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Be You

I was reading an article and it made me think of fitness and health and how women define themselves by what they see in magazines and social media. That is why this article put a smile on my face, because the author said she’s not sorry for being who she is and she loves the

Quality vs. Quantity

How many of you feel like if you aren’t spending hours in the gym, you aren’t going to get a “good” workout or you won’t be able to reach your fitness goals? I used to feel the same way. I would spend hours exercising and I would never feel like I was getting anywhere! The

Perfection

Perfection is a dangerous word! When you strive for perfection, you are setting yourself up for failure. If you have a goal of having a six-pack, running a marathon, bench-pressing 200 pounds, or doing 20 pull-ups, it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication. It will not happen overnight. There are no

The Truth about Eating Healthy and Exercise

Do you ever get confused by all the guidelines and recommendations that come with exercise? With the constantly changing fitness industry and the latest and greatest workouts, it can be tough to know what you should or shouldn’t be doing and what to expect when you are exercising or deciding what “eating healthy” is. First

Balancing Family and Health

How do we balance exercise and raising our children? It is a very tricky task, but it can be done! Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs anyone can take on. We find ourselves sacrificing a lot to make sure our children are taken care of and cared for in the best way possible. The

Body Image

I was reading an article the other day on the image of fitness and it made me think about why so many people shy away from exercising, joining gyms, or attending group classes. When you look at fitness magazines, billboards for various fitness activities, commercials on TV, etc., they choose models with seemingly “perfect” bodies.

The Importance of Weight Training

The idea of weight training makes a lot of people uncomfortable. People tend to picture very robust body builders and think that’s what it’s all about. But that is not true. There is a difference between body building and weight training (also known as resistance training and strength training). The main goal of body building

Your Brain Is a Powerful Thing

We all know how powerful our brain is. It is the computer that runs our body and manages of all its functions. It can also trick you into thinking you are tired when you can push a little further. The following article on Cathe.com, How Your Brain Tricks You During Exercise and the Importance of

Recovery

Most people struggle with finding time to exercise; but there are also those who exercise regularly, yet may not know how important it is to let your body rest and recover from the strain exercise puts on the body. For the avid exerciser, it can be difficult to take a rest day, because they feel

Where do I start if I have never exercised or it has been a very long time?

One of the most difficult elements of exercise is getting started. Knowing where to begin can feel daunting, so figure out what your goals are. Do you want to lose weight? Are you eager to become more active?  Regardless of what they are, you should start out slow with a low-impact, basic exercise routine. Your body has to get used

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