• Fitness

    My Favorite Ways of Keeping Active

    Part of a healthy lifestyle, whether you’re trying to lose pounds or not, is keeping active. Chobani asked me to share a few helpful tips with my readers on my favorite ways to stay active. They’ve also created this helpful info-graphic to illustrate how easy it is to burn 100 calories during your day. My favorite way to stay active is taking a walk or a hike through the park. It’s amazing what fresh air will do for your mind and body. Now that I have a two year old to push in a stroller, this adds a new level of difficulty – and fun – to my walks through…

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    Kathy Shares her Struggles and Plans

    I find myself rather frustrated as I think about weight loss. Nearly eight years ago, I started my weight loss journey. It is exactly that, a journey. I have not perfected anything. I work everyday and once again, I feel my weight journey involves emotion. When things are beyond my control, I turn to food. Before I realized it, 5 pounds come back, then 10 and 20 then more. While I still have over 1/2 of my weight off, I need to get back into the game. Get my head in the right place. In these last few years, life happened. Many joys and a few sorrows and some very…

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    How to Easily Add Greens To Your Diet

    Greens are a super food, full of nutrients and fiber. Getting enough greens can be difficult but there are sneaky ways to get them in. Here are a few tips to help you get them into your diet. One way I like to incorporate spinach is with pasta. You can do this by boiling your pasta as directed and, in the last minute, toss two big handfuls of spinach into the boiling water. When you drain the pasta the spinach will be mixed in already. You’ll be surprised how it cooks down. This way you can get two cups of spinach into your meal without really noticing. You can top…

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    Walking, DVDs and Sore Muscles

    Recently I started a new exercise DVD and I have to tell you it is really tough. I am stretching muscles that I didn’t even know that I had! As you may know, I am a firm believer in walking. I think it is a great cardio exercise and it is easier on the knees than running. As my leg muscles get stronger, I realize that the upper body needs work. But with all of the core exercises, I am really sore. This led me to wonder if I am just getting too old (I’m 54) for this strenuous exercise. There are other exercise DVDs that are a little easier…

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    The Right Shoes

    In the past 9 months, I have had a couple of injuries that have prevented me from doing my normal walking.  I had a stress fracture in my knee last fall and this spring I had an injury with my foot. I have to admit, after the pain that I experienced with my knee, I was very hesitant in getting back outside and walking/running again.  The stress fracture was a result of running and I was very nervous about injuring the knee again.  Since I enjoy walking and running outside, my orthopedist suggested better shoes.  The shoes that I had purchased were expensive enough and they were advertised as running…

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