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my first blog post.

Hello everyone, this is my first blog attempt ever so please excuse my ignorance in this.  The fact of the matter is I LOVE FITNESS!!!!

Warm-up vs. Stretching

So you just walked into the gym, took off your coat, put on your gym shoes, and are ready to get started. As you walk to the fitness floor you see two people who came in just before you starting their workouts. The first person is sitting on the floor leaning forward reaching for their toes. The second person has been jogging in place and just started performing a movement you heard the trainers say is called "high knees". What now? How should you start your routine? What's better? 

National Posture Institute Research Review-Heat- and cold-induced athletic injury prevention

National Posture Institute Research Review-Heat- and cold-induced athletic injury preventionExtreme heat or cold can cause dangerous and potentially fatal side effects in athletes. A literature review appearing in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) provides an overview of the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management of various conditions related to excessive heat and cold exposure.

Holiday Wishes

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the opportunity to fulfill many things on our holiday wish list. More times than not our holiday wishes are not filled with chestnuts on an open fire, a white Christmas or visions of sugar plums dancing in our head. Instead you hear many wishes such as: I wish my shopping was done, I wish these cookies could bake themselves, I wish I didn’t have to drive to eight different parties in one night, or I wish I knew how I am going to pay for all of this.

That time of Year

One of my favorite sayings "Excuses are Endless".  When I was trying to come up with a name for my fitness studio, a few people told me to call it "Excuses are Endless", which shows you how often I use that line.Well, I have now begun to say that to myself.  With the holidays, my grandson's surgery, having allergies, etc., I have been slacking.  So back to the grind.  I woke up at 5:00 am today to do my strength training.  Tomorrow is cardio! 


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Choose a Jogging Stroller

-- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging stroller. You get the exercise you crave, and baby gets a scenic tour of the neighborhood, with some fresh air to boot.

How One Person's Obesity Impacts an Entire Family

I got the call on Sunday, November 25th.  My favorite aunt who is in her early 70s was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia and was on a ventilator in the ICU.  Her vitals weren’t stable and a blood culture showed that the infection had overwhelmed her bloodstream and she was now septic.  The illness had started as a cold which quickly became bronchitis and then pneumonia.  I got in the car and rushed from Chicago to Pittsburgh in the hope that I could see her alive.  My aunt has been obese for at least 30 years but her weight ballooned while she c

Humidify for health

December on the calendar signals most of us to pull out the winter clothes, shop, cook and clean for the upcoming holidays, and fit in those last-minute doctor visits to use up the money in our flexible spending accounts.Amid all those activities, we may skimp on exercise time, spend more of that time indoors and find a cold, sore throat or other ailment settling in occasionally. One simple thing to do to keep ourselves healthy during this hectic time is to check the humidity in our homes and workplaces.