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Kids and Exercise: Three Elements of Fitness

Tuesday, March, 10th, 2015 at 11:05 pm by Dan Schliebe

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Have you ever sat and watched kids on a playground? They run from the see saw to playing tag and then to the monkey bars. It seems their energy increases the more they run and laugh and play.  With the even changing society where sitting in front of a computer captures many of the hours kids could be outside we are challenged to think of how to make sure our kids get the exercise they [Read More...]

Successful Strategies for Silver Sneakers

Friday, March, 6th, 2015 at 10:41 pm by Dan Schliebe

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Our bodies are always changing. They change for the better when we give them healthy food and exercise. They change for the worse when we do the opposite. This is quite a simple precept though one not always easy to follow. As our bodies get older we especially need to listen. After years, probably of a full range of inattentiveness, it is never too late to start listening. For instance, our circulatory system distributes blood, [Read More...]

Consider Coconut Water Over Sports Drinks

Tuesday, March, 3rd, 2015 at 10:30 pm by Dan Schliebe

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This liquid has become quite a craze in America. Coconut water can be bought in cans, by the six or twelve pack, and from all sorts of companies claiming their reasons for investing time in providing the water for us. Coconut water has become a common ingredient in health food store smoothies as well. It seems the water is now universally accepted as a healthy choice. What is it you are buying when you pick [Read More...]

Get Strong By Using a Ball

Friday, February, 27th, 2015 at 10:16 pm by Dan Schliebe

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It might seem like a paradox to consider a ball stable. Unlike boxes, balls rolls around, bounce and squish. So it begs the question, ‘What is a stability ball anyway?’ It is a fairly new innovation used in many gyms these days. Not only do various sizes of these stability balls sit on metal rung shelves near the mat and weight sections but also whole classes are devoted to exercises exclusively using a stability ball. [Read More...]

Restoring Yourself with Yoga

Tuesday, February, 24th, 2015 at 9:41 pm by Dan Schliebe

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With the many types of yoga available finding the right class for you could be a challenge. There are not only many lineages of yoga, there are many styles, and there are also different areas of focus in the very type of yoga offered. One type of class that is good for all is restorative yoga. The method of this type of class is passive stretching through poses that are held for a longer period [Read More...]

5 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

Tuesday, February, 17th, 2015 at 7:47 pm by Dan Schliebe

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Green tea is worth the brew.   Boasting anti-oxidants, green tea is also reported in studies to stimulate the burning of fat. In fact, drinking three to five cups a day can increase your fat burn by 35-45%! Sleep yourself into fitness.   Burning the candle at both ends is not only counter-productive but actually increases your stress, which in turn can increase your cortisol levels (producing fat to protect you,) and decrease your body’s balance and [Read More...]

Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie – Yummy & Healthy all in one bite

Wednesday, February, 11th, 2015 at 5:39 pm by Dan Schliebe

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A friend asked if I liked avocados. She had bought them for a guacamole dip for a party and did not use them. For us avocado lovers that would not be an issue, ‘more for me,’ would have been the welcome solution. But she was not an avocado lover, so they sat, ripening by the moment on her counter. I offered to make her a chocolate avocado pie, and the rest is history. This dairy [Read More...]

Safely Spin

Wednesday, February, 4th, 2015 at 9:25 pm by Dan Schliebe

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Spinning is quite the rage these past years, and for good reason. In our schedules, packed with engagements months in advance, it can be physically and mentally challenging to get the exercise our bodies so greatly need to maintain our health and stamina. The exercise of spinning, or indoor cycling, is a perfect answer. This cardio workout will leave you dripping with sweat and your legs feeling like you went for a many mile hike. [Read More...]

Feel Good Fast with Zumba

Tuesday, January, 27th, 2015 at 4:35 pm by Dan Schliebe

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Zumba is an ever growing popular form of workout, combining Latin music with easy to learn routines, the exercise can feel more like enjoying a good dance than getting through a rigorous routine. But do not be misled by the joy inducing dance, Zumba packs a punch in the benefits, both aerobic and anaerobic, that the body will notice, even after a few workouts. How so? First, Latin music runs at 145 beats per minute, [Read More...]

Why Children Need Physical Fitness

Thursday, January, 22nd, 2015 at 5:36 pm by Dan Schliebe

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In a highly technologically driven society, children can travel the world from their comfy chair at home, and the physical body remains a passive participant in this dynamic travel. Children used to run, literally, from one game to another in the safety of their neighborhoods until parents called them in at dusk. Exercise was a natural part of growing up. Playing foursquare, running to your friend’s house down the street, endless rounds of tag, riding [Read More...]