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Archives for November 2012

Join a Running Club!

by Mackenzie M. November 30th, 2012| Cardio, Running
When discussing running, one of the most universal (and important) issues with it is motivation. For even the most avid runner, finding motivation to go on that early morning or afternoon run can be difficult. Although running with friends can be a great motivator, it is easy to cancel

Goji Berries!

by Louise November 27th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Did you see the Zits comic this past Sunday? Connie (the mother) calls out, "Dessert time!" Walt (the father) responds with a smile until he is handed his "dessert," which Connie explains is a "spinach-wheatgrass-flaxseed-gojiberry-spirulina-oatmeal-kale-soy smoothie." I guess Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman couldn't resist poking fun at the

Strength Training Time Savers for Women

by Kimberly Hays November 26th, 2012| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
There are ways that we can cut the amount of time in our routine by working smarter, not harder. Using free weights to get more bang for your movements is the key to reducing the time spent on strength training. Tweak your routine, and get in and out in

Eating After Strength Training

by Jessica B. November 23rd, 2012| Strength Training
One of the best ways to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your strength training workout is to eat the right foods. There are many different schools of thought as to how to replenish your body in the most effective manner. Here are a few tips that are

A Leaner, More Limber You

by Melissa Koerner November 21st, 2012| Fitness Expert
There’s a big misconception that stretching is only for people who workout or people who are athletes.  And many people who do workout, don’t see the benefits of stretching.

If you think that stretching is a waste of your time, I encourage you to keep reading, because EVERONE benefits from

Power Walking

by Jessica B. November 20th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good outdoor cardio workout and running is not for you, power walking can be a reasonable and fun alternative. It is a way of helping to build your stamina without causing damage to knees or needing too big of an investment.

You never want

Winter Superfoods to Fuel a Workout

by Kimberly Hays November 19th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
In summer, we have an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits available to fuel our workouts. In winter, it may feel like you don’t have tasty options. Instead, you grab tomatoes and other flavorless vegetables that are grown in hothouses and aren’t even ripe when shipped to our stores.

Aerobics and Lower Body Strength

by Jessica B. November 16th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are getting tired of doing routine leg lifts and using machines to target your lower body, there are plenty of classes available at most gyms that can help your lower body muscles while working to build your cardio. Recent studies have shown that combining these forms of

Have a Ball

by Denise Druce November 14th, 2012| Fitness Expert
One of my favorite tools for strengthening the core is the stability ball.  But I find that a lot of people are not quite sure what to do on them, other than use them for an office chair, which is not a bad idea.  Here are seven tried-and-true exercises

Vegan Workout Fuel

by Bea November 13th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
As I have expressed before, fueling up your body before exercising is a very important thing to do. Breaking it down to basics, carbohydrates should be your first choice of fuel to get your body the energy it needs. Second on the list are fats, but the good kind,

Winter Workout Wear

by Kimberly Hays November 12th, 2012| Exercise Wear
With the weather turning cold for most of us and winter right around the corner, it is time to change what you wear when you work out. What you wore in the warmer months is not going to work for the colder months. You need to be sure that

Walking Intensity

by Bea November 9th, 2012| Cardio, Walking
If you are walking to lose weight and as a cardio exercise, you have to cut out the leisurely strolls. In other words, pick up the pace.

Walking is a great form of cardio exercise, because you can do it anywhere without any equipment other than good shoes. However, if
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