Yoga & Snowshoeing? Yep!

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I forgot how intense and wildly invigorating an hour of snowshoeing can be. Plowing through a foot and a half of fresh angelic snow this morning, up and down the endless undulating hills of the neighboring golf course, took every ounce of power and perseverance I could muster. Of course, my son Ben and our […]

5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy PLUS Keeping Yourself UP During The Holidays!

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Do you desire to keep yourself UP during the holidays and everyday after the New Year? Enjoy, read and share this article with your loved ones; after you read 5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy” from our  Natural Nutrition Advisor. Linda Wolschlager is on top of the world when it comes to making the smartest, […]

Sweat Heals! How to Become Happy, Fit & Self-Confident in One Step

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Nope, it’s not a pill or the latest “miracle” cure from Dr. Oz—it’s good old fashioned exercise. “Sweat heals.” I wrote that on my Facebook wall the other day after blurting it out of my mouth following a much needed walk with my identical twin and my daughter. Sure, some readers’ eyes had fooled them […]

Star Bang’in Workouts With Sam

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Are you fired up and ready for the Fourth of July? Sam sure is! Checkout Sam’s circuit training workout this weekend!  Fireworks, BBQ’s with friends and family, beer pong parties or maybe you’re hitting the road for a mellow weekend get-a-way. Sounds great to me. Whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend; relax, enjoy […]

Daily Exercise Is for Suckers. Get Fit in 7 Minutes a Week

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You can toss out your gym membership — and your excuses for not exercising — because a new study says that you can incinerate fat, decrease your risk of diabetes and get your booty in damn fine shape in less time than it takes to heat up a frozen pizza. And who doesn’t have time […]

YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.

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It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do […]

Graceful Aging: The Link Between Exercise and Aging

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Is there a relationship between how much I exercise and how well I age? The quick and easy answer is YES! But, let’s first start with two simple concepts, aging and detraining. People often confuse the two and this is unfortunate because it makes the aging process […]

Functional Strength Training For Everyday Mid-Lifers – Like Me!

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With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming  information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: JUST DANCE!

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If you follow my personal blog, Lauren’s Thoughts (if you don’t already, you should!), you know that I share my weekly workouts with my readers. In part to connect to others who like exercise and in part to make myself accountable for working out regularly. I’ve talked about a few of my favorite workouts: running, […]

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 […]