Notes from the Lake

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running - fitness fridayFitness Friday

Favorite running shirt slogan:
"There might come a day when I cannot run, TODAY is NOT that day!"

Running…some consider it a hobby, many claim it as the best way to stay fit, and others feel it is their passion.

Fun facts about running:

  • There are more than 75 million runners in the United States
  • The average person burns about 10 calories a minute while running
  • Approximately 200 muscles throughout the body are involved when running
  • Over one billion…

travel and excerciseFitness Friday

Simple Ways to Avoid Bringing Home Extra “Baggage” this Summer

Memorial Day signals the “unofficial” beginning of summer inspiring visions of beaches, theme parks and lazy days by the lake.   For some, visions of tighter pants and expanding waistlines also comes to mind.  However, that does not have to happen.  With a little bit of planning, you can avoid bringing home extra “baggage.”

Finding Time to Exercise:  Many people have mentioned that they go on…

Fitness Friday

frequently asked fitness questionsAbout six months ago, I started walking three miles four or five times a week to lose weight.  After a few months, I was about 10 pounds lighter and felt great.  Since then, I’ve only lost a little bit more weight and am starting to feel discouraged.  Have a hit “the plateau” that everyone talks about?  If so, what can I do to start losing weight again?

At the beginning of the year, I added weight training to my cardio routine to firm up, increase my strength and…