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You can start a walking program with just a few steps!posted 03/15/2015
Starting a walking program is a great way to jump start weight loss, boost your energy levels and improve insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a term used to describe the body’s inability to... [Read More]

Staying Active during the Holiday Seasonposted 12/15/2014
The holiday season is filled with parties, traveling, rushing around, shopping malls packed with consumers. Making time for exercise often gets shoved to the side. It’s important to... [Read More]

5 Tips for Staying Motivated posted 07/29/2014
Starting an exercise routine can often be the easiest part, you’ve decided it is time for a change, you want to take your health into your own hands and you are excited... [Read More]

11 Exercises that Help Decrease Knee Painposted 02/07/2014
Chair knee extension: Sitting in a chair, rest your foot on another chair so the knee is slightly raised. Gently push the raised knee toward the floor using only leg muscles. Hold for... [Read More]

Exercise and Cold Weather: Tips to stay safe outdoorsposted 12/14/2013
Look Hot and Stay Cool Goals

Cold weather can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. If you’re not so motivated, it becomes even easier to pack away the workout clothes with the summer wardrobe when... [Read More]

13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workoutposted 08/08/2013
Look Hot and Stay Cool Goals

You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can... [Read More]

5 Reasons Why Having a Workout Partner Can Help You Achieve Your Goals posted 04/19/2013
Having a workout partner can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to your fitness goals. Unless you're consistently a highly motivated self-starter, your chances of sticking to a long-term fitness plan without a partner are... [Read More]

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution*posted 01/11/2013
Five tips to help you keep your resolution. Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year... [Read More]

8 Cold, Hard Truths about Exercise*posted 11/30/2012
We all have our own ideas about exercise: what "counts" as a workout, how much we need to do, and how it benefits us. But some of those ideas are... [Read More]

Easy Vacation Exercises*posted 08/27/2012
Your Home Workout Away From Home
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away... [Read More]

Exercising in Water *posted 07/10/2012
The Pool is an Underused Piece of Workout Equipment
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat... [Read More]

Spring: The Perfect Season for New Fitness Goals *posted 06/08/2012
With winter behind us and the spring in full swing, now is a great time to revisit your fitness goals and try something new—especially if it involves the great outdoors. Here's a few fitness ideas that are perfect for... [Read More]

Turn Spring Cleaning into Spring Training *posted 04/05/2012
The job of cleaning house is never finished. It reminds me of a motivational poster I once saw that had a picture of a man running on a road that was disappearing into the far distance ahead of him. The caption read... [Read More]

Work Out with Yard Work *posted 03/05/2012
Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because gardening works all your major muscle groups. Even something as simple as... [Read More]

6 Smart Ways to Stay Active This Winter *posted 02/02/2012
Baby, it's cold outside. And, if you're like me, winter weather can sometimes make working out seem less than desirable. Although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, winter shouldn't be a. ... [Read More]

5 Tips to Help You Reach Your Weight Loss and Exercise Goals *posted 01/11/2012
Every year the most common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and exercise. Here are five tips to help you be more successful at reaching your goals. ... [Read More]

14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine *posted 12/12/2011
For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started ... [Read More]

6 Tips to Transition Workouts from Summer to Fall *posted 11/01/2011
Days get shorter, temperatures dip, and the leaves fall from the trees. Fall brings many changes, but that doesn't mean your workouts have to suffer. To make your workouts work with the season change... [Read More]

Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan *posted 10/06/2011
Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure... [Read More]

Exercise Tips for Spring 2010 *posted 01/13/2010
No matter your health goals, exercise is an important part of health management. While 60 minutes of aerobic exercise 6 days a week can aid in weight loss, 30 minutes 5 times... [Read More]

Stretch Exercises *posted 01/13/2010
Before you begin your exercise, be sure to stretch your muscles. Proper stretching will increase your flexibility and minimize your chances of pulling a muscle ... [Read More]

Every Step Counts posted 09/30/2009
By adding just a few extra steps to your daily routine you can burn extra calories that can make a big difference in the long ...[Read More]

 


 

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