Archive for October, 2013

Changing Your Workout Focus for Fall and Winter

October 28, 2013

Changing Your Workout Focus for Fall and Winter

In the summer, I’m always outside cycling, running, and hiking but as the weather gets a little colder and the nights a little darker, I find I spend a lot less time outdoors.  So since my outdoor activity level drops, I look for opportunities to stay active and healthy indoors and my fitness program tends to evolve and transition towards different activities.  And I’m not alone.  All gyms including our Personal Training studio experience an influx of clients coming back to seek refuge from the colder, wetter NW weather.

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Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains

October 21, 2013

Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains

About a week ago we had a couple thousand gals participate in the Girlfriends Half Marathon to benefit the Susan G. Komen for a Cure and the KearneyBreastCenter.  So we’ve got a number of ladies feeling a little stiff, myself included!   I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss different techniques I use when I’m feeling sore.

Prevention:

The best way to treat extreme muscle soreness is to prevent it in the first place.  You’ll experience the greatest amount of stiffness when you are doing something new and/or at a higher intensity than you’re used to.  So if you ease into any new activities and make sure you train and progress correctly, you should minimize the amount of soreness you experience.

Cold treatment, elevation and anti-inflammatories:

 

stretch wall hamstringsWe experience stiffness due to the body’s inflammation response.  If you’ve done a little too much, your body will send blood flow and nutrients to the affected area to help heal the tissues.   Read more on Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains…

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Life After Breast Cancer

October 15, 2013

Life After Breast Cancer….

Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with Breast Cancer realizes that the cancer experience does not end the day that treatment ends. You want to get back to your normal life and put cancer behind you but at that same time, you’re dealing with all kinds of post-Cancer Treatment effects that affect your physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Change Your Mind and Change Your Body

October 7, 2013

Pitfalls to a Healthy Lifestyle – Change Your Mind and Change Your Body

sherrijumpingeditASucceeding with your health and fitness program often requires a change in mindset. Sometimes even when you have intentions of doing the right thing, if you have the wrong attitude about it, it can slip you up!

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