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Fit for lunch or lunch fit?

by Jenn McD. August 31st, 2010| Eating Tips
Tomorrow for most kids, the 2010-2011 school year begins. As I was roaming the somewhat bare shelves of the local Wal-Mart with my inspiring and creative genius of a second mother, we came upon a topic for My Fitness Tunes. Getting back on track to being healthy when returning

Take a Walk in My Shoes…

by Jenn McD. July 29th, 2010| Eating Tips, Running
I am going into my senior year of college, and I decided I wanted to trim down a few pounds to look good for next year. I’m not a huge fan of running, but I know it works when you need it to and keep it up regularly.

I currently

Mood Foods

by TJ Davis July 20th, 2010| Eating Tips
Neurotransmitters are special chemicals in the brain which affect a number of body functions. Three neurotansmitters, in particular, are associated with positivity and good moods: serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Chemical levels of these neurotransmitters can be affected by a number of factors, including heredity, alcohol, hormones and food.

Serotonin is

Driving Miss Lazy

by TJ Davis June 29th, 2010| Eating Tips, Exercises
Miss Lazy - the part of me that routinely says things like, "You need to relax a while, let's watch another movie," and, "It's too hot to cook, let's order pizza." I tell myself all the time, that's not me. I'm not Lazy. I am a single mom, working

Vacation with Verve

by TJ Davis June 17th, 2010| Eating Tips
School is out and vacation time is here. If you are ready to get away and relax but are concerned about abandoning your fitness routine, you can easily incorporate workout activities with leisure time. No matter where you go on vacation, or when, you can infuse fitness into your

The Cortisol Connection

by TJ Davis April 23rd, 2010| Eating Tips, Family Fitness
Despite growing concerns about overweight teens in the US, the health crisis continues to spread. National campaigns to combat child and teen obesity have been, so far, ineffective. Blame for the epidemic has been placed in many areas – fast food, junk food, too much food, depression, lack of

Food as Fuel

by Bea February 16th, 2010| Eating Tips
We all know that what you eat affects your athletic performance. It seems like common knowledge that eating a diet based on potato chips and soda is not going to get you very far-- although I have seen an athlete win medals on a Pop-Tart and chocolate milk diet.

Chocolate Milk

by Bea January 12th, 2010| Eating Tips
After a muscle burning and heart pounding workout, what should you be reaching into your fridge for, as you stand there, drenched with sweat? The answer is simple--chocolate milk.

While some people drink water to hydrate themselves and to keep their muscles from cramping, others turn to sports drinks, such

All About Iron

by Louise January 4th, 2010| Eating Tips
Note: Hemoglobin is the iron-containing part of our red blood cells that helps carry oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body. The words iron and hemoglobin will be used interchangeably throughout this article because low hemoglobin levels are concomitant with low iron levels.

I have tried to donate
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Crack Open Your Six Pack

by Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Everyone wants a flat stomach or the famous six pack abs.  The problem is most people do not do the right things to get them.  Hopefully, I will give you some ideas to steer you in the right direction.

First off, I want to say that I personally do not feel
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Winter Activities: Calorie Comparison

by Louise November 30th, 2009| Diet Strategy
Here in New Hampshire, winter lovers still are waiting for the temperatures to drop. It is simply too warm for snowfall and frozen water. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, opportunities for winter fitness activities open up. Some of these activities inherently allow you to burn more calories.
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Save Money on Supplements

by Joe Lawrence November 18th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training
When it comes to fitness, there is no secret that you put your body through the wringer.  Afterward your body requires the replacement of essential nutrients.  There are many companies and a trillion dollar fitness industry willing to sell you the secret potions to replenish you after a workout and

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