American Heart Association

Weekend Workout Challenge

 

Recent posts of mine have focused on goal-setting (general and specific), staying focused, taking initiative and getting moving. How have these posts impacted you thus far? Have you read them, agreed with the content and taken action to increase your physical activity? Or maybe you agree with the ideas, […]

The Time Is Now

As a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the excuses I hear most often for not coming to class is “I have to get in shape before I come to your class.” Um… color me confused, isn’t that what class is FOR? It is indeed. There are numerous people I can think […]

Experience More—Set Challenging Goals

If you read my post last week, you are familiar with setting manageable goals for yourself in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the thought of exercise. But what about those people who continually set goals they can achieve in order to remain comfortable and successful? Well, today’s post […]

Overwhelmed? Set Manageable Goals For Success!

Exercise can be intimidating. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just trying to get in a quick walk around the block, there are always reasons you can use to justify skipping out. If you frequently find yourself overwhelmed at the thought of squeezing in a workout, I might […]

Busy lifestyle? Healthy tips and take-out alternative

When life gets busy, it’s helpful to have “go to” ways to make sure heart health doesn’t fall to the bottom of the to do list.

A couple ways I aim to stay on track include:

I make sure to schedule my workouts in the morning – only if I have […]

Men’s Health Week – Join The Conversation

Once a person experiences a health-related event, they usually make lifestyle changes to improve their situation. I am one of those lucky people who survived to make that lifestyle change… and it happened to me twice. I came home one evening in 2004 after a long day and experienced […]

Focus Your Workouts, Change Your Body

One of the most beautiful things about the world we live in is that we are all different. We are all unique individuals with unique backgrounds. Some of us come from healthier backgrounds than others, some of us are at higher fitness levels than others. But when it comes to […]

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day 2012 is here! A day without tobacco!

First, let me just say, I have not ever been a smoker. So, you may ask, what gives me the right to tell someone to stop smoking. Well, as a heart attack survivor, I learned I had my own […]

7 Hot Tips For a Healthy Summer

It’s baaack! Summer, that is. Yes, it’s the season for less clothes and more skin! But regardless if you plan on strutting around in a bikini or speedo or parka this summer, it’s still important to live a healthy lifestyle. Below are some tips to help keep you as […]

Keep Heart Safe In The Heat!

As we head into this holiday weekend which is the official start of the summer,  it’s important to keep your heart safe while exercising or participating in any type of outdoor activity. Heat-related deaths and illness are quite preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. While the elderly, […]