Archives for 2013

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Don’t Weight to Diet!

by James Maynard September 13th, 2013| Video
As we work to maintain a healthy body weight, it is important to keep track of our progress. It is an outdated idea that we should judge ourselves solely by our body weight. Nowadays, most fitness experts believe that body composition is more important than

Core Strength Training with the Bridge

by Kimberly Hays September 12th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
The muscles of the core stabilize the spine and hips giving better balance and strength to the rest of the body, as well as reducing the risk of injury and enhances athletic performance. Core strength training will also strengthen the back muscles to alleviate back

Love Your Body

by Denise Druce September 11th, 2013| Fitness Expert

Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord My shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, please no bags, and please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, please no gray, and as for my belly, please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, please keep me

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Food Diet

by Kimberly Hays September 10th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The raw food diet is becoming very popular and it is important to know the facts before starting any new diet. This diet is similar to a vegan or vegetarian diet, but all of the food is eaten raw, and all of it is unprocessed. The food cannot be

Feeling Burned by the Sun?

by James Maynard September 6th, 2013| Video
Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Getting outside is also great for kids of all ages. If we spend too much time outside, however, we can suffer from sunburn. Not only is sunburn uncomfortable, but can also lead to dangerous skin conditions, including cancer.

Outdoor Jump Roping for Cardio Fitness

by Kimberly Hays September 5th, 2013| Cardio
With the weather being nice outdoors right now, why would you want to be cooped up in the gym to get your cardio exercise? Jumping rope can be a pretty mundane exercise inside, but getting outside makes it a lot more fun. You will have room to move around,

Finding Time to Exercise While Traveling

by Dr. Christopher Weaver September 4th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Traveling for vacation, family visits, or work is a part of life for most of us.  As wonderful as it is to get away from to normal day-to-day routines and responsibilities that we have in place during the rest of our lives, traveling can present some difficulties in terms

Working Your Core Without Crunches

by Kimberly Hays September 2nd, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
When strength training, we concentrate a lot on our core to get those most coveted six-pack abs. Crunches are not anyone’s favorite exercise, but because they work, we do them. Luckily there are strength training exercises that we can replace those boring crunches with, and they are quick and

Itching for a Poison Ivy Cure

by James Maynard August 30th, 2013| Video
With summer activities and being outdoors often comes the uncomfortable reality of poison ivy. Although not everyone is allergic to the oils which cause the uncomfortable reaction, many people can suffer for days from a single exposure. Children and animals (especially dogs) often become exposed to the reactive oils.

Strength training with a 6 Month Old

by Jessica B. August 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
As I start to get back into the swing of a regular workout, it is still tricky to find enough time during the day to manage exercising and full time care of a six month old baby. I’ve picked up a few moves from my stroller workout class to

Runners: Lesser Known Injury Sources

by Louise August 28th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Injuries come in many forms. There are some injuries that "make sense," such as the ones that are a result of training errors: adding too many miles, running too fast too soon, and similar variations. But sometimes, they don't make sense and seem downright unfair. Maybe you've been running

The Power of Lemons and Lemon Juice

by Kimberly Hays August 26th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
When life gives you lemons...eat them! Instead of looking at lemons as a garnish for seafood dishes or as the main ingredient for lemonade, take these bright yellow beauties to another level in your diet. They are a superfood packed with vitamins and other great benefits. The juice of

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