Bones For Life

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(This article was originally published in May, 2010.) I consider myself very lucky. A few days ago while running with Louie, my adorable little Boston Terrier, I took a nasty and what could have been a devastating fall on the pavement. Somehow, Louie got tangled between my feet and with tremendous momentum I was suddenly […]

Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six

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A common concern about exercise is that if you don’t do it almost every day, you won’t achieve much health benefit. But a commendable new study suggests otherwise, showing that a fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily. For the new study, published this month in […]

Exercises to Boost Your Brain Power

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When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect to think about in terms of exercise? This specific organ helps you do, well, […]

May-ed For Physical Fitness – Building A Strong Future!

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Thank you for joining us in April for “Celebrate Your Strength”! We hope you enjoyed 30 wonderful days of inspiration and hope for an extraordinary future – one filled with love, joy, contentment and good health. For your convenience and continued enjoyment we have re-capped the daily posts into one so you can look back […]

Can You Build a Fitness Habit in 21 Days?

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Despite writing about health and fitness for a living, several months ago — ok, about 18 — I fell off the workout wagon. I’d been regularly sweating it out in yoga and cycling classes for years, but with the appearance of new work responsibilities I quit cold turkey. I gained a few unwanted pounds and, […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Don’t Give Up On Your Resolutions!

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As January rolls on, I am proud to be sticking with some of my resolutions so far. I have been doing yoga at least once a week and started at a new studio last week (love those Groupons!), am halfway through my cake decorating class, been working out more than usual and working on my […]

My Love For Great Music (Bonus) Allison’s Wonderful World Playlist

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Who doesn’t love great music ? ” Music has a powerful effect on our emotions. Parents know that a quiet, gentle lullaby can soothe a fussy baby. And a majestic chorus can make us swell with excitement.” ~Diane Bales, Ph.D.  For me, the right music choice can add a magical energy to the entire experience […]

18 Minute Minimalist Exercises

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I used to be horribly out of shape A couple years ago, I couldn’t do a single push-up, I certainly couldn’t do a pull-up, I didn’t exercise at all. Or, when I did exercise, it was sporadic, it never lasted more than a few days before I gave up. Sound familiar? Even after losing 70 […]

Four Simple Fitness Fundamentals – A Zen Perspective

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Health and Fitness have always been meaningful to me as I work in the industry and have always been fascinated by the topic. Nowadays I see too many people push themselves too hard, use bad form and quite simply overdo it with exercise or trying to be healthy in the quest to be fit. We […]

Listening to Music During Exercise May Increase Fat Loss!

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When we think of a “fat burner,” typically what comes to mind is something we ingest, like a pill or powder. However, science has shown us that a whole other realm of fat fighters exists that don’t come in a bottle. Among the most potent of these unconventional diet supplements, according to recent research, is music. The fact that […]