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Archives for February 2012

Water During Your Walk

by Bea February 28th, 2012| Walking
Whether you are marathon walking, speed walking, or walking for fun, you need to keep your body hydrated. The easiest test to do is to check the color of your urine. You want to be drinking enough water so that you are able to keep yourself hydrated and to

Core Strength Training: Cyclists

by Mackenzie M. February 27th, 2012| Core, Strength Training
As young professionals and college students are opting for a bike for transportation over a car, more and more information is becoming available about the benefits that riding a bike can provide - for health and for the planet.

Not only does it reduce harmful exhaust and emissions, it also

Run the Path to Stress Relief

by Mackenzie M. February 23rd, 2012| Running
We all know that running is good for the body. It pushes the heart and lungs, and it gets the blood flowing. It builds and solidifies muscles, and it helps burn unwanted calories. But when it comes to the relationship between running and stress relief, there is an entire

Absence of Exercise Makes the Heart Grow Weaker

by Joan Jacobsen February 22nd, 2012| Fitness Expert
You are probably familiar with the quote “absence makes the heart grow fonder," which actually makes sense regarding relationships. At times we do miss our loved ones more when they are not able to be with us. February happens to be American Heart Month, which for me translates into

Healthy Sources of Fat

by Louise February 21st, 2012| Eating Tips
Various sources will recommend that runners get 20-30% of their daily caloric intake from fat, but where should that fat come from? We know that trans fat and saturated fats are bad for us, so where can we get the good fat? Here are a few ideas for healthy

Planks for Strength

by Angela Yorke February 20th, 2012| Strength Training
When you’re aiming to increase strength, establishing and sticking to a routine is easiest when it is kept as convenient as possible. For many people, this means that it should be reasonably simple and use minimal amounts of equipment. Moreover, strength training shouldn’t make you quake at the thought

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Exercise & Teens

by Angela Yorke February 16th, 2012| Family Fitness
Exercising with your family is easy enough when children are young. They haven’t developed the inertia induced by watching TV, being online, and/or playing video/computer games for hours on end, and they do what you tell them. For most parents, the challenge is when children hit their teens, especially

Organic Nourishment

by Sarah Harris February 15th, 2012| Nutrition
Many of my clients come to me to improve their health and well-being. A great start for most would be making the switch to eating whole unadulterated and organic foods. Many of my clients get the whole foods part but have a hard time understanding why they should pay

Mixing it up at the Gym

by Jessica B. February 14th, 2012| Cardio
One of the biggest challenges I have in the winter, when I bring my cardio workout indoors, is keeping things interesting. All too often I end up staring at the TV, watching some bad talk show, tired and unmotivated. My runs don’t improve much time wise and even worse,

Upper Body Work Out: Stability Ball

by Jessica B. February 13th, 2012| Exercises
It’s time to dig out your stability ball from the back of the closet, give it a few extra puffs of air, and take it out for a test drive. Here are examples of a few simple exercises you can do with a stability ball to help you build

Habits that Jeopardize Fitness

by Angela Yorke February 9th, 2012| Eating Tips
Working short exercise snippets into your daily routine is a good way to get fit without feeling as if you’re making a lot of effort. So is committing to fitness with better eating habits, good food choices, and exercising regularly. Yet, there are bad habits that, unwittingly adopted, can

Yoga for Cyclists

by Denise Druce February 8th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Today, in a training course for indoor cycle instructors, I realized that I had made my 10th remark about (and sales pitch for) the benefits of yoga for cyclists.  If you’re logging a lot of miles in the saddle, and aren’t balancing out your workouts with yoga, read on. 
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