Notes from the Lake

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Fitness Friday

Halloween arrives next week.  To prepare for the parties and trick-or-treat tradition, Americans will purchase almost 90 million pounds of candy in the next seven days making Halloween the frontrunner by a very high margin in the candy holiday race!

Chocolate is clearly our preferred choice of treats. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was spent on chocolate candy and $680 million on sugar treats such as candy corn, marshmallow Peeps and…

Fitness Friday

We all know that pushing through one more mile, completing that last rep (barely!) and finishing a challenging cycle class makes you physically stronger and more prepared to take on your next workout challenge.

Did you know that any of the above feats also increases your mental toughness?  Call it determination, resilience, confidence, tenacity or power of will.  Whatever word fits—you earned it so own it! 

And know that the next time life throws you a curve ball…

Fitness Friday
 

There are some risk factors for breast cancer that are out of your control such as being female, your age, hereditary factors and your family medical history. However, there are many lifestyle behaviors that can reduce your risk that are in your control including the following:

Limit alcohol consumption
Since even a small amount of alcohol is believed to increase the risk of breast cancer, most physicians are recommending that women limit themselves to two or three…