Category Archive: fitness

May 21

Five Fitness Trends That Might Actually Be Worth Trying

  (Guest Post) For many of us, finding ways to stay active starts with getting motivated to actually embark on the journey of getting back into shape. This often times is one of the hardest part, especially if your previous workout experiences left you bored and exhausted. If you’re tired of monotonous exercise routines that …

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Nov 28

A Few Gifts For Christmas

I adore gifts that involve health and this December I have come up with the following ideas to assist with your seasonal shopping. SERVICES Nutrition Counseling – It would be (silly) hard not to list the idea of buying a voucher for a loved one to visit with a dietitian, such as myself. Depending on their current health …

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Oct 12

The “Modified” 100 Workout

There was an image floating around on Facebook that caught my eye, which also inspired me to do. It was called the 100 workout. Doesn’t the words itself sound interesting? Well I did the workout and it was fun and tough. However, I was wondering where the push-ups where? Therefore, I did a little modification, …

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Jul 18

See You Later Hypertension

Last fortnight I was asked to participate in an online interview (article originally published on: http://www.bloodpressurecharts.net/kelly-o-connell-interview.html) about natural ways to manage high blood pressure. Not only was this request interesting but it is a topic that needs more coverage. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent killer. I hate to be so blunt but there is no way …

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Jul 01

Monday Movers – Journaling

If you frequent my site, you may be aware of some of the food logs I have posted, predominately in the beginning of 2012. Since sharing my meals on my blog, I often track my food intake and health goals with traditional pencil and paper. What have I realized with both methods? Keeping track of …

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Dec 12

Dear Food Log – 12/12/11

Today, Monday, I ate: Gym: 6AM, stairclimber, abs, push-ups Breakfast: 7:20AM 2 poached eggs Mushrooms and herbs 1 large strawberry, sliced Water Fish oil Probiotics Lunch: 2PM Leftover fish taco meat and vegetables Water At work today we had a guest speaker discussing how to make the most of our lives. It was an interesting talk …

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Dec 08

Merry Fitness

If you fall within the average American, there is a good chance that the holiday parties are not favoring your waistline. However, do not fret. Come the night before Christmas, reward yourself or your partner something for fitness.. Fitness Gift Ideas: Bike Running Watch Vibrams Kettlebell Garmin watch – tracks distance, elevation, calories burned and heart …

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Jan 12

I did it!

Last week I reached an amazing personal goal. I ran the Disney World half marathon and I beat my boyfriend! Kidding aside, my focus was not on beating my boyfriend (even though it felt pretty good), yet, I was determined to push myself beyond my mental ability. Orlando, Florida hadn’t seen snow for decades but on …

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Aug 07

Would you rather — walk for 20 minutes or hike all day?

What’s Better?You’re busy, and that daily 15- to 20-minute walk doesn’t seem to stand up to your weekend exercise marathons, right? Not so fast — the truth may surprise you! It’s pretty much unanimous among health experts: The daily walk, even for 10 or 20 minutes, is better than the all-day weekend hike. Daily exercise …

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