Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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February 7, 2013

Fitness column: Nutrition question and answers

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Always remember, the main reason for weight gain is over-indulgence of calories. However resistance training and cardiovascular intervals help every other aspect of life: strengthening muscles, supporting bone density, warding off or preventing major and minor illnesses, and helping to prevent cancers, cardiovascular disease and circulation problems. I’d say there are plenty of good reasons to exercise as well as monitor the quality and amounts of calories.

Expert: Art McDermott

Owner of Matrix

Answer: There are plenty of apps out there now for fitness and nutrition. The one I hear about most often is myfitnesspal.com. It is a free program available for any device. What I like about it is the tie in to the website so you can run reports and track things on-line as well as through your smart device.

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