Deborah Kulmer's blog

Fall is in the air!! What now? :)

Labor Day brings a close to the summer.  School is in session, football is cranking up and fall is in the air!  This is a perfect time to reassess your fitness goals.  It's a good idea to take a realistic look at where you are in regards to your health and fitness.  At the stroke of midnight on Dec 31, 2012, how would you like to make a resolution that did not include having to loose weight and get fit?

Kids are back in school! Now it's time for you!

Summer time rolls around and your schedules change.  Most likely your focus is on the children and how you will make the most of their summer break.  Everyone hits the ground running; trying to work in all the activities.  Summer sports, vacations, trips to the movies and other fun events but specifically spending precious time together take priority.  Those busy summers become treasured memories!   What now?   Most likely things have not settled down much the priorities just shift a bit.  Now everyone is adjusting to the new routine of homework,

Congratulations! USA! USA! USA!

I watched The Today Show one morning this week, and the show featured the outcome of the Olympic events and its participants.  I have a deep, heartfelt pride for the Olympians of our country (USA! USA!

What % do you want to be? 3/4 or 1/4?

We all have a pretty good idea that  the prevelence of obesity is increasing. We see it when we shop, in our schools and at work. Truth is that we see it wherever we go!  Obesity is increasing globally not just in our own geographic locations.What are the escalated health risks associated with obesity?*Diabetes *Strokes*Heart Disease

Vacation Derailment...

Good morning!  Recently I returned from a short vacay.  Like you my plans were to exercise, eat well and enjoy a little R & R.  However I didn't exercise as much as I planned  or eat as well (nutritionally) either.

Face Down Your Fitness Fears

Face Down Your Fitness Fears--  Whether you are walking into the gym for the first time, participating in a group fitness class, or competing in a 5k, you will more than likely feel scared.  You are not alone. I know exactly how you feel!  In June of this year, I came face to face with my own fitness fears while participating in a 100-mile cycling event.  If you feel the least bit of fear, I encourage you to consider the following guidelines to help you combat your fears:

Play and Exercise Smart this Summer!!

Exercise isn’t always a grueling task, but rather a fun time shared with family and friends. A few precautions should be taken before you step out to take part in activities, such as golf, badminton, horse shoes, walks, biking or swimming to name a few. The proper application of sunscreen and the intake of fluids while you are enjoying the out of doors will help keep you comfortable during and after your summer fun event. Wearing the proper shoes and apparel are important as well. Lightweight and light-colored clothing may aid in keeping you cool. Many

Exercising in the HEAT

As I blog the temp is 106!  In the summer we should exercise with caution and planning.  Did you know that for every degree the body's internal temp rises the heart beats approximatley 10 bpm faster? The added thermal load of the warm sun increases the stress on the heart, escpecially during exercise.

Hiring a Personal Trainer

Recently I was contacted by a lady interested in hiring a personal trainer and I was impressed by her methods of hiring a trainer.  For the sake of anonymity let's call her Kathy.   Kathy went to her local gym and picked up brochures for all the trainers on staff.  She had telephone interviews with each of trainer and from there culled her list to the ones she thought might be a good fit to help her reach specified fitness goals.

Hydration

Did you know the body can loose more than 1 qt of water a day? Please keep these hydration tips in mind all year round but particularly in the summer months. *Drink 17-20 oz of water 2-3 hours before your workout. *Drink 8 oz of fluid 20-30 min prior to exercising or during your warm-up. *Drink 7-10 oz of fluid every 10-20 minutes during exercise. *Drink 8 oz of fluid with 30 minutes after exercise. *Drink 16-24 oz of fluid for every pound of body wt lost after exercise.
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