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Baby it's cold outside

Hey Team, I know it has been quite chilly, for some even too cold to make it out for a workout.  Have now fear, Team Coach Kurt is here.  This 30 minute indoor workout from trusted source ACE will get you through.http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/5301/five-30-minute-cardio-workouts-for-cold/ 

They Call It Stormy Monday

Happy Monday!  Depending on what part of the country or globe you are on, you may be experiencing a cold front.  Snow, ice, sleet, drizzle, etc.  Well, this is a time to do your workout from home.  Here is a challenging workout, no equipment needed.  If you choose to accept this workout, do it, 10 minutes or less: Circuit, 5 rounds:10 pushups10 air squats10 floor or chair tri-dips  

Tough People Last, Not Tough Situations

Ok, it is Wednesday, middle of the week, hump day.  I have had quite the week, with personal training, group training, opening a fitness studio, raising a family and such, it hit me how tough the week has been.  Equally though how tough the situations are, I have to be just as tough.  There is very little room in life to just quit, period.  We have to persevere through tough times to develop our tough character.

Monday Meanderings

How about that Super Bowl yesterday!  I really enjoyed the game, exciting to the end and sure to be talked about for some time.  The half time show, well, keep expectations low so won't be disappointed.  My favorite were the commercials. as clean as I have seen in some time.  It was refreshing seeing family for a change being the focus.  Am sure it was related to NFL off field troubles, but it was fun!!

How Weight Training Can Help You Keep The Weight Off-Part 2

Exercise may help people avoid regaining weight after successful dieting, according to a new study. It shows that exercise can crucially alter the body’s response to weight loss and potentially stop unwanted pounds from creeping back on. The study, published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, offers rare good news about exercise and body weight. As readers of the Phys Ed column know, the relationship between the two is tangled.

How Weight Training Can Help You Keep The Weight Off-Part 1

Exercise may help people avoid regaining weight after successful dieting, according to a new study. It shows that exercise can crucially alter the body’s response to weight loss and potentially stop unwanted pounds from creeping back on. The study, published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, offers rare good news about exercise and body weight. As readers of the Phys Ed column know, the relationship between the two is tangled.

Take A Hike. Really

 To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.

Weekly Challenge Day 3

Exercise smarter, not longer. Want to burn more calories without spending extra time at the gym? It sounds too good to be true, but interval training’s benefits are well-proven.

Weekly Challenge Day 2

Fight sitting disease. For the next week, convert one of your meetings to a walking meeting and let the ideas flow with each step. Too much sitting negatively impacts the body’s metabolic system and may increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers (breast and colon).

Monday Weekly Challenge a Day 1

Ok team, we have grown together, shared stories and tips, now it is time to take the next step in our relationship. The "C" word, yes, COMMITMENT. Each day a new challenge will be presented, so let me know how you did. Ready, Set, Go! kurt@balancedfitlife.com.......... Eat mindfully. For the next week, stash your mobile phone in your purse, pocket or drawer while you are eating. When you ditch the distracting devices, you can actually focus on savoring your food and enjoying your mealtime companions.
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