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Author Archive: Jeffrey Harrison

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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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 5: The Best Machine Not Built By Man

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 5: The Best Machine Not Built By Man

(This is Part 5 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) I can remember vividly the day I got my first car.  I had been driving for almost a year using mom and dad’s car on the weekends, but this one was my own! As […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 4: 51 Foods You SHOULD Be Eating

December 13, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 4: 51 Foods You SHOULD Be Eating

(This is Part 4 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) When it comes to healthy eating, the focus is often on what not to eat vs. what to eat. So, I thought I’d share with you today a guest blog repost from a Penn […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 3: 10 Weight Loss Tips for Success

December 12, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 3: 10 Weight Loss Tips for Success

(This is Part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) 1. Plan It. Plan everything from goals, to getting started with nutrition changes, to overcoming all of the obstacles in your way. Sit and think about this for 15-30 minutes. 2. Clean Out Your […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 2: What Does It Truly Mean to Exercise?

December 11, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 2: What Does It Truly Mean to Exercise?

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) Many years ago before I was even an undergrad at Penn State, I knew I wanted to help people.  I had originally set out intent on working in the rehab side of things, namely […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 1: Stop Eating C.R.A.P.!

December 10, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 1: Stop Eating C.R.A.P.!

(This is Part 1 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) Well here we are at another holiday season and the countdown to the end of what I hope was a healthy and happy year for everyone. Over the next 11 days, I want to […]

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Fitness

November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Black Friday / Cyber Monday Fitness

For those of you who live and love to shop, these past few days have kicked off the most wonderful time of the year. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season, has bargain hunters up and at it early in the morning, or even during Turkey Day itself, […]

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Turkey Day Myths and Facts

November 17, 2012 0 Comments
Turkey Day Myths and Facts

One of my greatest memories as a kid was waking up to the smell of the Thanksgiving Day turkey beginning its hours of roasting.  The smell would permeate the house and by the time it was finally time to eat, I had already devoured it in my mind.  Certainly a lot less calories that way!  […]

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Surviving A Hurricane

October 31, 2012 0 Comments
Surviving A Hurricane

The past few days out here on the East Coast have been spent dealing with Hurricane Sandy and all the hoopla that surrounds such an event. I don’t mean to diminish the severity of the destruction of the storm, but a hurricane no doubt gets the attention of over zealous meteorologists. Hurricanes are bad storms.  […]

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5 Exercise Myths and Their Close Examination – Part 2

October 24, 2012 0 Comments
5 Exercise Myths and Their Close Examination – Part 2

Living a healthy life is something most would say they aspire for in life. But what exactly does it mean to be healthy? Free of disease? Free of stress and anxiety? Free to do anything and everything in life without pain and discomfort? The template of our health is set from birth, but what we […]

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The Amazing Power Of Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

October 11, 2012 0 Comments
The Amazing Power Of Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

Hard to believe but just in a few more months we’ll be turning the calendars again on another year.  And as is quite the norm with a new year, thousands will create new health and fitness goals with the belief that this year will be different than all the rest. I’m always very proud of […]

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