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Motivational Poetry: It’s Too Easy

Well, shucks. The response to these little poems/posts has been great, so I am going to keep bringing them each week. Who knows, maybe a couple of years down the road I’ll put them poetryall into a book? We’ll see. For now, here’s another one:

It’s Too Easy

 

Easy to

Easy not to

Easy to do

Easy not to do

Easy to laugh, smile, rejoice

Easy to cry Read more…

 
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Did You Know this about Your Core?

Woman Doing Sit-ups --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisCore: It’s not Just for Building Six Pack Abs

 

Often times people think of core muscles and core exercises as the muscles that make up the torso and the exercises that work this area respectively. While this is true, the core is better defined as the muscles in and around the hips and spine and the muscles that connect the hips and spine to the extremities. Working the core does not simply mean doing abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises. To get a strong core we need to work all of the muscles that make up the core. This is important because a strong core is not only sexy, it also serves as the foundation of all human movement. A strong core means better performance, better balance, better posture, and yeah – if you eat right too – better abs.

 

To understand how complex the core is, let’s take a look at the 3 major components of the core: Read more…

 
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Hey Glen: The Scale is Stuck, Help!

Hey Glen: The Scale is Stuck, Help!

 

I had someone write in the other day asking about how to break a plateau when it comes to weight loss. I started exercising and lost 40 pounds, but I have 40 to go and I haven’t seen any progress lately. I am eating healthier, I am doing these exercise videos that were working, but I have been stuck for some time now. Help!

 

Sounds like you are on your way to getting there by making better habits and choices.

It also sounds like you hit a plateau, which occurs often, but can be fixed.
With fitness training Read more…

 
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Kick Off Football Season without Putting on Pounds

FootballIncorporate some healthy practices so your fitness efforts don’t get erased each weekend.

 

We are in full football swing with college football going for a couple of weeks now and the pros just getting started last week. With the pigskin flying and helmets crashing comes parties, BBQs, and informal get-togethers for many of us. How can you make it through the season without putting on pounds? Here are a few tips on making some better choices while watching your favorite teams go at it.

 

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Motivational Poetry: You Will Fail

poetryStay motivated by reading a poem about failing? Well, we can look at failure two ways: (1) a bad thing that happens; horrible; depressing (2) a simple truth and a mere stepping stone to success; just a part of the process of life and a necessary part of achievement. Failure is not the means to an end.

“You Will Fail”

Failure lurks on your biggest dreams

Like a shadow always presents itself in light

Failure is Read more…

 
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Are You Wasting Your Money on Supplements? Part 2

FDAWhich supplements warrant caution?

 

In the last article I wrote about supplements and pointed out some that may be effective tools for people in addition to a healthy and active lifestyle. But due to the lack of regulation on supplements – which may or may not be a good thing – there are some that you might want to avoid.

 

Beware of these: Read more…

 
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Are You Wasting Your Money on Supplements?

PillsWhich supplements should you take?

 

There is no substitution for a healthy diet. Want to lose weight? Eat better. Want to gain muscle? Eat better. Once you have that down, you might want to add some supplements to your diet, but there are so many out there making claims and promises. Proponents will tell you that supplements are a must-have and are better for you than most prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Opponents will tell you that most are gimmicks and that supplements are the most un-regulated, un-safe substances we can put in our bodies. A rational stance would be that there are plenty of practical and safe supplements, but there are also some that are untested and potentially harmful. Below is a list of a few supplements that have stood the test of time and are generally accepted as safe and effective. Read more…

 
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Motivational Poetry: Be Confident

Published on September 6, 2013 by in Just for fun

Glen Gosch, Certified Personal Poet? What does a blogger do when he gets writers block? Busts out a motivational poem, that’s what!

Be confidentpoetry

Be confident

Be weird

Be great

Be you

Be the one Read more…

 
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Good news! There is no Secret to Losing Weight!

Fitness Solutions: We have always had the answesecretr

 

The six-pack secrets. The weird new trick. The miracle food. The supplement sent from heaven. How in the world did Jack LaLanne, Arnold Swarzenegger, Joe Weider, Suzanne Somers, and Tony Little get in phenomenal shape and help show others how to do the same in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s respectively if all the “secrets” are just being revealed today? Hmmm…

 

Yes, there are some new training tools, new fitness equipment, new training strategies, new ways of looking at dieting, new supplements, and all of these things are cool. Okay, not all Read more…

 
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Guest Blog: What Is Your Inner Orchestra Saying About Fitness?

orchestraToday I am excited to have Lore Earley of EatThinkFeelLive.com writing a piece for the site. Lore is friend of mine and we share many of the same views on health and fitness. Her creative and witty writings are always informative and fun to read. Enjoy…

What Is Your Inner Orchestra Saying About Fitness?

by Lore Earley

I work with my clients to help them fine-tune their inner orchestra: the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual quartet.  When our ‘instruments’ are tuned and well cared for, they make beautiful music. We function at our best. When one is off key, it can create a painful experience.

Fitness is one of the tougher areas to address.  Face it, the instruments speak loud and clear:

mental:  “I exercised two days ago and had to walk up the stairs today, so I probably got in enough for today. Plus I still have to (make dinner, pick the kids up…)”

emotional:  “I don’t feel like it today, too tired. And besides, leg squats hurt my knees.”

physical:  “If I just eat a salad for dinner then it will make up for the brownie I ate at 3pm.”

spiritual:  “Yoga?  Too slow and too quiet.  It is full of new-age fluff anyway.”

The problem is Read more…

 
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