Archives for June 2013


Getting Kids to Wash Their Hands

by James Maynard June 28th, 2013| Video
Hand washing is one of the easiest, most effective ways to stay healthy, whether you are a child or an adult. But, anyone who has children knows how dirty they can get. Children are constantly playing in dirt, with strange animals, and more. This gets bacteria and other germs

Strength Training at the Beach!

by Jessica B. June 27th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
It is summer, so why not combine your workouts with your summer getaway? Working out on the beach can give your it a little more umph and help you to build lower body strength in a way you cannot at home. Here are some tips for working out in

Boston Marathon 2013 Reflection

by Louise June 26th, 2013| Fitness Expert
There were probably many thousands people who were closer to the bombing than I was both in time and place, and yet it was still too close for comfort. I waited over two months before writing this article, but the whole thing still doesn't feel so far away.

This year

Fueling for the Cold

by Bea June 25th, 2013| Workout Fuel
In the US it's summer time; however, in other parts of the world, it's time to prepare for a cold weather workout. What you consume prior to your cold weather workout will have an impact on your workout and how successful you are.

Hydration will always be a key, no
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Updated Workout Wear

by Kimberly Hays June 24th, 2013| Exercise Wear
Workout wear trends seem to be changing as quickly as high fashion trends. No longer are the old tee shirts and baggy shorts the uniform in the gym. With sports apparel having become a $30 billion dollar a year industry, you can count on the fact that there will

Pasta for Better Health!

by James Maynard June 21st, 2013| Video
Pastas are a tempting food for many people. Not only are they comfort foods, but they are also delicious and inexpensive. But, not all pastas are created equally. There are some varieties that are better for you than others. Whether you are trying to lose weight, firm your body,

Hot Weather Walking Gear

by Bea June 20th, 2013| Walking
Walking as a source of cardio can have many benefits over another activity such as running. For example, while walking, you can wear more gear than you normally would running. While running with a neck cooler might not be comfortable, you can probably benefit from a neck cooler while

Common Problems: New Fitness Routine

by Jason Brennan June 19th, 2013| Fitness Expert
There are many problems people run into when starting or re starting a fitness plan, whether it be a lack of motivation, knowledge, time, or available space and equipment. Finding a way to get through is the only way to make fitness part of your life.

The motivation factor. If

These Foods Wrecking Your Diet?

by Kimberly Hays June 18th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
We all try to watch what we eat in order to be healthy and to maintain a healthy weight. We know that potato chips, cakes, and fried foods are going to pack on the pounds. What everyone may not be aware of is that many healthy foods can also

Core Strength Martial Arts

by Mackenzie M. June 18th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
It should come with no surprise that Japanese martial arts provide an amazing core strength workout. From judo to karate to aikido, Japanese martial arts build core strength in the abdominal muscles, chest muscles, and leg muscles. However, many do not understand that there is an entire philosophy behind

Firming up Arms to Look Great

by James Maynard June 14th, 2013| Video
Toning muscles is one of the most important things we can do during our workout routine to keep looking great. Few things about our bodies can make us look less toned and older than flabby arms. But how do you go about toning your arms, and which exercises are

Take to the Hills for Cardio

by Mackenzie M. June 13th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
Last week, a friend and I decided to head to the nearest state park with varying terrains for a day of walking. This terrain ranged from steep moraines to low valleys. Simply walking up and down the large rises and falls proved to be an intense cardio workout that

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