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CSD GROUP FITNESS CLASSES:

CSD GROUP FITNESS CLASSES:http://www.helendalecsd.org/ Monday:5pm – Low Impact *RIPPED (cardio Conditioning6pm - *RIPPED7:15pm – ZUMBA Wednesday:5pm ZUMBA6pm – *RIPPED Friday:

How to Ditch Your Diet Excuses For Good

How to Ditch Your Diet Excuses For GoodYes, of course you’d like to lose weight. But you’re busy. And you’re tired. And you’ve got a whole houseload of people (throw a few pets in there too) relying on you for, well, everything. You’re sick of salads. You forget to go to the grocery store. Blah, blah, blah. Yes, life is too short—to not take charge of your health today. Ditch your diet excuses. We’ll help you.

5 Reasons to Exercise

Whether you're exercising to tone up for tank top and skirt season or you're working out mostly for the health benefits, we could all use a little motivation to get moving. So here are five encouraging facts about working out that will give you more than one reason to hit the gym on your lunch break.

Do You Eat Just Because?

Creatures of Habit: Do You Eat Just Because?  By carolyn_r on Jan 07, 2012 10:00 AM in Dieting & You  

My Final Thought for 2011

Remember - It isn't what you eat between Christmas and New Years, it's what you eat between New Years and Christmas! Here's to a better 2012!!!! Cheers, Patty 

New Year Wishes

When the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, spread happiness with these wonderful New Year wishes. Irish toast In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.  

FOOD for THOUGHT!!

Per Sarah: "I was wondering......Why am I not losing weight?

Motivation Idea

Per Teri: "I had an idea to keep me motivated...

Top Food News of 2011

This year has seen headlines that have had a major impact on the practice and perception of healthy eating and exercise in America. Without any further ado, here are the news stories of 2011 that kept Calorie Count members talking. Celebrities' Weight Loss Goes Mainstream

SAFETY first: Why Walking/Cardio Exercising With Hand-Weights Is a No-No

Think you’re burning more calories or strengthening your arms when you swing light weights around during a cardio workout? Think again.By Martica Heaner, Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed., for MSN Health & Fitness Q. I walk daily holding one-pound dumbbells in each hand so that I can burn more fat and strengthen my upper body muscles, too.
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