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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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 JJ Virgin

You probably have a friend who spends hours on elliptical machines reading People Weekly and talking with her on-again/off-again boyfriend. She also swears by her gym’s Tuesday night aerobics class as an excuse to hit the new fro-yo place around the corner, since (according to her) she burns 500 calories in this class...


Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Different than circuit-training or plyometrics, burst-training uses short 30-60 second high-intensity exercise with a slightly lengthier recovery period, usually one-to-two minutes. It’s not easy at first, and not recommended for beginners, but the results are fast and studies are showing that the health benefits are more substantial than just doing regular cardio workouts.


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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Meet Robert, a great grandfather from Louisville, Kentucky, who started working out when he was 55 years old. Goes to show it’s never too late.


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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 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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Physical fitness means different things to different people. Your physical fitness success will be determined by your definition of the type of fitness you are wanting to achieve, so take some time to make sure you have a clear fitness definition. If you ask yourself this question, "Fit for what?" then you are asking the right question.


Editor's Note: Take the Adult Health-Related Fitness Test to provide you with a beginning measure from which you can track your progress. Click on 'read more' to learn more about the test.

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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Before the advent of cars, walking was a staple in the lives of most people throughout the United States. As common as breathing — and more common than bathing — walking was a primary mode of transportation whose benefits were taken for granted in the simple course of getting from point A to point B. Of course, time and technology have progressed to where walking is less a necessity and more a lifestyle, but the benefits of walking are just as helpful now as they were 100 years ago. If you regularly take part in the most popular physical activity in America, or if you need a good reason or two to start, here are seven surprising benefits that you can gain just by taking a walk...


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by Mariel Hemingway

When I think of climbing I think of silence, peace and challenge. I have not climbed for long… a little over a year, but I have been hiking and loving nature all of my life. My love of the outdoors never ceases to grow in intensity. Nature gives me what people cannot… truth, honesty and unconditional love. It guides with the power of temperature, smell, tastes and sensations that thrill me in and out...


Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Mountain climbing is an exciting activity to many people because of its physical and psychological benefits. For many climbers, it also becomes a social activity or a meditative experience. Mariel shares how climbing has inspired her and enhanced how she relates to the world around her.


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by Arthur Rosenfeld

Folks have been asking lately why they continue to catch cold or come down with a flu now and then even when they're really doing their best to live properly. They watch their diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, monitor their stress levels, try not to worry too much, even practice meditation or a mind/body discipline. Some may imagine, I suppose, that the human's natural state of being is eternal optimal health...

Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Sometimes I think I shouldn't get sick or become injured if I do everything right and try to live in a healthy way....and if I do become sick or injured, what did I do wrong? Arthur's article is a wonderful reminder that life is plastic and in a continual flow. It's the overall quality of life that living in a healthy way provides that gives the joy in living.


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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Several friends around the country have told me that they have been having hotter than normal temperatures this summer. Keeping a few tips in mind about exercising in the heat will keep you safe, healthy, and happier. These 4 tips presented here are simple, yet extremely effective.


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Editor's Note: Most of us are aware that sitting in the office all day at work is not so good for our health. I encourage you to incorporate more movement into every day for maximum health. This video from ACE shows you how.


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by Joseph K. Askinasi DC, DABCO

Whether you stretch before or after exercise, make sure your muscles are warmed up first.

Should I stretch before or after I exercise? Should I even bother to stretch at all? These are the questions that every busy person asks before starting an exercise program. The correct answer to the first question is “do whatever is right for you”...


Editor’s Note: This article on stretching is from a chiropractor whom I really respect.


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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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