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REST & RECOVERY: EASING UP

It’s probably time to “ease up” on some part of your workout if you are feeling muscle soreness. Notice that I’m saying “ease up” but not ”lay off”. If you injured yourself, or are experiencing EXTREME soreness, you may need to lay off for a…

FITNESS GOAL= DO YOUR BEST

When it comes to fitness your goal is YOUR goal. Your goal could be to simply do your best-whatever that is at a given moment.. To me doing your best is always a worthy goal. You don’t need to hit some measureable marker that would…

LEARN FROM YOUR ELDERS-MISTAKES

Being overweight is a serious issue. The reason it is so serious, in my mind, has NOTHING to do with appearance. I recently attended a large function where most everyone was 10-15 years older than myself. Most of those people were at least 15 pounds…

BODY “LANGUAGE”

I have been working out regularly and consistently for 48 years, at this writing. I admit that I cannot identify the proper name of the muscle that I am working as I do my various exercises. I contend that you don’t have to be able…

FITNESS SETBACK: WHAT TO DO

I think anybody who has a lifelong fitness habit will experience some kind of setback from time to time. The #1 question then is how to properly respond to any setback. Let me define “setback”. To me a setback is anything that causes you to…

STAY FIT WHILE TRAVELING: WHERE TO EAT

I frequently travel by car. When I’m on the road it’s often for 4-5 consecutive days. That’s a lot of meals away from my kitchen. I travel too often to say “Oh well, I’ll survive”. I want to thrive…not just survive. I must get my…

STAY FIT WHILE TRAVELING: THE POWER BLOCK

I bought The Power Block adjustable dumbell system for myself 7 years ago, for my 55th birthday. It was around that time that my husband and I started traveling by car extensively. I had already been using weights for a significant paortion of my fitness…

CHEMICALS ARE THE CULPRIT

I think the reason so many Americans are overweight or otherwise not optimally healthy is largely due to chemical additives in the food the overweight people are choosing. Choosing food MADE in a factory rather than food GROWN on a farm is the fundamental issue/…

PORTION CONTROL: THINK “BITES”

I’ve been reading about portion control and feel a need to comment on the subject. Certainly being aware of portion control will help with weight management.. But what IS a portion? How is it determined- for YOU specifically. Apparently an acceptable measurement for portion size…

YOUR NAKED TRUTH

I often contemplatee the fact that people put so much effort into dressing well to look good. I notice the effort and money going toward hair, nails and skin care products- all in order to appear more attractive. I think those efforts are just fine….