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Jeff Harrison is a fitness coach based in Pottstown, PA. He received a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and
ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist (ACE-AHFS). Jeff's articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as consumer oriented websites and magazines.

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Exercise At Any Age

July 14, 2019 0 Comments
Exercise At Any Age

The concept of age is a funny thing. As Mark Twain once said,”Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” It’s a number; a number that represents our number of annual trips around the sun; a representation of our passage through man made markers. People talk about wanting […]

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Why Do I (You) Work Out?

June 10, 2019 0 Comments
Why Do I (You) Work Out?

I’m often asked, “How often do you workout?”, not what do I do. It’s generally presumed that someone who makes a career out of keeping people in shape must workout 8 days a week, right? No. Just like everyone else, I like my rest days too, only what I consider a rest day is probably […]

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The Follow Through

May 12, 2019 0 Comments
The Follow Through

In sports, the follow through is the complete execution of a movement. (i.e. a golf swing, basketball shot, etc.). In the business world, the follow through is the series of events from concept to completion. So what do the both have in common? An action which is dependent on a clear series of events leading […]

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Calories Do Count

April 14, 2019 0 Comments
Calories Do Count

Calories count and if you think they don’t let me explain something. You simply don’t comprehend one of the basic physical laws of life, known as the First Law of Thermodynamics. It states that energy can neither be created or destroyed but merely transferred or changed from one form to another. In regards to calories, […]

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Food and Guilt

March 17, 2019 0 Comments
Food and Guilt

Here’s a scenario. You’ve done well eating all day and when you finally get a moment to sit down all you can think about are the cookies you have sitting on the counter. The justification begins. “Well, I’ve been doing well all day so eating just two cookies wouldn’t be a bad thing. I think […]

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The Most Important Muscle

February 24, 2019 0 Comments
The Most Important Muscle

February is heart health month and why not. After all, February contains Valentine’s Day. In reality though, every month should be heart health month. Your heart is the most important muscle you have. Forget about the pecs and biceps. Without the heart working properly, you’re not doing anything. Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older […]

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Patience is a Virtue

January 20, 2019 0 Comments
Patience is a Virtue

Well, here we are. Just about through the first month of the year and if you started the New Year with plans to better your health perhaps with some exercise, I’ve got some news for you. If you’re not committed and I mean truly committed save yourself the time and aggravation and stop now. As […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2018: Day 12 – 31 Days

December 22, 2018 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2018: Day 12 – 31 Days

(This is part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Today’s post I share with you something I saw in an article from my friends at My Fitness Pal earlier this year. It’s a challenge of sorts, 31 days to be exact, […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2018: Day 11 – What Does It Mean to be Healthy?

December 21, 2018 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2018: Day 11 – What Does It Mean to be Healthy?

(This is part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘healthy’? Some may visualize a lean person perhaps with ripped abs or shapely muscles. Others conjure up images of perceived […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – Insulin and Insulin Resistance

December 20, 2018 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – Insulin and Insulin Resistance

(This is part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Question. Can you name a hormone other than thyroid that warrants a lot of attention. Give up? How about insulin? You’ve heard of it before but do you really understand it’s role, […]

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