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7 Tips For Starting a New Exercise Routine and Sticking To It

09/25/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

Exercising regularly is essential for a healthy life. Incorporating exercise into what may be an already busy schedule can be difficult. So, how do you start an exercise routine, and stick to it? Here are 7 tips to help you out: 1. Get a buddy. Whether it’s your spouse or a friend, having someone to keep you accountable can be a key step in a successful workout regimen. Find a friend to challenge you and pass the time with on a long run or during yoga. 2. Keep a journal. It’s hard to…

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How Indoor Cycling Helps Burn Calories

09/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

Welcome to indoor cycling. Indoor cycling (often called “spinning” after a popular indoor cycling program of the same name) has been taking the world by storm for a few years now. When you spin, you enter a room, get on a stationary bike, and pedal like your life depends on it, while an instructor gives you instructions (go faster, increase your incline level, etc.) The workout is challenging, effective and fun! So what makes spinning such an effective workout? In many workouts, your…

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Which Outdoor Activities Burn the Most Calories?

08/26/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you have been looking to start a fitness regimen that includes working out outside, now is a great time to start. Getting outside is a good way to enjoy nature’s beauty, keeping you motivated to work out. To get the most out of outdoor workouts, you may want to know which activities burn the most calories. Here is a list of exercises you can do outside, and how many calories they burn on average for a person weighing about 155 lbs over the course of 30 minutes. Walking.  149 calories…

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

08/14/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you are a runner, you might be obsessed with footwear. Many runners have strong opinions about running shoes, styles, and brands. Some runners want more supportive shoes, while others prefer more minimalist sneakers that more closely simulate a human foots natural movements. A few runners prefer running barefoot with no shoes at all. Are there benefits to barefoot running? And if so, what are they? Are there harmful effects? Let’s look at the pros and cons of barefoot running. Pros: Enthusiasts…

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Take a Swim! 5 Exercises You Can Do in the Water

08/13/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you are the type of person who likes to exercise outside, whether it’s running, biking, hiking, or anything else, the summer can be challenging. Soaring temperatures can make outdoor exercise difficult, or even dangerous. Fortunately, if you own a pool, or have access to a public pool or beach, you can keep cool and workout by moving your exercise into the water. Here are 5 exercises you can do in the water. 1. Swim laps. Swimming laps is the classic water exercise. Swim back and forth…

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Why It’s Time to Throw Away Your Scale

08/07/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

When many people talk about their health and getting healthier, they also talk about their bodyweight. “Losing weight” for a very long time has been synonymous with getting healthy. While it is true that having an excessive amount of fat on your body is unhealthy, your body weight and the scale may not be the best indicator of overall health. What does the scale tell you? The scale shows you your body weight only. That’s it. While body weight is often a key indicator of overall…

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5 Exercises to Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

You know that you need to exercise. If you’re the type of person who likes to run, bike, or do any other type of outdoor exercise, summer can be a real challenge. Not only is it tougher to exercise outside in the summer, it can also be dangerous when the mercury starts to really rise. What is the alternative to outdoor activity? Take it indoors. If you don’t want to spend money on a gym, here are 5 exercises you can do inside to beat the heat. Jumping jacks. The old classic from your…

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A Guide to Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals

07/24/2015 | WellnessExercise

With the arrival of summer, you may have a series of fitness goals that you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s building strength, or looking good in a bathing suit, sticking to summer health goals is tough. There are some tried and true methods however to keep you on track as you try to get healthier this summer. 1. Get an accountability buddy. It’s easier to quit a fitness routine when you go it alone. However, if you have a partner- a workout buddy, or a diet buddy, you can be…

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Heat Safety

07/23/2015 | ExerciseSafety

Summer is a time for swimming, relaxing and fun in the sun, time to play outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. Although, they say sunshine is good for you heat from the sun can be harmful. It is important to be careful on those hot summer days. Too much heat can cause you to pass out, get weak or cramp up. What are the health impacts of extreme heat?         Most heat – related illnesses occur when victims have been overexposed to heat or have over…

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5 Ways to Help Your Mother As She Ages

07/20/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

For the first two and half decades of your life, your mother probably took care of you. She changed your diaper as a baby and saved money so you could go to college. As your mother ages, it’s your turn to help her. Helping an aging parent can be challenging- you may not even know where to start. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your mom maintain her health as she ages. 1. Spend time with her… exercising. Oftentimes, convincing an aging parent to get enough exercise can be extremely…

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