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Why You Didn’t Improve Your Health in 2022

Why You Didn't Improve Your Health in 2022 With the end of the year fast approaching, many of us take this time to reflect on 2022.  As we sift through heaps of stuffing and piles of pastries, we...

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Minerals 101: A (Mostly) Sweet Symphony

Minerals 101: A (Mostly) Sweet Symphony In the world of diet and nutrition discourse, few topics inspire as much excitement in your average individual as macrominerals! Said no one. In fact, when...

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Paralysis by Analysis

Paralysis by Analysis  As a new year approaches many people start to think about next year’s goals, and with that, preliminary plans are constructed which may even include a step-by-step process...

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How Posture Affects Mental Health

Do trivial tasks feel unbelievably daunting?  Do you ever get that feeling of impending doom? Or maybe you experience not being able to catch your breath, sit and/or relax? Perhaps you have panic...

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Why 'Lift with Your Legs' is Foolish

Why 'Lift with Your Legs' is Foolish Have you ever seen an image like the one below?  Or maybe when you helped a friend move, they told you with good intentions to “lift with your legs, not your...

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss vs Fat Burn

Weight Loss vs Fatt Loss vs Fat Burn It’s no joke that one of the main reasons nutrition information is so confusing on the internet is because of improper use or manipulation of terminology......

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Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

Carnivore, Herbivor or Omnivore? It’s no joke how popular the carnivore diet has become in the last few years, and it’s crazy to think about how much meat people are eating on these diets.  The...

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The Convenient Truth About Hard Work

  The Convenient Truth About Hard Work We as humans were designed to work.  We struggle, we adapt, and then we overcome.  When we do this on a consistent basis, we grow to greater and greater...

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Is Living An Active Lifestyle Good Enough?

Is Living An Active Lifestyle Good Enough? While living an ‘active lifestyle’ is far better than living a chronically sedentary one, simply being “active” could leave you short of some...

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Immune Boosting Health Habits

In March 2020, we all bunkered down in our homes. We donned masks and began social distancing for the sake of slowing the spread of an unknown Corona-19 Virus. Loads of information spread like...

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Training Youth Athletes & Injury Prevention

Participation in organized sport among children and adolescents in the US is rapidly increasing.  According to the CDC, close to 30 million children and adolescents participate in sport, and the...

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Eliminating The Hurdles

Changing your life is more than wish fulfillment and positive thinking.  Motivation might get you started, but YOU must keep YOURSELF on track.  Anything worthwhile is not easy, and despite all of...

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Exercising Intelligently & With a Purpose

Humans have always been physically active. Our ancestors and contemporary hunter- gatherers walked an average of 10,000 steps (about five miles) per day with frequent bouts of more intense physical...

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No Going Back

So many times I think to myself - "If I could just go back and do that again…". Well, that's not an option. There are things, moments, times in my life that I wish I could do again.  Some I wish...

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Making Sense of the Collagen Buzz

Let’s first start with the very basics.  Collagen is the main structural protein outside the cell space in many connective tissues.  It provides support, strength, elasticity and protective...

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Why Your Diet Isn't Working

If you’re reading this in hopes of discovering the single detail that evokes an “AH-HA!” moment and instantly sends you into diet and nutrition perfection, you won’t find that here. This...

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Getting Started RIGHT

We’re at time of year again where “fresh starts” are all abuzz with “It’s a new year, new you” or “It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions.”  But don’t let the calendar determine...

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Liver Detoxificaton

Many people confuse things like cleanses and fasts with proper liver detoxification. Using liquid solutions of juice, tea, broth, in isolation or in combination with a short-term or prolonged fast......

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Do You Have A Leaky Gut?

We’ve only recently begun to understand the extent of the gut flora’s role in human health and disease.  Let’s define gut flora as the billions of micro-organisms that populate our...

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Why Beast Mode is Wrecking Your Results

If you’re a fitness enthusiast and somehow unfamiliar with the term “beast mode,” just look back to the last time you went all-in on that new diet and fitness program….when you attacked each...

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The Skinny On Un-Healthy Fats

With all the hype surrounding the keto diet contrasted against the back-end of the prominent and often misinterpreted paleo diet, health conscious Americans seem to be all over the place with regard...

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Is Too Much Estrogen Making You Fat?

A healthy balance of primary sex hormones is essential for optimal health. The delicate and intricate endocrine system can be easily interrupted and/or upset. Estrogen dominance, or excessive...

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Getting Back In Shape - Are You Winning?

Every fitness journey starts with a desire. For the average human, commonly the desire is to return to a level of fitness they once knew and felt. And sometimes, the desire is simply to obtain the...

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Forward Head Posture

Are you appropriately addressing your FHP?   Odds are you’re either reading this on your mobile device or sitting down reading at your computer.  Either way, it’s very possible that you’re...

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How to do it all without getting overwhelmed

Successfully navigating the routine of taking care of yourself:  In the 20+ years we have been in the health and fitness industry, now more than ever we’re seeing consumers and enthusiasts reach...

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We Are Red Dot Fitness - Come Get Some!

At Red Dot Fitness we’ve earned a lot of attention lately. Have you seen our new facility? It’s awesome. If we were you, we’d have questions too – we get it. When you look at all we have to...

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The Alameda is our new home!

Red Dot Fitness debuts new facility on The Alameda SAN JOSE -- The Alameda, in San Jose, just got a new addition that provides local residents the opportunity to live life to the fullest with good...

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Intermittent Fasting: TRF, ADF, & WDF

Intermittent Fasting: TRF, ADF, & WDF WTF is the Hype About? You’ve no doubt recently been hearing the buzz about intermittent fasting, so what’s the deal? Caloric restriction methods...

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The Lowdown on Meal Frequency

The Lowdown on Meal Frequency What’s the deal? To meet your fitness or weight loss goals, should you eat smaller, more frequent meals or stick to the traditional three squares per day? Well, it...

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Prepackaged Snacks

Let’s be honest, it is extremely challenging in today’s fast-paced culture to completely get away from processed or minimally processed foods – it’s a matter of fact for many families and...

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Tips for Continued Healthy Eating

Life is fast-paced and preparing healthy meals can take organization and time. Below are some ‘tips and tricks’ that can help you prepare for a furry of fast paced meal preparation  when time is...

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All Systems Go!

WARM-UP & SWITCH-ON! At Red Dot Fitness we see a tremendous cross-section of clients. This diversity constantly keeps us on our toes and makes exercise programming fun and interesting everyday...

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Best Exercises and Efficient Use of Time

What are the best exercises? And, what's the most effective use of your time for a quick workout when you are in a time crunch? We found this article in The New York Times, April 15, 2011, and we...

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