Fitness Blog / Archives for July, 2010

 Women’s Fitness

Fit After Forty

July 30

Women today have all the advantages that our ancestors only dreamed about. From having the right to vote, to being able to own land and manage our own earnings, modern women have come a long way.

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 Motivation

Keeping The Motivation For Exercise Through Imagery

July 28

If you feel like you just don’t want to exercise maybe you need a boost in your motivation. It helps to try new things when you need to trick your mind to comply. If you’ve never tried imagery to help you get motivated, I’ve outlined the steps to help you get started.

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Healthy Cooking

Honey Halibut Steaks

July 27

Sweet and delicate, halibut is a flavorful fish that makes this meal heavenly. A white fish, with few bones, halibut steaks are a favorite of mine. Pay careful attention when cooking and don’t overcook.

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Journaling

Expecting to Stay Fit: The Benefits of a Fitness Journal During Pregnancy

July 26

Pregnancy is a very special time. It is a time of excitement, anticipation and joy. It is also a time during which your body experiences dramatic changes. These changes can be overwhelming and some women feel they have lost control of their body. During this time, it is important to remember that this is a normal, natural part of pregnancy. Additionally, your health has never been more important. A useful tool during pregnancy to help maintain a healthy lifestyle is a fitness journal.

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 Inspiration

Inspiring Words For Your Diet

July 23

It’s not easy to stick to a diet, not in a world of advertisements for food that is not the best for our health. Couple that, with the easiness of fast food, both at drive-through restaurants and convenience stores, it’s no wonder that it’s hard to stay on a diet.

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Healthy Cooking

Down Home Chicken Soup Curry

July 22

Just like Mama used to make when I was down with the sniffles. This family favorite has the power to cure just about any ailment or at least make you feel better. Depending on the number of people you are feeding, you can add 1/2 cup chicken for each additional person, this recipe serves 4.

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Healthy Cooking

Chicken Focaccia Sandwich

July 20

Great for a snack or lunch, this chicken sandwich is similar to one I had on vacation a few years ago. I can’t remember the restaurant, but I loved the taste of spinach and basil with the chicken. Since then, I’ve been serving to my family and friends and everyone seems to enjoy it.

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Affirmations

Positive Affirmations For Successful Dieting

July 19

New diets, old diets or diets in between, anyone courageous enough to commit to a diet program is entitled to a little help now and then. That’s why positive affirmations are so beneficial when you are trying to reach your goal. And you know how I feel about that…the goal to improve your body is as important as any goal on this planet.

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Are You Getting An Adequate Amount of Vitamin C?

July 16

Vitamin C is very important to our health, but our bodies cannot store this vital nutrient. That’s why it’s important to eat foods rich in Vitamin C every day. There are many misunderstood myths that abound about this magical fruit.

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Healthy Cooking

Annas Banana Boat Bliss

July 15

A great snack or dessert. This healthy take on a banana split won’t leave you feeling guilty when you reach the end of the dish. Quite satisfying and delightful, this tempting treat is okay to eat.

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Healthy Cooking

Steak Diane

July 13

A superb entree that I dedicate to my niece, this is her favorite. She’s into women’s fitness and loves working out at the gym but she is truly a meat and potatoes girl. This recipe makes 4 servings.

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A Back Sprain Is A Real Pain

July 12

A back sprain is a ligament injury. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe.

Sudden movements like a fall or car accident can cause injury to the ligaments because the muscles don’t have time to react. When the muscles don’t have time to react and contract enough to keep the spine within its normal range of motion, it causes the back ligaments to stretch or tear.

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Diet

Diet Tips To Keep You On Track

July 9

Starting a diet isn’t always easy, but there are times when something in our lives propels us forward and we begin a diet program that is fast and effective. However, after a while, our motivation begins to wane causing our resolve to weaken, paving the way for us to fall temptation to some of our old ways of eating. I find when that occurs it always helps to hear some new diet tips. If not new, perhaps a different twist on an old one.

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Healthy Cooking

Twice Baked Potatoes

July 8

These are great when served with Steak Diane, so creamy…but low in fat! For a successful women’s fitness program, a diet low in fat will bring quicker results. Twice baked potatoes have a way of sounding fattening. But they won’t be if you prepare them with this recipe. Enjoy!

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 Women’s Fitness

Exercise Tips To Keep You Healthy And Fit

July 7

You’ve finally begun an exercise program and you’ve been working really hard at it. You want to make sure you are getting the best results for all of your hard work but you aren’t really sure if it will pay off or not. What you need are some exercise tips. Sometimes, just reading tips that others use will increase your focus on your fitness goals. Try them and see—they just may work for you too.

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Healthy Cooking

Caesar Salad Dressing

July 6

This is my favorite! You know, the usual Caesar salad can be extremely high in calories and fat. But you can always find a healthy version of most all of your favorite foods. That’s what a healthy lifestyle and women’s fitness is all about. Enjoying a healthier life without having to sacrifice all the foods you love.

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Journaling

Staying Fit: A Family Affair

July 2

Face it, we are all busy. Those of us trying to juggle a family and our countless other responsibilities may feel pulled in many directions. With such time constraints it is often easy to put ourselves and our individual needs last.

Unfortunately this attitude can take a toll on not only our fitness but also our health. Do you feel like you don’t have time to work out? No time to prepare a healthy meal? You are not alone. With some planning and by incorporating a family fitness journal into your life you can make your health and the health of your family a priority.

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Healthy Cooking

Sweet Potato Fries

July 1

A great alternative to regular white potato French fries, these sweet treats are so good they are addictive. The chili powder, garlic powder and parmesan cheese toppings add sophisticated flavor to these tasty taters.

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