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Trainer Talk is written by Joshua Steckler, a personal trainer at Push Fitness in Schaumburg.

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Need a last-minute fitness gift idea?

Dec 20 2014 | 11:07 am - If you're looking for any last minute gift ideas, don't forget the gift of fitness. Here are some great ideas for the fitness inclined, or as a hint for anyone you'd like to see become more active.

Afraid of pullups? Try these variations

Nov 28 2014 | 7:08 pm - The pullup is one of those exercises that demands respect. The problem is, many people lack the strength to do a proper set of pullups. If that is the case, try one of these variations.

Snack often for weight loss

Nov 07 2014 | 1:31 pm - Want to take control of your weight once and for all? Eat more — more often that is. Eating more often does not necessarily mean eating more calories, but spreading out those calories into more portioned meals and snacks.

The glutes are key components for hip stability

Oct 16 2014 | 3:34 pm - Does your job have you sitting on your rear most of the day? If so, chances are you have some muscle imbalances — most likely in your core and hips. The glutes are key components in both hip stability and mobility. They work alongside many...

Make sure protein is part of your diet on a regular basis

Sep 29 2014 | 3:21 pm - Protein is essential for preserving and building muscle and its consumption helps reduce hunger while stabilizing blood sugar levels — all of which help you burn fat while supporting overall health.

How to improve your diet while traveling

Sep 05 2014 | 12:39 pm - Q. I’m trying to eat right and lose weight but I travel almost every week. Sometimes I’m in the car for several hours and other times I’m getting on a plane and flying across the country. How can I improve my diet when...

Short on time? Try this workout

Aug 15 2014 | 4:36 pm - How much time must you commit to exercise for it to be effective? This is obviously dependent on your goals, but a recent study found health benefits can be had in as little as 5 minutes a day.

Add vegetables to your healthy eating plan

Jul 25 2014 | 4:03 pm - Eating a variety of fresh foods is a great way to ensure your body is getting well-rounded nutrition. If your vegetable preparation relies on the microwave, it’s time to expand your options to get more out of these powerhouse foods.

Avoid these exercises in your journey to better health

Jul 07 2014 | 5:27 pm - Any exercise is better than no exercise, but if you're taking the time to work out, make sure you're choosing exercises that will truly improve your health and fitness. The following exercises are too commonly performed in hopes of measurable...

Add the right ingredients to make your salad a healthy meal

Jun 14 2014 | 12:40 pm - Salad. The word itself can conjure up thoughts of dieting and boring lunches, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Salads can be packed with nutrients, flavor, and color while giving you convenient options for any meal or snack. The key is in...

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