Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Welcome =) I believe when it comes to eating right and exercising, most of us know what to do, or can access good information to learn. The key is to become aware and overcome what holds us back from DOING what we know. I believe by implementing simple, gradual, sustainable improvements in the way we think, the way we eat and the way we move, we can make lasting changes towards our overall health and in turn inspire others to do the same. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) - FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist) - Sharecare Certified - Elite Trainer Previous in health and fitness industry: Bill Phillips Transformation Coach I look forward to partnering with you as you take steps towards improving your overall health...mind, body, heart and soul. This is YOUR journey and my privilege to witness your success! No matter where we are in this process, there will always be new levels to reach. Warmly, Penny Ragusano Health & Fitness Coach CHANGINGONE

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

    The American Heart Association and the Amer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.

    Daily commuters who stopping driving to work and started walking or riding a bike w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3.

    The st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    One proven approach to weight loss, on the nutrition side of things, is to begin eating smaller meals (mini-meals) throughout the day.  This would mean eating about every 2.5 to 3 hours. 

    How does it help with weight loss?
    1. Keeps our energy balanced throughout the day; especially since with the...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Thank you for the 'follow' Genesis! I enjoyed reading your bio and very excited to see you here. You defiantly have the right approach based on what you share and I have no doubt you will succeed this round (as you say). When we do health this way, we see it as a journey that really has no end. I see you cheering others on which is awesome. Congratulations on your badge. How are YOU doing so far? Sending positive energy your way as you continue your journey.
    1. Genesis Newton Wow, how incredibly kind of you to take the time to write that. I am doing great. I've gotten every friend suckered into this journey with me I could muster. I wear my fitbit on my wrist every day and I conciously make every decision about the food and drink I put in my body. Its been really great. I already feel the good changes my body is making. Lost 10lbs already too! ---- thanks again for your comment. HUGE SMILES!
      3 Days Ago
    2. Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer Huge smiles right back as I read your sweet response! Thanks for taking the time Genesis and keep up the great work!! I'm cheering you on =)
      1 Day Ago
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer found the following answer helpful:
    When performing a single leg, 2 arm shoulder press exercise, you want to first select a weight. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand on one leg making sure that your...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer found the following answer helpful:
    Calories are simply a way for us to measure energy. Specifically, a calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit. With that said anything that we do, from the normal physiological processes that keep us alive, to physical activity,...Read More
  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    Yes, exercise is only one part of a weight loss program. Exercise is the part that helps us:
    • Increase our fitness level (we each have our own personal starting point)
    • Get more movement in our day
    • Feel good and mobile waking up muscles that maybe have been resting a while
    • In general, using
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on America's worrisome, widening girth.

    The reports released Thursday -- one from t...Full Article

  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness