You can have a great life!- Podcasts with Fitness Expert Mackie Shilstone:


Mackie Shilstone was a guest on "The Sports Zone" Radio show with Rob Rains and B.J. Rains and these are a few helpful podcasts. (So disregard any time or holiday references in the interviews. The information is very helpful)

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Healthy Lifestyle

Smoothies are a good way to lose weight; but use caution


You hear a lot about smoothies these days. There are fancy smoothie machines and even new smoothie restaurants. Incorporating smoothies into your daily life can help you get vitamins you might not otherwise be getting, but the caution is if you are trying to lose weight you need to check the ingredients and be sure you know everything that is in it.

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Suntans look nice, but how much sun is healthy? free cancer screening

Now that the sun is out people are trying to take advantage and get that healthy look that a suntan can bring, but is it healthy? St. Anthony's Med. Center is having free cancer screenings.

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Sore throat? It could be strep, it's going around

If you’ve noticed more people are complaining about sore throats, you’re not alone. Physicians at St. Anthony’s Urgent Care Centers are reporting an increase in the number of strep throat cases.

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Bad weather keeping you from the gym? How to sneak in exercise

Between work, meals, chores, activities, the kids and bed, it’s tough to find time for a daily exercise regimen.

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Better Health Energizes You.

Note: All information on this page is intended to be helpful and entertaining. (See disclaimer below.)  As with any eating plan or exercise program, check with your doctor.


To hear Health & Fitness Mackie Shilstone talk about starting a new health program with Rob Rains and B.J. Rains on the Sports Zone Show click the audio player: 

*Mackie's Top 5 Tips for Working Out.  

*Mackie Says Cut out Soft Drinks. 

*Mackie's Top 5 Foods for Vitamin B

Healthy Snacks

*Low-Cal Chocolate Dip- Take “diet” hot chocolate mix and pour it into a bowl. Add a little warm water, stirring it and adding more water to the consistency of dip. This “chocolate dip” is perfect for dipping fruit into. Make it like a party .

* Jello with Whipped Cream on Top -This is a great low-carb/low cal dessert. Buy the 10 calorie individual Jellos in the grocer’s cooler and Redi-Whip no calorie whipped topping.

* Celery with Peanut Butter- Better than reaching for a donut or a cookie, spreading a little low-fat peanut butter on som celery is a good nutritional snack.

* Almonds or other healthy nuts


 Test your heart smarts!

Take this quiz to see what you know about eating to manage weight and live heart smart!

TRUE or FALSE: Controlling blood cholesterol is one way to control your risk of heart disease.

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Eat Healthy

We do not advocate “crash diets.” They rarely last. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is eat healthy over a long period of time. If you want to lose weight, be sure to increase your physical activity. Start some sort of work-out or exercise plan, even if it is just walking.

Counting Calories: That’s how B.J.Rains lost 40 pounds. He started with the “Lose It” app.and increased his physical activity. He can now run a marathon.

Low Carb Lifestyle: This is how Rob Rains lost 40 pounds during the year 2013. The simple way to say it is you basically cut out bread, sugars, fried foods,and look on the labels for zero or very low carb content. This does help lose weight and you can gradually add food you want, but it is a lifestyle. If you suddenly go off it you will gain weight. Rob started with two weeks of "no carbs", then eased into a "low carb lifestyle." Once or twice a week he will eat pizza or pasta at a meal but then he tries to stay faithful.

Ain't No Stoppin' You

If there is something that is holding you back from gaining control of your health, don't let it. You think you love to eat, well you will love the way you feel if you eat the right things. Don't keep waiting, don't put it is the time and you are the person. You can do this. Once you put your mind to it...there' "Ain't no stopping you now!"


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