21. August 2012 21:03
One of the hardest things to stay consistent with at this time of year is workout. Kids are going back to school, and the holidays are on the horizon. Your workout gets pushed to the bottom of the 'importance' list over everyone else’s needs again and again The worst... [More]
3. August 2012 18:19
Walking can reduce your risk of heart disease, improves blood sugar and blood pressure, strengthens bones, help with weight loss, helps keep your brain sharp and helps relieve stress. The key to success in all of those areas is to keep the work effort strong, focused and steady. Yo... [More]
12. July 2012 05:38
A reader sent a question in asking whether weight training or cardio is better for burning calories. I’ve asked this question of the years myself.
What I’ve researched, been told by trainers, and experienced for myself is that weight lifting is the winner overall.&nb... [More]
14. June 2012 06:17
Stiff legged-deadlifts and squats are highly effective boosts for your backside. The key to both exercises are the use of good form to be most effective and avoid injury.
The stiff-legged deadlift targets the hamstrings, glutes, and erector spinae. Standing with your feet hip-width apart... [More]
9. June 2012 04:17
Weight Loss Tips: Part 3:
Having tips that can help you feel comfortable in your summer clothes can relieve stress and make your bathing-suit season more enjoyable. Here is the rest of my list:
21. Eat 90% of your meals at home or packed from home. You manage the sugar, salt... [More]
8. June 2012 03:35
Weight Loss Tips: Part 2:
Yesterday we discussed ideas that can help you stay on track to achieve your weight-loss and fitness goals. Let’s continue:
11. Let vegetables cover ½ of your dinner plate. It can be more than 1 type including sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, k... [More]
31. May 2012 05:51
When trying to reach your fitness goals it is good to try different types of exercises. Weight lifting, stretch, cycling, yoga, Zumba, Pure Barre, marathons and pliometrics are just a few options.
Participating in different options keeps you from reaching a ‘progress plateau&rs... [More]
28. May 2012 20:04
With bathing suit season at our feet, many people are doing multiples of sit-ups hoping to look better at the pool.
Doing high numbers of sit ups alone is not going to give you the desired ripped abs by summer or even the end of summer! Why? The abdominal muscle -wall may be strong, but ... [More]
24. May 2012 19:17
Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?
When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.
Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut... [More]
20. May 2012 19:39
With summer approaching, and the pool opening today, I am reminded what a great exercise swimming is! All you need to remind you, even if you are a fit athlete, is to swim a lap of a pool. You will feel winded and challenged! Great for diversity in training, and it can easily be im... [More]