Making Exercise and Good Quality Sleep a Priority

Okay, so we all know we should exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, balance work and play, keep a perfect lawn, always have our hair perfect and...Are you feeling stressed out yet? How can anyone possibly get it ALL done? Stop for a second and breath - air in and air out. There's good news when it comes to exercise and stress.  Any form of exercise can act as a stress reliever! Relieving the day's tensions through movement and physical activity can help you focus on a single task. The resulting energy and optimism can also help you remain calm and

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Pushing The Limits

In today's busy world we often find it hard to make time to exercise. I can relate to this statement by adding the word 'everyday'. Working in the fitness industry has led me to feel a need to sweat it out each and every day of the week. I used to refer to myself as a "weekend warrior" because if I missed a workout during the week I would double up on the weekend to make up for it. It makes sense, right? Wrong! This week I have pushed myself as hard as I have pulled myself back. I have

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Stronger Than Iron?

I have a confession to make - I'm a cardio junkie. It scares me silly to imagine myself lifting anything heavier than an 8lb dumbbell even though I know how good it is for my body. That being said, I believe the best way to improve one's fitness is by taking on new challenges (I used to hate running so I started running half marathons). I've known for as long as I've worked in fitness that for anyone to achieve maximal health, they have to lift weights and get stronger. It's not a myth - it's a reality I've been

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