Julie Wilcoxson is a mother of two, wife, business owner, personal trainer, boot camp instructor, and youth conditioning coach. Her passion is to help women discover their inner fit diva and change the childhood obesity epidemic in our country.
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How Does Exercise Effect Insulin Resistance?
Health and Fitness: Womens Issues • Published: September 26, 2019
If you suffer from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome you may have also been told you are Insulin Resistant (not all women are). Do you know what that means for your weight loss? Insulin Resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and cannot use glucose from your blood for energy.
When HIIT Isn’t the Best Workout
Health and Fitness: Weight Loss • Published: July 15, 2019
HIIT training is a a great way to lose weight but some women shouldn’t only be doing HIIT training. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS there is a better way to weight loss.
What Are You Valuing?
Self Improvement: Personal Growth • Published: February 5, 2019
What are giving the most time to? Is it your health or you own self care? If you are complaining about not having enough time to fit in a workout then I want you to truly think about this question.
You’re Going to Hate Yourself in the Morning
Book Reviews: Health Mind Body • Published: November 30, 2011
Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed and if you have already given into the temptations of that sugary substance- Christmas isn’t going to get any better. This is the time of year where we are faced with weekly if not daily temptations of fudgy goodness, Christmas Cookie exchange parties, work Christmas parties, family Christmas parties, gatherings, baked goods brought into the office, testing out new recipes for the office, and so on and so on.
Tips on How to Help Your Overweight Child
Health and Fitness: Childhood Obesity Prevention • Published: September 14, 2011
With the child obesity rates climbing, chances are you have a loved one that is dealing with obesity already. In my profession, I have seen firsthand the WRONG way to handle this situation. Children learn from others, they do, say, and act as they are taught. Chances are if mom and dad are overweight, the child is going to follow the same path.
What to Do To Lose Weight
Health and Fitness: Weight Loss • Published: July 29, 2011
With all the different ideas regarding food, eat this and don’t eat that- it can get downright confusing about what you should be doing to shed those extra layers. Even our food experts can’t seem to get it right. The concept of eating should have never gotten this confusing. If you are wanting to lose weight and maintain your lean body mass then you have to first start off by fueling your body the right way.
The Secret Weapon for Youth
Health and Fitness: Womens Issues • Published: June 14, 2011
Let’s face it; we are all on the lookout for that “special” something that will keep us looking years younger than our real age. Whether it’s cleaning up our diet, dying our graying hair a different color, getting a spray tan, paying a doctor to put a shot of collagen to fill out the wrinkles, or exercising to stay in shape. What if the REAL secret to youth didn’t cost a dime and you really didn’t have to do anything different than your doing now?
The SAD Diet
Health and Fitness: Nutrition • Published: April 1, 2011
Have you ever thought about The Standard American Diet and what it stands for (S.A.D) and then considered what we are actually putting into our bodies? If you did you would realize how SAD it really is.
Are You Starting to Panic?
Health and Fitness: Weight Loss • Published: March 23, 2011
Spring is in the air, well at least in Tennessee. We are reaching the mid 70’s today and the sun is shining. I love the beginning of warm weather; coming out of hibernation, feeling the warmth of the sun’s rays on my skin. It is that time of year where my phone starts to ring off the hook with women panicking about summer and wanting to get into shape YESTERDAY.
Caffeine and Children
Health and Fitness: Childhood Obesity Prevention • Published: February 18, 2011
Every time you turn around there is some new danger lurking around the corner towards our children. Marketing products to entice kids is no exception either.
Does Sleep Predict Your Health?
Health and Fitness: Sleep Snoring • Published: February 9, 2011
You already know the serious nature behind living a life in a sleep deprived state. Yet over 40% of Americans are walking around half baked for a lack of better terms. Sleep is a VERY important subject that I believe needs more focused attention.
Increased Brain Size and Exercise
Health and Fitness: Exercise • Published: February 9, 2011
Yet another reason to adapt a healthy lifestyle: Aerobic exercise improves brain activity. With Alzheimer’s becoming a common household name, people are looking for ways to give them a fighting chance of preventing the disease.
Body Image and Children
Health and Fitness: Eating Disorders • Published: January 20, 2011
With today’s media showing stick thin models and super malnourished celebrities all over the magazine covers, how is a girl going to compare herself? “How do I handle my daughter’s own body image issues?
Fueling Up Your Athlete
Health and Fitness: Nutrition • Published: January 11, 2011
School is back into full swing from Christmas break and kids are back to sports conditioning. They may be spending plenty of hours on the field trying to improve in their sport, but the time spent off the court is just if not MORE important.
The “Twinkie Diet”
Health and Fitness: Nutrition • Published: November 17, 2010
By now you’ve probably heard it on the news, or someone has talked about the Professor who lost weight on the junk food diet. This little stunt Professor Haub has done has left me along with many trainers in an outrage.
Jump Roping: Fun With Killer Benefits
Health and Fitness: Exercise • Published: November 1, 2010
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times- If you want to Burn some SERIOUS fat and not spend an hour doing it, then Jump Roping is where it’s at BABY!! It’s the number one choice for MMA fighters, basketball players, boxers, and even the neighborhood playground.
Obesity Epidemic Regarding Our Children
Health and Fitness: Childhood Obesity Prevention • Published: October 19, 2010
For the first time in history, Congress has officially declared September 2010 as Obesity Awareness Month. Over the past several decades, obesity in our children has risen to epidemic proportions.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte
Health and Fitness: Nutrition • Published: October 13, 2010
I love this time of year. I love the crisp cool mornings, driving with the windows down, and watching the gorgeous array of changing colors.
Is Fast Food Really Food?
Health and Fitness: Nutrition • Published: October 12, 2010
How did you do with your food choices this weekend? This time of year brings on many new activities and excuses to rush our eating and we are more tempted to visit that drive thru for a quick meal.
Lifestyle and Your Heart Health
Book Reviews: Health Mind Body • Published: October 1, 2010
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys nearly two thirds of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese. According to the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women in the United States, with more than 450,000 deaths each year.
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