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Archives for July 2011

Use Mindfulness to Eat Healthier

by Heather Duchan July 28th, 2011| Eating Tips
Mindfulness is a practice with Buddhist roots. It is aimed at bringing full awareness to the present moment, such as the current sensations of the body and breath, instead of letting thoughts wander to the past, future, or anything that is not essential to the here and now. Living

Back it Up

by Bea July 26th, 2011| Exercises
As we are near one month left in summer, beach season is in full swing. For many people, that includes maintaining the spring acquired beach physique, which is where all of our favorite core exercises come in - crunches, scissor kicks, planks, etc. All of us do our very

On Curtailing Complacency

by Angela Yorke July 25th, 2011| Exercises, Mind & Body
One of the easiest things about an exercise routine is starting one. Some might say it’s also the most difficult thing to do if you’ve been sedentary for a while. Whatever you feel in the beginning though, it’s hard to escape the feeling of complacency that can set in

A Tribute to Jack LaLanne

by Louise July 21st, 2011| Eating Tips
If you're interested in fitness, but have never heard of Jack LaLanne, I'm doing you a huge favor by introducing you to his name and his legacy.

I doubt any athlete has gone through training without being influenced (most likely unwittingly) by LaLanne. If you use a weight room, you

Weight Loss Tips

by Natalie Weiss July 20th, 2011| Nutrition
This month's weight loss tips help to reduce excess calories in your diet. Excess calories are sometimes hidden, and they can really hinder any weight loss program. Reducing these calories will make a big difference in your health.

1) Avoid sugary beverages, such as soda and fruit flavored drinks. Fruit

Exercising After Angioplasty: Why It Matters

by Angela Yorke July 19th, 2011| Cardio
The funny thing about aging is that exercise becomes more important than ever, but you also have more body parts telling you to stop the madness right this instant. Unfortunately, it’s entirely possible that you might actually exacerbate the risk of developing serious illness by giving up cardio exercise

Singing in the Rain

by Bea July 18th, 2011| Walking
Look at the title of this article. Sratch the world singing. Replace it with walking. Great.

Ladies and gentlemen. I have an annoucement to make. You are not the Wicked Witch of the West; you are not going to melt if rain falls on your head. In fact, your body

Strength Training: Doing It Right

by Angela Yorke July 15th, 2011| Strength Training
Modern man is constantly prodded to do more, and do it better than everyone else. As such, it’s no surprise that most people throw themselves into a strength-training regimen, only to have to stop soon after to recuperate from injury.

Images of relaxed-looking athletes bench-pressing 150 lbs are nothing new, and

Tour de France 2011

by Bea July 14th, 2011| Biking


This is the first year in many that the Dutch stand a chance in the Tour de France. You would think that a land where there are more bikes than people, there would be an abundance of riders in the Tour de France, but this isn’t so.  No one really

Yoga: Enjoy the Little Things

by Denise Druce July 13th, 2011| Fitness Expert
An amazing thing happened today. I held my son’s pet rat Spike, who was taking his last breaths. I was never a fan of rats, until my boys begged to bring one home. And being a lover of all things furry, I was converted. What was really amazing about

What Your Pulse Rate Tells You

by Louise July 11th, 2011| Cardio
Did you know that your heart rate can tell you when you need a break from your current exercise routine, for example your daily run? Monitoring your resting heart rate can help you prevent over training and injury. The first thing to do is determine your resting heart rate.

Determining your

Optimum Performance – Sports Massage

by Heather Duchan July 8th, 2011| Sports
Some athletes go beyond seeking simple fitness. They focus on attaining a level of performance that may overwork certain muscles in ways that are not always healthy. Many sports require using a single group of muscles over and over in a specific way that can result in hypertrophy, compensation
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