Fitness Tip of the Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may have noticed more pink than normal, even NFL players are wearing pink shoes and gloves. The idea is to remind women how important it is do monthly self-exams. Breast cancer is usually treatable when detected early. The 5-year survival rate is 98%.  (earlydetectionplan.org) There are many ways..

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Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain – Possible Relief

September 7, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

If you suffer or know someone who suffers from depression, anxiety or chronic pain, it may seem like there is little to do but “suffer” through. Here is one new option that might provide some relief. It has been shown that meditation practices, such as Yoga, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi, may protect your brain..

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August Ab Challenge – Week 4

August 18, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Last week of the ab challenge! Keep up that motivation! Continue adding a serving of veggies and fruit so we can trim up that waist line, as well as make it stronger with exercise. Here is the new 5 minute workout for week 4, which is Saturday the 22nd to Friday the 28th. Diet Add at least..

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August Ab Challenge – Week 3

August 12, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Who’s feeling stronger abs? Did you remember to add an extra serving of vegetables and fruits? We’ve got to eat good to show off those ab muscles! Here is the new 5 minute workout for week 3. If you started the challenge on the 1st, your week 3 starts Monday the 15th. If you started on Tuesday..

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August Ab Challenge – Week 2

August 5, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

How is the first week of the August Ab Challenge? Did you remember to add an extra serving of vegetables and fruits? Our mid-section is responsive to exercise, but it also takes a healthy diet to get definition in our belly. Here is the new 5 minute workout for week 2. If you started the challenge..

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August Ab Challenge – Week 1

July 27, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Monday is August 1st, so let’s do an August Ab Challenge for the entire month! This Ab Challenge will include a diet portion and an exercise portion as explained below. I’ll update the exercise portion with a new 5 minute workout each week. Diet Add at least one extra serving of vegetables and fruit each..

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What are you wearing?!

July 20, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Who is overwhelmed by all the different types fitness apparel? Even just looking at sneakers, you have running shoes vs. cross-trainers vs. Vibram 5 finger shoes (the thin shoes with toes). Should you buy the really expensive stuff, is it worth the money?  Or can you save that money, say for a personal trainer Here..

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Can exercise help you lose weight?

July 13, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Of course! However, there are many confusing claims being made that make it sound hopeless. Don’t get discouraged! Yes, it takes consistent exercise and a reasonable amount of time… but that is why exercise has to be part of your lifestyle. I read an article that explains some recent research which paints exercise for weight loss..

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Travel Exercises

July 6, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Summer vacation! Woo-hoo! Maybe you’re going on an active vacation, or maybe you’re planning to sit on the beach all day. Either sounds great! Although, how do you keep your exercise routine on track? I’ve posted about travel workouts in the past, see Exercise You Can Do Anywhere. But on my most recent vacation, I chose..

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July 1st – Half Year Resolutions

June 28, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Did you know that July 1st is also called 2nd Half of the Year Day? I recently heard that, and I really appreciate what that implies. Doesn’t it seem overwhelming to set goals for a whole year? Maybe it will be less overwhelming for half a year… especially since it is now summer, i.e.,  warm..

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