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Ten Tenets of Wellness May 09, 2012

What is wellness? Many have tried to define it and several models have been developed to explain the components. Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, a licensed psychologist and professional certified coach created the Ten Tenets of Wellness. Not a model but foundational principles for changing lifestyle...

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Riding Solo or with the Group, 3 Questions to Consider May 03, 2012

It's Saturday morning, the group ride leaves in an hour - should you join the bunch or go it alone? Ask yourself the following three questions to make the best decision.

1. What type of workout do I want and need today?

Whenever a group of athletes come together to train it inevitably turns...

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Fueling for a Century Ride Apr 11, 2012

The century ride is when you can cash in on all your bike hours in one long effort. All the training miles you've done, however, won't replace a smart eating plan for the event. A successful 100 mile ride is dependent on maintaining your energy level over the distance.

Carbohydrate - The Star...

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Gain Fitness Through Adequate Recovery Apr 04, 2012

Fitness is gained when you restThe workouts you do break your body down. It is commonly accepted that you don't weight train everyday because you would continually grow weaker with each workout. Every time you lift weights you are creating micro-tears in your muscles. The same principle...

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Are You Moving in Balance? Three Ways to Tell Mar 31, 2012

1. Uneven Shoe and Foot Wear
The sole of your shoe can indicate a great deal about how you are striking the ground when engaged in a repetitive motion weight-bearing sport, such as running, walking or hiking. If there is more wear on the inner edge of your shoe, your foot may be pronating, rolling...

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Alexander Technique and Running Mar 19, 2012

In my ongoing quest to learn more about posture, injuries, and pain I began experimenting with the Alexander Technique (AT). What attracted me to this process is that AT develops awareness about moving and using the body efficiently during everyday activities – sitting, standing, walking,...

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Pedaling Cadence, How Fast Should You Spin? Mar 08, 2012

Remember when cyclist Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France – seven times? If so, you might also recall how Lance popularized the fast spin of >90 revolutions per minute (rpm).

What are the advantages of spinning at a high cadence?

Increased blood flow studies have...

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How to Calm Down in 5 Minutes or Less Mar 01, 2012

If you're like me, life can be overwhelming at times, to the point of paralysis. With so much to do, sometimes it is hard to figure out where to start and you have no motivation to do anything. Feeling like this recently, I listened to a review of the book "How to Calm Down - Even if You're...

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5 Reasons Your New Year's Resolutions May Have Failed Feb 14, 2012

It is just over six weeks since January 1 and you began practicing your New Year’s Resolutions. How are you doing in adopting healthier behaviors? If you haven’t accomplished what you set out to do, take heart, you are not alone. It’s said that one-third of New Year’s...

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Mindfully Eating Chocolate Feb 08, 2012


 
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, the holiday symbolized by red hearts, flowers, love notes, and of course chocolate. This year, when your sweetheart gives you that beautiful box of treats, enjoy each piece mindfully – with full awareness. Imagine you have never had chocolate...

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Be Careful with Yoga Jan 22, 2012

You have probably heard that yoga is good for you. The benefits of yoga are both physical - deeper flexibility, better posture, greater strength, improved lung function, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and psychological - less stress, more calm, elevated mood and energy, enhanced memory...

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