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Archives for September 2012

Alternative Exercises for Women

by Jessica B. September 28th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
There are a few machines at the gym that can help you work on both toning your upper body and building your stamina. Men, at least at my gym, constantly occupy many of these machines. Women seem to be afraid that if they work out their upper body too

Breakfast is for Champions

by Joan Jacobsen September 26th, 2012| Fitness Expert
In all the gym joints in all the towns, in all the world, they all appear to all have one message: EAT BREAKFAST! Yes, this seems to be a universal slogan that does prove to be the best advice when nutrition comes into play. Studies show that besides controlling

Jumping on a Trampoline = Cardio!

by Jessica B. September 25th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
This summer we spent a lot of time staying with relatives at their house. They have five kids and need a lot of activities to keep everyone active and moving. This summer the family invested in a large trampoline, and the kids were out there all the time, hopping

Superfoods by the Season

by Angela Yorke September 24th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Based on available knowledge, it would be remiss to exclude superfoods from your diet if you want to eat more healthfully. That said, you should also remember that, like other “non-super” foods, superfoods are seasonal too.

Eating superfoods when they’re in season allows you to reap the maximum nutritional benefits

The Importance of Form

by Jessica B. September 21st, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
When working on building strength in the lower body, you really need to keep an eye on form at all times. If you ignore form and rush exercises, you could end up injuring your legs and making it more difficult for you to continue your exercise routine. Here are

Finding Your Motivation to Move – Part 2

by Melissa Koerner September 19th, 2012| Fitness Expert
This is the second installment in a two part series from Melissa.

Revamp Your Goals

Setting goals is very important when you embark on a journey to improve your health and fitness, but setting goals that are weight-focused will inevitably lead to a pattern of on again off again exercise habits. 

Fueling Your Workout

by Bea September 18th, 2012| Workout Fuel
One of the worst things you could do for yourself while exercising is to not have enough fuel to get yourself through your workout. Without properly fueling yourself, you are only harming your workout and tiring out your body. You need the right types of energy, such as carbohydrates,

Choosing Your Exercise Wear

by Angela Yorke September 17th, 2012| Exercise Wear
Wearing the right clothes for working out should be an intuitive matter, but how many times have you overheard someone complaining after a workout that they’re chafed in “all the wrong places?" Too much information aside, choosing the correct exercise wear boils down to consideration of the fit, weather,

Core Strength – Volunteer Service

by Mackenzie M. September 14th, 2012| Core, Strength Training
Everyone knows that doing volunteer service is a healthy activity for the mind, as well as the local community; however, many people do not think of volunteer service as a way to build core physical strength.

Anyone who has ever done a day of service with an organization like Habitat

Yoga for Runners

by Denise Druce September 12th, 2012| Fitness Expert
I did an informal poll today in a yoga class, and I learned that about half of my students consider themselves runners.  Some are just trying it out for the first time, and some are training for their ump-teenth marathon.  I can’t say enough about the benefits of yoga

Can Walking be Considered Cardio?

by Bea September 11th, 2012| Cardio, Walking
When one thinks of a cardio workout, exercises such as running or biking typically come to mind. These are exercises that give your heart, blood vessels, and lungs a workout, and you will most likely put a lot of hard work into your workout.

When it comes to walking, there

How to Spot a Bad Diet Plan

by Angela Yorke September 10th, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Of all the 4-letter words I can think of, none elicit stronger opinions than “diet.”  Some people are vehemently opposed to them, being of the opinion that restricting food types and/or eating times are indicative of a life half-lived. Other people are firm believers that the discipline needed to
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