You stayed up late last night to finish a project, woke up groggy only to realize that you’d slept through the alarm clock, skipped breakfast, then almost fell asleep in the middle of an important morning meeting. It’s now mid-afternoon a... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Day 6: sticking to low carb 1000 cal day eating plan, no soda, and 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday. Finally, making myself a priority. I have a long way to go (40 lbs) but I am getting stronger everyday. Anyone else just got past week 1?... Read more
So several people on this board have told me that low-weight high-rep strength training is not very effective... yet the strength-training classes I've seen are all about doing 5 or 6 sets of 8 reps with low weight (in my case, just 3 lb because at... Read more
Just diagnosed with Meniere's disease (an inner ear issue that causes extreme vertigo and hearing problems). One of the ways to manage it, according to my dr, is by eating a low-sodium diet.
Now, I've always been a big fan of salty foods :-( so... Read more
I take classes in low impact aerobics, water aerobics, Zumba and Qigong. I am taking the classes with other people who are my age. This helps me to continue with the exercises having a suport group who are like me. I also have access to and use the f... Read more
I had to drag myself to the gym every time. Since I hated it, I did it as quickly as possible and left. No wonder I never made any progress... But when I decided to try the classes at my gym, I found I love low-impact aerobics, Zumba, pilates... Now... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
I've been really bad. You see, there's this new DVD—actually set of DVDs—that I tried months ago and loved. I mean L-O-V-E-D. And even though I continue to work out with these DVDs and still enjoy them, I haven't shared them w... Read more
I joined a gym and have been trying to find a class that caters to beginning exercisers...or someone who has joints that aren't as flexible anymore. I am not having a lot of success.
Tonight I went to a class called cardio sculpt. There w... Read more
Well hello there everyone! Isn't it fantastic to see so much participation and interest in making ourselves healthier! I love this! So join me and let's get healthy together!!!
This is a 20 minute workout! So strap on your sneakers, grab y... Read more
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