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Cross-Training: How To have Fun and Avoid Injuries

What is Cross-Training?  In competitive athletes’ world it refers to athletes training in sports other than the one they compete in – with a goal of improving overall performance.  Some athletes compete at a high level in two or more sports – usually starting at a very young age – before they decide to select […]

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Stop wasting your mind – use mental skills to get fit!

The mind game – it is a wonderfully complex, yet simple game we play (or not).  We do better in anything we attempt when our mind is “in it.”  When we are distracted, our performance on the task at hand suffers.  Even our satisfaction from completing the task (if we do) is diminished when our […]

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It Is a New Year – But Don’t Panic

It‘s Thursday, January 2nd. I had a fabulous Christmas.  Mom came for a week-long visit from Warsaw, I cooked all traditional Christmas Eve dishes, and then I cooked much more for over 30 of our Polish friends, who came caroling on “The Second Day of Christmas”.  We had a great farewell dinner for Mom on […]

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Strong muscles as we age

Why do we need to stay strong?  For the rest of our life? How many of us actually understand that need and do something about it? As the time does inevitable damage to our hair, skin, teeth, bones, arteries, internal organs…ugh…we may panic or plainly give up.  So what, so we are just getting older, […]

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Don’t leave a great night’s sleep to chance

Without any scientific data to tell us so, we know that a great night’s sleep is, well, GREAT!  While we cannot control all of the factors that go into a good night’s sleep, there is much we can do to set the stage for a night of high quality sleep. Make your bedroom environment conducive […]

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Yep – You can “eat lean” during the holidays!

It is possible to “eat lean” over the holidays.  Yes, you can eat your way through the holidays without giving up on your fitness & health goals.  Here is how: Step 1: Reconnect with your goals, especially the part about how important your fitness and health are to you and why you are doing the […]

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Ten Reasons to Focus on Fitness During the Holidays!

Stay Fit & Healthy this Holiday Season! Here are ten reasons to focus on fitness during the holidays: Exercise reduces stress and increases energy. Your body appreciates structure and routine; the more you stick to your workout schedule, the better you will feel. Exercising improves mental focus and clarity.  And it makes it easier to […]

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Staying fit and healthy over the holidays!

I have been encouraged to post holiday fitness and health tips. But I have never been one to believe there is a silver bullet or a list of 10 things to do to keep fit over the holidays.  Everyone is different.  Everyone has different needs.  Everyone responds to holiday stress in different ways. The best […]

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Overworked-out

Now that it’s the beginning of summer, more people are working much harder to get that beach worthy body. With all that stress you are putting on your body, over working could cause unwanted soreness or injury. Here are some ways to ease the pain or at least minimize it. Move around – Decrease stiffness […]

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Fitness and Exercise is Social – and that is good!

For my whole life, (okay, maybe not my whole life, just since I was five), I have been exercising in a group.  I started swimming competitively at the age of five and have just recently taken a sabbatical at the age of 53 (you do the math). And with my work schedule of opening up […]

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