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 never seem to get enough water and am looking for ideas. I think most of the problem is that I really just don't like the taste of water. I have been adding fresh fruit to my water and that has helped some. I cut up a kiwi and/or some fresh stra... Read more
2 mile run with my son. Not normally a run day but his brother bought him the fitness tracker for his ds and he is excited about counting his steps so he asked if we could do a short run. I said "of course!"... Read more
I've been running in the morning. I love the calmness of the air and watching the sun come up over the Pennsylvania hills. Running in the morning gives me energy for the rest of the day.
Do you prefer running in the morning or evening and why?... 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.
I lear... Read more
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