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Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Week Six Nutrition Challenge: Eat a King's Breakfast

Week Six Nutrition Challenge: Eat a King's Breakfast

Though it can be a challenging mental switch to put down the traditional bagel, yogurt, cereal and fruit combination many people are use to, research has shown that the traditional breakfast combination is... Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Week Five Nutrition Challenge: Cut the Sugar

Week Five Nutrition Challenge: Cut the Sugar

Sugar is great for the taste buds but terrible for our waistlines, so this week I challenge you to cut all of it out and see how you feel after seven sugar-free days. Read »

Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Does Cardio on an Empty Stomach Work?

Does Cardio on an Empty Stomach Work?

For those of us who do use cardio as part of our fat loss program, when and how you perform your cardio training is important. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Week Four Nutrition Challenge: Drink More Water

Week Four Nutrition Challenge: Drink More Water

Dehydration is a major fat loss blocking factor, but fortunately it’s pretty easy to fix: Drink more water. Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Week Three Nutrition Challenge: Rule Out Packaged Foods

Week Three Nutrition Challenge: Rule Out Packaged Foods

For this week's challenge from fitness trainer Dusten Nelson, try cutting out all packaged foods, including those with labels like "diet" or "health." Read »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Week Two Nutrition Challenge: Replace Grains With Greens

Week Two Nutrition Challenge: Replace Grains With Greens

The one thing everyone in the nutritional world can agree on is this: We can all benefit from more veggies in our diet. Read »

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM
Thousands Lace Up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands Lace Up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands of runners laced up their shoes for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Chicago on Mother's Day. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports from the starting line. Watch »

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Week One Nutrition Challenge: The Morning Margarita

Week One Nutrition Challenge: The Morning Margarita

Try a morning "margarita" every day for a week and see if it makes you feel better and makes your workouts stronger. Read »

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Keeping Up is the Biggest Challenge

Kenneth Yoder, a Chicago-based filmmaker, is in the middle of a challenge to become a bodybuilder in just 100 days. While the "before" and "after" comparison will most likely make it all worth it, the times in between are the real challenge. Read »

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Best Places to Run in Chicago: Horner Park

Best Places to Run in Chicago: Horner Park

Everyone knows the Lakefront Trial is one of the best places to run in Chicago, but sometimes the second best places are the real hidden gems for runners. Read »

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