Focus on Your Exercising

The weather is turning warmer and spring is just around the corner.  It could be time to get back outside and focus on your exercising.  People schedule things that are important to them.  They schedule zoom calls, Dr. appointments, travel, time with family and friends.  Do the same thing with your workout routine.  Get out […]

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Hardest Working Muscle

Your heart is about the size of your fist and consists of cardiac muscle.  This type of muscle is responsible for pumping blood through your body.  It is the hardest working muscle. The normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60-100 beats per minute with the average about 72.  In general, a lower resting […]

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Maintaining Your Fitness Journey

A new fitness plan, like anything else that you start, is exciting and energizing.  After a while however, like other new initiatives, sometimes the enthusiasm wears off, lack of interest creeps in, and maintaining your fitness journey is over. Oops…..this has happened to many of us. The best predictor of the future is to look […]

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Face Life’s Challenges

Life is full of obstacles. We all have our ups and downs, our good days and our hard days.  Sometimes life feels overwhelming.  These are the times that being healthy helps you to face life’s challenges. Even though healthy looks different on each of us, being mindful about it is the place to start. When […]

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Healthy Strategies

I saw a lifelong friend the other day that I had not seen in a few years. It was great to visit and get caught up!  As we were talking and sharing stories, she gave me the greatest compliment. She said that I just looked healthy.  That really made my day!  I don’t know about […]

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Small Changes for Success

I was talking to a friend the other day about her new routine.  She was excited that she had consistently gotten up at 5:30 AM for the past two weeks.  One of the secrets to success was that she made a small change.  She used to get up at 6 AM and then moved her […]

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Functional Fitness

Recently we took a long hike that took us down and up huge inclines, on bluffs and boulders, in hollows and near waterfall beds and rivers.  It was a wonderful and adventurous day.  As I was climbing, hoisting myself here and there and of course huffing and puffing, I thought about functional fitness and how […]

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Benefits From Walking

There are many benefits of walking.  If you walk fast or slow, there are still many gains from getting out there and going around the block a few times. It was a beautiful fall day recently and I was on a new trial for an afternoon walk.  I had driven by this trail a few […]

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Health Journey

I have been on a health journey my entire adult life.  It is how I choose to live my life.  I am not perfect at it. I have my ups and downs and many detours.  When I think of my journey to live a healthy, happy life, I think of a heartbeat.  A heartbeat has […]

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Can You Stand Up Unassisted?

“Can you stand up unassisted?”  This was one of the questions I heard trainers ask their new recruits at the gym.  I also overheard this same question from the nurse who was asking pre-op questions prior to surgery. It is interesting to learn how much emphasis two different health agencies put on the same issue.  […]

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