Exercise

May Cardio Challenge

April 30, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Let’s do a May Cardio Challenge! I’ve done this challenge the past few years with clients at my training studio. It’s a great motivation for getting summer ready! The Challenge: DO 45min to 1hr of sustained cardio 3 times per week. Qualifying cardio includes 45+ mins that gets your heart rate above 135bpm. Walking, hiking..

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Earth Day Workout

April 22, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Happy Earth Day! Why not celebrate the Earth by planning a couple outdoor workouts? No better way to enjoy the Earth than by breathing fresh air and appreciating your health! You can even incorporate some activities specific to Earth Day. Here are my suggestions: Pick up one piece of trash (bring a plastic bag to..

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Turn Up The Beets

April 8, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Beets are a vegetable, have you heard of them? Many restaurants now have beet salad on the menu, you may have seen beet juice offered as well. Have you tried beets? A lot of people may be scared of them, but you should give them a chance. There are red beets and golden beets and..

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How to Avoid the Evils of SITTING All Day

March 24, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Who spends many consecutive hours sitting? Most people, that’s who. Unfortunately, most jobs have become very sedentary, which we are now realizing is a very bad. How bad, you ask? “Leading experts agree that sitting can cause as many, if not more, negative health effects as smoking.” (Hale, 2015) Luckily, the folks at livestrong.com have put..

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The Choreography of Your Life

March 17, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Have you ever thought of your life as a dance? If you think of your life as a dance, you are the choreographer of your life. If that sounds too poetic for you, stick with me for a sec. Choreography is the art or practice of designing sequences of movements of physical bodies in which motion, form, or both are specified. Would..

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30-Day Weight Loss Challenge

January 28, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? It’s great to start the year (or follow the holidays) with some healthy habits… but how do you do that? This great calendar from Health magazine explains day-by-day how to create good habits over a 30-day period, and maybe lose some weight along the way. START..

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Try Something New

January 21, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Try something new… this could relate to anything, health-related or not. Obviously, I’m going to make it health-related, but it’s a good idea to try something new in every aspect of your life every so often. We are typically creatures of habit. To avoid getting “stuck in a rut” or feeling like everyday is very..

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Your Phone Could Be Ruining Your Posture

January 14, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

How much time do we spend looking at our phone? Whether it’s texting, surfing the web, scrolling through social media; whatever reasons we have to look at our phone, it typically adds up to a lot of time during the day. If you think about where or how we hold our phones, that typically means..

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How to Stay Motivated Through the Holidays

December 17, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Let’s be honest, this is a tough time of year to stay focused on our health. Whether it’s too many treats and comfort foods around, or it’s too cold to work out… there are so many distractions and excuses that will derail healthy eating and exercise programs. Don’t give up! Don’t wait for the New..

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Healthy and helpful present ideas!

December 10, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

This is the season of gift-giving. Although cookies and candies and other unhealthy options are the easiest form of presents, wouldn’t it be nice to give healthy presents to those you love. After all, those are the people we want to live long, healthy lives. The best idea I’ve seen is for a CSA box..

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