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A WELL-ROUNDED FITNESS PLAN

A well-rounded fitness plan will address 1. healthy eating 2. cardiovascular activity 3. strength training Healthy eating is perhaps half of the story for fitness. Can you cheat occasionally and still call yourself a healthy eater? I say yes. But cheating is a slippery slope,…

DIET SUCCESS THROUGH SELF LOVE

Believing that you are worthy of love may be your first step toward getting the body and the good health you claim you want. View your moments of temptation as moments of opportunity. Remember to behave as though you love yourself. Believe that you deserve…

WORKING OUT: A TIME FOR HEALTHY SELFISHNESS

When you are working out, you should center all your attention on yourself. This is the right time for some healthy selfishness. Being focused on yourself will keep you on track with your personal goals, and prevent you from mixing them up with other peoples…

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: AMERICA’S LOW STANDARD

We are supposed to have laws regarding truth in advertising, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These laws are supposed to protect us from misleading advertising. Why is a TV commercial allowed to claim that a food color laden, sugar saturated cereal is part…

DON’T PICK ON FAT PEOPLE

It’s not fair to focus only on fat people and their bad food choices when skinny people are likely making the same unhealthy choices. Skinny people eat poorly too. It could be that the skinnies are simply more physically active, making it easier for them…

STRETCHING: WORDS OF CAUTION

Stretching is a bit controversial, so approach this fitness activity with caution. Nina Lomax of  http://www.fithealthylady.com, has words of caution regarding stretching because in her years as a personal trainer she has known of more injuries resulting from stretching than from any other fitness activity. Stretching cold…

THE POWER OF THE MOMENT: EFFECTIVE SELF TALK

Plato said “The first and best victory is to conquer self”. If you want to achieve your fitness goals you must give some thought to your thoughts! Your thoughts are your moments. If you can get your mind right by using effective self-talk in your…

HEALTH CARE MEANS CARING

Real health care starts with caring– caring to make the healthy choices that are within your control. It’s about proactive choices that promote good health. Those choices must involve exercise and food. At least half of fitness has to do with the food you eat- or don’t eat….

EMBRACE YOUR WRINKES, NOT YOUR BULGES

What is your first thought when you think of getting old? Wrinkles, I’ll bet. Certainly your face will show your age if you are fortunate enough to reach old age, regardless of how many good habits you have and no matter how fit you remain….

THE LITTLE MIRACLE: WEIGHT TRAINING

Weight training does amazing things for your body. One of the most important is the retention of muscle as you age. Typically we lose muscle mass over time. Age is considered the culprit. But time is the real culprit – not age- because you can halt…