Consultant

I am a fitness and nutrition consultant who loves taking snapshots.

Gaining Strength After an Injury

  Most of you know me as a personal trainer but during my more than 10 years of training, I have had many clients come to me immediately after an injury after their physical therapy has been discontinued.  They need … Continue reading

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Alkaline Foods and Acid Foods

I was asked today about alkaline and acidic foods and how they can affect our health. Acidity and alkalinity are measured in pH (potential of hydrogen). The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 0 the most acidic, and … Continue reading

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Benefits of Senior Exercise

Physical health benefits … Exercise helps maintain or lose weight. As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge. Preventing a sedentary lifestyle with exercise helps increase metabolism and builds muscle, burning more calories. With a healthy body … Continue reading

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Preventing Knee Pain

As a personal trainer, I have been training clients of all ages for over 8 years and have helped them eliminate knee pain by teaching them how to move properly. Here is a list of common everyday exercises, when done … Continue reading

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Nutrition Watchdog Groups to Follow

I was guest speaker at a 29 Days of Health, Lunch and Learn in the city of Chicago recently. We were discussing food labeling and how the FDA allows the food industry to be manipulative to sell a product. One … Continue reading

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The Egg McMuffin, a Healthy Breakfast?

I always advise my clients to eat a healthy breakfast to start their day. So one of my clients tells me he had an Egg Mc Muffin for breakfast “How bad  can an egg mc muffin be?” he asks, “it’s … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Frosting

So I decided to make gluten free Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Frosting. I heard someone once say that gluten cooking is a real science, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into… I found a couple of … Continue reading

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