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 Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, CPT

No one is perfect. I eat foods that are bad for me too (Mexican, anyone?). Certain circumstances arise and sometimes you just can't control what is put in front of you. The trick is to eat in moderation and make the best choices you can. No diet works. No diet pills work. YOU have to do the work...

 

Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: This week’s fit tip is from Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, CPT, Build A Body Personal Training.

 

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Recently, I was in Colorado Springs raising money for breast cancer at Rally For The Cure. We were playing tennis, and all of the women came up and asked, "Kathy, how do I get my arms in shape?" The answer: Kettlebells!

Here's why: kettlebells engage your entire body in a few fluid motions, so it's efficient! You'll burn calories, and work your arms, legs, core and butt all in one motion. With one kettlebell, you can sculpt and define your entire body.

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Are you a Type A personality? Perhaps you’re a Social Butterfly…or a Nature Nut…maybe you’re Spontaneous or the Indoor Type or just plain Lazy. Whatever your personality, here’s a humorous and insightful video on matching workouts to suit that inner drive…or lack thereof.

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Love this hilarious video! Anyone who has spent time in a gym has a story to tell of the stereotypical ways men and women exercise – but what if the roles were reversed?

 

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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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by Kathy Smith

When we hear the word “muscle,” we generally think about the biceps, triceps, glutes and shoulders. But there’s an overlooked area of the body that deserves some much-needed attention: Your feet. Think about it: Your feet are the foundation of your body and your life. Whether you’re an elite athlete or an occasional walker, your feet are responsible for carrying you everywhere you go in life...

 

 

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by Carolyn Hansen

There are so many different character types it is difficult to always have the right answer for every person's problem. Analysts have lengthy explanations, lists of possible disorders, and all sorts of theories as to why every individual develops into the person he or she becomes. These mental designations explain to the educated mind why a person is good, bad, overweight, skinny, or has any number of other flaws or strengths...

 

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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 Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT

As many of my clients know, if they "poop out" on me during a workout, my first question is to ask them 'What did you eat yesterday?"  As all of them know, it was usually not the most healthiest choice...

 

Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: This week’s Fit Tip is from Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT, co-owner of Build a Body Personal Training, LLC, in Akron OH.

 

 

 

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by Elaine O'Brien

In their new book, Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe call for excellence in action: wisdom centered on human values, character strengths, moral purpose, and our and society’s positive transformations...

 

Editor's Note: What's worse than smokadiabesity? Inactivity. One of the best presenters I've ever seen, Elaine O'Brien in this article explains a promising new movement: Exercise is Medicine (EIM). A collaboration spearheaded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), EIM offers a proactive approach to solving the obesity epidemic. Check it out and see how you can get involved in your community.

 

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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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