Fitness

Fitness is more than just working out. Let us show you just how good you can feel.

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7 Fun Alternative Workouts

Are you tired of waiting in line at the gym for the next machine? Does rush hour in the weights room feel like squashing into the subway for work? If so, join the club. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to exercise in the sterile surroundings of a gym. Running on a treadmill facing [...]

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  • Wanting to get fit and lose weight quick? Check out this tabata style workout video. At 4 minutes long, what do you have to lose?

Who else wants to get fit and lose weight, quick?

How do some people do it? I mean, they have hectic jobs, children to raise, community events to attend and yet they still find the time to exercise and look great. In contrast, you barely have any energy after working and looking after the family to do anything but drink wine and fall asleep during [...]

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  • Yoga is not for posers: Why yoga is so much more than positions.

Yoga is Not for Posers—The Role of Inquiry in Yoga

It is common to hear a yoga instructor say something along the lines of “No judgment” or “Do not compare yourself to your neighbor”.  I will admit that when I was a beginner, I rolled my eyes a few times and mentally reassured my teacher that I would try my best not to feel bad [...]

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  • The plea for balance.

The plea for balance.

Balance, noun: A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. Today I'd like to make a case for finding balance. Every day I see a need for more balance in our lives. A need for more peace and stability. For better judgment in our own approach to living, and less judgment against [...]

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  • Why are you still fat? The answer might surprise you. www.thankyourbody.com

Why you’re still fat.

Why are you still fat? If you spend a whole five minutes online you'll be convinced that it's because you just don't have the drive to lose weight. People assume that all fat people are undisciplined. There are far too many assumptions that they just sit on their butts all day eating garbage... that they [...]

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  • We all know exercise is important, but don't forget these 5 rules for working out before you start.

Fitness Friday: 5 Rules for Working Out

We all know the importance of exercise. But it's also important to recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to working out. Here are my top 5 rules for working out that everyone should consider before starting a workout program. 5 Rules for Working Out Rule #1: Listen to your body. In today's sedentary and [...]

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  • A great overview of the benefits of surfing. I want to move to the ocean! Click to read.

Fitness Friday: An Overview of Surfing

Welcome to another "Fitness Friday!" Each week I will be interviewing a new person about a new form of exercise. I'm talking to Zumba instructors,  crossfitters, bikers, yoga instructors, runners, and more. Don't think of this as a comprehensive guide to any one thing. Rather, this is an overview to get your excited about the possibilities and some [...]

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  • Running has so many benefits! This article totally makes me want to start. Read it now.

Fitness Friday: An Overview of Running

Welcome to another "Fitness Friday!" Each week I will be interviewing a new person about a new form of exercise. I'm talking to Zumba instructors,  crossfitters, bikers, yoga instructors, and more. Don't think of this as a comprehensive guide to any one thing. Rather, this is an overview to get your excited about the possibilities and some [...]

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  • What are the benefits of Zumba? Learn why this fitness experience is so fun and good for you.

Fitness Friday: An overview of Zumba

What are the benefits of Zumba? Glad you asked. It's time for another "Fitness Friday!" Each week I will be interviewing a new person about a new form of exercise. I'm talking to runners, crossfitters, bikers, yoga instructors, and more. Don't think of this as a comprehensive guide to any one thing. Rather, this is an overview [...]

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  • Fitness Friday: An overview of Yoga. Click here to learn more about the benefits of yoga.

Fitness Friday: An Overview of Yoga

Welcome to another "Fitness Friday!" Each week I will be interviewing a new person about a new form of exercise. I'm talking to runners, crossfitters, bikers, zumba trainers, and more. Don't think of this as a comprehensive guide to any one thing. Rather, this is an overview to get your excited about the possibilities and some [...]

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  • An overview of biking: How to get started. Click here to read!

Fitness Friday: An Overview of Biking

What are the benefits of biking? And how do you get started. That's all coming up in today's "Fitness Friday." Each week I will be interviewing a new person about a new form of exercise. I'm talking to runners, crossfitters, yogis, zumba trainers, and more. Don't think of this as a comprehensive guide to any [...]

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  • Ever wonder about starting Crossfit? Here's an overview of one Crossfitter's perspective.

Fitness Friday: An Overview of Crossfit

You guys know I'm an advocate of moving for better health. Call in fitness, call it exercise, call it whatever you like. The point is to get your body moving because that's what it was designed to do! Sadly, in our sedentary world, far too many people don't even know where to begin. They think [...]

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  • Suffering from a stick neck? Are your shoulders always sore? You may be surprised by the cause and relieved by the simple solution.

An epidemic so huge, you are probably suffering from it right now.

Stiff neck? You're not alone. In fact there is a huge epidemic happening right now across the world. Huge, I tell you. Huge in that I see it everywhere... Huge in that it is affecting people who may not even realize it. Huge in that YOU might be suffering from it even as I write [...]

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The Surprising Truth About Pre-Performance Stretching

Have you ever stretched before exercise? I'm betting you have. And you probably still do. I'm right there with you! I grew up, as most of us did, with sports teams that stretched in big circles as a team, holding each static stretch for 10 seconds before moving onto the next. Funny thing is, we've been duped. [...]

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  • Tips on postpartum exercise for healthy weight loss after pregnancy.

Postpartum Exercise for Healthy Weight Loss after Pregnancy

The nine months during pregnancy your body goes through some pretty dramatic changes. But for the most part it's pretty gradual... giving you time to accommodate and get used to everything that is going on. Then in a whirlwind of labor, you birth a baby and all of a sudden your body is different again. [...]

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  • A simple 5 minute trick to feel better now. Go ahead. Try it.

The five minute trick to feeling better now.

Want to feel better now? Of course you do! I like to feel good. I bet you do, too. And lately I've noticed that I don't quite have my energy or "feeling home in my body" mentality that I depended on for so long. And then I realized why: I stopped doing my morning movement [...]

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  • Why chiropractic care? Learn the benefits of chiropractic for overall health.

Why Chiropractic Care? The benefits of chiropractic for overall health.

I'm so excited to introduce my friend and trusted chiropractor, Dr. Brandon Carter. As someone who has helped my health more times than I can count (and that of my family), I'm thrilled that he's willing to share some of his tips and advice to my readers. You can learn more about Dr. C at [...]

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  • Finding common ground: Justifying your natural approach to life.

Common ground: Justifying your not-so-common hippie ways

Home birth. GMOs. Co-sleeping. Vaccinations. Real food. Toxins. Think about all the hot topics that get people riled up. For many, choosing to go against "the norm" and live a more natural, back-to-basics life is an easy decision. For many, those choices only come after lots of research, deciphering, and small changes. Either way, making [...]

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  • Does your posture

Does your posture “stack up”? Learn the secrets to good posture.

Did you enjoy building with blocks as a kid? I honestly don’t know if I did (I don’t know if owned any blocks), but for some reason I find myself drawn to blocks now that I have children of my own. I *may* have bought my little girl her first set of wooden blocks before [...]

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Has breastfeeding ruined your posture?

I am definitely an advocate for breastfeeding. And yet, despite all the benefits that come from it (for both baby and mom!), I have noticed one drawback. It’s something I like to call the “Bad Nursing Posture Syndrome” (BNPS – my very “technical” made-up term). During those first few months after my little C was [...]

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