Kenneth Johnson, NASM Elite Trainer

Kenneth Johnson, NASM Elite Trainer's Blog

  • FAQ on the 2012-2013 influenza vaccine

    Who and When

    The recommendation is that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu vaccine. It is especially recommended for certain higher-risk populations, including young children, adults over 65, pregnant women, those with heart, lung, or kidney d...Full Post
  • Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

    Almost two weeks past since New Years. How are your resolutions going? If you’re like the vast majority of people, your resolutions may have already failed, or they might be on life support. Why?

    To make a change – lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, etc. – you...Full Post
  • Taming that Halloween Candy Monster

    Free Candy! What more could your kids want? Then again, maybe you don’t want one evening to undo your constant struggle to get your children to eat less sugar and fat?

    According to Chicago-based RD Toby Smithson, National Media Spokesperson at American Dietetic

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  • Safety Tips during a Power Outage for your Food and Water

    Many parts of the east coast are without power. Even if your power has come back on, you need to be concerned with the food in your refrigerator and your water purification system. Follow these tips to keep safe:


    Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed

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  • Medication Preparedness for Weather (and other) Emergencies

    With Hurricane Irene finishing up with the east coast, it’s a good time to review how your prescription needs can be met in case of evacuations, power outages, road closures, and other natural – or man-made – disasters.

    Walgreen’s offers these tips for Irene,

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  • Extreme Heat Calls for Extreme Caution: Food & Fluids

    Here we go again – extreme heat and humidity is enveloping much of the U.S. To be safe, following these recommendations:

    Drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink, since at that point, you’re already

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  • Staying Healthy This Fourth of July Holiday

    A great three-day weekend is on the way! But this holiday weekend, make sure to keep safe. Here’s some tips from Dr. Damon T. Arnold, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health:

    Food Safety

    To avoid foodborne illnesses like salmonella, remember the

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  • Leave the booms to the pros this 4th of July, but if not, be safe

    What caused:

    ● 6,000 reports of injuries between June 4 and July 4 last year
    ● More than half of all injuries reported between June 4 and July 4 last year
    ● Injuries primarily to children and young adults under twenty (at 54%)
    ● Injuries primarily to hands and

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  • Healthy Marinades and Sauces

    These are some of the favorite summer marinades and sauces from Chef Jody Emer, a chef in the northern suburbs of Chicago who integrates healthy cooking, healthy eating, and wellness concepts. These recipes contain no salt, but still taste great. Use on steak,

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  • "Weighty" Variables

    [media id="PRD__4c8bca48e8e519_51932195" title="Man and Woman Lifting Weights"] Ever wonder about the terms in strength training plans? Things like sets, reps, volume, RI, etc? Here's a quick summary of the most common:

    One complete movement of...Full Post