Thanksgiving Day Stretches

Yes, Thanksgiving Day STRETCHES.

Stretches that help with digestion, just in case you eat a little too much on Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supine Knee Squeeze

Lying on your back (btw, that is what supine means), hug one knee in toward your chest then wide toward your armpit. Extend other leg straight on the ground, pressing the back of your […]

Types of Exercise For Help With Sleeping

One of the major benefits of exercise is improved sleep. We all have busy lives and stressors that we might not even realize. These are also things that can keep us from getting a good night’s sleep.

A recent study was done to determine the best exercises to improve sleep habits. Here are the findings:

“Data analysis […]

Breast Cancer Awareness & Risk Factors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Like most cancers, early detection and treatment are the most important for beating this disease.

How is Breast Cancer Caused?

“Cancer grows when a cellโ€™s DNA is damaged, but why or how that DNA becomes damaged is still unknown. It could be genetic or environmental, or in most cases, a combination […]

What is the Most Important Healthy Habit?

The most important healthy habit is to have a healthy lifestyle… but that is a little vague and broad. Let’s think of something that is a little more attainable and defined. Fifty health coaches brainstormed this topic and agreed that this is the most important habit you should have to lose weight:

Finding people to share […]

Exercise = Brain Power

Of course we are going to promote the benefits of exercise for overall health, but that also includes improving brain function. When you exercise regularly, it can act as a natural anti-depressant and lead to improved memory and learning, as well as slower brain aging. So many benefits for regular exercise!

Here’s all the exciting details:

30 Minute Swim-Workout

One of the challenges about swimming is having access to a pool or body of water for swimming. The other challenge is, it’s hard. It’s a mental and physical challenge to swim laps back and forth. One way to combat the mental challenge is to have a workout plan, as opposed to just swimming laps […]

6 Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Want to burn a few extra calories? Whether you made it to the gym or had to skip your workout, there are always days when we’d like to burn a few extra calories. Not to use it as an excuse to eat more calories though ๐Ÿ˜‰

Get in the Mile

Typically, it takes one mile of walking […]

Caffeine and Exercise

Today I had time to drink a cup of coffee about 40 minutes before I was planning on running. Instead of running the 3 miles I had planned, I ran 4 miles because it felt good and I had the energy. Of course, I can’t be sure that the coffee (or caffeine in the coffee) […]

Forward Fold to Freedom

What is one stretch that can help your back (especially low-back), hips, hamstrings, neck?

Answer: FORWARD FOLD.

 

Challenge

Here is your mission, if you choose to accept it: 1 minute forward fold after waking up and before going to bed, everyday.

Forward Fold

A forward fold is best done standing, but you can also sit down […]

May – Health Awareness Month

“May we all be healthy and well” (IDEA Fitness Journal)

We have a May Cardio Challenge this month which goes along with this theme. May is a great month to focus on your health!! Here are all of the healthy events that are “celebrated” in May:

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – “Aim to make […]
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