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Snack: Make it a Noun, Not a Verb

Snacktime!! It's a different time of the day for everyone, but most of us are all too familiar with that pesky snack attack. The time of the day when you don't really even know whats going in your face but you just keep putting shoveling it in. It usually starts innocent enough. You feel a pang of hunger and go looking for something to satiate it. The problem doesn't come in until you realize you just finished that bag of Boom Chicka Pop in one sitting....or am I the only person that ever happens to? Honestly though, snacks are hard. Most of us need them in our day but they are very easy to overdo. No matter what your daily caloric intake goal is, snacks should make up no more than 25% of th

Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Outdoor Workouts

It's SUMMER!!! Hurray! That means we get to take our workout outdoors and under that gorgeous sunshine. Pretty days and longer days give you the chance to spice up your routine by getting outside, whether its for a morning run, a sunset paddle out on the water, swimming or meeting your friends for a little rootcamp at the wharf. While exercising outside can be uplifting to your mood, your energy level and your mental wellness there are a few things you need to consider to help your body prepare for the heat. 1. Hydrate: Your body will generally sweat more outside due to the heat so you need to think about replacing the sweat from your workout in addition to sweat from humidity and heat. You

Gymtimidation: Finding a cure for this common fear through fun, functional fitness

I have a friend named Anne. Anne is sweet and giving and altogether an amazing woman. She says she has never “worked out”, and is holding onto a little more weight than she would prefer but considered herself pretty active all her life by walking, swimming, taking bike rides and hiking with her husband. Her kids are getting older now and she is solidly sitting in her forties and is noticing her body shape changing and starting to feel what she calls the ‘pops and creaks’ of age. Do you know what I’m talking about here? For example, when you stand up, it takes an extra minute for you to straighten your back from stiffness. Or when you walk up the stairs the sound of joints cracking is loud en

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