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Shape Up

by Bea December 28th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Walking
You probably have seen the commercials or the newspaper advertisements for those funny looking Sketchers. With their clumsy and clunky appearance I could have guessed that the shoe I saw in the ad belonged to Sketchers, but what they have done now is even funkier than any shoe they have
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Three’s a Charm

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2009| Strength Training
The New Year is around the corner, and your workout routine just might need to be revamped. When it comes to fitness, there are three main areas to use to evaluate the type of routine you are using. Evaluate yours and see where you may need to balance things.

Depending on
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Crack Open Your Six Pack

by Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Everyone wants a flat stomach or the famous six pack abs.  The problem is most people do not do the right things to get them.  Hopefully, I will give you some ideas to steer you in the right direction.

First off, I want to say that I personally do not feel

Types of Stretching

by Bea December 9th, 2009| Exercises
I used to think that there were two forms of stretching-- dynamic and static. I was told that dynamic stretching was better for you and that you should only do static stretching if you were extremely warmed up. However, that is only what I was taught. Here is some more
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Winter Activities: Calorie Comparison

by Louise November 30th, 2009| Diet Strategy
Here in New Hampshire, winter lovers still are waiting for the temperatures to drop. It is simply too warm for snowfall and frozen water. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, opportunities for winter fitness activities open up. Some of these activities inherently allow you to burn more calories.

Teaching a Child to Ski

by Bea November 27th, 2009| Family Fitness
Well, I do not know about you, but I have been less than thrilled with the weather this season. For instance, it is November, but this past week in Boston it has been anywhere from 40 to 60 degrees outside. That is not cold, and it certainly is not the
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Save Money on Supplements

by Joe Lawrence November 18th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training
When it comes to fitness, there is no secret that you put your body through the wringer.  Afterward your body requires the replacement of essential nutrients.  There are many companies and a trillion dollar fitness industry willing to sell you the secret potions to replenish you after a workout and
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Stretching is important for athletes

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Sports, Strength Training
'Is there really any value in stretching?'  I remember thinking this question in my  head while doing the flexibility drills in Tae Kwon Do.  After twenty-some years of fitness, the answer is a resounding 'yes.'

When I first began training in martial arts I was not very limber.  Being almost six

Hike in Good Company

by Greg Cote November 9th, 2009| Video
As you get ready for your next hike, you'll want to make sure you pack plenty of water, dress appropriately, and bring some good music.  Check out our suggestions for the perfect pairing of music and hiking.

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Choosing Running Shoes

by Bea November 3rd, 2009| Running
When I was little my mom would lead me to the clearance section or to wherever the markdown shoes were, and I would pick out the best looking shoes that were my size. What brand they were did not matter to me, how the support was incorporated did not even
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Staying Safe in the Cold

by Louise October 27th, 2009| Family Fitness
Here in New England, most of us already have seen the first snow fall of the year. If it is any testament to how volatile the weather can be lately, a few days later we saw clear blue skies and felt a comfortable 70 degrees. It would not be surprising
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Broomball at first hand

by Bea October 20th, 2009| Sports
The goal is in sight. Left, right, left, I move my feet along the ice and progress toward the net. I have the ball under control and am surprised by the fact that I have not yet fallen straight on my butt. I am thinking to myself, Boy am I
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