What does it mean to be healthy?

March 16, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We’re talking literally here, what is the definition of healthy? We use so many health terms, but what do they actually mean? Some of these might help motivate you to feel healthy or improve your physical fitness by understanding the definitions: Health: “A human condition with physical, social and psychological dimensions, each characterized on a..

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How Much Strength Training Should You Do?

July 15, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

I get this question all the time, how much strength training should you be doing on a regular basis? Here’s an article with great information: How Much Strength Training Do You Really Need? As always, contact me with questions. Healthy, happy living!

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February Monthly Articles

February 4, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Can you believe it’s February already? If you’re still trying to find time to start your healthy New Year’s resolution, start right now! Here are the latest health articles from the IDEA Health & Fitness Association: Fountain Of Youth? Think “Back To Basics”While many continue to hope for a “magic pill” to prolong youth and sustain health..

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Crush Your Core

August 7, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Summer’s over? No way! We’ve still got some bathing suit wearing days ahead. Or maybe we just want a strong core to be healthy and happy 😉 Here’s a great idea for a quick core workout that you can fit in everyday. The part that is most important: THINK ABOUT YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES while exercising…

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August Monthly Articles

July 29, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy August! How’s your fitness?! Get some of the latest health news here from the IDEA Health & Fitness Association:   Evening Food Cravings Linked To Circadian SystemDespite best intentions, many people fall prey to unhealthy snack cravings in the late evening. But before you beat yourself up for being seduced by the siren song..

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Vacation Time?

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

Summer time can mean new activities, extra outdoor time, and maybe even a vacation or two 😉 Those activities are fun and different, but also might mean getting out of our normal routine of eating right and exercising regularly. How do we avoid losing that momentum and keeping our body moving and metabolism up when..

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November Monthly Articles

October 30, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

November is right around the corner, pretty soon it’s Thanksgiving, and BAM… holiday season! Ok, slow-down, take a deep breath. Before the holiday craziness starts, take a few minutes to focus on your health. Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Food Focus: The Good Dark Side Of Greens!..

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October Monthly Articles

October 2, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. October also includes Halloween (scary candy!)… It’s a great month to start focusing on your health! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Tai Chi Practice Increases Brain Size Regular tai chi practice may increase brain volume and improve memory and thinking..

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May Monthly Articles

May 1, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

May is here! Hope everyone is enjoying Spring! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Walking Boosts Brain Health  Walking approximately 6–9 miles a week is associated with increased gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study published in Neurology (2010; 75 [16], 1415–22). read more » Exercise Harder to..

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April Monthly Articles

April 3, 2013 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly | by

Happy April! Who else is ready for Spring?! Here are the monthly health articles collected by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. The Exercise–Brain Connection  Did you know that your brain is incredibly dynamic? It can change its structure and function by adding new neurons, making new connections between neurons and even creating brand-new blood vessels, all..

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