Archives for July 2013


Martial Arts: Upper Body Workout

by Jessica B. July 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are trying to build upper body strength, martial arts can be a great way to do so. You can build up triceps that actually know how to do something more than just ‘lift weights.’ Here are a few tips as to how to build upper body strength

Drink to Your Diet!

by James Maynard July 26th, 2013| Video
Drinking alcohol while on a diet can be challenging. Alcoholic drinks contain sugars and other carbohydrates that can quickly add pounds back on that you have worked hard to shed. However, small amounts of alcohol, especially red wine, have been shown to have some health benefits, and a drink

Hair Accessories for Working Out

by Kimberly Hays July 25th, 2013| Exercise Wear
You have finally figured out the best hairstyle for when you are working out, be it a braid, headband, high ponytail, or just really short with the sides pinned back. Nothing is more irritating than to be in the middle of a set and have to stop to get

Running in Humidity: 3 Approaches

by Louise July 24th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Every runner knows from experience that humid weather is not beneficial to performance. Running outside, we can feel our energy drain as the sweat builds faster than ever before. What is it about the humidity that hinders our running, and what can we do about it?

Technically speaking, it's not

Working Out at the Playground

by Jessica B. July 22nd, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you like to work out early in the morning outdoors before the heat, you may find that a playground is a great way to add some different kinds of lower body exercises to your routine. Here are a few things you can try, on basic playground equipment, before

Superfoods for a Super You!

by James Maynard July 19th, 2013| Video
Superfoods – you may have heard the term and wondered what it meant. The word sounds like something that would be good for your family – and they certainly are – but what are they? A good, healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do

Trail Walking

by Bea July 18th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
One form of walking is trail walking. To me, being in the great outdoors is always a treat, and when I can get some exercise in at the same time, I am even happier. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the scenery is by hitting the trails and

How Long for Results?

by Jason Brennan July 17th, 2013| Fitness Expert
This of course depends on a number of things, such as the quality of your workouts and your nutrition.

The average person on the right plan should be able to lose 10lbs of body fat in 6-8 weeks and see improvements in energy, posture, sleeping, and mood with in the

The G.O.M.B.S. Diet

by Kimberly Hays July 16th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
G.O.M.B.S. stands for “Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds.” This diet, developed by Dr. Joel Furman, is formulated to combat cancer using food. Thought of as nature’s medicine, food is a great way to improve health. Not really a diet, but more of a lifestyle, these foods will help

Reading cartons for Eggs-tra Credit

by James Maynard July 12th, 2013| Video
Eggs can be wonderful source of protein, especially for people who eat little to no meat for one reason or another. They can also be a good source of omega-3's for people who eat little fish. But egg cartons have their own terminology which may seem confusing.

When you are

Lake Exercise

by Mackenzie M. July 11th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
There are several places to workout during the warm summer months, but none quite compare to a clean sandy beach next to a placid lake, or next one of the five Great Lakes. Recreational lakes dot the countryside of a majority of states, and they are often equipped with

50 Things I Know at 50

by Denise Druce July 10th, 2013| Fitness Expert
This is a big year for me. I hit the halfway mark on this amazing journey on June 3. Well, not really the halfway mark. At age 13, my Grandparents took me to the East Coast to celebrate our nation’s Bi-Centennial. I remember standing in front of the Liberty

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