Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

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Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

Why Booze And Exercise Don’t Mix

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This is A GREAT article for all you weekend workout warriors who love to booze it up! Be sure to read this important article about dehydration/hydration when you finish this one. Remember, moderation is key! Have a great weekend ~ Allison Come Friday, the vast majority of America wants to booze it.  There’s nothing like […]

The Truth About Stretching

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Does it help or hurt? Should you do it before or after a workout? Experts sort through the many mixed messages.The benefits of a regular exercise routine are undisputed. But how to start that routine — literally what to do first — is far less clear. Should you stretch before you exercise? From Zumba instructors […]

4 Ways Mindfulness Will Boost Your Results at the Gym

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It’s 7:30am on a Tuesday morning. You’re at the gym: ear buds in, music pumped, and treadmill cranked. You’re trying to focus on reading the closed captioning on the TV screen in front of you, so you don’t have to think about how much longer you need to spend running. Next, to help you get […]

Great Shape – Circuit Training With Sam

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You’re in search of a svelte hot bod with only 3 months before your special event!  Whether it’s your daughter’s wedding, your son’s bar mitzvah or the party of a good friend, every woman wants to be a stunning starlet. Most celebrities workout year-round but often amp up their workout routines in the weeks before […]

20 Minute Body & Soul Morning Workout

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“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha When you don’t have enough time in the morning for your yoga practice or daily fitness routine, but still want to prepare your mind and body for the day, I […]

Start Your Winter Detox Now With Early Spring Cleaning – Mind, Body & Home

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It’s mid-January and my boots have officially been shelved and flip flops are the only thing you’ll be seeing me wearing. If  ”Fit Flops” worn with socks aren’t your thing then I have several suggestions to help lighten your load. (Colorful stripes and bright patterned socks are the look for spring. Check out these fun new […]

The New Rules of Fitness for 2013

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We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new. The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in […]

No Excuses! Keep Yourself Healthy And Fit During The Holidays And Forever After

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Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. - Goethe Excuses, excuses, and more excuses! (Not on my watch!) Making a commitment to stay focused on your health and fitness during the holiday season is the best way to avoid the extra five to ten pounds that many of us […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“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 […]