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5 Stretches For the Office

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger Sitting at a computer all day is one of the worst things we can do for our bodies. Here are five easy stretches that you can do at your desk. Standing up for better health
Aside from the lack of activity, we often sit in positions that put stress on our bones, joints and muscles, such as hunching or leaning on our elbows. Eliminating stiffness throughout the day will not only make us feel…

Escape Hibernation: Get Moving This Spring

Friday, March 29th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness  /  Comments: more
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I’m not sure if it’s the cold or the short days, but it’s SO difficult to be motivated to exercise during the winter months!  But something kicks in right around this time of the year which inspires me to get moving.  Perhaps it’s the longer days and warmer weather that makes me happier along with the stark realization that I’ll be wearing shorts, skirts and tank…

Best Foods for Gluten-Free Runners

Friday, March 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
Fueling with the right snacks before and after your runs is essential for peak performance. Find out which carbs will do the trick when you’re eating gluten-free. Essential Carbs
It’s essential to take in adequate amount of carbs in order for runners to achieve peak performance.  When you skimp on carbs, you’ll likely run out of fuel and fatigue quickly. Carbs (combined with protein) are also crucial to aid in…

One Small Change: Get Your Move On!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness  /  Comments: 0
By Gail Watson, contributing blogger We all know that exercising is good for us- but you don’t need to sign up at the gym to do it. Integrating small sessions of exercise into your day can give you the benefits you need. You Don’t Need To Run A Marathon The benefits of regular exercise are many:
  • Helps lower the risk of heart disease
  • Helps decrease blood pressure
  • Helps prevent and maintain diabetes
  • Helps reduce bone loss