Finish Your Workout Right

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you rev up your workouts.   And it just requires adding something called a finisher. A finisher is a high-intensity 5-7 minute circuit  at the end of your workout.  That's right, after you're done with all of the other stuff.  Why finishers? You get a quick metabolic …

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Hop On the Training Train

Let's say you are encouraged to register for a race.  Yay!  Races are fun, right?  Your friends high-five you, they tag you on social media with super-cool hashtags (#awesome, #thisgirlruns) and then it's on. Sooo, now what?  Right?! Training for a race or event takes three things.  A training plan. Some jiggering of your schedule …

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Neuro…What?

Neuroplasticity (the ability of the human brain to physically re-arrange itself in response to outside stimulus) is one of the key benefits of mindful meditation. By redirecting our thoughts in response to situations we use/create different pathways in our brain. The more we use these new pathways, the stronger they become and the more we …

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Vacay This Way

I'm starting with the assumption that you pack at least one set of workout clothes with you on your trips, vacations or getaways.  (Humor me.) Here's a very short, full body, no-equipment workout that you can do anywhere.  Any.  Where.  And when you're done you can lay your workout clothes on your patio chairs to …

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Combatting High Blood Pressure

Last year there were changes to guidelines on high blood pressure and because of that, almost half of all Americans have hypertension. Hypertension can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and a host of other problems and the scary part is that symptoms may not present themselves until it's too late. What's important to note is …

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