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Nicole Urban

Nicole Urban
Nicole is a Fitness and Nutrition Counselor for AGS. Her studies include Exercise Science with an emphasis on Health Education as well as a certified Personal Trainer through the NASM. She pursues her passion in Fitness and Nutrition by working with others to develop a healthy lifestyle.

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6 Benefits of Dark Chocolate for your Valentine

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2018 2:53:45 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Diet & Eating 4 min read time

Valentines Day is right around the corner and every grocery store is stocked with endless amounts of chocolate. If you are trying to watch your weight, this might make you cringe. But, what if I told you that chocolate is actually considered a super food? There are many different types of chocolate but Dark Chocolate is the ultimate form that will increase your overall health and satisfy your taste buds. This Valentine's Day enjoy some of the six awesome health benefits of dark chocolate.

 


 



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Is Your Genetic Exercise Ratio 60-40?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 2:59:10 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Exercise 2 min read time

Do you benefit from weight training, or do you respond better to cardio? Of course, both are important, but the mix of the two can produce significantly different results for your body type.



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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice - Healthy Holiday Recipes

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Nicole Urban posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating, Holiday Recipes 6 min read time

 Well Thanksgiving may be over, but we know many of you still have that craving for pumpkin, even after autumn ends. Well we've got you covered! This pumpkin spice recipe guide is perfect for you! And as we learned earlier this month, canned pumpkin is just as healthy as fresh pumpkin. So forget about what is or isn't seasonal – here are few healthy pumpkin recipes that are easy-peasy treats not cheats!



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6 Healthy Tips from AGS for Traveling during the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Healthy Travel Tips 2 min read time

Raise your hand if you love to travel. I bet most of your hands shot up! Now raise your hand if you love traveling during theholiday season. I am going to guess a majority sat on their hands!



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"Hostess with the Mostess": Holiday Eating your Genes & Jeans will appreciate

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 4:08:03 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Diet & Eating 6 min read time

 It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing colors and Fall is in the air. During the autumn season, we like to embrace our friends and family during all of the gatherings, delicious meals, festive events and memories we share. One of the best things about this time of year is all of the opportunities to cook with Fall flavors and spices, but it can also be very stressful taking on the role “Hostess with the Mostess”. You want your guests to be treated the best, so typically you clean the house, adjust the recipes for your guests, cook the food to perfection and lastly, you always want your guests to enjoy a good time. Did you know that many Fall ingredients are very nutritious? For example, the festive pumpkin -- not only is pumpkin delicious, but it is also a good source of vitamin A. Hosting can be fun when you have the right cooking ingredients and tools in your home and on your shelves. Let's break down some healthy and festive fall recipes that will allow you to succeed at being the “Hostess with the Mostess” this Fall.



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