Archives for 2008

Go Swimming

by Erin Steiner May 3rd, 2008| Sports

It has taken longer than usual, but the weather is finally starting to warm up and become spring/summer-like. With the increased temperatures and the return of the sunshine most people find that the idea of working out indoors is less than thrilling. Who wants to get all sweaty running



by LJ Dovichi May 2nd, 2008| Walking
Walking is an excellent low-impact exercise that's good for any fitness level. It's the most natural form of exercise, and your body specializes in it. Walking is safe, simple, doesn't require any fancy workout equipment, any practice, and is gentle on the body. Walking is good for you and the
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Never Too Young

by LJ Dovichi April 26th, 2008| Family Fitness
You are never too young to play sports and keep fit. Even young children can play, from those just walking to the ones getting ready to start children's leagues. They might not understand the rules of the game, but they can work on their hand eye coordination and keep their

The Windshield Workout

by Melissa April 22nd, 2008| Exercises

Are you planning a long road trip this summer? Perhaps you have a long commute to work each day, or you drive as part of your occupation. Maybe you’re like me and you spend a lot of time in the car toting

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by LJ Dovichi April 18th, 2008| Walking
The skies are clear, the weather is warm, there's a gentle breeze -- it's spring and the perfect season for hiking. With the right attire and equipment you can hike year round, but spring is truly the perfect time -- everything is green and blooming, the trails are dry, and

The Rowing Machine

by Erin Steiner April 17th, 2008| Exercise Equipment

Staying in shape is something that has become increasingly problematic in our "on the go" culture. We are so busy working, taking care of a home, keeping up with social engagements, etc. that we often forget to make time for exercise. For some of us, this isn't a big

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New Balance Running Contest

by Editorial Team April 16th, 2008| Running
WBZ-TV in Boston has a contest that they are running in conjunction with New Balance. They want to know what your "relationship with running" is? Tell them why you love it and what makes you addicted to it.

This contest is tied in with the Boston Marathon, which

Apartment Workout — Stairs

by LJ Dovichi April 12th, 2008| Running
My family and I moved into an apartment on the top floor of a three-story-complex. Out of respect to my neighbors downstairs, I was no longer able to do a cardio home workout because of the noise carrying through the floor. I was able to do the stretching, sit-ups, push-ups,

Family Fitness

by Melissa April 11th, 2008| Family Fitness
Families today are enticed daily with couch potato-like activities: video games, surfing the net, movies, and reality television. Sometimes it’s hard to motivate our children to exercise when it competes with the instant gratification of “entertainment”.

I want my family to have good health and to enjoy the benefits of


by MPK April 8th, 2008| Eating Tips
If you turn on the television during any sort of sporting event, you are likely to see advertising for sports drinks. Watching these ads, you see athletes that are amazingly fit guzzling enormous bottles of these beverages.

However, the typical person does not exercise at the pace or for the

A Few Minutes A Day

by LJ Dovichi April 5th, 2008| Exercises
To stay in shape, you spend 45 - 60 minutes working out 3 to 5 times a week. To stay healthy, you eat the proper amounts from all the major food groups -- avoiding too much sugar and fat. Even with all this dedication, did you know you are still

From Sitting To Swimming A Mile in 6 weeks

by LJ Dovichi March 29th, 2008| Sports
I was put on bed rest when I was pregnant with my son, and long story short, I gained a lot of weight and lost a lot of muscle tone. I had spent 5 months on the couch sitting and wasn't allowed any form of exercise. Then to add insult

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