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Natalie Smith

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

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Do ab machines work?

8 Answers | Asked by Catherine Tran on Jul 02, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jul 02, 2013

Hello Catherine Tran, No, you have to do the work. Haha, just kidding. If that is what gets you to exercise, then okay. Otherwise, there are numerous exercises to work your abs, just as well if not better, without ab machines. This is a personal preference. Depending on the machine, there are p...

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what exercises are good for multiple sclerosis

4 Answers | Asked by ANN siebert03@dejazzd.com on Jun 28, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jul 02, 2013

Hello Ann, I applaud your enthusiasm, keep up the great attitude. I like Karin Singleton's tip to MELT the feet for better balance. I also agree with Irene Robertson, that you want to follow a proper diet. Since you have been dealing with this for a few years, I am sure you know what your body...

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How do you stay active over the 4th? What are your favorite healthy 4th of July recipes and activities?

9 Answers | Asked by Jessica Cline on Jun 28, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jul 02, 2013

Hello Jessica Cline, What I do is play...with the pets, children and adults who like to get up and go. I have never been able to just sit and watch. I love fresh fruit; especially, watermelon and cherries when I am allowed to spit out the seeds. Fun, fun, fun, being myself. Happy Independence ...

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A Different View of the Link between Obesity and Diabetes

4 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Jun 29, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jul 01, 2013

Hello Karin Singleton, It is good to hear a doctor admit that the processed foods are part of the problem. Scientific truth evolves because man believes he is making "improvements". Thank you for sharing this with us. Take care, Natalie.

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What do you feel is the best overall nutrition plan for the average person trying to lose fat?

8 Answers | Asked by Jeremy Belter on Jun 30, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jul 01, 2013

Hello Jeremy Belter, The DASH eating plan and the ChooseMyPlate.gov plans are good common sense approaches for a balanced diet. If general knowledge were the answer, the obesity rate would not be rising or considered a disease. Therefore, a detailed consultation also needs to be done with refer...

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Is their enough stimulation to continually use body weight exercises to gain strength without lifting weights?

7 Answers | Asked by kristy prass on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Kristy Prass, Yes; but, like some of the others say, you will have to add more repetitions and almost hold the position longer moving very slowly. This depends on the goals. How much time do you have? Take care, Natalie.

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My Trapezius pain is so bad that the pain I feel at the base of my skull is so intense I cannot sleep. What can I do ?

8 Answers | Asked by Niall Brennan on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Niall Brennan, I am so sorry to hear/read that. I hope you got to a doctor. Please let us know how you made out. Good luck to you, Natalie.

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Obesity is officially a disease.

10 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali, I am glad that I studied ACE Health Coach to have more in depth knowledge when working with the obese and their physicians. This will force us to be in closer contact with the clients' doctors. By the way, what degree of obesity draws the line for disease status...

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Obesity Is A Disease

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali, 1. remains to be seen 2. just like any other profession, there are those who care and those who don't Maybe we will get more business now since insurance reimburses for disease care. Take care, Natalie.

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What should a trainer know to work with Obese clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Shawn Fears, We need to get inside the heads of former obese people. To do that is to work with and/or befriend them. This will then put the Health Coach training to better use. Is this not why Weight Watchers is successful? Training the obese is more like working towards activities of dai...

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