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Prescription for a Personal Trainer

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Exercise, Health, Personal Training | Comments Off on Prescription for a Personal Trainer

Having a personal fitness trainer (PFT) will be as common as having a family physician. The medical, insurance and fitness industries will increasingly interconnect, and more consumers will add personal training to their lives as part of a comprehensive preventive-care program. As the focus of personal training switches to a more preventive model and the link between healthcare costs and wellness becomes even more firmly established by statistics, companies will help defray the costs of training. As part of a more collaborative mode of health care, physicians will write prescriptions for personal training, just as they do now for physical therapy.   IDEA Alexandria Williams, MA

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Athletes and Chiropractic

»Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Health | Comments Off on Athletes and Chiropractic

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Healthy Activities to Get the Whole Family Moving This Weekend

»Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Exercise, Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Healthy Activities to Get the Whole Family Moving This Weekend

There are many enjoyable, healthy activities you can do on while spending time with your family during this upcoming, beautiful weekend.     Normally, weekends are a time for families to be together and sometimes those plans revolve around mealtimes.  Try arranging your plans to focus on fun, physical activity. Head outside with the family!     Plant some new flowers or trees in the yard or garden.  Sign up for a 5k race the whole family can do. Go for a trail walk. Play a volleyball game using a balloon! Go to the driving range. Play softball. Go for a bike ride. Play horseshoes or cornhole. Throw frisbee. Play mini-golf. Create a simple obstacle course in your yard and see who can do it the fastest. Wash the family car! Go to the park for a swing and...

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5-minute Break

»Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Exercise, Health, Personal Training, Uncategorized, Weight Loss | Comments Off on 5-minute Break

You burn a meaningful amount of calories by taking several 5 minute breaks throughout the day.  During a minute of exercise you will burn between 6-10 calories depending on your body type.  So consider that by even taking the minimum of 6 calories for 5 minutes is 30 calories and by doing this three times per day you c0uld burn 90 calories and every day each week would mean 630 calories! If you aren’t all about the numbers there are many other benefits to getting bursts of exercise in throughout your day.   It helps relieve stress and clear the mind in order to focus on the task at hand.  It naturally (without sugar or caffeine) helps boost your mood and/or energy level.   There is “magic” happening inside your body when you exercise.  You...

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A Simple Way to Motivate Yourself

»Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Exercise, Personal Training, Weight Loss | Comments Off on A Simple Way to Motivate Yourself

1) Dig up an old workout you haven’t done in a while so you can see how much you’ve improved. If the workout is done with ease then you have done a great job advancing yourself. Try finding ways to make the same workout a little harder by adding weights/tubing, changing the plane of motion, changing tempo, or change the environment to add a step or disc pillow. If it is not easier to do the workout then you should set a goal to be able to perform the workout the way you want. 2) Timing yourself during challenges can also be a great way to stay motivated. See how many squats or lunges you can do in one minute and then add five or ten to it for next time. Another great test is to do jump ups onto a step. How many can you do in 30 seconds? Then...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Turning Pipe Dreams to Reality

»Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Exercise, Health, Lifestyle & Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition, Personal Training, Weight Loss | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions: Turning Pipe Dreams to Reality

Many of us use the start of the New Year to set goals to make major changes in our life. We want to lose weight, quit smoking, start exercising, achieve a pain free lifestyle, spend more time with loved ones, complete a home project, etc. Unfortunately, even as we set these high expectations and lofty goals we probably know that we won’t follow thru because we do the same thing every year without success. It is a good thing to set high and lofty goals. The big secret is knowing how to achieve them. When we set out to achieve a big thing or “climb that mountain” we don’t just leap to the top in one fell swoop, we accomplish this one step at a time. We can also compare this to climbing a ladder one rung at a time. As with any goal, we need a plan to...

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