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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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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 9 – The Food Pyramid: The Demise of the American Diet

December 18, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 9 – The Food Pyramid: The Demise of the American Diet

(This is part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) We have all seen it hundreds of times. We are familiar with its confusing, rigid rules and strict serving size recommendations. It was plastered everywhere: on cereal boxes, billboards, television, textbooks and […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 8 – 7 Common Myths About Fat Loss

December 17, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 8 – 7 Common Myths About Fat Loss

(This is part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) As it is with many subjects, fat loss is awash with mythology. What’s unfortunate is that most people blindly follow the latest and greatest “fad” or are clinging to outdated information that […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 7 – Minimalist Fitness

December 16, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day  7 –  Minimalist Fitness

(This is part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Two common barriers for people who want to exercise and get in shape are a lack of time and money needed for fitness. Who has the time to go to the gym, […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 6 – Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels

December 15, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 6 – Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels

(This is part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) About half of shoppers report reading nutrition labels “most of the time” or “always”. However, reading labels and understanding them are two different things. Even professional such as myself with extensive knowledge […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 4 – How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy

December 13, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 4 – How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy

(This is part 4 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Having no time to exercise is an excuse I’ve heard a thousand times over the years. This time of year probably represents the time when that excuse is given the most. Whether […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 3 – The New Rules to Strength Training

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017:  Day 3 – The New Rules to Strength Training

(This is part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Today’s post is a guest post from a gentleman I consider to be one of the top training experts in the field today, Bret Contreras. Bret, or the “Glute Guy” as he […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 2 – The Dangers of Dieting

December 11, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 2 – The Dangers of Dieting

(This is part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) You know what? I don’t like diets. They are highly ineffective for long-term weight loss, yet one in four people start a new diet every year. Of these people, only 20% of […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 1 – Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Exercise

December 10, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 1 – Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Exercise

(This is part 1 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) The holidays: a time for loving, sharing, giving, and receiving. It is also a time where priorities shift and we become engulfed in the season. For many, the season is just another […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

November 20, 2017 2 Comments
A Thanksgiving Prayer

This post is a borrowed, guest post if you will from Mr. Thomas Plummer, a gentleman I respect greatly. Mr. Plummer has been in the fitness industry for over thirty years as a business coach/adviser to those of us in the fitness industry. I had saved this post last year but I wanted to share […]

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The Bread is NOT Why You Can’t Lose Weight

November 12, 2017 0 Comments
The Bread is NOT Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Wouldn’t it be easier to place blame on something that’s so available on your weight loss woes? That’s exactly what happened in the late 90’s by Dr. Atkins, Dr. Sears, et al. in their quest to combat the rising obesity epidemic. They scared people into believing that bread, more specifically carbs, were the enemy to […]

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