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The endless barrage of treats, snacks, pies, cakes, cocktails and holiday parties is just around the corner making our favorite holiday treats pretty much everywhere we look. It's ok to "indulge" ...

Holiday Weight Gain Support

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I just read an article on EmpowHER saying that "the number of people living with diabetes has soared to 366 million, and the disease kills one person every seven seconds... The vast majority of ...

Diabetes - Healthier Choices

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A patient of mine recently came in because she was having a difficult losing weight and falling asleep. When prompted, she revealed that she drank seven (yes, seven!) regular sodas per day. With ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Dr. Carrie Jones' post Americans Love Their Soda

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Changing up your workout routine is not only good for your body, but good for your mind as well. I mean, can you imagine waking up everyday and running the same course, the same time, day in and ...

Change it up!

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Healthy eating for healthy people

Swimrunner08 commented on Ama Afrah's post Healthy living

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Ok I have my first confession to make. I have an addiction. Ok I have a few, but the one I will talk about today is weight training. I have a sick infatuation with it. No, for real. I love the ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Jkoi's post 5 reasons you gotta hit those weights, ladies!!

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Admittedly, I am new to the yoga scene, having practiced on and off for the last 6 months while training for a marathon. I used yoga a supplement to my workout routine. However, recently - I have ...

Yoga - Practice from the heart

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What type of yoga do you practice and why?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 35 percent of adults age 18 and over engage in regular leisure time physical activity. And, 33 percent of adults engage in NO ...

Swimrunner08 commented on mariasmith76's post Get in Shape the 'Zumba' Way

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What type of yoga do you practice and why?

Yoga anyone?

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Instead of posting a best-of, how-to, do this/not that article, I thought this time I'd try something a little different. As some of you know, I recently (well almost 2 months ago) completed ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post My Challenge

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Summertime means travel time and can sometimes put a glitch in your fitness routine. Many of us head to the mountains or the beach, board a plane, a boat for a cruise, a road trip or hop aboard a ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post Vacation - Time to Get Away But Not to Stray From Your Workouts

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Instead of posting a best-of, how-to, do this/not that article, I thought this time I'd try something a little different. As some of you know, I recently (well almost 2 months ago) completed ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post My Challenge

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Instead of posting a best-of, how-to, do this/not that article, I thought this time I'd try something a little different. As some of you know, I recently (well almost 2 months ago) completed ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post My Challenge

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What does it mean to live a life of transformation? For me it was like I didn’t realize my bad habits, and what they were doing to my body overall until I looked in my full length mirror one day, ...

Swimrunner08 commented on keribrownlee's post Are you trying to eat right, and exercize, but still dont see results, or feel good?

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Yes, yes - I know that true motivation comes from within, that YOU and only YOU have to decide to take responsibility of your health and wellness, but sometimes having someone there to encourage ...

Workout buddies - yay or nay?

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Instead of posting a best-of, how-to, do this/not that article, I thought this time I'd try something a little different. As some of you know, I recently (well almost 2 months ago) completed ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post My Challenge

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Instead of posting a best-of, how-to, do this/not that article, I thought this time I'd try something a little different. As some of you know, I recently (well almost 2 months ago) completed ...

My Challenge

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What does it mean to live a life of transformation? For me it was like I didn’t realize my bad habits, and what they were doing to my body overall until I looked in my full length mirror one day, ...

Swimrunner08 commented on keribrownlee's post Are you trying to eat right, and exercize, but still dont see results, or feel good?

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So I recently started using this iPhone app to track my workouts - and food intake. Not so much to track every calorie burned vs. consumed (I'm definitely not that anal), but instead to get a ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Do you track your food intake?

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Thought I would share my story about a recent severe sunburn to impart on others just how important it is to wear sunscreen and protective clothing. I know it's pretty obvious to wear sunscreen - ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Sunscreen and sunburn

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Thought I would share my story about a recent severe sunburn to impart on others just how important it is to wear sunscreen and protective clothing. I know it's pretty obvious to wear sunscreen - ...

Sunscreen and sunburn

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In the quest to get fit or stay healthy - there are so many lifestyle changes that one must adapt to and maintain, including proper hydration, minimizing stress, getting enough sleep, stay active, ...

Tips to Develop Healthy Eating Habits

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In addition to mitigating the potential long term damage done by this burn, what also can I do to heal this quicker. And - does anyone have any recommendations for sunscreen that holds up through ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Hi! Quick question. I actually ran a marathon this weekend, and thanks to sweat and water, my sunscreen didn't hold up as well as anticpated. My face was literally "torched" by the sun - blisters and beyond red. What can I do to mitigate the damage?

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Okay, so I successfully completed the San Diego rock'n'roll marathon this weekend. It was such a great experience. The fans, the runners, crossing the finish line :) Ironically, my legs are fine ...

Sunscreen!! What do you use?

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In addition to mitigating the potential long term damage done by this burn, what also can I do to heal this quicker. And - does anyone have any recommendations for sunscreen that holds up through ...

Hi! Quick question. I actually ran a marathon this weekend, and thanks to sweat and water, my sunscreen didn't hold up as well as anticpated. My face was literally "torched" by the sun - blisters and beyond red. What can I do to mitigate the damage?

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Article by Dr. Carrie Jones How many of you could go sugar free for 30 days? Reading labels and watching the amount of sweets (real or artificial) our society consumes is concerning especially ...

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So I recently started using this iPhone app to track my workouts - and food intake. Not so much to track every calorie burned vs. consumed (I'm definitely not that anal), but instead to get a ...

Do you track your food intake?

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Sometimes we can get so caught up with burning 1000 calories on the eliptical, or running 6 miles on the treadmill, or even venturing over to the evil stair climber machine for an intense cardio ...

Are you a cardio queen?

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What is your motivation to get up and get to the gym, take that walk outside, or hit the yoga studio? What is your favorite type of physical activity? I personally love the phrase - you can ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Your motivation and exercise of choice?

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Sometimes all we need is a little motivation and accountability to either ignite or rekindle that fire within us to keep moving and push a little harder towards our health goals. I thought it ...

A 30-day challenge

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Read a great article the other day articulating the benefits or running, and why the sport is actually "addicting". http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Why_Run_.htm?cmp=17-1-605 People run ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Why do you run?

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We’ve all seen them or been a part of one at some point in our lives. I’m talking about those couples that, from the outside looking in, you really can’t understand why they work. On paper, the ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Bailey Mosier's post Strong or Weak, How Committed are You Together?

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Yep, we've all been there - tired, overworked, stressed out, and pretty much "over it." Sometimes even a good workout or a chat with a friend might not help. Something I learned the other day was ...

Foods that fight stress!

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Read a great article the other day articulating the benefits or running, and why the sport is actually "addicting". http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Why_Run_.htm?cmp=17-1-605 People run ...

Why do you run?

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Hello Healthy Fit folks! I read an article on NPR this morning on how some major corporations across the US are implementing "treadmill work stations" to try and combat some of the adverse ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Treadmill for a desk?

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How many of you practice yoga on a regular basis? What kind of yoga do you practice? I recently read an article on a beginner's guide to yoga - detailing which classes to try, what to expect, ...

Are you a yogi?

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Hello Healthy Fit folks! I read an article on NPR this morning on how some major corporations across the US are implementing "treadmill work stations" to try and combat some of the adverse ...

Treadmill for a desk?

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What is your motivation to get up and get to the gym, take that walk outside, or hit the yoga studio? What is your favorite type of physical activity? I personally love the phrase - you can ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Swimrunner08's post Your motivation and exercise of choice?

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Wow, a recent article in Women's Health, and then here on EmpowHER outlined the many benefits of sex for your ...

Sex as exercise - many health benefits

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I saw a great slide show today on EmpowHER titled, "time saving fitness tips." There were some excellent tips in there on how to maximize the short time you have for working out - because, you ...

Time-saving fitness tips? Really?

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Here at EmpowHER a group of us have signed up for the Warrior Dash in May. Doesn't the name alone sound intimidating? Well we are pretty hardcore around here. Or at least we would like to think we ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Shana O'Connor's post What races have you recently signed up for?

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http://www.empowher.com/heart-disease/content/food-thought-try-veggie-burger-next-time

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Do you skip out on breakfast? Or perhaps take the "breakfast of champions" meal a bit too far with way too many calories? Just read this article on EmpowHER highlighting several different (and ...

Healthy and satifying breakfast options

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What are your views on being vegetarian?

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What is your motivation to get up and get to the gym, take that walk outside, or hit the yoga studio? What is your favorite type of physical activity? I personally love the phrase - you can ...

Your motivation and exercise of choice?

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On a recent sunny day in Peoria, Ariz., a tall handsome man who looked to be in his twenties joined me to watch a baseball spring training game. He was dressed just right: sunglasses, jeans, and a ...

Swimrunner08 commented on Anonymous' post Turning Your Genes into Art

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Check out Clarence Hartley. He is simply amazing to be concise. For decades, he's had the goal to compete in the pinnacle of runs - the Boston Marathon, and finally, at 81, his dream came true. He ...

Simply Amazing - running inspiration

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