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Archives for November 2011

Travel and Running

by Mackenzie M. November 29th, 2011| Running
Many people use vacations as a time to relax from the routine from every day life.  They focus on eating and shopping, and fall out of their running routine, using the excuse, “I’m on vacation.” However, even while on a vacation, falling out of your running cycle can be

Refueling During Exercise

by Louise November 28th, 2011| Eating Tips
If one is exercising for under 60 minutes, water is generally the only "fuel" that will be needed during the workout. Of course, water contains no calories, but it is critical during exercise; it plays a huge role in the body's temperature control system, keeping athletes from overheating. It

Maintaining Stamina While Injured

by Jessica B. November 24th, 2011| Cardio
My exercise choice is running. It hasn't always been, but after making some significant lifestyle changes, running has become an important part of my life. So it was pretty devastating this summer when I broke my foot. Not only was running out of the question, I couldn't use the

Running with Wrinkles

by Joan Jacobsen November 23rd, 2011| Fitness Expert
Have you ever considered yourself a runner? Have you ever sprinted, jogged, or galloped by hitting the road, pavement, or track with your sneakers? It may have been years (and years) since you've run; however, you took that first step with a pair of running shoes and that translates

Budget Family Fitness Activities

by Angela Yorke November 22nd, 2011| Family Fitness
Group activities, such as those aimed at making your family fitter, often sound like they can be dauntingly expensive, as things involving a lot of people tend to require large expenditures; however, unless you insist on premium gym memberships and/or high-end exercise gear for everyone, you don’t have to

Pseudo Pull-ups at Home

by Jessica B. November 21st, 2011| Strength Training
Despite spending a great deal of time at the gym, a true pull-up is something I have yet to really master.  When I am at the gym, I use a pull-up machine, which helps me by reducing the amount of weight my arms have to lift. On those days

Keeping Active While Feeling Lazy

by Angela Yorke November 17th, 2011| Exercises
There are some days when you just don’t feel like going for a run, to the gym, or to the pool for one reason or another. For me, it’d be a rare bout of rollover; where I hit the snooze button one too many times, so I can roll

Staying Fit with Diet

by Sarah Harris November 16th, 2011| Nutrition
As a Holistic Health and Fitness Consultant, people tend to ask me how I keep in shape. I witness them eagerly expecting to hear about my secret workout regime or the latest fat-gobbling exercise trends. Their face quickly changes to disappointment, when I mention that even though it’s important

What to Eat After Exercising

by Louise November 15th, 2011| Eating Tips
Many people ask about what's best to eat before a workout. Perhaps the equally (and some may even argue more) important question, which seems to be addressed less frequently is, what should we eat after a workout?

When exercising, your body turns to its glycogen stores as its primary,

20 vs 50

by Bea November 14th, 2011| Exercises
If you take a look at a lot of the 20 year-old people out there, you may not be so surprised by what I am about to tell you. When you think of a 20 year-old, you may assume that a 50 year-old would lose to that 20 year-old

Stairs Tiring You Out?

by Bea November 10th, 2011| Walking
Have you ever noticed that you can walk and walk and walk without losing your breath, but that walking up four flights of stairs can tire you out so easily? I know that is the case for me. All of my classes are on the fourth floor, and in

In Flight Yoga

by Denise Druce November 9th, 2011| Fitness Expert
As I sit on a plane, headed for someplace sunny and warm, I think what an uncomfortable and unhealthy experience I, and my fellow travelers, are having. So, I decide to do something about it. In flight yoga - no mat required. Here are ten easy exercises you can
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