Resolve To Have No Regrets!

It’s not uncommon that with a New Year comes a new start! Resolutions are the first things we begin to think about, “what to and what not to do”.  And when it comes to your eating habits, wanting to change them is traditionally one of the top 5 resolutions that we make.   I say, “Thumbs …

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When Was The Last Time You Just Did It?

It’s Monday and I’ve just had a 3 day long weekend of too much eating, a bit too much drinking, and NOT ENOUGH EXERCISE! Yes, I am human! And I am just like you, and I can procrastinate along with the best of them– “the weather, the celebrations, the night before, I’m too tired, my …

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The 2 Minute Rule

How long should it take to recover after a vigorous cardiovascular episode? If you’re a healthy individual, the general rule of thumb should be within 2 minutes of ending that bout of aerobic exercise. If you’re still huffing and puffing after 2 minutes, than you need to spend more time on your cardiovascular fitness!  Being “out …

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Rock and Foam Rolling!

As we get older, our over worked muscles don’t recover as fast as they used to, and in particular the elasticity and connective tissues don’t bounce back as fast either, leading us to experience muscle aches, joint pain, and musculoskeletal injury. So, it’s important to deal with tight muscles as they come up. A great …

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6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat

Some great points that Jessica Girdwain makes in her article, “6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat”, over on   Check it out below… 6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat By Jessica Girdwain Eating in is one of the best ways to get (and stay) slim. Cooking at home allows you to control …

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Stabilize Your Blades To Better Target Your Chest!

Did you know that during a Chest Press, if you stabilize your shoulder blades into the surface that your back is against, be it a bench, the floor, or stability ball, it enables your chest muscles to be properly and fully engaged throughout the movement.  This is done by bringing your shoulders down, back, and pinching the …

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Flaxseeds – What Is That Little Seed All About Anyway?

It’s pretty amazing how such a small seed can pack such a big punch! Loaded with many health benefits, this little brown teardrop brings happiness to all who incorporate it into their diet. Studies have shown that consuming flaxseed can help lower “bad” cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels, and fight cancer, in particular breast and …

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Is Lifting That Last Rep Really The Best Thing?

I’m a big proponent of pushing past one’s self-imposed limitations, as many of us can fall prey to the “I Can’t Do Anymore” Syndrome, and thus falling short of our full potential and reaching our goals. This happens frequently, particularly when lifting weights. I often hear, “It’s too strenuous, the weight is too heavy, I can’t …

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Let The Road Be Your Gym!

As summer is now officially over, and we look towards the change in season, don’t let the idea of cooler weather prevent you from working out. I say, “Let the road be your gym”! There are no membership fees, wait lines to use equipment, or any traffic jams to get annoyed by… In other words, …

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What To Look For When Choosing A Personal Trainer

With so many Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants out there, how do you wisely choose someone with whom you are going to invest your health, body, and your hard earned dollars in? Good question!  Well, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a Personal Trainer: Recommendations and Referrals: First off, ask around …

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