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Dave Crocker, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Diet & Exercise: Flexing some knowledge about muscles

Having been a master personal trainer for almost 30 years, I’m often asked questions concerning muscles. Today, let’s just have some fun, and explore a ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Learn more about another ‘good guy’ fat, monounsaturated fats

Last week, we learned the benefits of incorporating “good” fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids into our diets. This week, I’d like to share information on ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, August 17, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Get to know the ‘good guys’ of fat

In last week’s column, we learned the detrimental role “bad” fats like saturated and trans fats play in our diets.  First, we all need some ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, August 10, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Chewing the fat

This is the first in a two-part series on fats. For years, we’ve been taught that fats were bad. We were urged to remove them ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, August 3, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Going bananas about bananas

In this week’s column, I’d like to share with you information on a truly awe-inspiring fruit — the banana. The scientific name for banana is ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Some hidden benefits of exercise

Exercise is known to have a bounty of healthful benefits. It is effectively beneficial to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Learn more about a summertime staple — the peach

Well, it’s summertime, and that means sweet, juicy peaches. The peach (Prunus persica) is native to the region of northwest China between the Tarim Basin ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, July 13, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: No bones to pick when it comes to calcium, weight training

Some folks think lifting weights or “resistance training” just strengthens, tones and tightens muscles, and while it does all these great things for us, there’s ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, July 6, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: Kale — once overlooked, now in vogue

Today, I’d like to share information on a vegetable many folks overlook, but probably shouldn’t — kale. Kale, or leaf cabbage, originated in the east ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, June 29, 2018 8:00 am

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Diet & Exercise: The dos, don’ts of lifting

Two weeks ago, we learned the importance of weight training and how it protects and strengthens. Last week, we reviewed how to begin a weight ... Read more

by Dave Crocker, Friday, June 15, 2018 8:00 am

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