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Aug
27
2014

Advisory Board Spotlight: Karen Smith

    Name: Karen Smith   Age: 40 yrs. old   Location: Dallas, Texas   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being GGS means that I get to share my passion for strength and fitness with a fabulous community of like-minded women. Every day I get to motivate and mentor others […]

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Aug
26
2014

Advisory Board Spotlight: Jessie Mundell

    Name:  Jessie Mundell   Age: 27   Location: Calgary, Canada   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? So much more than a feeling of muscular strength for me, now. Although, that’s a part I love, too. Over the last couple of years, I’ve really started to listen more carefully […]

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Aug
25
2014

Advisory Board Spotlight: Ann Wendel

  Name: Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT   Age: 44   Location: Alexandria, VA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a Girl Gone Strong means that I demonstrate strength of character in all that I do. It means that I strive to be strong physically and emotionally through all […]

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Aug
22
2014

GGS Spotlight: Marni Sumbal

Name: Marni Sumbal MS, RD, LD/N   Age: 32   Location: Greenville, South Carolina (new resident since May!)   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?   I believe that women should embrace their inner strength. Girl Gone Strong represents women who are confident, who love their body, who set goals and […]

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Aug
21
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 3

  In Part 2 of Making Sense of Science – The Truth About Carbs, we discussed the research that showed no real difference between low calorie and low carbohydrate approaches to weight loss, but noted that low carb diets may naturally lead to a lower calorie intake.   There are a few reasons I’ve discovered […]

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Aug
19
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 2

  Last week, in this article, I presented some basics on what carbohydrates are, the various types of carbohydrates in our diet, and how our bodies use carbohydrates for energy.   This is, of course, probably not why you’re reading.   If you are like most people, you are interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, […]

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Aug
15
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Swing

  Hardstyle Kettlebell Swings Hardstyle Kettlebell Swings are an extremely beneficial exercise when performed with proper technique. They develop powerful hips, strong posterior chain, and a solid core. As an added bonus while building amazing strength and explosiveness they are also one of the top exercises for burning fat, as they utilize your entire body […]

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Aug
12
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 1

  What is a carbohydrate? Where do they come from?   Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the 3 major macronutrients that the human body uses to create energy.   It is easy to forget today that food is fuel, not just fun!   A carbohydrate, like it sounds, is made up of carbon atoms, hydrogen […]

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Aug
11
2014

Introduction: Making Sense of Science

  (Note from GGS: We could not be more excited to introduce our new column from Dr. Krista Rompolski, Making Sense of Science. In this post, Dr, Rompolski will explain exactly why we decided that this was such an important column for her to write. Enjoy!)   Of all the concerns of the average American, […]

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Aug
8
2014

GGS Spotlight: Dr. Terry Wahls

Name: Terry Wahls     Age: 58     Location: Iowa City, Iowa     Occupation: Physician     You have a very incredible and inspiring story. Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your work?   In college I practiced Tae Kwon Do, competing in full contact sparring, and won […]

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