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Melinda Hinson
Variety is the spice of life, and mixing up your exercise routine can go a long way in making fitness more fun, habit-forming and effective. In addition to the psychological benefits, there are physical ones as well. For example, if you run five miles, five days a week for a year, your body adjusts and...
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Not only will friends and family help hold you accountable to your fitness schedule, but they’ll make exercise more fun, too. With conversation and laughter as part of the experience, the workout becomes less work. Likewise, if you join a soccer or tennis team, your teammates will make sure you show up while also providing...
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Many medical experts will tell you that 30 minutes is where the exercise threshold begins. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services suggests that at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity is required to reduce the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. But don’t sweat it if you only have 10 or 20 minutes...
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Though it’s easy to set a fitness goal, it’s harder to stick to it. Signing up for an event or race  is a great motivator to help achieve your fitness goals. With a stake in the ground, you’ll gain clarity and focus on what you’re trying to achieve. There are a variety of ways you...
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Do you schedule meetings at work, doctor’s appointments and/or your kids’ soccer game? Do you prefer a wall calendar, day-planner, Outlook or Smartphone app (or, like me, are you so disorganized that you use all of the above in hopes of keeping things straight)? If you use a method of systematizing work and family life, why not...
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All too often, a fitness program gets stuck in a rut because of boredom, lack of motivation or complete disinterest. Who wants to work diligently at an activity we dislike doing in the first place? If at first you don’t succeed in finding something you truly love, then try again! If you can’t think of...
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A lot of us think of fitness as synonymous to cardiovascular fitness. If we’re not running or cycling or going strong on the elliptical, then we’re not really working out. If we’re not drenched in sweat by the end of an exercise program, we’re not really going to reap any long-term benefit.  After all –...
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For most of my career, I have been a die-hard marketer. Spanning the country from Richmond to New Jersey to Boston to Seattle to Boise, I worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. After a long stint corporate America, I fell in love with entrepreneurial life and running my own business. Along the way, I...
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Though I’m sad that summer is almost over, it’s fun to celebrate the warm months by looking back at all my favorite dinners. This year, it is a mix of new dishes and old favorites. Tuna Pasta with Crispy Capers The original recipe for tuna pasta can be found in my favorite cookbook, License to...
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Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age,...
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