Tag Archive: activity

4 Ways to Find Your Fit


Shape Magazine has challenged me, as one of the 10 East Coast against 10 West Coast bloggers, to put our new Fitbit Charge to the test. Each week we compete to see which Coast can take the most steps or log the longest distance, leading to one Coast to be declared the most “Active Coast”. …

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Is Your Walking is Working?

There’s a big difference between exercise and activity. While walking to increase activity is healthy, it is not as beneficial to your health as exercise. Activity simply refers to movement, like cleaning the house, walking the dog or throwing the Frisbee. Exercise is purposeful and planned activity designed to obtain health benefits. Exercise includes power-walking, …

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30 Days of Motivation: 10 Ways to Easily Boost Your Fitness

One of the most popular excuses people come up with on why they don’t exercise is because they don’t have time, but what if I told you you could exercise during normal daily activities? Well, you can! Here are 10 ways to incorporate exercise in your normal daily routine.  1. Bend: Stretch your hamstrings when …

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FIT QUIZ: Is Your Exercise Working?

In a Fitness Rut – and Don’t Even Know It Many people go weeks, months, and even years doing the same exercise program with little to no change. Why is this dangerous? Well, in my opinion, it’s dangerous for many reasons. One, it leads you to believe you are making progress just because you are …

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Handicapped by Fat: Laziness Kills

Yesterday I was driving across the parking lot at our gym and I had to slam on the breaks to avoid an overweight man on a mobility scooter zipping across the parking lot. This was in an area that homeless guys tend to hang out, like the guy who uses a knee brace and crutches …

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Are You Fit Enough to Have Fun?

Some of the best experiences take a little work. Whether you are hiking through challenging terrain to see a beautiful waterfall or zipling across a mountain top to get a breathtaking view, it takes a certain level of physical activity, strength, stamina and balance to have fun sometimes. We were reminded of this when Steve …

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Tips to Making Your Cardio Count

Are you choosing the right cardio for your goals? Many times I see people who need to lose weight leisurely peddling along on the recumbent bike, thinking they are doing some really great fat-burning cardio. However, unless they are rehabilitating an injury, they could burn up to 200 calories more per hour if they moved …

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