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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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Boise native Jenny Tobin just added another trophy to her mantle – and $10,000 check to her bank account. This time, she won the world championship Spartan Race, an international racing series in which participants run, jump over 8’ walls, crawl under barbed wire fences and leap over fire, just to name a few of...
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As much as I like to snow ski, I’d take summer over winter any day. Even if I weren’t cold natured, I much prefer tank tops to sweaters, sweat to frozen fingers and bare feet to stylish boots. As the Fall is soon approaching, I lament over the summer season that is about to end....
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This past weekend, I participated in my second triathlon of the season – Emmett (ID)’s Most Excellent (Olympic Length) Triathlon – along with my son and husband. After my first attempt in the Boise 70.3 earlier in the summer, I was determined to compete a little more respectfully. And though I accomplished that goal, I...
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I just completed my first half Ironman triathlon – the Boise 70.3. Though I had to overcome a few injuries, a horrible crick in the neck and even a sinus infection that came to visit the day prior to the race, I somehow managed to go the distance. And that included conquering of one of...
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A while back, I mentioned I had signed up for the Boise 70.3 half ironman. Well, it’s now 3 short weeks away, and I’m not feeling particularly confident about the event. The four F’s are confronting me. Fractures (and other injuries). According to Bruce Wilk of Jungle Blog, triathlons are a triple threat for injuries....
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How many of you have taken a spinning class? I took my first one after registering for the Boise Half Ironman, which will be held June 10. My plan is to spin through the cold weather in preparation for outdoor action in May. What I have discovered about spinning during the last month or so...
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The increasing rates of obesity have gotten the attention of First Lady Michele Obama, as well as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Last year, a record 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. According to KidsHealth.org, the percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1...
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