Fitness Articles

The Most Critical First Step In Any Successful Fitness Program

The power of goal setting cannot be over emphasized! Setting goals on paper is the first step in any good fitness program and in everyday life. If your goals are not written and posted somewhere where you can see them every day as a reminder, chances are those goals will never become reality. It’s...
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Wii Fit Plus: Pros and Cons of Getting Fit with Video Games

Using the latest in video game technology, Nintendo managed to take something that many people dreaded –exercise — and create a gaming system to propel home-based fitness to the next level. The Wii Fit and the more recent Wii Fit Plus have both been huge hits — not just with gamers, but...
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Now Or Never – Unveiling The Dividing Line Between Success And Failure

In my career, I see, again and again, two reoccurring problems that affect a large percentage of those seeking to be fit and healthy. Very often it is one or both of these sticking points that can be largely responsible for complete failure in many attempts to accomplish a fitness & health goal. The...
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Walking for Weight Loss

Some of us are content to follow a standard, regimented weight loss and exercise plan. For others, inspiration is necessary. We need a vision, beyond that of a slimmer body. And that ‘s where long distance walking may come in. Walking is one of the best ways to lose weight. For one thing, it’s...
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Exercise Ideas For Individuals With Limited Mobility

It is a fact that people who are sedentary are more likely to suffer from the diseases and conditions that come with aging than those who are more active—the same goes for injuries. On the flip-side, people who are physically active are more likely to recover after an injury than those who are not...
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Extra-Meaty Veggie Chili

This super-delish dish is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies without giving up the meaty taste that makes chili a winter comfort food. I like to serve up a large 2-cup bowl with one of Krusteaz-brand honey cornbread muffins. And at around 2 points* per cup, it’s a great filling meal that helps...
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The Power Of Walking, Man’s Best Medicine

As my clients will tell you I am a big advocate for the benefits of walking and I know from experience that walking is more effective for weight loss and overall health than running. Many of you may question this theory and disregard what I say only to begin running on your own against my advice instead...
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Water Activities Help Older Adults Stay Fit

When you were a kid, you probably spent most of your time in the water during the summer months. It was just good fun to swim and you didn’t even realize you were getting exercise! In your older years, returning to the water activities of your youth is both healthy and enjoyable. What is it about...
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Qigong: Self-Healing Through Fitness

Traditional Chinese Medicine is becoming more and more popular in the western world. One of the most popular forms of TCM, besides acupuncture of course, is the form of meditation and physical exercise known as Qigong. Qigong literally has thousands of different forms and styles, all meant to attract...
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5 Aging Exercise Myths That are Old and Tired!

Getting older doesn’t have to rob you of your independence or your carefree lifestyle. If you’re a baby boomer then— like it or not—you’re approaching “senior” status. As we age, it is important to know that the negative stereotypes about age and physical activity are...
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