Archives for 2010

Vacation with Verve

by TJ Davis June 17th, 2010| Eating Tips
School is out and vacation time is here. If you are ready to get away and relax but are concerned about abandoning your fitness routine, you can easily incorporate workout activities with leisure time. No matter where you go on vacation, or when, you can infuse fitness into your

Finding Your Fitness Niche

by TJ Davis June 15th, 2010| Mind & Body
We all have our own excuses for not exercising. Some common ones are: I'm not in good enough shape to start exercising; I cannot do enough to make a difference; and, I don't have time for a fitness routine. The first two examples are fallacies, which can be overcome

Neck Flexibility

by TJ Davis June 10th, 2010| Exercises
Loss of mobility and flexibility are common results of aging. Regular moderate exercise can help reduce the symptoms that lead to these results. When you are choosing an exercise program, the neck should be given special consideration. Any sort of fitness routine can be detrimental to the back and

Working Out While Pregnant

by Jenn McD. June 8th, 2010| Exercises
There is a lot of uncertainty out there when it comes to being pregnant. One of the numerous things that a woman must worry about is staying in shape and being healthy. According to health experts, it is okay for a woman to exercise while pregnant, but she must

Getting Off Your BUT

by TJ Davis June 3rd, 2010| Exercises
You should exercise. You know that, intellectually. But what if you have a debilitating illness that causes you daily pain and limits your mobility? Then you should exercise! People with arthritis can exercise, despite the body’s seemingly endless objections. (You know you should exercise, BUT it hurts too much;

Hula Hooping

by Bea June 1st, 2010| Cardio, Exercise Equipment, Exercises
When I was little I used to have competitions with my sisters to see who could hula hoop the longest. Sometimes we would add in multiple hoops and other times we would use them to "jump rope" with. There were some times when I became bored with my hula

1, 2, 3, Hike!

by TJ Davis May 27th, 2010| Walking
Hiking is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy the outdoors, get and stay fit. But if you set out on the trails improperly prepared, hiking can turn out be a less than enjoyable experience. First, you need to be physically prepared to hike, and the training that you do

My New Running Buddy

by Louise May 25th, 2010| Running
Just under a year ago, I wrote an article about mixing fitness with our four-legged friends. Our pets, specifically dogs, when in healthy condition, can often be great running companions. They add extra motivation to a run, because you make two lives healthier when you take your

The Importance of Cross Training

by Bea May 20th, 2010| Exercises, Running, Strength Training, Walking
Cross training. Well, what is it? The words should give it away to some degree; cross training means that one would partake in different sports while focusing on their main sport in order to improve overall performance. For instance, some runners cross-train by riding their bike or doing laps


by Jenn McD. May 18th, 2010| Yoga
I have decided to try a new form of exercise this summer. One of my really good friends is a dancer and loves Pilates. I’m more of a running on the treadmill kind of girl, but I have recently found that it is getting kind of repetitive and I need

Knowing Namaste

by TJ Davis May 13th, 2010| Yoga
Often heard in yoga classrooms throughout the country, the greeting "Namaste" is sometimes performed without more than a cursory understanding of its meaning and significance. One common, and very literal, translation from Sanskrit is "I bow to you", which may be more aptly described as "my soul bows to

A Wheeling Feeling

by TJ Davis May 11th, 2010| Cardio, Family Fitness
Despite some recent unseasonable weather in many parts of the country, spring is here, and summer is on the way. School will soon be out, and some folks will be looking for ways to have fun and stay fit as a family. A morning stroll, a play day at

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