How to find an exercise group that’s right for you

One of the best ways to stay committed to working out is to find a group, gym, or club that’s a good fit for you. How do you do that? Here are a few things to consider. Ask around Know some one who does a little bit of lots of activities? Running, cycling, weight lifting, and Read More …

What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …

What’s Strength Training and Why Should I Be Doing It?

I’ve talked about the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here.) Today, I’m covering some basic information about Strength Training. You’ve probably heard you should be doing some sort of strength resistance training. Many women dismiss the idea Read More …

Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

What’s a Cardio Workout?

So, we know exercise is good for us – good for the mind, good for the body. But what comes to mind when you hear the word “exercise”? Is it running on a track, doing calisthenics like in gym class, dancing, weightlifting, running a half marathon, walking, yoga, or something else? Recommended Guidelines According to Read More …

News Flash: Exercise is good for you!

Oh, have you already heard that? Not news? Well, “exercise” can be many things to many people, from jumping jacks to kayaking to running ultra-marathons and everything in between. Seeing a super-fit athlete doing a high intensity workout may be a little intimidating. You may think, “I could never do that.” And maybe you’re right. Read More …

5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Health Now

We’ve learned a lot about the human body and staying healthy over the past 60 years. As a result, we’ve seen changes in public policy, surgeon general recommendations, and what’s considered “healthy”. This 1949 Camel cigarette commercial claims, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”   And I love watching The Twilight Zone. That was a Read More …

The Hardest Part of a Workout is Showing Up

When it come to exercising, sometimes the hardest part is showing up. You may know exercise is good for you.  Maybe you really want to start exercising, but something always comes up and you can’t seem to get started. You know you really should do it. And that it takes a commitment to do it. (Read more Read More …

How Functional Fitness Can Help You Get Stuff Done

The next time you’re getting ready to work out, instead of putting on your workout clothes, grabbing your running shoes, or driving to the gym, get a functional fitness workout by doing that household project you’ve been putting off. Functional fitness and household projects? Some household project possibilities: repair a fence, wash windows, mop the Read More …

Why is it so hard to get motivated to lose weight?

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity and the numbers continue to rise. Weight-related illnesses come at a high cost to a person’s health and add up to billions of dollars a year in health care. Many people know they should, but it’s so difficult to get motivated to lose weight. The struggle is real. Lose Read More …