Fitness Blog / Archives for September, 2009

Healthy Cooking

Smoked Trout or Salmon with Dill Sauce

September 29

A truly fast meal, when time is of the essence! Choose your favorite smoked trout or salmon, no need to cook it! Perfect with Caesar salad and lots of tomatoes. Go light with the dressing, to stay low-fat, low-sodium.

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Journaling

The Joy of Writing

September 29

From the time we learn to write, usually around Kindergarten or first grade, we use the skill of writing nearly everyday for the rest of our lives. As a matter of fact many of our personality traits are revealed in our own handwriting.

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The Truth About Women and Heart Disease

September 28

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. That’s it, that’s the truth. One in four American women will die of heart disease. Women, more often than men, die as a result of a heart attack.

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Look At The Mirror, Not At The Scale–Muscle Weighs More Than Fat

September 25

All too often, we judge our physical health by how much we weigh. What a mistake! The number on a scale will only give you a limited assessment of what your physical health really is. Your body weight is comprised of the weight of your bones

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Healthy Cooking

Sweet and Simple Snapper

September 24

“Keep it sweet and simple,” that’s what my husband always says. This simply sweet succulent seafood is superb. You’ll need to set aside some time to marinade it, so you might want to do some pre-prep the night before.

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Exercise

Explaining the Exercise Principles – Part 1

September 24

When I was a kid I was active from sun up to sun down. I couldn’t wait to go outside and play. My day was filled with running, biking and swimming and I never gave it much thought. I didn’t need to be prodded or rewarded for going out to play.

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Reduce Dietary Fat, Particularly Unhealthy Saturated Fat

September 23

Use minimal amounts of oil and oily foods. Minimize or avoid entirely fried foods, red meat, creams, fatty salad dressings, cheese, and high fat desserts like ice cream.

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Healthy Cooking

Super Food Scrambled Eggs A Favorite From Breakfast at Karens

September 22

Super charge your day with a energy-boosting breakfast. This fast and easy meal is perfect to eat any time of day, you don’t have to wait until morning to enjoy.

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Explaining the Diet Principles – Part 1

September 22

You have examined your present way of eating and have decided to make healthy changes in your food choices. But do you know that diet is more than just about the food you eat? It’s also about your eating habits, as we talked about earlier in Part 1 of the Fitness4Her Diet.

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When You Say Something Often Enough It Starts To Ring True

September 21

You’ve probably heard before that speaking positively to a child will do more for his self-esteem than criticism. Encouraging a child to study and making learning fun, will help him to develop his skills better than calling him stupid or trying to shame him into studying.

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Healthy Cooking

Smoky Turkey Chili

September 17

Smoke filled flavor with a Southwestern flair. Come home from a hard day and belly up to the bar, then scoop up a bowl of this heart-healthy chili and dream about golden sunsets and deserts. This colorful blend will remind you of an Arizona sky.

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Journaling

Your Brain and How it Functions

September 17

In my member post Think to Shrink, I talked about the power of the brain and how to effectively use its force to bring about change in your life. In this post, I want to focus on the brain and how incredibly hard this organ works to keep the body functioning.

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Workout Motivation: 20 Ways to Get Going

September 16

I often hear people say, I need to workout, but I just can’t get motivated. Even seasoned athletes experience highs and lows occasionally before getting started.

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Exercise

The Exercise Principles

September 15

She who has health, has hope. She who has hope, has everything.

Sharon thought all of her problems were over when she got the big promotion at work. She had worked so hard for it, staying late at the office and taking work home.

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Rev Up Your Workout to Improve Your Game

September 11

Is your workout routine getting boring? Are you having trouble staying motivated? It could be time for a change. You may need to mix things up a bit and improve your game.

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Fitness4Her Diet – Part 2

September 10

In part one, we talked about how your diet was your way of life. It is everything that sustains you and makes you whole. If you make changes to your diet, then you are making changes to your way of life.

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Healthy Cooking

Easy, but not Greasy, Muscle Building Meatloaf

September 10

Healthy oils are good for you, but who needs a meal that’s swimming in grease? Your whole family will appreciate this mouth watering meatloaf that goes well with Mashed Cauliflower and peas. Quick and really easy to prepare, this dish cooks up in about a half an hour.

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Journaling

Think To Shrink

September 8

Your mind is the main catalyst for bringing about change in your life. Your brain is so powerful that it can alter your mental and physical health. Have you ever worried about something so intensely that you made yourself sick? That is the power of the brain.

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Healthy Cooking

Monster Mashed Cauliflower

September 8

An often overlooked vegetable, cauliflower can be a reasonable substitute for mashed potatoes, although without the starch. This dish is a great complement to my mouth-watering meatloaf, Easy, but not Greasy Muscle Building Meatloaf.

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You Exercise Program

September 3

Did you know that there are 1,440 minutes in each day? The average American spends 180 of those minutes watching television. What do you do with your minutes every day? How much time do you spend exercising each day?

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Healthy Cooking

Extreme Oatmeal

September 3

This “Oh so nutritious!” breakfast will lower your cholesterol and give you the boost you need to get your day off to a good start. With all that you have to accomplish today, you need to begin with a healthy and delicious dish of hot oatmeal.

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The Fitness4Her® Diet – Part 1

September 1

Food is not the problem.
Food is the answer.
You may have heard some people refer to diet as a four-letter word. You know, one of those bad words that you should never repeat — a word so dastardly that it has been linked to the word die.

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Healthy Cooking

Aye María! Black Bean Quesadilla

September 1

These beans will have you jumping for joy! You can easily whip up this dish quicker than a pizza delivery. My Latino friends taught me this one. It´s a favorite with so many options. Variety is the spice of life.

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