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Archives for August 2012

Nike Fuel + and Cardio

by Jessica B. August 30th, 2012| Cardio
I’ve been looking forward to the Nike Fuel +, as I’ve been using Nike + for my runs for years. I had the little pod attached to my Brooks running shoes, and even my earliest iPod would have Lance Armstrong telling me how great my 5 K running time

Choosing Arm Weights

by Jessica B. August 28th, 2012| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are looking to boost your upper body workout, switching it up with some new weights may be the way to go. There are a lot of different weights to choose from, from the infamous Shakeweight, made famous by Ellen, to arm weights you can wear, those you

Can You Eat to Lose Weight?

by Angela Yorke August 27th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Generally, a “superfood” is a food that confers overwhelmingly positive benefits to health, usually in terms of vital nutrients and antioxidant content, and helps you lose weight, hence its “super” status. The majority of superfoods appear to be of plant origin, which perhaps lends more credence to the idea

Phelps vs Lochte, Who Came Out on Top?

by Bea August 23rd, 2012| Sports
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the 2012 London Olympic Trials. At that time, one of the biggest questions was "Lochte or Phelps?" Now that the 2012 London Olympics have come to a close,  it is fairly obvious that Lochte is finally going to get his

You Can Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

by Joan Jacobsen August 22nd, 2012| Fitness Expert
Being a senior (although I use the term loosely, as I don’t feel like one) and trying to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle, prompts me to do quite a bit of research regarding exercise and nutrition. When an exercise fad or new workout routine is thrown into the

The Ultimate Lower Body Workout

by Jessica B. August 21st, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
There are a lot of different exercises you can do to help build lower body strength, but squats can be the most effective way to see the biggest changes in a short amount of time. The great thing about squats is that you don’t need any extra special equipment.

Staying Active While on Holiday

by Angela Yorke August 20th, 2012| Exercises
Everyone looks forward to holidays. Indeed, if asked what they intend to do during their holiday other than a planned getaway with friends or family, most working adults are likely to say “nothing.”

While eschewing your routine altogether during a holiday, fitness activities included, is a very tempting prospect, you

Why Build Core Strength?

by Lori Sciame August 16th, 2012| Core, Mind & Body, Strength Training
Having a strong core is more important than most people realize.  If you have a strong core, not only exercise, but every day activities, can be done with more ease.  In addition, your balance and stability will be much better.  Read on to learn more about reasons to build

Rules to Snack By

by Melissa Koerner August 15th, 2012| Nutrition
Do you know what triggers your snack attacks?  Answer these 5 questions to discover what kind of snacker you are.  Then learn some smart, simple, snacking strategies to eliminate food cravings.

1.  You are most likely to have the desire to snack…

A.  When you are working in front of your

Mistakes When Doing Cardio

by Angela Yorke August 14th, 2012| Cardio
Whether out of ignorance or something learned from others, we sometimes adopt habits that are inexplicable and that can be detrimental to cardio health.

It’s not uncommon to see someone “powering up” before a cardio session with an energy bar. Sometimes, a person “keeps themselves going” with an energy drink

Treadmills

by Bea August 13th, 2012| Walking
If you do not think that you can get a daily walk in outside, it might be worth it to think about using a treadmill. You could always go to a gym, but when the gym is only a staircase away, I think you might be more motivated to

Trying Toe Shoes

by Mackenzie M. August 9th, 2012| Running
You've seen them on the feet of acquaintances or friends.  Sure they may look a bit funny, but you're beginning to think they may provide the benefits of running barefoot while still protecting your feet.

Since they've been on the market for a while now, prices have come down, and
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