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At the recent fitness convention, we heard bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen talk about brain health. He was adamant that we need more Vitamin D, Omega-3 and other supplements (from safe sources), as we aren’t getting enough in our daily diets. With that in mind, our friends at Hannas Herb Shop (via Kroeger Herbs) were […]

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Dinosaurs had tiny brains

Brain Envy: Be Thinner, Smarter & Happier

Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body” and 27 other books talks about the secrets to being thinner, smarter and happier.” Want to know those secrets? You just KNOW we’re going to mention exercise, don’t you? Click on the title to read the post and see a picture of Dr. Amen trying to run from us!

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Karen Whittier, Commit to the Cause

No Pain, No Gain…No Way!: Karen Whittier’s Inspirational Yoga Story

Pound, pound, pound. That’s either Karen Whittier’s feet hitting the concrete pavement over and over while running or …. the sound of her smacking her head that she did not listen to her body. It kept saying “slow down, get off the hard-core pace and pavement, and take care of your increasing injuries.” She kept saying, “keep on keeping on.” We say – click on the link to hear her story. She embraces yoga and activism while waving good-bye to meds.

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Miles Planking

Planking Meets Fitness Plank

How is planking different from a fitness plank? In this video post you’ll learn the right and wrong way to do the plank. Great for the core. Impress your friends. Just don’t go planking in weird places. Click on the title to read more.

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Homework, Running, Chemo: Juliana Carvatt’s Inspirational Exercise Story

What do college and cancer have in common? Nothing! They should never be together. Unfortunately, Julianna was diagnosed with melanoma while studying to become a teacher. Her response: She ran for her life – 5Ks and half-marathons – even though she’d never run before. Through chemo, finals and student teaching, Juliana stayed determined to honor and heal her body!

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Punch & Kick using your Core

Can’t Kickback with Kickbox Back Pain

Back pain, kickboxing and sleep go together like, er, um, a fish and bike? Okay, they don’t go together. If your back aches and you can’t sleep well after a kickbox class, something isn’t quite right. Is there a right and wrong way to kick? Is there a best position for sleeping? Click on the title to read more…

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Mary Ellen

Workouts More Fun than MS and Epilepsy: Mary Ellen Ciganovich’s Inspirational Exercise Story

Mary Ellen was diagnosed in childhood with epilepsy. No Sweat. She was diagnosed as an adult with Multiple Sclerosis. No Sweat. Except for one thing: Mary Ellen likes to sweat. She likes to work out. She likes to defy the odds and keep it R.E.A.L. Click on the title to find out what that is. Once you read her story, you might never make excuses for not exercising again!

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Proper Form for Uphill Walking

There is actually a proper way to walk uphill. Which means there must also be an improper way. Now that we’ve learned to press “record” on the new Flip videocam, we thought we’d share some tips. (Pssst, if you lean forward, your abs will fall out of your shirt)

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Olympian Eating Disorder: Catherine Garceau’s Inspirational Fitness Story

Do you think Olympic medalists are super-human or somehow “different” from the rest of us? Meet Cat Garceau, whose weight went up to 200 pounds, crushing her soul and self-esteem. Read her story to discover the 5 keys she used to unlock her mental and physical strength as she worked her way back to health.

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Exercise Doubles Your Happiness

Can exercise actually make you happier? Does laughter make you more fit? Can I just laugh my extra pounds away? Do redheads really have more fun (okay, that one is rigged). Join the Joy Laugh Fitness Club (so far, just two of us are in it) and get fit with your fun. Click on the title to read (or just click on it for a quick giggle). Either way….

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