Archives for May 2013


Burn Calories for More Energy

by James Maynard May 31st, 2013| Video
Endurance and energy can fade as we get older, or if we lead a sedentary lifestyle. Without extra get up and go, it is hard to get things done in our ordinary day, much less still have the energy to exercise and take better care of ourselves. Yet, there

Lower Body with Fitness Blender!

by Jessica B. May 30th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
With two small children and a lot of pregnancy weight still left to lose, I do not have time to make it to the gym as often as I like. So I am stuck trying to find a variety of home workouts that keep me motivated, that give me

Workout Fuels to Build Muscles

by Bea May 28th, 2013| Workout Fuel
Building muscles through working out can be best supplemented by the right type of diet. Eating proteins, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, and carbohydrates will lead you in the right direction. Protein will help you build and maintain muscle mass. It will also help you to lose fats, because they
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Blunders with Workout Shoes

by Kimberly Hays May 27th, 2013| Exercise Wear
When you ask what workout gear that is an absolute necessity, you will get many answers. You will hear an iPod, moisture absorbing clothing, or a reusable water bottle. The truth is, the most important workout gear is a proper pair of shoes for the type of workout you
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Healthier Ice Cream: Its Own Reward

by James Maynard May 24th, 2013| Video
With warm weather now across most of the nation, people are beginning to think about ice cream once again. Americans eat, on average, 23 pounds of ice cream each. But, this delicious sweet treat is usually a no-no for folks concerned with their health and overall fitness. However, there
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Mow Your Way to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. May 23rd, 2013| Core, Strength Training
In the past week, I have once again taken up my hobby of mowing lawns for family and friends. It has been nearly a year since the last time, and it was much harder to get into the habit. Mowing the lawn actually uses several important muscles groups, but

Lack of Iron Slowing You Down?

by Louise May 22nd, 2013| Fitness Expert
There's quite a lot to say regarding iron and runners, but the first thing to note is that if you're a runner who is not actively including either iron rich foods or iron supplements in your diet, there's a good chance that your performance is being hindered by low

The Vegan Diet Gaining Popularity

by Kimberly Hays May 21st, 2013| Diet Plans
The vegan diet has been gaining momentum for years. Even former President Bill Clinton became vegan after a quadruple by-pass surgery in 2010. Clinton was known for his love of meats like steak and ribs before the life changing surgery. He immediately made the drastic change, cutting out meat

Nordic Walking

by Bea May 20th, 2013| Walking
Nordic skiing, or cross country skiing, is a great workout; however, in order to go Nordic skiing, you need snow! If you are looking for a cardio workout that can help you achieve most of the same benefits as Nordic skiing, then Nordic walking might be for you!

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Stressed Spelled Backwards is Desserts

by James Maynard May 17th, 2013| Video
Stress is a leading factor in how your body retains fat. In order to give yourself a better chance at achieving and maintaining a healthy body, it is healthy to lower the levels of stress in your life, and deal as effectively as possible with the inevitable factors which

Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars

by R. Carnavale May 16th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Whether you want an on the go breakfast or something to snack on midday, a homemade fruit and nut bar is a tasty, nutritious treat that will leave you feeling fuller and more energetic. I love fruit bars because they remain firm and taste fresh even after being in

Jogging Tours in New Orleans

by Mackenzie M. May 14th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
Gone are the days of exploring a city at a snail's pace while aimlessly strolling or while riding a double decker bus. There is a new, fun way to work on improving your cardio while on vacation: jogging tours!  Take in the sights as you increase your fitness level; what could be

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