How to Keep Habits Going During Travel

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Keeping up with habits can be difficult when you’re traveling, because all of your normal triggers are gone. I’m in the middle of a long stretch of travel (2 trips, traveling 19 out of 23 days) and I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with habits while traveling.Let’s take two quick examples: Exercise. Let’s say […]

Boost Your Walking Workout to Prevent Cancer

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When the weather warms up and the sun is out longer, you just itch to get outside. Why not slather on some sunscreen and take a walk? Walking, after all, can be a great way to get the daily activity your body needs to fight off cancer. Walking also can help you maintain a healthy […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

A Brighter Lighter You!

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]

Walking as Meditation: Quiet Your Mind as You Improve Your Health

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Movement as a vehicle for personal growth and awareness has been a long-standing practice in many traditions. Yoga, T’ai Chi, and Chi Gong are all meditative practices that use the body as a portal to experience a deeper sense of self by observing, feeling and guiding specific movements. You can transform walking into a meditative […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Have You Heard Of Fitbit?

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I hadn’t, until a few months ago. My mom was telling me about this new type of pedometer that her co-worker got, called a Fitbit. It tracked your steps, miles, and calories, much like a regular pedometer. It also tracked your sleep, gave you goals and achievements and allows you to track everything related to […]

May-ed For Fitness: The 9-5 Guide to Staying Active

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If you feel hopeless and helpless when it comes to exercise – don’t give up, ever!  Enjoy this guest post from Matt Madeiro of Make Every Day Count Have a great day!  Allison Let’s see if this rings any bells. When the clock hits 8, I sit. I plop back in my rolling chair, crack […]

MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

May-ed For Fitness – Interval Training Walking! Not Your Ordinary Walk Around the Block

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You say you only have 20-30 minutes for exercise? No problem. Let’s go! This short, yet powerful, interval style walking workout will provide plenty of cardiovascular, fat burning and bone building benefits! Focus on form, intensity and speed during each walking interval for optimal results. You will be feeling and looking fabulous in no time! […]

Celebrate Your Strength – Walk This Way!

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“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”  ~John Muir Walking is a “natural” when it comes to getting your daily exercise – it strengthens almost every major organ in the body, builds bone density, boosts the immune system […]

Week 2 – Celebrate Your Strength: Take The Stairs Everyday!

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Not only does exercise strengthen our muscles and our heart, protect our body from injury, illness, disease and premature aging, but exercise also helps build our self esteem and confidence. Regular exercise will help you like – even love yourself! Science has proven that when we strengthen our muscles and joints by exercising regularly, we […]