Fitness Blog / Archives for August, 2009

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Finding the Motivation to Exercise

August 28

For the last twenty-one years, I have spent the majority of my waking hours caring for my husband and/or three sons. There have been days, where if my husband hadn’t called me Karen, I would go to bed thinking my first name was MOM! Oh, don’t get me wrong; I love my family, dearly. It’s just with all the care giving, I had started to neglect me

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Think it, Believe it, Achieve it

August 24

Thinking your way thin, sounds like a great philosophy, doesn’t it? We all know that losing weight is a whole lot more complicated than just thinking the pounds away. But the truth is that every great accomplishment starts with a thought … an idea … a plan. We make decisions every day.

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Easing the Monthly Pain and Discomfort of Menstruation

August 21

Women have specific health issues that are different from men. Although as children, boys and girls have similar ailments, once puberty has taken hold the problems change significantly.

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Resistance Training will Help Your Body Work for You Instead of Against You

August 19

Resistance training, sometimes referred to as strength training, targets individual muscle groups with specific exercises. In order to build and tone muscles to achieve muscular definition, you need to work your muscle to the point of muscle fatigue.

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Olive Oil For Healthy Cooking and Eating

August 17

Athletes in ancient Greece rubbed in on their bodies, it has been used to anoint the bones of dead saints and martyrs, cultivated since 5000 B.C., the oil of the olive has been sought after for centuries. Believed to be medicinal as well as magical, this golden oil was the popular choice of all royalty.

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How to Snuff Out Negativity

August 14

Before we can benefit from self-affirmations, we need to learn about the effects of negativity in our lives. We need to stop the negative self-scripts that play over and over in our minds.

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What Is Your Vision?

August 5

Do you have a vision for yourself? Perhaps it is a vision of losing weight, getting a promotion, learning to ski, or becoming an artist. Everyone has hopes and dreams, envisioning them is the next step to helping them come true.

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For Proper Nutrition Take a Good Multivitamin

August 3

Taking a good multi-vitamin each day covers us for the days when we don’t get proper nutrition. As much as possible, I prefer getting my vitamins and nutrients from healthy, great tasting foods. But I still believe that multi-vitamins are a great way of supplying us with a sort of safety backup to keep us fortified in case of a stressful event.

Posted In: Women's Health
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