Fitness Blog / Archives for March, 2011

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10 Tasty Foods That You Can Eat To Lose Weight

March 30

As strange as it may sound, some foods actually help you to lose weight. They require so much work eating and digesting them that they will cause your body to burn calories just processing them. Most of them are high in fiber or have properties that make them unique in the way that the body processes them.

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 Women’s Health

Making Your Metabolism Work For You

March 25

Most of what controls your metabolism is totally involuntary. You see, some people are born with a high-burning metabolism, while others have a rather slow metabolism and may tend to gain weight easier.

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Diet

Sweet Memories With Sweet Potatoes

March 23

An all time family favorite, sweet potatoes bring back some of the best memories from my childhood days. Inexpensive to prepare, we ate them regularly with many meals. Of course, the sweetest times were at family gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since then, I’ve made a regular tradition of including them with various meals for my family and also for my women’s fitness groups. A high source of nutrition, sweet potatoes are an ideal vegetable for women who are interested in maintaining fitness.

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 Women’s Fitness

Five Favorite Meals To Eat After A Workout

March 21

I often have women in my fitness classes ask what they should be eating after their exercise program. My reply is always the same, protein and carbs. Protein supplies the amino acids that the body uses to feed, build and replenish every cell. Carbohydrates are converted to sugar and then used as fuel for energy.

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 Motivation

Keep Your Motivation Even When Your Workout Is Compromised

March 18

I was talking with a friend recently who was complaining about her recent weight gain. I was sorry to hear that she was having trouble staying motivated and currently was not participating in any type of women’s exercise program. She had always been active in the past, and it had been a great factor for her personal fitness goals.

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Journaling

The Fitness Journal Is A Critical Component To Women’s Fitness

March 16

Fitness4Her is all about women’s fitness for a healthy and happy you. Whether you want to gain weight or lose weight, we have a program that will help you reach your fitness goals. A complete diet and exercise program developed especially for women, Fitness4Her believes in the power of the fitness journal. That’s because it has been proven that those women who keep a journal of everything that they eat and drink and all of the activities that they do, have a much greater chance of success than those who simply diet and exercise without keeping a journal.

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 Inspiration

Are You A Woman Who Lives To Serve?

March 14

I recently heard an older woman friend of mine say that she lived to serve. It seemed such an odd statement at the time, but I realized there are many of us who live to serve, though we may never even mention it. Of course there may be others who are reading this and thinking, “No way, I’m not here to serve anyone.”

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Exercise

Long and Slow or Fast and Hard – What’s The Best Workout For You?

March 11

When it comes to losing weight, many women want to know what type of workout is best. Should they engage in aerobics such as running or playing tennis or opt for a slower paced workout like walking? Women’s fitness programs that include both types of workouts might be the best way to shed the pounds and stay in shape. Plus, mixing the exercises up will keep it interesting and help you to avoid injuries that come from overworking the same muscle groups.

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Affirmations

Good Things Can Happen With Positive Affirmations

March 9

Just the other day, a friend of mine commented that anything can happen and that bad things happen to people every day. I looked at her for a moment; she has faced many obstacles both in health and financial matters in recent years. Her statement came as no surprise but I also knew that the opposite is true as well.

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When Food Becomes Your Drug of Choice–Fighting the Food Addiction

March 7

Kathy thought about food constantly. Since quitting drinking, it seemed Kathy’s appetite had increased significantly. She ate healthy food and always included fruits and vegetables with her meals, so she told herself the food was good for her. However, if a little was good, a whole lot was better when it came to the way Kathy had been eating. It had been that way with alcohol, too. She drank way too much and couldn’t seem to quit when she got started. That’s why she quit drinking. Now she had started to wonder if she had replaced one addiction with another. Was food becoming Kathy’s drug of choice?

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Healthy Cooking

Halibut Mango Saucey

March 3

Talk about a sexy, sultry, saucy way to serve up this cold-water fish. Mango sweetens up this king of the water and makes every bite a flavor-filled delight.

(6) 4 oz. halibut steaks
¼ cup lemon juice and…

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 Women’s Health

The Pros and Cons Of Cortisol – The Key To Fighting Belly Fight

March 2

Did you know that by managing your cortisol you can trim your waistline, sharpen your senses and even prevent a cold? This great survival mechanism was designed to protect our bodies in times of stress, but sometimes too much of a good thing can ruin the mix.

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