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Ask the Health Coach: What Should I Eat During Restaurant Week?

Dear Maura, Where should I eat during Restaurant Week that won’t completely derail my diet? Open to lunch and dinner options. Thanks! ~Kim …………….. Hi […]

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Ask the Health Coach: What Should I Eat Before and After Workouts?

Dear Maura, My new exercise routine has me starving 24/7. What should I snack on to fill me up without undoing all my hard work […]

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Ask the Health Coach: What Are the Best Yoga DVDs?

Hi Maura, I am looking to strengthen and lose inches/weight and want to know of a great yoga DVD I could do at home. ~ […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Are Juice Cleanses Safe?

Dear Maura, What’s your take on juice cleanses? Is it ok to drink just juice for a period of time? If so, how long would you recommend […]

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Ask the Health Coach: How Should I Stretch in the Morning?

Dear Maura, What’s the best stretch to do when you first wake up to get loose and ready to move through the day? Can you […]

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Ask the Health Coach: How Can I Work Out Safely in the Heat?

Dear Maura, Is there any way to prep the body for heat? Other than water consumption, what is needed for hydration? ~Kristie G. (via Twitter)

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Ask the Health Coach: What Do You Eat?

Dear Maura, Here’s a question for you: What do YOU eat? And you’ve referenced a few times that you “eat clean,” but what exactly does […]

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Ask the Health Coach: How Can I Recover After a Hard Workout?

Dear Maura, For a high-level athlete, how much rest is best after high-impact competition? ~ Kristie (via Twitter) ……………

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Ask the Health Coach: What Are Some Healthy Basil Recipes?

Dear Maura, Is pesto healthy? Please say yes! I’m growing basil in my yard and have so much! ~ Erica P. ………….. Hi Erica, Perfect […]

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Ask the Health Coach: What’s the Best Way to Meditate?

Dear Maura, I keep hearing tons of good things about meditation. Since you’re a yoga teacher, I was hoping you could speak about this. I’ve […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Should I Shop Organic or Local?

Dear Maura, I love supporting local farmers but they don’t always grow organic produce. What is your stance on organic versus local? Which foods should […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Spring Allergies Are Killing Me. Help!

Dear Maura, My allergies are awful this spring. I can’t seem to find any relief, and I’m tired of over-the-counter meds. Do you have other […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Should I Eat Before a Morning Workout?

Hi Maura, Here’s a question: My workouts are generally mid-morning. Not quite enough time beforehand for a substantial breakfast. What should I eat? And when? […]

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Ask the Health Coach: I’ve Plateaued. Help!

Dear Maura, I’m a 34-year-old mom with two wonderful girls, an (almost) five-year-old and a two-year-old. I was never really athletic but after my second […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Is Yoga a Good Cardio Workout?

Dear Maura, I know you are a yoga teacher, so I’m hoping you can answer this for me because my husband and I argue about […]