The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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What techniques do you have for not wanting to exercise after a long day of work. I also find it hard to do it before work. I tend to walk on my lunch hour but have been doing this for years and am just bored with it now.... Read more
Goal Setting Techniques?
Any tips on setting & reaching goals? Should I make mini goals. Weekly/Daily goals? Like Workout for 3 days straight for at least 30 minutes, Drink at least 4 cups of water a day for 3 days straight,etc. What do you think? (:... Read more
It is a marathon not a sprint. Most of us know exactly what we need to do to maintain a healthy weight - we just refuse to do it. Bad eating and exercise choices are habits, they cannot be erased, but they can be replaced with new, better habits.... Read more
I'm reading about appetite and how just seeing or thinking about a food can make you want to eat it (basically, the story of my life). The article says to try a "distraction technique" but the link to what those are doesn't work. Does anyone have a... Read more
As I've mentioned before, Spinning is one of my favorite workout classes, whether I'm taking the class as a student or leading the ride myself as the instructor. I love to teach Spinning, and I try to draw on various motivational techniques a... Read more
Keeping a positive outlook on life can certainly be a challenge, especially when there seems to be so much negativity everywhere you turn. While I am slowly learning to master the art of dealing with stress, thanks to many of the suggestions from our... Read more
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