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Archives for 2022

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3 Part Plan for Getting Beach Ready

by Joe Lawrence April 20th, 2022| Strength Training
Living in the south I can already see summer peeking around the corner. This is great; however, I definitely need to get my beach body ready. I am going to do this using my never-fail three part plan.

Part one of the plan is calorie reduction. I vacillate between calorie
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Quiet Your Inner Voice to Improve Your Body Image

by Marnie Bii April 13th, 2022| Mind & Body
If you cannot calm and quiet your inner voice, you may be your own worst enemy. Negative reactions to your image in a mirror or photograph can instantly derail your efforts to achieve self-acceptance. Even if you are working toward a firmer body or lower weight, you need
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2 Easy Exercises for Your Lower Body

by Joe Lawrence April 6th, 2022| Lower Body, Strength Training
I love re-discovering exercises that I used to do or have done in the past. It is like moving the couch and finding the lost remote. Recently, I had such an experience and it led me to think of some other lower body exercises I have filed away.

As I
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4 Heart Pounding Yoga Poses for Your Abs

by Marnie Bii March 30th, 2022| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Your core muscles provide the support your body needs while getting in shape and gaining strength. Without strong abdominal muscles, you are at risk of injuring your lower back while performing heavy lifting moves. You also need a strong core while performing high intensity movements during your exercise routine.
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How to Layer for Early Spring Running

by Jessica B. March 23rd, 2022| Accessories, Exercise Wear
Spring is here and that means more and more people are heading outside to run. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky dressing to run outdoors in the spring because it is not quite warm enough to run in just a t-shirt and running pants, but after a few
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Staying Inspired to Keep Working Out

by Kimberly Hays March 16th, 2022| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Working out can become tedious at times, which makes you not want to hit the gym or go for a run. Staying inspired is so important to continue your workout routine, but sometimes you just need to switch things up a bit to still get exercise, but take a
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Understanding the Lies: Body Image in Pop Culture

by Marnie Bii March 9th, 2022| Mind & Body
Basing our body image expectations on images seen in pop culture is much akin to chasing rainbows. The images do not represent a healthy or obtainable female form due to the overuse of photo editing tools, makeup and lighting tricks. The video depicting the creation of an "ideal" image
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The Spark Solutions Diet

by Kimberly Hays March 2nd, 2022| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The weight loss website, SparkPeople.com, has developed a diet called the Spark Solutions diet. The diet is formulated to fast track you into a regimen of healthy eating and regular exercise over a two week period. During this two week period you are supposed to lose five pounds. It
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Cardio Like a Child: Part 2

by Joe Lawrence February 23rd, 2022| Cardio, Outdoor
Ever since writing the article about doing cardio like a child, I have received a lot of emails from family and friends asking for more. They had so much fun pretending to be kids again that they almost forgot they were working out.

I have come up with a
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Kid-Friendly Superfoods

by Kimberly Hays February 16th, 2022| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Sometimes it is difficult to get children to eat some superfoods like broccoli and greens, but of course you want them to have foods high in antioxidants and other nutrients for optimum health. There are some superfoods, however, that you can sneak into meals and snacks that they will
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All About Oats

by Bea February 9th, 2022| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
It is no secret that oatmeal is a great whole food choice for pre and post workouts.  As a post-workout choice, oatmeal is great because it has a good carb to protein ratio. This will help with repairing your muscles so that they are ready to go for the
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The Mindful Diet: Lose Weight Using Your Mind

by Kimberly Hays February 2nd, 2022| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Our relationship with food is a very personal one. We equate food with memories and good times with our family and friends. We in no way want to give up that, but we can change how we think about food. How does food make you feel when you eat?

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.