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Why I Count My Steps and You Should Too

By |2017-12-13T12:53:31-05:00December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I remember when Fitbits started becoming all the rage. I started hearing people talk about "getting their steps in" or "meeting their goal for the day". To be honest, I rolled my eyes. Why are you congratulating yourself for doing something you would be doing anyway? You walked today? Okay, but are you using that as a reason to eat an extra cookie? What good is that doing you? I don't need no stinking Fitbit! But then someone told me I could see my steps without investing in yet ANOTHER gadget. Anyone with an iPhone has an app called "Health" which [...]

Seven Tips to Stay Sane During the Holidays

By |2017-12-04T13:22:19-05:00December 4th, 2017|Diet, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|

I do not start playing Christmas music in October. My decorations are still up on the top shelf of my garage and that's where they will stay until November 24th...not because I don't love Christmas! I do! But there is always a little bit of stress that comes along with it. Buying presents, visiting family and getting pulled into those White Elephant gift exchanges at work. But that's not the worst part. There is delicious food EVERYWHERE. Potlucks. Family gatherings. Tins of cookies, pumpkin pies and chocolate Santas in your stocking. It's never ending and everyone around you is saying, [...]

A New Workout – The Decision to Try is Half the Battle

By |2017-11-26T12:41:23-05:00November 25th, 2017|Fitness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Wellness|

How our brains think about trying a new workout If you want to do a triathlon, you should already be in great physical shape. You have to be able to swim, bike, and run for hours on end without any problems. To do yoga you have to be able to twist yourself into a pretzel. If you can't already do a headstand, don't even bother going to class. Zumba? You shouldn't show your face until you know all the choreography and have a professional grade dance outfit to wear while you merengue march circles around everyone else. What we should [...]

Looking Ahead While Recovering From an Injury

By |2017-12-04T08:36:58-05:00October 15th, 2017|Fitness, Health|

Getting started When I initially started working out at 22, I thought "This is the hardest thing I have ever done". My friend taught an indoor cycling class and I started attending on a regular basis. It was an hour-long class and I gave myself a big pat on the back for just going back every week. My reasons for going at first were to hang out with my new friend and try something different. But I soon became addicted to the rush of finishing a hard workout. I was becoming more social. And at the same time, getting healthier. [...]

The Only Three Moves You Need for an Effective Workout

By |2017-10-02T07:05:56-05:00September 28th, 2017|Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|

It’s that time of year again. Summer is over, the kids are back in school and Christmas decorations are already going up in the stores. For a lot of us, summer makes staying physically active a lot easier. For one, you may be more likely to find a gym buddy since everyone is talking about working on their “beach body”. Plus of course, the warm weather means we are always outside! Any time spent outside is typically more active than time spent inside on the couch. Now winter is rolling around and between travel and the colder weather…you know the [...]

Overtraining – Never Worth the Risk

By |2017-08-22T10:50:29-05:00August 21st, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, Sports, Wellness|

What is overtraining? How does it happen? Most of us worry that we don't spend enough time in the gym. While others may want to consider if they are spending TOO MUCH time there. Did you know there is such a thing as overtraining? It is present in almost every sport. If you spend more time on the treadmill than you spend in your bed, you just might be overtraining! Not to worry, we've got you covered. Below you will learn about overtraining, if you are at risk, and what to do about it. Overtraining is when you are working [...]

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