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Fat Loss

Why Gaining Muscle is the Key to Longevity

If you want to lose fat sustainably, you need to gain muscle. At Nielsen Fitness, we call this a muscle-up approach and use it with all of our clients. Whether your goal is to age gracefully or get into the best shape of your life, increasing muscle mass is necessary for success. The Advantages of Gaining Muscle Muscles allow us […]

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Body Fat 101: Good vs. Bad and How Much Is Too Much

Your body needs body fat. Yet carrying around too much of it can increase your risk of chronic disease and affect your overall health and longevity. This article aims to provide some clarity around body fat, the benefits of “good” fat and the disadvantages of “bad” fat. What’s a Healthy Body Fat Percentage? Healthy body fat percentages differ for men […]

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What Happens When You Stop Exercising?

We know exercise is good for us. But you must exercise consistently in order to reap the benefits. Sometimes life does get in the way. If and when that happens, the important thing is to pick up where you left off as soon as you can, while aiming to minimize these blips.Below is an overview of what happens when you […]

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Effective Ways to Lose Unhealthy Fat

With spring approaching and the pandemic (hopefully!) subsiding, a lot of Canadians are looking to get back to their pre-pandemic health and fitness levels and lose extra ‘pandemic pounds’. Whether you have 5, 10 or 20 unwanted pounds to shed, here are five HEALTHY ways to kick your body into fat burning mode: 1. Eat More ProteinEating more protein is […]

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How To Lose Unhealthy Belly Fat: Tips & Tricks

Various life-threatening diseases are associated with abdominal (aka ‘belly’) fat. And, as we age, we also naturally lose muscle mass — which is all too often replaced with fat. Luckily there are some things you can do to prevent harmful fat gain: Tip #1: Start a Food DiaryThis tip is all about awareness, because so many people aren’t conscious of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Workouts

Meetings have been taking place online for quite some time – but a live workout? Virtual personal training is a relatively new concept that works surprisingly well. We know that the concept raises questions though – so here’s an overview of virtual training, how it works and what you can expect.First things first: Just like for in-home personal training, Nielsen […]

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5 Health Hacks You Haven’t Heard Of

While there are no true shortcuts or hacks for being a fit and healthy person, we’ve shared some lesser known fitness and health tips and facts that just might help you reach your goals faster: 1) Add Olive Oil to your Protein ShakeIf you’re looking to increase healthy fats in your diet, help with inflammation, and increase testosterone and cardiovascular […]

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How to Lose Those Unwanted Pandemic Pounds

Now, more than ever, our clients have come to us wanting to lose body fat, specifically fat around the belly, thighs, arms, and hips – much of which was (understandably) gained during the pandemic, due to increased stress and reduced physical activity.While we understand the desire to shed unwanted fat (and can help you do it!), we always encourage individuals […]

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3 Things Postnatal Clients Should Know

Becoming a parent is a beautiful and challenging time full of unknowns. One of those for many new mothers is when and how to safely re-introduce exercise after having a baby. While we always recommend discussing this with your healthcare provider, here are a few general things you should know – to ensure you don’t do more harm than good […]

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