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Workout & Exercise: earlier or later?

What time is best to workout
Workout & Exercise: earlier or later?

Oprah Winfrey, Health and Fitness

Oprah & understanding Health & Fitness
Oprah Winfrey, Health and Fitness

Biking: 10 Rules of Engagement

Safe bike riding understood rules

Biking: 10 Rules of Engagement

It comes down to You

Summary of a Jack LaLanne Speach
It comes down to You

The Almighty Crosswalk

Crosswalk Safety -Modern Day Revision
The Almighty Crosswalk

Use It or Lose It

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA: Alzheimer's, dementia, brain tumors, depression, memory loss and overall poor mental functioning are increasing
Use It or Lose It

Chilly Weather Workouts!

Cold Weather Workouts: Alternatives to gym & indoor workouts by getting outdoors makes staying fit throughout the year more fun
Chilly Weather Workouts!

And What About Holiday Eating?

A HOLIDAY DIET, Dieting for holidays: Many of the messages conveyed by fitness enthusiasts and health promoters this holiday season will urge you to exercise "Adjusted Holiday Eating Practices
And What About Holiday Eating?

Cold + Flu = Miserable Workouts

Cold/Flu working out: With the cold and flu season making it's nasty appearance again and this time with a vengeance, the question arises, "to workout" or "not
Cold + Flu = Miserable Workouts

What Happened to all those Water Bottles?

EXERCISE & WATER: Now I realize gulping down a container of water after a workout on a long, hot summer afternoon is simply a memory for most during cold weather, but where did all the water jugs go
What Happened to all those Water Bottles?

Fit For Travel

TRAVEL EXERCISE WORK OUT: Many of us are scheduling our holiday travel plans now and it is a good time to travel with your fitness in mind. During a recent
Fit For Travel

More than just another workout

Workout: Health and fitness are inherent parts of our everyday lives. If you are not concerned about your health, you know someone who is. At some points in your life
More than just another workout

Health -The Past Century

FITNESS HISTORY: In our lifetimes, no significant or new information has revealed how to improve our physical condition or health. Consider this:
Health -The Past Century

Keeping pounds off this Summer

Lose Weight: So perhaps you lost a couple of pounds for the Summer or maybe you are still working to lose some of that extra weight. Here are some healthy tips
Keeping pounds off this Summer

Trends in Fitness

FITNESS TRENDS: Or more appropriately titled, "The Failure of Fitness". The start of the "fitness age" began with Jack Lalanne & Muscle Beach in the early 60's, reaching to Lilia's Yoga
Trends in Fitness

Do's & Dont's of Injuries

WORK OUT INJURIES: It happens to all of us. Some more often than others, but unless you never leave your house, avoid engaging in sports or activities, don't drive and have uncanny luck...
Do's & Dont's of Injuries

Reaching Your Goals

FITNESS GOALS: Reaching your goals for health and fitness does not have to be a difficult process. Individual differences allow some people to attain levels that they are contented with and dictate why others strive for what often appears to be an insurmountable task
Reaching Your Goals

More Than a Loss...

STEROID USE: The year was 1980. Arnold Schwarzenegger was awarded the title of Mr. Olympia and soon was launched into an incredible movie career resulting from his
More Than a Loss...

Wait. No way. She didn't just say...

CELEBRITY FITNESS: Well, unfortunately she probably did. Actors (both male & female) and sports heroes have often won our confidence and many times our hearts by incredible performances. Many of these memories
Wait. No way. She didn't just say...

Ode to a Miracle: One more...Please!

MIRACLE DIET: That last product I bought really was a miracle. The problem was that it was a miracle for everybody I heard talk or write about it, but not for me. The local DJ at the radio station
Ode to a Miracle: One more...Please!

Body Guide for Next Summer

SUMMER SHAPE UP: So you didn't quite look like you wanted at the beach or by the pool last summer? Do you think the bodies you admired all summer long started only a month or 2 before venturing outdoors? Not a chance! Now is
Body Guide for Next Summer

Visualize It -Concept Imagery

FITNESS MOTIVATION: Yet another warrior headed to the gym for an evening of conquering feats and some scheduled maintenance. Hitting the weights, sweating it out on the treadmill, stepping up
Visualize It -Concept Imagery

On The Road

TRAVEL FITNESS WORKOUT: Traveling on a regular basis is tough - hard on both those traveling and anyone waiting for their return. Staying or getting in shape while on the road proves to be one of the hardest tasks to accomplish for travelers
On The Road

Fluctuation Vs Rollercoaster

WEIGHT LOSS FLUCTUATIONS: Looking through the many fitness magazines on the newsstands these days re-emphasizes the continued interest people are showing in developing their bodies into a shapely, well-proportioned condition
Fluctuation Vs Rollercoaster

Achieving Results

WORK OUT TIPS: Why workout or exercise if you are not going to achieve the results you want? Just lifting weights or walking on the treadmill at the gym will not ensure that you get into the shape you may be seeking. How then do
Achieving Results

Avoiding Injuries while Improving Fitness

Working out While Injured: "No pain, no gain"..."Just one more". Chances are most gym members or weight lifters have heard this before, and now you are hearing it again. This time it's from the guy across the gym, and he is reviewing
Avoiding Injuries while Improving Fitness

Spice up Exercise

EXERCISE VARIETY: Some people are more motivated to continue with exercising because it has become a strict, regimented routine in daily life. The exercise has become part of a discipline
Spice up Exercise
List of Environmental Articles

How safe is your drinking water?

A glass of clear, cool water sits on my desk. There is nothing floating in it, no cloudiness, nothing to be seen by my eyes. Without hesitation, I take a drink
How safe is your drinking water?

And the Environmental Presidential Candidate is...

Can you imagine actually looking forward to listening to an upcoming presidential address? Dreaming on...consider that
Environmental Presidential Candidate

Saving at the Pump

By now you have heard about how high gas prices have forced many people to evaluate how much they use their cars and looking for alternatives to driving so much. Some
Saving at the Pump

Going Green at the Gym

As you walk, jog or hop up and down on your cardio equipment at the gym, have you ever taken a moment to consider how much energy is being used to keep that facility
Going Green at the Gym

The Earth Friendly Trash Workout

Yes, you read that correctly. Without keeping up with the latest health & fitness fads
The Earth Friendly Trash Workout



Using Alternative Fuel Options

Whether or not gas prices stabilize to more affordable numbers, the price of petroleum is always going to be
Using Alternative Fuel Options

Environmentalism is the new Fashion

Who would've thunk it? After spending my youth being physically fit and the majority of my adult life promoting fitness
Environmentalism is the new Fashion

What is Environmental Health?

We are hearing a great deal in the news about the environment and global warming. Just to make sure the basics of the environment and health are understood
What is Environmental Health?

What is Environmental Health...Continued

The chemicals that get into our water ways can be water soluble and mix with the water or they can remain residues or plumes on or in the water. The
What is Environmental Health...Part 2

Reduce use and your waist!

It used to be the main emphasis of environmental messages was the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), which
Reduce use and your waist!

What's Going On?

No matter what you think about our being at war with another country, whether the war is about oil or protecting us from terrorists, war creates anxiety for each of us. We are already burdened
What's Going On?

Mad about cows, feet and mouths...

(Originally Published FEB 2001)

If you are fed up with hearing about the status of beef and farm animals an ocean away, you have joined a small crowd. Americans really are interested in
Mad about cows, feet and mouths

Exercise as Transportation

You may have noticed that the price of gasoline is going up. Even so, there are reports that the average commute is getting longer, cars are spending more
Exercise as Transportation

Surviving…

As I looked over my shoulder, I noticed how incredible the view was from up here. I could see for miles as my eyes retraced the path leading back down to where the hike began. Not knowing how
Surviving

Health, Environment & You

No matter how much you work to get in better shape, become more healthy and/or make attempts to live longer, all of your efforts are ultimately at the mercy of your environment
Health, Environment & You

USDA Organic…We all Win

For a decade the debate has continued over organic foods in the US and finally, the USDA has issued standards for organic foods, the toughest standards in the world
USDA Organic…We all Win



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