Notes from the Lake

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The search for the “best” exercise is a common quest for workout enthusiasts and experts in the field.  And for those of us working in the fitness realm, it’s also a common question we hear in the form of: what is the “best” exercise for sculpting the lower body, tightening the abdomen or defining the arms?

The answer depends on your level of conditioning and exercise experience as there are options that would be more appropriate for the “not yet” conditioned or beginner…

Many people work out to lose weight and/or to improve their appearance.  And while those are certainly valid reasons and almost certain outcomes, there are other benefits.

Regular aerobic exercise:

• Strengthens your heart and the cardiovascular system
• Improves circulation and respiratory function
• Boosts energy levels so you can do more with ease
• Increases endurance
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves muscle tone, strength, balance and flexibility
• Strengthens bones

Think RED

24th February 2014

When thinking of foods to eat to improve the health of your heart—think red!

Red peppers protect blood vessels, prevent clots from forming, and reduce cholesterol

Pomegranates help reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries

Red kidney beans contain fiber that keeps the flood and digestive track flowing and helps lower blood pressure

Tomatoes protect all types of cells in the body, help reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure

Strawberries reduce inflammation and lower LDL (lousy)…