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Anytime Fitness Fort Pierce, FL
(772) 461-2348
111 Orange Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Nature's Way Health Club
(772) 466-4810
2710 S Us Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Martin Memorial Health Systems Inc
(772) 785-5500
1095 Nw Saint Lucie West Blv
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
World Gym
(772) 335-1269
1500 Se Lennard Rd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
St Lucie Medical Fitness Center
(772) 343-9590
2195 Se Airoso Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
Curves
(772) 429-7770
805 Virginia Ave # 18
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Martin Memorial Wellness Center
(772) 785-5522
1095 Nw Saint Lucie West Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
Golds Gym
(772) 878-7662
250 Nw Peacock Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
Anytime Fitness Vero Beach, FL
(772) 562-5090
755 27th Ave SW, Suite 5
Vero Beach, FL
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Port Saint Lucie, FL
(772) 344-6620
240 SW Port Saint Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Healthy Gains

Need to add extra pounds on a slight frame? Here’s a sensible way to do it.

By Lisa James

June 2010

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, Americans who are underweight don’t get any respect. The numbers explain why: While two-thirds of the US population is overweight, only 1.8% qualifies as underweight.

People need to gain pounds for a number of reasons. Some have fast metabolisms that quickly burn calories. Others engage in strenuous activities. Still others have eating disorders or chronic illnesses such as cancer.

It’s the last group that Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, CNSD is most familiar with in her job as national director of nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTC, www.cancercenter.com ). She says, “What we hear often is that patients spent a lot of their lives trying to lose weight, and now they’ve lost weight and they can’t gain it back.”

Lammersfeld says being underweight is no excuse to eat poorly. Junk foods are “high in omega-6 fats, which we know to be immune-suppressing,” she notes. “Those foods can also increase your cholesterol.”

The key to healthy weight gain is resistance training plus extra helpings of beneficial foods. “Most people who are trying to gain weight are under-muscled,” Lammersfeld explains. “With our patients we use resistance bands. Those are good for people who travel a lot.”

Lammersfeld says CTC recommends a standard weight-maintenance diet consisting of balanced meals with complex carbs, whole produce, lean protein and low-fat dairy. She suggests consuming an additional 200 to 500 calories a day by eating every two to three hours. “I tell people the easiest way to do it is to add one serving from each of the food groups,” she says. “That should allow you to gain a pound a week.” Foods rich in both calories and nutrients include nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew), trail mix, protein shakes made with high-calorie ingredients such as bananas, kefir, low-fat cheese and avocados (including gua...

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