Archives for 2013


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

Refresh, Rehydrate with Homemade Juice

by R. Carnavale July 9th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
If you're planning to exercise when it's hot and humid, you'll lose water due to perspiration. You'll need to refresh your body and rehydrate. One of the best ways of doing so is to drink a delicious, homemade juice made with fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Low in calories,

Plyometrics for Strength Training

by Kimberly Hays July 8th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Numerous athletes and coaches make use of plyometric rebounding exercises to create more power, as well as to amplify speed, to develop better coordination, to increase agility, and to increase sporting activities overall performance. It is also important to know that these are generally high risk exercises, and if

How to Stay on Your Diet

by James Maynard July 5th, 2013| Video
Diets are easy to start, but much harder to maintain. There are so many temptations out there – from sweets to starches to alcohol -that it is hard to keep disciplined while you are trying to lose weight. There are several things that you can do to help yourself

Exercise and Arthritis

by Dr. Christopher Weaver July 3rd, 2013| Fitness Expert
Arthritis is a disease that affects the body’s joints, causing severe pain and stiffness in sufferers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 50 million Americans that suffer from one of the dozens of types of arthritis, meaning that it is one of

Superfoods for Hydration

by Kimberly Hays July 2nd, 2013| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
In summer, we need to be more conscious of getting enough water, especially when working out. With our bodies being made of 60% water, we need to stay hydrated to keep our organs healthy. If you become dehydrated, your body does not get the nutrients that you need, and

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.

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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

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