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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest r...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

    The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually goes down as ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

    The study included nearly 2,000 participants from the Walking for Health program in England, which organizes nearly 3,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds.

    "Monday through Wednesday people batten down the hatches and they cut back on alcohol consumption. But once that 'social weekend' kicks off on Thur...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

    Less than one-quarter of adul...Full Article

  • 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