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When you were a child, did you enjoy the outdoors, climbing trees and throwing rocks? If there was a mud puddle in view, did you right toward it instead of veering away from it? Did your clothes wear the activities of day, versus looking pressed and perfectly stain-free? If you like a sense of adventure,...
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From the moment we exit the womb, we are taught to strive for the best and reach for the stars. Whether it’s making good grades, being accepted by a great college, climbing the corporate ladder or winning a sport championship, winning is where it’s at. However, there are occasional moments when we are reminded that...
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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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I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving day with friends and family! If  you had one too many slices of turkey or pumpkin pie, it may be time to burn off those extra calories. What better way to keep celebrating – and start exercising – than signing up to run or walk a local turkey...
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With record setting temperatures all around the country, it becomes more challenging to run – or exercise outdoors in any manner. Fear not! You can still get outside and enjoy the scenery, but you must proceed with caution! Here are a few suggestions to help you cool, when the going gets hot. Get up early....
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Pizza might not be a vegetable, despite some governmental confusion a while back, but there are healthy ways to prepare this special treat without loading up on fat and calories. Pizza is also a great meal to eat before a long run or other athletic endeavor, especially if you load it up with veggies. Another...
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Today, I welcome guest blogger Luke Neely, my 8-yeard old who is constantly teaching me a thing or two about life. He is going to share with us his favorite ways to integrate exercise throughout his day. I don’t know what all the fuss is. All you grown-ups complain about having no time to exercise,...
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In the past, I have blogged before about the importance of writing things down. While training for the Boston Marathon this winter, however, this exercise has proved especially beneficial. Background I have been training for a while for Boston for a while. After completing the City of Trees marathon last fall, I maintained a consistent...
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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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Whenever I lead health and wellness workshops, the one topic that garners a lot of attention is meditation. I am by no means an authority on the topic. Like many of you, I struggle with finding time to sit down, quiet down and settle down my mind. That said, I still believe in the power...
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