EXERCISE/FITNESS

What is Exercise/Fitness? More than simply working out, a commitment to keeping fit throughout your life encourages healing on all levels. Exercise keeps the mind and body young, the spirits soaring, and the soul open. Learn exercise and fitness tips here at All Things Healing. Our exercise and fitness articles will surely help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. For more information on exercise and fitness tips, visit us online today!

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(Assistant Editor Rachel Webster, PTA, CPT-ACE) Bess Coble, BS, LMT has been involved in the fitness and wellness field for over 20 years as an avid student, instructor and amateur a...
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Bess Coble, BS, LMT
Please welcome our Featured Guest Editor, Valerie Latona. Valerie Latona is the former Editor-in-Chief of Shape – and one of the leading writers/editors on the topic of living h...
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by Christopher Flores, ATC, LAT

We sponsored a 5K race on Sunday for a good cause. At the race I got a chance to talk to a bunch of people who are runners and do many 5K's as well as other running events...

 

Editor´s Note: With running becoming more and more popular, I see more and more injuries. I also hear more and more complaints about not being able to lose the body fat. Listen up. You have to train to become a runner. Not the other way around. Thanks for putting it in simple terms Chris!

 

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by Marty Eisen

Excellent physical condition is not equivalent to good health. Arnold Schwarzenegger needed to have a heart valve replaced.  Jean-Claude Van Damme, a famous martial arts actor, suffers from a hearing loss.

Chronic training for and competing in extreme endurance events such as marathons, ultra marathons, ironman distance triathlons, and very long distance bicycle races...

 

 

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: NASA says rebounding is the most effective exercise created by man: it is low impact, improves balance and coordination, and the gravity-force of each jump on the rebounder automatically trains the pelvic diaphragm, which helps control incontinence & enhance lifestyle. It is also considered the best exercise for the immune system. Check out a sample rebounding class here.

 

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by Jill Coleman

Lately, I have been thinking about the concept of “getting real” with ourselves. This is a tricky concept because for many women, it can be taken to the extreme...

 

Editor´s Note: Jill hits the nail on the head here. You can't hate your body into changing. Too many women have come to me over the years thinking that if their bodies change, they will like themselves more and be happier. The women that don't lose this mindset tend to be the one's that lose weight and gain it back and are in a constant state of diet and weight loss jail or are disgusted by themselves for where they are. They never reach a happy, content and balanced life. We all deserve balance. Take Jill's advice. You will be glad you did.

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: The 5 Tibetan Rites is an ancient exercise system believed to come from Tibetan monks. Based on five yoga moves, these exercises, or rites, give you a renewed sense of energy and vitality by activating and stimulating the seven key energy vortexes, or chakras, in the body, which in turn stimulate all the glands of the endocrine system, (the system that influences almost every cell, organ and function of our bodies)...

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: This 15 minute video is a gift from Kathy Smith. Kathy says “I’ve used yoga as a part of my practice for more than 30 years. Early on, I learned that yoga is a practice of discovery. What got me excited was not only did it challenge my flexibility, but it also left me feeling energized and relaxed. Even a short yoga routine can turn a bad day around and leave negative thoughts behind. Today, choose to make a positive impact on the world with your thoughts, words, and actions. Re-energize with this complimentary 15-minute yoga video.”

 

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by Jen Sinkler

On Monday, I quit my job. The job I’ve been at for nine years and two weeks, exactly.

Not because I hated it. Not because I think regular paychecks, healthcare benefits, and a 401K plan are icky.

Just because I want to see what else is possible...


Editor´s Note: Perfect little combination between the mind body connection and the importance of changing things up to get stronger physically, as well as, mentally.

 

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by Kathy Smith

When you munch on a muffin or take a swig of Gatorade, here’s what happens to the carbs that you just put in your mouth; they’re converted into glucose, which is essentially the body’s energy. The problem is that there’s only so much glucose that you actually need. The rest is converted into glycogen and stored in the liver and in your muscles...

 

 

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by JJ Virgin

Yes, spring is almost here (even if the current cold weather offers no sign of it), and you probably want to ditch those stubborn winter pounds now to look fabulous as warm weather approaches. Employ these five strategies for fast fat loss, and by the end of April you’ll shed that excess fat as easily as ditching that heavy down coat...

 

 

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by Coach Robert Dos Remedios

As a coach running dozens and hundreds of athletes through their motions every day, I see a lot of common problems that people tend to have using equipment and doing exercises correctly...

 

Editor´s Note: Coach Dos does a great job of explaining why these ten mistakes can cost you results and precious time. We can all use more time, right? Take his advice and you just might find yourself in better shape and spending more time doing the things you love!

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: This is Part 3 of a 4-part video series on what it means to have total fitness and the steps to take to achieve it. Today Catherine talks about the belief that eating sugar is bad. She says it is okay to eat sugar. It’s the overeating of it that gets us into trouble. Listen in to hear her recipe to stop sugar cravings using fenugreek seeds, flaxseeds, and liquid chlorophyll. Also click the following links to listen to Part 1 and Part 2.

 

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by John J Ratey, MD

The Medford gynecologist and primary care physician for women says he's actually de-aging. That's based on a review of critical health markers that he says show "chronologically, if I go back a year on my numbers, I'm younger than a year ago...

 

Editor's Note: What's the best anti-aging drug? Exercise. A must have for your exercise library is the book SPARK: The New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Dr. John Ratey delivers proof that exercise improves the condition of virtually every subpopulation, from adolescents to post-menopausal women, addicts to those suffering from ADHD. Troy Heie wrote this article for Oregon Healthy Living back in 2008 and it was re-published in Dr. Ratey's website archives.

 

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The Secret to Eating Carbs

by Kathy Smith

When you munch on a muffin or take a swig of Gatorade, here’s what happens to the carbs that you just put in your mouth; they’re converted into glucose, which is essentially the body’s energy. The problem is that there’s only so much glucose that you actually need. The rest is converted into glycogen and stored in the liver and in your muscles. When glycogen storage reaches full capacity, all the extra carbs are converted into fat...

 

 

 

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