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Archives for September 2011

Tips for New Runners

by Heather Duchan September 29th, 2011| Running
Running is a great cardio workout, requiring little to get started other than quality running shoes and a road or track to train on. Before embarking on running as a cardio exercise though, heed some tips to get the best and safest results.

Talk to your doctor. Running is usually
treadmill

I Lost My Estrogen and Gained What?

by Joan Jacobsen September 28th, 2011| Fitness Expert
Why is it that women receive the short end of the stick in the aging process? Is it fair that besides losing our precious estrogen, we have to gain something that we don’t want? Okay my bitterness is over; I’m ready to take on my waistline. Whining doesn’t work.

Kids and Sports: Tips for Parents

by Heather Duchan September 27th, 2011| Sports
Soccer, volleyball, and football are just a few sport activities kids embark on during the fall. For parents of athletic children, there can be a lot of pressure to provide the best environment for your kids to have fun while also excelling at their sport of choice. Unfortunately, many

Sneaking in Time for Fitness

by Angela Yorke September 26th, 2011| Family Fitness
Did you know that September 24 was Family Health and Fitness Day? I didn’t, but the day, which targets the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, has been marked for 15 years, and it encourages families to make time to get and stay fit together.

Often, time is one of the

Beetroot Juice and Excercise

by Heather Duchan September 22nd, 2011| Eating Tips
Since Gatorade was first marketed as a drink for fitness buffs and athletes, there have been loads of other drinks with the same label attached to them over the years. From cherry juice to protein shakes, there are numerous drinks being touted as a performance tool for fitness-related activities.

Digestive Wellness: Happiness from the Inside Out

by Sarah Harris September 21st, 2011| Nutrition
“We are not only what we eat, but what we digest, absorb, and eliminate.” These words caught my attention on my first day at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Over the years, they inspired my work, to help both my clients and myself.

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Association,

Working Fit

by Bea September 20th, 2011| Exercises
Studies have shown that people who exercise on their lunch break are more productive at work in the afternoon. I can relate to that. Not only this, but it lets you knock off another item on your to-do list. You won't have to wake up two hours early or

Ways to Sabotage a Fitness Routine

by Angela Yorke September 19th, 2011| Exercises
Misguided targets are a reason fitness routines can become derailed. Initially, a person might start exercising because he or she wants to lose weight. Unfortunately, weight loss, rather than fat loss and strength building, eventually becomes the only goal, and it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve over time. This

Walking with Weights

by Bea September 15th, 2011| Walking
Many of you may be walking with weights. You do this in order to kill two birds with one stone, so that you do not have to take more time out of your busy life to lift weights. You probably feel a "burn," and you feel like you are

Yoga and the Change of Seasons

by Denise Druce September 14th, 2011| Fitness Expert

It is the summer's great last heat,
 It is the fall's first chill: They meet.

–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt


Here we sit, looking longingly at our last few days of summer, yet looking forward to the cool, crisp weather that autumn brings.  As the seasons change, our thoughts change,

Strength Training: Dorm Edition

by Mackenzie M. September 13th, 2011| Strength Training
Last week, I wrote about developing a running habit for the college student. I emphasized the important and positive effects running can have on both your physical and mental health. Continuing with the theme of dorm room fitness, comes the somewhat more difficult task - strength training in college.

Let’s

Cardio Alternatives to Running

by Angela Yorke September 12th, 2011| Cardio
Running is one of the easiest cardio exercises to do. So are hiking and speed walking. The downside is the impact that these activities have on the joints, which tends to become more obvious as a person ages - especially where running is concerned. I wouldn’t give up running
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.