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Archives for October 2012

Fall Foods for Athletes

by Louise October 30th, 2012| Healthy Snacks
Fall is a great season for exercising outdoors. It's still "t-shirt" weather, for the most part, and the trees in New England couldn't be any more stunning. Fall also brings some seasonal snacks that should be on every athlete's shelf (or grocery list). Here are a few to consider:

  • Pumpkins.

15 Minute Strength Training – Hand Weights

by Kimberly Hays October 29th, 2012| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
We are all so busy these days. We also realize the importance of exercise, especially strength training, to keep our bodies healthy and to able to go the distance day after day. Most people work on cardiovascular training, which is very important, but strength training is the key to

Jillian Michaels: 30-Day Shred

by Jessica B. October 26th, 2012| Assorted Workouts
I picked up Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred workout video when I was struggling to lose the weight from my first pregnancy. I had no time to get to the gym, and my gym had no daycare options. While I was walking and running a bit, my muscle tone was

Take it to a Higher Level

by Joan Jacobsen October 24th, 2012| Fitness Expert
I recently came across an article regarding the effectiveness of your pace during activity when it concerns keeping your heart healthy. There is a name for a group of risk factors (such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke) known as metabolic syndrome.

One of the aspects to maintain

Personal Training: Upper Body

by Jessica B. October 23rd, 2012| Strength Training, Upper Body
When I hit a workout funk, I team up with a personal trainer to try to revamp my routine and to help me to keep meeting my goals. You do not need to have a lot of money to work with a personal trainer. You do not need to

Grab and Go Super Foods

by Kimberly Hays October 22nd, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Everyone is super busy these days. Because of that, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Nutrition is what fuels our bodies to be able to keep up our hectic schedules. Incorporating super foods that are easy to grab on the go are a great way to get

Yoga Ball for Strength

by Jessica B. October 19th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
Recently I switched out my office chair for a yoga ball. My colleagues thought I was insane, as it does not look very comfortable to spend most of your day sitting on a giant yoga ball. But in truth, a yoga ball is a great way to build core

Three Hats

by Denise Druce October 17th, 2012| Fitness Expert

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop ~Mother Theresa


Donna wakes up to the blaring alarm at 4:30am.  She laces on her running shoes and heads out the door to

Cool Weather Considerations

by Angela Yorke October 16th, 2012| Exercise Wear
Your choice of clothing is important when you live in a climate where temperatures vary throughout the year. This is not about looking fashionable, of course, but to ensure that an outdoor workout isn’t abruptly cut short by the inability to cope with the weather.

Sun protection measures are well-known

Natural Workout Fuels

by Bea October 15th, 2012| Workout Fuel
Powerbars and other processed foods can do wonders when it comes to supplying fuel for workouts; however, processed food is often hard for the body to break down and digest. They might not be the healthiest choice.

There are some natural foods that could supercharge a workout. In fact, you

Kendo: Strength Training with the Sword

by Mackenzie M. October 12th, 2012| Core, Strength Training
Literally translating from Japanese as “way of the sword,” kendo is a martial art that dates back to the time of the samurai. Kendo sword fighting is very popular among Japanese middle and high school students today, and continues the legacy of the samurai class of feudal Japan.

These days,

Eat This NOT That! Part 2

by Melissa Koerner October 10th, 2012| Nutrition
This is the second installment of a two part series on optimal food choices throughout the day. Last time, Melissa covered morning nutrition tips.

P.M. Meals and Snacks

1:30 p.m. Health Magazine Meal:

One whole wheat pita filed with 1 tbsp hummus, 1 mushroom burger, 1 ounce
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.