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7 Tips to Stay Active When it is Cold and Dark

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting darker. It is possible (and even enjoyable) to be outside in colder weather. It just takes a bit more effort. Here are 7 tips I have used to stay active in the colder, darker months of the year. Outdoor Activities Be Visible Flashlights, headlamps, or […]

Move More Game Day Challenge

It’s game day, everyone is gathered around the TV and it’s time for kickoff. The “normal” social cues maytell us it is time for pizza and beer, but what if you had a fun way to get the competition moving instead?Start a new family-friendly tradition with the Move More Game Day Challenge! Challenge your familyand […]

How to Age Well and Fight Inflammation

We have been hearing more and more about inflammation.  It increases as we age but the good news is that we can do something about it.  What is it, why does it matter and how do we prevent or reduce it? What is it?  There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic.  Acute […]

Finding Joyful Movement Through Barre3

In late 2019, a colleague introduced me to the Barre form of physical exercise. I was skeptical that this type of exercise class would be a good fit for me because of its incorporation of movements derived from ballet. Then in early 2020, a friend asked me to join her for a class at a […]

6 Steps to Changing your Exercise Routine

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is […]

How and Why to Begin Exercising

Our bodies are built to move and that goes for every body. So, treat your mind and body to some physical activity! Not sure where to start, don’t worry. We are taking it back to basics to help kickstart your physical activity journey. WHY we need to be physically active: Improves our mood Boost our energy […]

Why is Strength Training Important for a Healthy Life?

The recommendations for how much we need to be active include cardio (walking and running) and strength training. You hear plenty about how important moving is but may not know or hear much about the importance of strength training. It is critical for overall health. Strength training includes anything you do to stress your muscles. […]

Finding YOUR Gym

The pandemic had most gyms closed.  You then may have questioned if it was a safe place to be. With vaccines and loosening of COVID precautions, many of us are now back at a gym. If you are like me, your gym membership has long since expired and you may be in search of your […]

3 Reasons to Move More

Research has come out in the last year highlighting 3 reasons to move more during your day. #1 – Get Some Steps in Each Day The Steps For Health Collaborative looked at how many steps people take a day and compared it with longevity and life expectancy. They found that getting more steps per day […]

Spring into Self-Care

It’s finally Spring (though the weather might not feel like it, especially for my NC folks), and what better time to work on ourselves! Self-care, simplified, is any action to “preserve or improve one’s own health.” I absolutely love this definition because it encompasses the improvement of health, but emphasizes the importance of “self” in […]