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Tag Archives: Fitness

Winter Fitness Tips

The nights are drawing in, it’s cold, wet and rainy, and the last thing you feel like doing when you get home from work is putting on your trainers and going for a run, but don’t despair! There are still plenty of ways to keep fit and healthy throughout the coldest season and burn off

Why You Should Be Dancing Every Day

One of the reasons often cited as being a major cause of the ongoing obesity crisis is the inactivity that so many people are guilt of. In the last 50 years cost saving devices have created a very sedentary society. It is not common for entire families to be very overweight or obese. Many people

Fitness Friday: How To Start Running

Running is one of the best ways to get fit and lose weight. You can burn over 100 calories in ten minutes of running, all while also toning and strengthening multiple muscles. However, many also find it difficult to get started. Time and again, I hear people say “I can’t run” or “I get too

Fitness Friday: Running The Chicago Marathon for Charity

I am running the 2009 Chicago Marathon in October to raise money for PAWS of Chicago. PAWS is a large no-kill animal shelter that also has a spay/neuter clinic and feral cat spay and release program. I have agreed to raise a minimum of $600 for PAWS and certainly would like to raise even more!

Fitness Friday Book Review: The Nonrunner’s Marathon guide for Women

Awhile back I got this crazy idea of running the Chicago Marathon.  I ran a marathon around 18 years ago and said I would never do it again, so I don’t know what got into me other than perhaps a desire to make my butt smaller (and achy in the process). I signed up for

Fitness Friday: Why You Should Ignore Those Acia Berry Diet Ads

I recently saw one of those acai berry/total cleanse diet ads pop up on my site from an ad service. Needless to say, I immediately took steps to have it blocked. Why? Because the acai berry diets that have been widely advertised have been reported as fraudulent and misleading. Here is how they work: The