ZERO-COST FITNESS TIPS

The holidays often leave us with wonderful memories…and a few extra pounds. Here are some fitness tips to help you kick off a healthy new year that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine–without breaking the budget. Start a journal of foods and exercise....

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FOCUS ON THE JOURNEY, NOT THE DESTINATION

How many times have you jumped into an exercise or weight loss program full-steam ahead only to find within a few weeks you are burned out, discouraged and sometimes even a few pounds heavier than before you began? You are not alone. Popular culture has...

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DRINK UP! HEALTH AND HYDRATION.

Anyone who has spent an afternoon outside in the heat of a Virginia summer can attest to the importance of hydration. Remaining hydrated (having enough water in your body to maintain crucial functions) is beneficial when trying to lose weight. It is also particularly important...

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5 WAYS TO BREAK THROUGH A FITNESS PLATEAU

When you first begin an exercise program, results are noticeable almost immediately. Most individuals reach a point, however, where they are no longer growing faster, stronger or losing weight. This frustrating experience is known as reaching a fitness plateau. Don’t let a plateau discourage you!...

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SO YOU WANT TO GET IN SHAPE?

It’s hard to believe we are entering into the last few months of 2010. Whether you have been exercising on a regular basis or are trying to get in shape after a summer break, today is a great day to reflect on your personal wellness and...

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OUR OBESITY EPIDEMIC: IT’S NOT JUST THE CHILDREN

Childhood obesity is a fast-growing epidemic that is capturing national media attention and captivating the medical community and, predictably, politicians. A national task force has even been created to identify potential solutions to the problem. Just in case you have not heard, here are some...

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HEALTHY EATING AND SAVING MONEY!

Each January, many of us find ourselves feeling motivated to make some changes to improve our health—and we feel a little light in the wallet from all of our Christmas spending. Here are some tips to assist you in implementing some strategies to create healthy...

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focus on the evolution

FOCUS ON THE EVOLUTION!

The New Year is slipping away; do you find your resolutions doing the same? Well, I’m ready to ditch the resolutions and focus on the evolution of leading a healthy, happy, and productive life – what about you? Losing weight and increasing physical activity are...

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power of the walk

THE POWER OF THE WALK!

Spring has sprung and it’s time to head outdoors for some healthy fun! As I was pondering what to write about this month, I thought about how many of you want to move more and often don’t realize how powerful walking or jogging can be...

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THE “E” IN EATING IS FOR ENJOYMENT!

Do you think of eating in a positive manner and simply enjoy the food you are having? Or are you more likely to focus on what you should not or cannot have based on the desire to drop a few pounds? Considering the focus on...

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