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Standing Might Not Counteract the Health Harms of Sitting for Runners 3/13/15 - Taking Active Breaks Could Protect You From Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Injury. There’s no reason not to move more during the 23 or so hours of the day you’re not running. Besides the potential metabolic benefits, active breaks could reduce injury risk by helping runners maintain their full range of movement and function, says Gary Ditsch, M.S., lead exercise physiologist for weight-loss company Retrofit. If you have a desk job, consider setting "get up and go" alarms every couple of hours on your computer or phone. … Ditsch advises. Or better yet, switch to a standing workstation so you spend less overall time on your rump. … Read The Story
12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners: Everyday Tips for a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier 2015 2/10/15 - Retrofit Lead Behavior Coach Jennifer Plotnek and Retrofit Exercise Exercise Physiologist Gary Ditsch offer tips on forming healthy habits for nutrition and exercise. … Read The Story
What To Eat Before Running 9/15/14 - Fueling up before a run can be a bit tricky. While you need food for energy, you don’t want to eat something that’s going to be difficult to digest while demanding so much from your body. … Foods That Work: Amy Margulies, lead registered dietitian for Retrofit, Inc., offers these pre-run food options, which range from 150 to 300 calories each. All are low in fiber. … Read The Story
The Top 10 Beverages to Avoid 6/9/14 - Protein drinks may be marketed to pump you up, but these drinks can be a source of excess calories and often extra protein you may not need for your daily diet, according to Amy Margulies, a Chicago-based registered dietitian with Retrofit, an online personal-training program. … Read The Story
Retrofit Gains $5M and a New Investor for a Tech-based Approach to Corporate Weight Loss 12/20/13 - The wellness team consults with users via Skype up to three times a month, depending on which plan the user has. A newer feature of the plan is the Nutrition Navigator app, which encourages users log what they eat with photos and to consider why they made the choices they did. Retrofit says its seen great results with its program… employers are saving thousands of dollars on healthcare cost… in a competitive space alongside more traditional programs like WeightWatchers and Jenny Craig, as well as tech-enabled corporate wellness programs like Keas and RedBrick Health. … Read The Story
Study: 'Healthy Obese' Still at Increased Risk of Heart Attack 11/11/13 - Even metabolically "healthy" overweight and obese people are at an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a new study. … Given the results of the new study, the researchers say that metabolic syndrome is about as important as body mass index (BMI)—which is used to classify people as overweight or obese—in estimating a person's risk of heart disease. … For people interested in losing weight, though, metabolic syndrome may be low on their list of reasons. “Obviously your doctor is going to tell you that you need to lose weight once you're up in the overweight, and especially, the obesity range," says Amy Margulies, RD, the lead registered dietician with Retrofit, Inc., a weight loss counseling organization. "But people definitely come to us more when they’re running after their grandkids and they can’t keep up with them or they aren’t fitting into airplane seats and movie seats." … Read The Story
Fresh From the Kitchen on CBS (KUTV) Features Retrofit Healthy Recipe for Salmon Cakes With Spicy Dressing. 8/22/13 - Chef Joe Russo joins KUTV to demonstrate how to make Salmon Cakes with Spicy Dressing for Less Than 500 Calories from Retrofit Healthy Recipes. … Read The Story
The Windy City LIVE Fitness Show - Host Chat 6/19/13 - We kick off our entire hour of exercise with Melissa Mellady, MS, Exercise Physiologist at Northwestern Executive Health (and Retrofit Weight Loss). She gives us great tips on how to keep fit at work. We also have a Facebook giveaway from the new Chicago Company called "Retrofit". … Retrofit has achieved unrivaled outcomes in the weight loss industry. … Read The Story
Calories in the Most Popular Grilled Meats with 14 Healthy Recipe Alternatives 5/24/13 - Grills across the country will fire up this weekend for the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day is the the most popular day for beef consumption in the U.S., followed by Fourth of July and Labor Day (according to Purdue). No real surprise there, but did you know it's also one of the highest-calorie meats we grill? … We are making a few suggestions, though, for enjoying this food-focused weekend without having to beat the bloat come Tuesday morning. Based on this calorie data, provided by Retrofit, a basic grilled chicken breast is the way to go! It's got the fewest calories with the most protein, which means you'll be full and satisfied longer and have the energy to water ski, hike, play volleyball, or ride your bike. … Read The Story
5 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Mindset & Build a Better Startup 4/29/13 - Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. This is the ideal time to reevaluate your priorities and set healthy goals. Think about and use the following 5 tips and you will not only feel better, but also be able to focus on your overall health and wellness to feel great… Read The Story