Got Your B Vitamins?

By Barb Ehlers… There are many required essential nutrients. These nutrients are called essential because we must obtain them through actual foods. Whenever we embark on a restricted diet, our intake of certain essential nutrients needs close monitoring to make sure we’re getting enough. One of the vitamin groups I emphasize to my vegan/vegetarian athletes, for example, […]

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Why Drink Water?

by Daniel Lucas … What makes you dizzy? What lowers your gut function? What gives you headaches and can make you feel lethargic? What makes you look and feel older than you are? Chronic dehydration! Water is that important. In fact, poor hydration actually weakens the immune system, leading to bigger health problems and pre-mature […]

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The Importance Of H2O

By Christina Perinhas … Water is a vital substance for the human body. Many people underestimate its importance, however, and make the mistake of thinking that drinking coffee, tea or sports drinks adequately hydrates the body. Nothing replaces good old H2O! The most important systems and organs within your body all rely on water (our […]

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How much sugar should we consume? (VIDEO)

by Antonio Sini … Refined (processed) sugar is stripped of any nutritional value and thus our bodies see it as a toxin, causing a negative immune response. This leads to a variety of diseases and degenerative conditions. Unfortunately too many of us get through our days munching on snacks that are full of refined sugar. […]

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Culinary Mindfulness – Free Workshop

Join us on June 15th for a great workshop about “culinary mindfulness.” Taught by nationally acclaimed psychologist (and Nimble client) Todd Essig, attendees at this free workshop will come away with new strategies for making healthy, fun food choices. Everybody wants to flourish and thrive. And food can be an opportunity for a better life. […]

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Keeping Your Fruits and Veggies Clean From Market to Table

By Tyler Farrish … We’ve all seen news reports about the safety of local market produce: “Fruits & Vegetables from Your Local Grocery: How Safe Are They Really?” Despite sometimes using scare tactics, these news pieces often bring up important food-related topics for us to consider as we get into the summer outdoor market season. […]

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EAT SEASONABLY

By Christina Perinhas … Here are some great reasons to make your food choices local and seasonal this spring! VARIETY: Think of all the different varieties of locally grown, delicious foods that are available throughout the year. For the Spring and Summer, there’s an abundance: arugula, asparagus, beets, carrots, all kinds of greens, sweet peas, […]

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A fool-proof diet that’s as simple as 2+2=4

This simple math equation has helped many of my clients improve their eating habits and balance their overall diet.  The formula is simple: Consume at least two (2) vegetables in two (2) of your daily meals, in four (4) out of the seven days of the week.  That’s it!  As simple as it sounds, you […]

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Beware: Energy Drinks

by Nimble client, Anne Pelletier … Energy drinks promise many things – sustained energy, no calories and no “crash” when they wear off –but are they safe? And are these claims true? Energy drinks get their “oomph” from caffeine.  That’s right, even those that don’t list caffeine on the ingredients label! Some energy drinks contain […]

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Could Gluten-Free be the answer?

by Tyler Farrish … Many a New Year’s resolution centers around achieving desired weight-loss goals and feeling higher energy levels daily. What if I told you that by setting a goal of completing just one daily task, you could reach both these goals? Ready to step up to the plate in 2013? Goal: Eat Gluten-Free, […]

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Hydration

“Water is a critical element of the body, and keeping the body adequately hydrated is a must to allow the body to function.” – Melissa Stöppler, MD, on MedecineNet As most of us know from junior-high school biology, our bodies are made up of mostly water. So, knowing how much water we need to drink […]

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Experiencing
 Food

By Tyler Farrish Food. What is it? What does it mean to you? As this answer will vary from person to person, most of us will think of our latest craving for a particular meal, cuisine or treat. This is completely normal! However, there’s often little secondary thought given to the experiencing of food—not the […]

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Flying Pigs Farm at Union Square Farmers Market

At Nimble Fitness, we often talk about knowing your food and eating locally farmed meat and produce. The other day, I decided to shoot a short video interview with Mike, the owner of one of my favorite farms, Flying Pigs Farm. Here are some of the important points we talk about in the video: *Where […]

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An Obesity Crisis

Statistics came out a couple weeks ago stating that obesity in America was going to reach 40 percent by the year 2030. That means that almost HALF of Americans will be obese!  To say that this statistic is alarming is a huge understatement. On a very basic level, this means that Americans are addicted to […]

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Refreshingly Cool Summer Drink Ideas

Summer is here! That means looking for tasty ways to get more fluid into our bodies, especially in warm weather when we spend more time outdoors hiking, swimming, golfing or just goofing around at the beach. Why not cool down your internal thermostat and stay energized in the scorching sun with homemade smoothies? The first […]

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Do You Eat Enough Vegetables?

by Antonio Sini …. Do you eat enough vegetables?  I’m not talking about a few pieces of cucumber and some tomatoes with your salad—I’m talking about nutritious, hearty, fiber-rich vegetables, raw if possible! I’ve often heard clients refer to themselves as “healthy eaters” because they’ve eliminated fatty foods and simple carbs from their diet; yet […]

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What are you eating?

By Daniel Lucas … In past articles, I’ve talked a little bit about the importance of our relationship with the food we eat. Our relationship with food includes a lot of different factors, including what we eat, when we eat and how we eat. Today, I would like to talk specifically about what you are […]

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It takes energy to change!

by Daniel Lucas … Cultivating energy starts with our relationship to the food and fluids we consume. What, how and when we eat affects our digestion, which in turn affects how much nutrition we receive from our food and how well we metabolize it. Every cell in our body regenerates from what we consume–there is […]

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Got the Holiday Over-Eating Blues?

“Eat Local and Laugh” Could Be the Answer! Learn about culinary mindfulness at this free workshop. Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 7:30PM – 9:00PM Location: Nimble Fitness 42 E 12th Street Between Broadway & University New York, NY 10003 212 633-9030 / info@nimblefitness.com Food choices do not have to be out-of-control and filled with anxiety […]

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What is a healthy Breakfast?

by Daniel Lucas While on vacation in Turkey, a client’s question kept popping into my head when I would sit down to eat in the morning: What can I eat for a healthy breakfast?  It’s a simple question, but I feel like the answer is sometimes tough to grasp.  In America, we often end up […]

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