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Archives for July 2012

Cardio in the Heat

by Jessica B. July 31st, 2012| Cardio
It is hot out there, and getting out to run my daily 5-7 K has been becoming more and more of a challenge. Not because of the distance, but because I end up sweating and exhausted way too quickly in the sun. And the hour of the morning I

Initiating the Cycle of Fitness

by Angela Yorke July 30th, 2012| Biking, Family Fitness
Cycling is an activity that is easy to maintain if you do it alone or with a fellow enthusiast. Conversely, sustaining this fitness habit may appear more challenging when you have young ones in tow.

The easy solution would be to leave the kids out of it entirely until they’re

Dreams Shattered – Children in Sports

by Lori Sciame July 26th, 2012| Sports
All across the United States, parents dream of a child who will be a sports phenom. They place toddlers in year-round soccer leagues, or in exclusive gymnastics clubs, or even in private wrestling instruction.

Dreams can come true, but more often than not, dreams can be shattered due to overuse

Are We What We Eat?

by Joan Jacobsen July 25th, 2012| Fitness Expert, Nutrition
One should never assume that being physically active alone is the solution when living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Oh contraire, we must add nutrition into the mix to continue following the path of good health. Just because we exercise 30 minutes a day, does not mean we can

Lower Body Exercises P90X

by Jessica B. July 24th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
After my last pregnancy I used P90X to blast myself back into shape. While I had a hard time sticking to the diet, as a vegetarian, I followed the exercise program to a T, and it helped me get back some of my upper and lower body strength. These

Exercising While Fasting

by Angela Yorke July 23rd, 2012| Exercises
The month of Ramadan can be a challenge. Muslims are obliged to fast and abstain from dawn until dusk, whatever the hours of daylight there are in a day. For those who have just made fitness a part of their lives, Ramadan can appear to be an insurmountable challenge

Walking Posture

by Bea July 19th, 2012| Walking
So you have been walking for a while, but you can’t seem to pick up the pace. What do you do? I am sure that you have tried a variety of motivators, such as trying to keep to a certain pace or listening to upbeat music, but there are

Guilt-Free Sweet Treats – Part 2

by Melissa Koerner July 18th, 2012| Nutrition
This is the second installment of a two part series on guilt-free sweet treats.  Enjoy Melissa's recipes.

Homemade Zucchini Bread

This time of the year is the perfect time to make zucchini bread.  As part of my local, organic CSA we get a lot of zucchini (and they are

Safety in the Summer

by Angela Yorke July 17th, 2012| Cardio
Being able to go for a run or bike ride without having to think of layering your clothes is one reason most people welcome summer. At the same time, hot weather is not without its risks. Dehydration is one aspect of heat-related illness typically seen in the summer months,

Core Training for Hiking

by Mackenzie M. July 16th, 2012| Core, Strength Training
As the snow of winter thaws off the tops of mountains around North America, trails and hiking paths play host to thousands of hikers. From towering peaks in the Rockies, to the smaller mountains of New England, peak climbing season is well underway. To get in shape for any

Fueling My First (Sprint) Triathlon

by Louise July 12th, 2012| Eating Tips
This upcoming weekend I'll be tackling my first triathlon! Okay, okay, I admit it: it's a sprint triathlon. I figured it wouldn't be entirely intelligent to go for the whole shebang for my first triathlon experience, especially since I've never actually tried swimming across a distance larger than the

Fascinating Fascia

by Denise Druce July 11th, 2012| Fitness Expert
According to Wikipedia, “fascia is soft connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to disease, overuse, trauma, infections, or inactivity. This restriction often results in pain, muscle tension, and diminished blood flow.”

We spend
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