Minimize Fruit

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You know the saying, “An apple a day…”  But is that really advice you should heed?

Fresh fruits, generally, are nutritious and healthy to consume.  They are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, but they also contain the sugar fructose. This natural sugar is accompanied by nutrients the body needs, which is why we prefer it to, say, the sugar found in a can of soda or a donut. Too much sugar, though, no matter where it comes from, can have negative effects on your body and overall health.

Excess sugar (the amount beyond what the body needs to function) gets stored as fat. Continue reading

Farmgirlfit Member Profile – Allison

Allison

Name and age: Allison Kackman, 39

Occupation: Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, and for fun I work 8 hours a week at the jail.

My favorite exercise at FGF is: By far BEARS! [FGF: WHAT?!?! That’s a first.] I know they are not everyone’s faves, but for me I hurt the most the days after we do these. I think it works every muscle in my body! I also love deadlifting, I feel the strongest in that lift.

My least favorite exercise at FGF is: My top two are Turkish Get-ups and those alternating jump lunges, I have balance and knee issues and I nearly fall over every time! Continue reading