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

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • San Ramon, CA

Activity

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

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

    Stem cell ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

    Outdoor explorers may fail to take altitude into account when visiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

    "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-relate...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don't get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.

    A good place to start? "Remind y...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

  • 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
  • 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
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.

    Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advan...Full Article

  • Penny Ragusano, NASM Elite Trainer - San Ramon, CA - Fitness
    If we can teach our children (by example) the importance of eating a balanced diet, we decrease their chances of having to deal with poor health (including obesity) when they reach adulthood.

    Many adults today (in their 30's, 40's and beyond) are just learning the basics of balanced nutrition....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

    "This study shows t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 5,700 kidney failure patients on dialysis who were followed for a median ...Full Article