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Pinwheel Arms

Improve shoulder mobility in all directions with this great scapula, or shoulder blade, mobility exercise! Should blade mobility is important for more and easier movement of the arms and shoulders. Immobile shoulder blades can cause clicking or sticking shoulders and they can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This exercise helps create […]

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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs,¬†pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Cheese Quiche – A Simple Protein Meal

This cheese quiche is great on its own, perfect for when you need a fast protein meal with no fuss or extra pans to wash! If you have a little extra time or are craving some variety, it provides a great base for adding additional ingredients. Add additional proteins like cooked sausage or ham. Up […]

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Cardio – Find a mode you enjoy for big benefits long term

The long list of benefits for those who regularly engage in aerobic, or cardio exercise, sounds too good to be true! It reads like a ‘magic pill’ nutritional supplement pitch that promises to make us abundantly healthy, improving everything from skin and sexual health to weight loss, mood boosts and longer lifespans! However, one key […]

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Kale Salad – Great Make-Ahead Salad

Very few salads can be made well ahead of time, especially if the dressing is already on the greens. Kale, on the other hand, is so hearty and thick that I actually enjoy this salad more on day 2 or after. This gives the acid in the dressing a chance to soften the thick kale […]

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Proactive Aging – Improve Your Quality of Life After 50

Regardless of how we approach life, time will pass and aging will occur. While this is reliable and inevitable, the status of our abilities is not pre-determined. We can end up in a variety of places on the aging scale. Where we land and the freedoms and activities we partake in later in life is […]

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Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

Let me start by saying that if you drop your hips during this exercise, it will be way less effective. More on that later, but first let’s talk about the setup. One rule of biomechanics is that the longer the lever, the more difficult the exercise. A great example of this is that pushups from […]

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Super Simple Sheet Pan Veggies

Roasting or baking vegetables on a sheet pan is one of the easiest ways to prepare vegetables. The benefits include: Little to no dishes to clean. Use aluminum foil or parchment paper every time! No fancy seasonings required. A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper is all you need. No […]

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Stability Ball Opposite Arm and Leg Reach

The essence of this exercise is about maintaining low ab engagement and contact of your low back on the mat even as your arms and legs move. Prior to picking your feet up off of the floor, engage your transverse abdominus by drawing the belly button down toward your spine. In order to bring your […]

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