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How to Tell if You are Exercising with the Right Intensity

MAC Fitness Team - Thursday, September 06, 2018

Are You Pushing it too Far or Exercising Hard? – a closer look at exercise intensity. When exercising, do you know the difference between working hard and pushing too far? To answer this, we must first look at what makes an exercise or workout challenging: duration, intensity, and mode of exercise. Duration refers to how long you a ..

Why Rest Needs to be Part of Your Training Program

MAC Fitness Team - Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Why do I need to let my body recover? Making time for muscle recovery after physical activity is an important component of a safe and efficient strength training program. To understand recovery and the need for it, let's look at what occurs to your muscles during strength training. During a strength training session, the goal sho ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Sept 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Saturday, September 01, 2018

Back-to-School Snack As life gets a little busier in the fall, staving off hunger pangs when you’re out and about can get more and more difficult. Trail mixes are a great strategy for snacking on the go. Depending on how you prepare them, they can be well-balanced in protein, carbohydrate, healthy fat, and fiber. This trail ..

The Case for Eggs

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Can an egg a day keep the doctor away? For years, eggs have been villainized for containing high amounts of cholesterol. The common belief was that high-cholesterol foods could raise cholesterol levels in the body, making them detrimental to heart health. Two recent studies, however, have added to the growing evidence that eggs ar ..

Fad or Fiction? - August 2018

Jason Deranian - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wearable Technology By Jason Deranian Jason Deranian is MAC’s Fitness Director. As a devoted Personal Trainer and health enthusiast throughout his adult life, Jason created MAC’s fitness philosophy to prioritize expertly developed exercises over unfounded wellness trends. Here is his take on this month’s featured  ..

Mindful Eating for a Fresh Start

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Mindful Eating for a Fresh Start As we head towards September (just a few short weeks away!), the prospect of summer vacations ending, fall activities starting up again, and life getting busier may seem a little bit daunting. This can be especially true in the realm of food. Maybe you wanted to take the summer to improve your d ..

7 Ways to Flip Your Core Switch

MAC Fitness Team - Tuesday, August 07, 2018

By Chris O'Laughlin Move Better and Prevent Pain with these 7 Core Practices Muscles are similar to light bulbs. They can be turned on and turned off when you need them. Like a broken light bulb in a cluttered room, disengaged or deactivated muscles, are not helpful and may even cause accidents or injuries. Now think about yo ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Aug 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Balanced Summer Dinner Sometimes on a hot summer day, all you want to eat is something that can be thrown together with little to no time in a hot kitchen. To make this salmon salad, roasting the salmon in the oven or grilling it outside means you won’t need to be working over a hot stove all night! This salad is a well- ..

Do as the French do!

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Do as the French Do! A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who eat in the “French Eating Model” tend to have a healthier weight. The study, done on 47,219 participants, analyzed eating behavior and BMI. It looked at the number of meals per day, snacking frequency, meal time, ..

Fad Diets

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fad Diets: Are they really worth the hype? MAC Registered Dietitian, Louisa Paine gives us her take! It seems like just about every time you open your computer, read a magazine, or look at your smartphone, another diet is trending. These popular diets gain interest because they often make lofty promises to help you lose weight  ..