Category Archives: Sneaky fitness tricks

Hiking and Havasu Falls

I just got back from hiking Havasu Canyon.  It is located in the Grand Canyon, on the Havasupai Reservation.  The area is beautiful, hiking down with jaw dropping views, finally climbing down to waterfalls and amazing blue-green colored water. It … Continue reading

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RECOVERING AFTER THE MARATHON

The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 9th.  You’ve been training long and hard preparing for the big day but what about after the race and the days that follow?  What will help you recover faster? For that matter, what would … Continue reading

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Exercise and Heat

It’s summer, the sun is shining and it’s great to get outside and get some exercise.  Except that its way too hot and humid to be comfortable and it might not even be safe. This is the time of year … Continue reading

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I’VE GOT A GOAL

You’ve decided it’s time to take that next step.  Run a marathon, cycle a century, test yourself with a triathlon.  You’ve got a goal. Now you’ve got to do it. Goals are important in fitness. They help keep us motivated … Continue reading

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SHOVELING SNOW TIPS

After digging out from the blizzard, 20+ inches of snow, 4 foot drifts, it seems like a good time to talk about how to shovel snow without hurting your back.  I’ve done a lot of shoveling lately, and watching lots … Continue reading

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Getting More Out of Exercise

Image by MyGymworkout.co.uk via Flickr January is that time when we put away the holiday decorations, get back to normal work schedules, go on a diet and start exercising.  Today at the gym I was talking to a woman who … Continue reading

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Run, Walk, Recover

Image via Wikipedia Many of us plan carefully to prepare for a big personal challenge like a marathon or hiking the Grand Canyon. We don’t think as much about how to recover from it.  Consequently we spend the next few … Continue reading

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Getting Back in Shape

Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr There’s a lot to be said for getting in shape. You feel better, look better, and your clothes start fitting better. But what if you haven’t done much for a while? How do … Continue reading

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In-Line Skating, Flying on the Ground

Image via Wikipedia Staying fit is important but so is having fun, especially when the weather is good and it’s easy to enjoy being outside.  If you’ve ever wondered about in-line skating, now is a great time to try it. … Continue reading

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Heat Stroke Dos & Don’ts

Image via Wikipedia In weather like this, we all hear the heat stroke basics: drink plenty of water, be careful midday, and if you feel groggy or chilled, stop and get help. Let’s go a step further and look at … Continue reading

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