3 Part Plan for Getting Beach Ready

by Joe Lawrence April 18th, 2018
Living in the south I can already see summer peeking around the corner. This is great; however, I definitely need to get my beach body ready. I am going to do this using my never-fail three part plan.

Part one of the plan is calorie reduction. I vacillate between calorie
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Quiet Your Inner Voice to Improve Your Body Image

by Marnie Bii April 11th, 2018
If you cannot calm and quiet your inner voice, you may be your own worst enemy. Negative reactions to your image in a mirror or photograph can instantly derail your efforts to achieve self-acceptance. Even if you are working toward a firmer body or lower weight, you need to learn how to accept your image in a positive manner.

The first step definitely involves changing your knee jerk reaction to your image. You must replace all of those negative
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2 Easy Exercises for Your Lower Body

by Joe Lawrence April 4th, 2018
I love re-discovering exercises that I used to do or have done in the past. It is like moving the couch and finding the lost remote. Recently, I had such an experience and it led me to think of some other lower body exercises I have filed away.

As I was doing some crunches on the floor, I had the urge to stretch my back and came across an exercise I did years ago. We called it a body bridge,
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  • How to Layer for Early Spring Running

    by Jessica B. March 28th, 2018
    Spring is here and that means more and more people are heading outside to run. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky dressing to run outdoors in the spring because it is not quite warm enough to run in just a t-shirt and running pants, but after a few minutes you are so warm it can be too uncomfortable to run with heavy layers. Here are a few tips
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  • Staying Inspired to Keep Working Out

    by Kimberly Hays March 21st, 2018
    Working out can become tedious at times, which makes you not want to hit the gym or go for a run. Staying inspired is so important to continue your workout routine, but sometimes you just need to switch things up a bit to still get exercise, but take a short break from your old hum drum routine. Getting your family involved in something new where you will still get
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  • Understanding the Lies: Body Image in Pop Culture

    by Marnie Bii March 14th, 2018
    Basing our body image expectations on images seen in pop culture is much akin to chasing rainbows. The images do not represent a healthy or obtainable female form due to the overuse of photo editing tools, makeup and lighting tricks. The video depicting the creation of an "ideal" image for an advertisement details the transformation process from beginning to end. During the process, a healthy, attractive woman is
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.