Posted in Nutrition
03/5 2013

The Great No-Sugar Experiment

Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a Read More

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Posted in 13 for 2013
02/28 2013

February Fit Tip #9: Don’t be shy

After gaining my Freshman 25 in college (captured in photo above with friend Leigh), I refused to work out at my free-of-charge and convenient college gym. I was too embarrassed to wear shorts or tights in front of my fellow colleagues. The solution was a trek out to the all-women’s gym, usually followed by a Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/26 2013

February Fit Tip #8: Mix it up

Variety is the spice of life, and mixing up your exercise routine can go a long way in making fitness more fun, habit-forming and effective. In addition to the psychological benefits, there are physical ones as well. For example, if you run five miles, five days a week for a year, your body adjusts and Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/21 2013

February Fit Tip #7: Pump iron

Dumbbells aren’t just for body builders! Muscle strengthening exercises are an integral part of every fitness program, regardless of gender, shape or size. In fact, after the age of 30, your muscles mass begin to decrease in size and strength. If you do nothing to replace that lean muscle mass, then fat will take its Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/19 2013

February Fit Tip #6: Make it social

Not only will friends and family help hold you accountable to your fitness schedule, but they’ll make exercise more fun, too. With conversation and laughter as part of the experience, the workout becomes less work. Likewise, if you join a soccer or tennis team, your teammates will make sure you show up while also providing Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/15 2013

February Fit Tip #5: Do anything (except nothing)!

Many medical experts will tell you that 30 minutes is where the exercise threshold begins. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services suggests that at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity is required to reduce the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. But don’t sweat it if you only have 10 or 20 minutes Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/13 2013

How to Select a Race

February Fit Tip #4 was to “Sign Up“– for an event, activity or race that will kick-start a fitness program that sticks. Even if the weather still says winter in your neck of the woods, now’s the perfect time to put a stake in the ground and start training for an outing in the summer Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/11 2013

February Fit Tip #4: Sign Up!

Though it’s easy to set a fitness goal, it’s harder to stick to it. Signing up for an event or race  is a great motivator to help achieve your fitness goals. With a stake in the ground, you’ll gain clarity and focus on what you’re trying to achieve. There are a variety of ways you Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/8 2013

February Fit Tip #3: Schedule it!

Do you schedule meetings at work, doctor’s appointments and/or your kids’ soccer game? Do you prefer a wall calendar, day-planner, Outlook or Smartphone app (or, like me, are you so disorganized that you use all of the above in hopes of keeping things straight)? If you use a method of systematizing work and family life, why not Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/6 2013

February Fit Tip #2: Feel the Love

All too often, a fitness program gets stuck in a rut because of boredom, lack of motivation or complete disinterest. Who wants to work diligently at an activity we dislike doing in the first place? If at first you don’t succeed in finding something you truly love, then try again! If you can’t think of Read More

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