Muscles: Not Always Easy Getting It Straight
Exercise Basics

Muscles: Not Always Easy Getting It Straight

Often we hear in fitness that most of our movements in sports and life involve rotation, bending, flexing, and making circles to warm up our joints.  After all, we are dynamic beings, doing all sorts of things, and need to be able to move appropriately for whatever it is we want to do.  Getting loopy…

How To Overcome Past Dieting Failures
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How To Overcome Past Dieting Failures

It appears that we Americans love to diet.  At any given time, 40% of us are trying.  And this is often a repeat performance…something that has been tried multiple times.  Dieting has an upside.  Studies show that it gives dieters a temporary feeling of taking control, doing something positive, and then recording the win when…

Getting Bored with Squats?
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Getting Bored with Squats?

By now most of you know squats are one of the basic, human moves that we make.  We do them several times a day, every day.  Up and down from a chair, off the toilet, and possibly picking things up off the floor.  Because of that, squats are considered a “must do” in any exercise…

Climbing the Walls?  Make It Work for You!
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Climbing the Walls? Make It Work for You!

I don’t know about you, but as the winter and the pandemic drag on, I find myself climbing the walls. I feel like I don’t have to elaborate.  We are all in “Plan B” (and probably C, D and E) and have been for a long time now.  Perhaps we have run out of ways…

A Day in the Life of Your Core!
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A Day in the Life of Your Core!

If you have been hanging around fitness information for a while, you will know that your CORE is super important.  After some dithering about what is included in “the core”, now it is generally recognized to include all of your torso, butt, shoulders, and hips. Given that definition, it should come as no surprise that…

The Ultimate Food Fight
Health and Nutrition

The Ultimate Food Fight

Ever notice that we Americans can’t seem to feel comfortable with food? Here, I am not talking about comfort foods, but that will probably come up later.  It seems that ever since marketing and science have been flooding our experiences, we have gotten confused about the role of food in our lives.  Is it a…