Thursday, January 17, 2013
Move it in 2013!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kandy Duke
Thursday, January 17
Make 2013 your year to become more active. Try using a device like Fitbit to track your activity (steps, miles, calories burned), and sleep patterns. Research has shown, over and over again, that if we keep track of what we are doing, we'll be more likely to make lasting changes. You don't have to use high tech gadgets, but many people seem to enjoy using something they can sync with their phones and laptops. The Fitbit will sync with myfitnesspal (my personal favorite), which is a great cell phone app that helps you keep track of your food intake based upon your caloric goals. The best way to increase your activity level is break it down into 10-minute bites. Aim for three, 10-minute intervals of walking, running, or rebounding during …
Friday, July 20, 2012
It's never too late to join forces with reality and fight to reclaim your Inner Goddess.
Unlike EL James’ heroine (?), Anastasia Steele, in the current best seller, Fifty Shades of Grey, I don’t have an Inner Goddess. Mine was brutally slain years ago by my Inner Monster (IM) – who I call, for lack of a better name – Metabolism. As IM began to take over my person, I gradually became lethargic, sedentary and eventually FAT! I’m on a quest now to turn that monster back into an Inner Goddess, and in the coming months, I want to share with you my journey to reclaim my body, my sprit and my life. Fat. You know it sho nuff do come easy! For years I have watched my sizes grow from single sizes into the double digits. But I justified it by allying myself with the statistics saying the average American woman is a size 12. I just kept…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Promote a healthy lifestyle by giving fitness related gifts
If you want to keep your money local, give a gift certificate for a private yoga, Pilates, Nia, Zumba® or Personal Training session. I think it's helpful to choose an instructor or trainer who is willing to contact your gift receiver and encourage them to USE the gift certificate. For the yogis on your list, sand bags are great for a home practice; save on shipping costs by purchasing them without sand. Use a bathroom scale and add play sand to fill the zippered canvas pouches. Yoga-paws are helpful when your favorite yogi is traveling without a sticky mat. A magic circle is a great addition to a Pilates practice; however, you don't have enjoy Pilates to use this highly portable strength equipment. For the winter outdoor runner on your…