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The Bonus Years Diet

by Kimberly Hays December 31st, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
If you love red wine and chocolate, this diet is for you. It promises not only weight loss and a way to maintain your weight, but it also vows to add 6.2 years to your life. Dr. Ralph Felder developed this diet. In it, you consume seven
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Ice Skating for Your Health

by Mackenzie M. December 28th, 2012| Cardio
Before Christmas, I had the opportunity to go ice skating with some family and friends after a nearly ten year hiatus. After the first wobbly glides, I got the hang of it again, and was whizzing across the icy pond. Faster than expected, my ankles began to
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Running Smart on Vacation

by Louise December 26th, 2012| Fitness Expert
If you're lucky, or just have good planning, your week off from exercise might coincide with your vacation; however, if that's not the case, it will take some extra work and a few special considerations to continue your training appropriately while you take your "break."

Depending on one's current
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Effective Strength Training Workout

by Kimberly Hays December 25th, 2012| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
We all strive for a quick, effective strength training workout. While we are perfecting our routine as far as how many reps to do, and what moves are best for the desired results, we can all use a few tips that will make our muscles work harder.

Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories

by R. Carnavale December 24th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
There’s nothing better than eating nutritious low-calorie snacks to promote health and well-being. Healthy snacks can be hard to come by, especially if you’re looking for something in your supermarket’s snack aisle. Tempting snack foods like potato chips and candy are a health-conscious person’s worst nightmare. Food found in

The Perfect Push Up

by Jessica B. December 21st, 2012| Strength Training, Upper Body
Building upper body strength using the push up is an easy, effective, and inexpensive way to build upper body strength. But are you doing your push ups in an optimal way? Making sure you are doing a good push up can make the difference in the amount of reps

Tone up in Ten Minutes

by Melissa Koerner December 19th, 2012| Exercise Equipment
“I don’t have time to workout!” is the number one challenge I hear from people when it comes to exercise. Well, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t have a lot of time to train each day, here’s a solution to your problem:  all you need is 10 minutes

A Good Elliptical Workout

by Jessica B. December 18th, 2012| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Where I live there is a good foot of snow on the ground. Running outdoors is not a very comfortable experience – plus I am terrified of slipping on the black ice that lies below – so I started going to the gym again. Running on a treadmill can

Quinoa: Little Known Superfood

by Kimberly Hays December 17th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is just now growing in popularity in the United States although it has been around for centuries. It was grown and consumed by the Incas as one of their main sources of food long before 3000 B.C. It was used to feed their armies. It was

Snow: Lower Body Exercises

by Jessica B. December 14th, 2012| Lower Body, Strength Training
It is cold where I live. There is about a foot of snow on the ground. Snow offers a great chance to build lower body strength in a variety of different ways. Here are some fun exercises you can do to get the most of your outdoor training routine

Daily Hip Stretches

by Denise Druce December 12th, 2012| Fitness Expert
You brush your teeth every day.  You shower every day.  You don’t forget to eat every day.  But do you remember how important stretching is to overall health and a pain free life?  This daily stretching routine, if practiced consistently, is a great way to loosen up your hips

Quick Workout Snacks

by Bea December 11th, 2012| Workout Fuel
When it comes to choosing pre-workout fuels, there are many options. Most people will suggest fruits like bananas or snacks like granola bars; however, you might have a completely different opinion. That is okay, because your body is different than everybody else's! For those of you who are struggling
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