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Winter Exercise Motivation

I’m the first to admit that I am not a winter person. The cold is physically painful to me, and the idea of stepping outside to get some exercise is about as unappealing as getting my teeth extracted. I know…...

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The list of reasons to NOT exercise on Christmas Day seems endless. For starters, time is especially tight; between the shopping, the cooking, the driving and family commitments, we are lucky if we can get in enough time to brush…...

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Weight Training

If cardio is your main format of exercise, it might be time to incorporate strength training. Many individuals, especially women, tend to fear weight because they are afraid that they will bulk up. The fact is, it is very hard…...

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Pilates

Long ago, I took a mat Pilates class and found it rather dull and unchallenging. But this goes back a solid 10 to 15 years, before it became mainstream. Over time, however, I’ve learned that Pilates isn’t about the “no…...

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You can still get a great strength training workout, even if you don’t have any equipment or weights. Whether you are at home with a newborn baby, on the road traveling for work or vacation, or just don’t want to…...

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When doing aerobic exercise, it is important to make sure that your heart rate is high enough and that you are working hard enough. If you aren’t reaching a certain level of intensity, you won’t get the benefits of doing…...

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Over the last year or so, mindful eating has become a topic amongst many wellness professionals. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, mindful eating refers to eating with purpose and awareness. In short, pay attention to…...

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Summer is approaching and that means swimsuit season. In order to get your abs in shape for the beach, it is important to exercise all muscle groups in your core. You’ll want to work your rectus abdominis (aka: six pack),…...

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Living in the Northeast, I tend to get major cabin fever during the spring. So when warmer, sunnier weather kicks in, I tend to want to do everything outside…including exercise. Whether you live in the Northeast or not, many of…...

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As the winter days drag on and on, exercise may become harder and harder to enjoy. It’s at this time of the year that we all can empathize with the big bear who hibernates through winter to conserve energy. Unfortunately,…...

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