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
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
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Today, there are abundant ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What are the differences among them? How... Read more
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
I live in a climate that is very humid and becoming increasingly hotter very shortly. However, I also am starting out running. I have found that capris work better for me right now because it decreases the chafing of my inner thighs and there is no b... Read more
I would like to know if I can count an 8 oz cup of Green tea as one of my glasses of water for my daily count? I drink at least 2 cups of tea a day and I don't think I'll ever get to my 8 glasses of water unless I stop drinking everything else.... Read more
Drink plenty of water, track all of your nutrition and exercise, and set mini-goals for yourself (exercise 3 days a week this month, lose X pounds in 30 days). Tracking for me has been especially key.... Read more
Put your credit card in a jar of water & freeze it. When you want to use it you would need to have it unthaw, & by that time you have had plenty of time to decide whether you really need the item. This will stop the impulse buying.However;if you are... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
Did your grandmother ever tell you not to eat shellfish in the months that don't contain a letter "R"? Once upon a time, dear grandma would have been right, but that old wives' tale is no more.The months that don't contain the l... Read more
Long time, no blog. This has been a crazy year as I finally finish my graduate school training. It's been interview season, so that kind of knocked me off the bandwagon for awhile. I didn't gain much weight (although, we'll see at my beginning wei... Read more
So, Saturday I ran in the Oasis 5k to help build a well for clean drinking water in Africa. It was a relatively small race (well, I don't have a lot to compare it to, just the local Susan G komen race which is enormous) but a lot of fun.
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