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 Kathy Smith

Years ago, I overheard one of my daughter’s friends complaining about her mom being on a “menopause roller coaster,” and then groaning: “We can’t take her anywhere!” Granted, menopause does crazy things to your moods, but it’s important not to let this be a license to be a shrew. If you use menopause to excuse bad behavior, it can undermine your self-respect and damage your relationships...

 

 

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by Dr. Al Sears

Touch your toes without straining your back. Play golf or tennis without waking up the next morning with aching joints. Do the strenuous activities you did when you were younger without pain.

These should be a piece of cake. If they’re not, it’s time to declare war on stiff muscles and joints...

 

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by David Dellanave

If you could stop, you would.

 

If you could stop smoking right now, you probably would. If you could stop eating from the vending machine at work, you probably would...

 

Editor´s Note: Sometimes letting go of a habit that we have been attached to for a long time is much too overwhelming. Dave keeps it simple. How about crowding it out of your life instead?

 

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Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Lauren Small, of the American Fitness Network, performs several standard Pilates exercises and gives modifications for  each trimester. As a Pilates instructor who is in her second trimester, Lauren shows how to make Pilates safe and effective...

 

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by Denise Austin

Many people find it more comfortable, convenient, and affordable to log their exercise time in the privacy of their own house. You certainly don't need a gym filled with fancy equipment and trainers to get in great shape and shed unwanted pounds. For example, I believe that nothing beats a brisk walk outdoors around your neighborhood. Exercising indoors at home is also quite easy, with all the heart-pumping workout DVDs and affordable fitness equipment out there...

 

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by Wendy Bumgardner
Health-conscious walkers may not want to grab a highly-processed energy bar or convenience food to fuel their workout. Registered dietitian Jovana Turkovic of Studeo55 has compiled a list of readily-available super foods that are nutrient-dense and naturally packed with antioxidants. I asked her about how to use these for powering their brisk walking workouts...

 

 

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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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by Penny Hoff

An important part of my workday at the gym is listening to people do the pre-workout grumble.

By people I mean: me, my fellow teachers and even my boss, not to mention everyone walking into class. We all grumble...

 

Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Penny is known for her inspirational fitness stories, but this is one of her best, and most personal.

 

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by Kathy Smith

We all hit proverbial walls every single day of our lives. It may seem overwhelming at first, but we all can overcome them.  So what are these walls?  Many times they come in the form of those around you – people who tell you that your goals aren’t realistic, that you aren’t capable of making your dreams a reality.  Those people might be friends (great friends, right?), or family, or co-workers – but we can’t listen to the naysayers...

 

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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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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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