Five Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

Most celebrities these days have a personal trainer because it’s a large part of their jobs to be physically fit and look their best. But you don’t have to be paparazzi-bait or a millionaire to be able to reap the benefits of personal training. Here are five reasons why you could benefit from a personal…

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Pump Yourself Up – But Not in the Way You Think

When you think of working out, do you assume it’s all about the muscles, the cardio, the pain? If so, you’ve got a problem. But it’s not a problem you can’t fix. You can turn your mind around so exercise isn’t such a chore. Here’s how. Don’t go in with the idea of “no pain,…

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Get Your Brain on Board for the Journey to a Healthy Body

Self-talk — everybody does it, and it greatly impacts your whole world. When you’re getting ready to work out, do you say, “Self, you are pretty awesome. You’re going to get out there and get fit, have more energy, live a longer, happier life”? Or does your inner monologue sound more like an old-school drill…

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What’s so super about superfoods?

Superfoods. You’ve heard the term but don’t know exactly what it means. It sounds good, though, right? Any food called “super” must be something special. And these foods are. Superfoods are some of the healthiest foods around. They are nutrient rich, often filled with antioxidants and can help increase energy levels. Some superfoods are thought…

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Swordfish Kabobs

Serves 4 The easy marinade for the swordfish is also a good halibut and tuna. For perfect even cooking, cut the fish into pieces of uniform size. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before grilling or broiling to prevent burning. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh…

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Simple Exercises for a Full Body Workout

downward dog, full body workout

Manassas Personal Trainer Charles Thomas says, “Exercise is simple. Why complicate it?” And if his examples are any indication, he is correct. Thomas recently described two simple exercises that contribute to a full body workout, no equipment needed. The first exercise Thomas calls “the walkout.” The walkout begins with a Yoga stance called the “downward…

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Functional Exercise: Helping Seniors Stay Independent

Functional Exercises for Seniors

Do you know an older adult? Did you know that functional exercise can help increase mobility, flexibility, strength, balance and more? Functional exercise is a kind of exercise that sprang from the rehabilitation model in which therapists incorporate activities specific to the needs of the patient. Goals are set, and as they are reached, new…

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