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Five Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holiday season is here. It began with a sugar overload on Halloween. Then came the daylong feast known as Thanksgiving. Now, in December and January come holiday parties, long days of shopping, trips to visit family and any number of disruptions to our typical routines. Nutrition suffers, workouts get postponed and extra pounds can […]

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The Backyard Bustle: Take Your Full-Body Workout Outside

Photos by L.G. Patterson It has been an exceptionally hot summer, but thankfully backyard fun is here again. The first things that come to mind are barbecues, yard games and simply relaxing with friends and family. But what about workouts? Your backyard can provide the perfect setting for convenient and challenging training. The following eight […]

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Understanding Weight Loss

Photos by L.G. Patterson Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t outrun a bad diet?” What about the idea that if you want to lose a pound of fat each week you simply need to eat 500 fewer calories each day? Here’s one of my favorites: if you want to lose weight, don’t do […]

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The R.I.G.H.T Exercise Program

It’s the time of year where you’re bombarded with ads for local gyms, infomercials that promise to get you in the best shape of your life and commercials touting effortless weight loss. With countless exercise programs out there, how do you know if yours is the right one? This is a challenging question, one that could […]

In the Right Direction

Running is like a lot of sports and activities — it’s a great way to improve health, fitness and performance, but if performed too much or without care, it can also be risky. For both newcomers and seasoned runners, prioritizing health and reducing injury is the best way to ensure a fun and…

Fun in the Sun

Spring is here, which means warmer weather and a lot more opportunity for outdoor activity.  This is a great time of year to increase your physical activity while enjoying your favorite hobbies and sports. Most of us are aware that..

Winter is Coming

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INDOOR WORKOUT. For outdoor exercisers, the concern isn’t White Walkers. Instead, hikers, bikers, runners and the like need to watch out for freezing temps and slick surfaces. If you’re one of the many folks who has spent the last several months staying fit outside, you may be […]