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Wellness Traveling: Stay in Shape and Achieve Your Fitness Goals


As would be expected, many folks try to maintain healthy habits while vacationing. Some do it to maintain a level of fitness, some to take advantage of the gift of free time and many simply want to avoid vacation weight gain. There are plenty of opportunities available to vacationers when it comes to healthy vacations. But there are other folks who have specific athletic goals (ie running a10K or a marathon; finishing a sprint triathlon or an Ironman). For these athletes, it takes a bit more planning to stay on-track while still enjoying a vacation. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts by Cherie


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Congrats to Cherie Gruenfeld on Her Latest Ironman 70.3 Win in Hawaii!


We’d like to extend hearty congratulations to our fitness guru, Cherie Gruenfeld, for once again winning her age group in the Ironman 70.3 race – this time in Honu, Hawaii! In addition to being one of the toughest races in the biz (warm-up for the Ironman World Championships in October), she also braved some of the most brutal conditions ever seen at this race. Continue reading

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Is Fitness in the Genes? It’s an Irrelevant Question


The New York Times recently published an article which asked the question: Is fitness all in the genes? The article discusses a study which found that there are genes associated with people’s response to aerobic exercise. Although not mentioned in the piece, this study falls on the heels of another which found a gene that predisposes people to physical activity versus sedentary ones like sitting on the couch. Now, I’m all for science. We can learn wonderful things from research and sometimes there’s an immediate practical application. But there’s a case to be made for studies of this sort being kept under wraps. Here’s what I mean: It’s no secret that some of us like physical activity more than others. There are some of us who go nuts without it and there are some who will fight it to the death. And if there were a guarantee that we’d all turn into physical studs/studettes through exercise, more people would simply suck it up, do the work and wait for the results. But, again, it’s no secret – that may or may not happen. Everybody responds differently. So, a study that presents a reason for our lack of desire to exercise

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A Day in My Workout Life


Some of you have asked for a glimpse in the day of my workout life, and I’m happy to oblige. Here is a snapshot of how I balance my work (with Exceeding Expectations) and my workouts: The alarm rings at 5:00 a.m. I take a moment to luxuriate under the warm, cozy covers before tossing them off. By 5:30 I’m in the pool starting a 2500 yard swim, a speed workout consisting of short, fast intervals. Following the swim, I rush home for a quick breakfast and a little computer time, checking new messages that need immediate attention. Having taken care of the necessary business details, I pack up the bike and several gear bags and drive out to my favorite locale for some bike and run speed work. My bike ride includes both short, steep hills and long flat sections perfect for “redline” intervals. This ride takes about an hour and a half and is quickly followed by a run which includes a couple of extreme hills. It’s a short three-mile run but a toughie because it ends with an all-out one mile to the finish. A few minutes of stretching concludes the athletic portion of the day, and

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Tips For Getting The Most Out of Exercise Aids (Mobile Apps, Video)


You’re about to take a business trip and you’d like to do some type of exercise while on the road. Or maybe you’re in town, but working long hours and getting to a gym or a yoga or pilates class just doesn’t fit into your schedule. In the wired world in which we live today, this is not the problem it once was. One session on the Internet will give you a wealth of material that you can download or apps you can use on your smartphone. There’s no shortage of video instruction – at all levels – for those who are serious about wanting to keep in shape. One iPhone app that I think is very good is Nike Training Club (it’s free). It has options for different goals: getting lean, toned, strong or focused and different types of workouts for each. The workouts are short and targeted. They talk you through the exercises and give you video so you can see how it’s done. Let me give a few pointers on how to get the most out of these sorts of aids: Be sure to select the appropriate level. A sure way to get discouraged and lose interest

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On-the-Road Fitness: Getting Mentally and Physically Ready For That Important Business Meeting


Visualize this: You check into the hotel at 10:00 p.m. You’re tired and hungry. You’ve spent all day at your desk, in a taxi or on the plane, and your body is stiff and sore. You have an 8:00 a.m. meeting tomorrow morning and you need to be “on.” Does this sound familiar? Does to me. I spent many years experiencing this sort of thing. Let me give you a few thoughts on how you might best take care of yourself in this situation. First of all – avoid the temptation to rush to the mini-bar in an attempt to address your hunger. Whatever you find there will do more harm than good. Instead reach into your briefcase and pull out the decaffeinated tea bag that you always carry with you. Nearly every hotel has a coffee maker that you can use to heat water. Also in your bag should be a small baggie of unsalted walnuts and almonds mixed with some dried fruit. Eat this to take the edge off your hunger without leaving you full of empty calories. Snack on these as you unpack and get yourself set up for tomorrow morning. At the same time, start a