Archives for 2008

Grass Play

by Louise September 16th, 2008| Cardio
How about some volleyball? Volleyball is my favorite sport. I really enjoy playing on a team but also enjoy playing with my family and friends. At the beach, at a park, or even in your yard, it's never really difficult to get a match going. All you need is a net, a ball,

Limited Heartbeats?

by Joe Lawrence September 9th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Strength Training

“Why would you want to work out? Don’t you know that you only have a limited number of heartbeats before you kick the bucket?” Ah, the finite heartbeat theory that is often the last line of defense for those opposed to

Exercise Equipment (Found Around the House)

by B Kenney September 2nd, 2008| Exercise Equipment

Ever see those attractive exercise equipment commercials on television, and wish you had enough cash to buy the biggest and meanest workout machine? I know I have plenty of times.

Unfortunately, sometimes that’s just not an option in your budget. So,

Not Just For Health Anymore…

by C Zuver August 26th, 2008| Exercises

The DSM-IV-TR is the holy grail of psychology. It is a book that lists every psychological disorder and all of the symptoms that are agreed upon by the American Psychiatric Assosciation (APA).

Among sexual, social, emotional, and multiple other disorders

2008 Olympics

by Louise August 19th, 2008| Running, Sports
I've decided to take a break from talking about what we can do about our own fitness, in order to talk about the people who are considered to have the best fitness in our country (and sometimes the world): the U.S. Olympic athletes. Most of these athletes have been training

But If You’re Going for Tone Muscle…

by Bea August 12th, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training
High-intensity, low-volume lifting routines may be great for building muscle, but not for becoming tone. To read more about building your muscles and training to look buff and built, read the article, High Intensity Workouts Are The Way. However, if you are not looking to "get big" or show

High Intensity Workouts are the Way

by Joe Lawrence August 5th, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training

“You need to workout each muscle group until failure. It will take about two hours in the gym, if you ever want to get real results.” When you first were introduced to weight lifting, did the advice sound something like that?

Feed your Muscles…

by Joe Lawrence July 30th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training

You found a great workout plan with which you truly connect. You work your butt off at the gym everyday. Today you compared your measurements with your baseline numbers and discovered a 15% improvement. How would you like to make

Moose On the Loose

by Bea July 30th, 2008| Family Fitness, Running, Sports
Have a running group? It's a lot of fun just to get together as a group of people and go for runs throughout the week. However, have you ever thought of racing together as a team? You should, because it's a ton of fun!

On August 24th, 2008, at 9am,

Walking, bounding, striding? It’s all the same game.

by C Zuver July 22nd, 2008| Walking
"Nordic walking".

...Anyone?...Anybody know this one?

Although I'm sure there is an audience rolling their eyes at me for talking about such an obvious pastime, there's another audience among us still reading this to learn what it is.

Skiing without skis or slopes is


by Louise July 22nd, 2008| Biking, Cardio, Running, Walking
I remember at the start of my summer vacation I woke up at 8 a.m. determined to go for a run. Sure enough, I took a three mile route, and 27 minutes later I was back home. I decided that I would make it a goal to do the same

The Belly Ball

by Erin Steiner July 15th, 2008| Exercise Equipment

Instead of calling it a "stability ball" perhaps we should call it a "belly ball" since scientists have shown that using a stability ball in conjunction with a cardiovascular workout can shed as much as an inch from your belly in as little as two weeks! The trick seems

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