Julie M. Casagrande , NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Hello to all,

I am very excited to be part of the this new health and fitness forum.  I have always had a love for nutrition and fitness.  I have a BS in Nutrition Science, so if you have any nutrition questions please feel free to come to me and I will do my best to help you out.  I am also a Certified Trainer as well.  I love training people and being able to see how much it helps people in there daily lives.  Nutrition and fitness is medicine to me and a healthy addiction.  Let me help you make this your addiction today ;-).
I have also been a Vegetarian for 16 years now and love this lifestyle.  If you are looking to make a change or would like to try this I can be the one to help you make this transition.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Simi Valley, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that strength training, such as lifting weights or doing pushups, is good for you, but now new research suggests it may help you live longer, too.

    When people 65 and older did strength training twice a week, they lowere...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR.

    New research shows that help -- and CPR instruction -- may be just a cellphone call away.

    This is "a real-world approach that the majority of c...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

    "Labradors make particularly successful working and pet dogs because they are loyal, intel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

    A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you're not hungry, maybe you're just bored instead, new research suggests.

    British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people's food choices.

    In ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitor...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

    Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses.

    New research from Canada contends that just one minute of high-intensity exercise can boost your health as much as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. That means you can't claim that you don't have enou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding can be a fun and challenging activity, but it also comes with a significant risk of injury, researchers report.

    The researchers examined data spanning two decades and found that more than 64,500 U.S. children and teens were treated...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day.

    The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

    Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were o...Full Article