Be Intended.

It’s the first Monday of 2014 and many of us have probably set (and maybe even fallen off with) New Year’s Resolutions. April shares some interesting insights into New Year’s Resolutions  The way I see it, at the end of each year, we take a look back on the past twelve months and breakdown our successes and…

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Be Selfish.

When was the last time you took time for you? And I mean really took time for you, without reservation, without guilt. We run around all day doing other things for other people, convincing ourselves that there is no time left over. It is so easy to get stuck in this hamster wheel, but not quite…

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Be Sweaty.

Several clients have been asking over the past few weeks about exercising in the heat. I’m going to say it has something to do with the lovely New England heat we’ve been having.  There are definitely a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to exercising in the heat.  Stay hydrated! And this…

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Be a Lover.

All you need is love…love is patient, love is kind…love is not gazing into each other’s eyes, but looking together in the same direction…   There are countless sayings about love, most having to do with the romantic kind or world peace. Romantic love is ingrained in our culture. With Valentines Day especially, it’s all…

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Be Tall.

Having good posture leads to many physical and psychological benefits.  Check yourself right now-are you sitting up? slouching your back? or maybe you have even sunk completely into your chair? Now sit up a bit taller-don’t you instantly feel better? Some benefits of having good posture: Decreased likelihood of neck and back pain Your body…

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Be Sore.

Many people gauge the effectiveness of their workouts by how sore they are the next day. Contrary to popular belief, that may not be the best mentality to have! Post-exercise soreness (called delayed onset muscle fatigue or DOMS) is normal if you are a beginner or have been working out consistently, but have recently changed…

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Be Sick.

Unfortunately, it is that time of year and while I hope that you all make it through the winter unscathed, chances are you’ll at least get the sniffles or a cough. I often have clients that show up for training sessions when they’re sick or they call and cancel, knowing their body needs rest. Or…

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Be Merry.

With holiday events and parties filling up your calendar over the next few weeks, it is easy to get off track with your healthy lifestyle. Holiday drinks can pack up to 400 extra calories and often we don’t think of our drinks as adding calories because they aren’t food. Unfortunately, it’s those creamy, delicious holiday…

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Be Claimed.

Do all of the health claims on food packaging confuse you? Well let me define a few for you… Let’s start with food label claims about calories: Calorie free…………. less than 5 calories per serving Low Calorie……….. less than 40 calories per sering Light……………….. one third fewer calories or half half the fat of the…

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Be Semiordnilap-ed.

Confused yet? Me too. Palindromes are words that spell the same word forwards and backwards. For example, civic will read civic both forwards and backwards. Semiordnilap (palindromes spelled backwards) are words that when spelled backwards spell a different word. For example mood spelled backwards is doom. So why the heck am I blogging about these…

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Be Planked.

Striving for that flat stomach look? Silly question, I know. Aren’t we all looking for those flat abs? Try adding planks to your abs routine to help strengthen and tighten your core. Planks work on the principles of isometric contraction meaning the muscle stays the same length while you are doing the exercise, strengthening not…

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Be Gutsy.

I grew up hearing all about bacteria and how bad it is, causing you to get sick and hiding on every surface in public places.  But bacteria isn’t all bad. Probiotics, often called “good bacteria” help keep our digestive system functioning properly and offer us some level of protection from harmful bacteria. While you don’t…

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Be Grainy.

Eating whole grains instead of refined grains provides several health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and can also help lower cholesterol levels. Refined grains have been polished and bleached so the outer bran layer, a layer containing rich antioxidants and fiber, and the inner germ, containing protein and…

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Be Mapped.

Want to try running in a new location and just don’t know where to go, or want to know exactly how far you ran/walked/biked during your last outing? There are several online mapping tools available for free. Check out www.usatf.org/routes, www.mapmyrun.com, or www.runningmap.com. These are also great if you are directionally-challenged like myself. I print…

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