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6 Steps to Changing your Exercise Routine

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is […]

Exercise Spotlight: HIIT Workouts

High Intensity Interval Training, otherwise known as HIIT, has become increasingly trendy lately. The good news is that this trend is actually backed by science. HIIT workouts are made up of short periods of high intensity exercise, followed by short periods of active recovery or rest. This style of workout has been shown to increase […]

Free Ways to Exercise at Home

Last year, we released a list of resources for free at-home workouts and meditation apps. We have updated the information to reflect current information and added a few additional resources. There is a silver lining to our new normal!  As we are all staying safe at home these days with fewer commitments and social engagements, […]

How Can I Exercise Without Going to the Gym?

During the winter months I tend to lose interest in going to the gym. I don’t want to de-ice my windshield at 5am for an early morning workout and in the evenings I’m either busy with other activities or I just want to be home and out of traffic. This is always the perfect time […]

9 Strength Training Exercises You Can Do at Home

I get a daily newsletter from the New York Times and shortly after January 1st I saw a section about strength training. I think their article is really nice because it has pictures and videos of how to do the exercises as well as modifications and challenges. I also really like their recommendations because this […]

The Heat is Here to Stay- Tips for Summer Exercise

Well, the heat has officially come to the Piedmont region of North Carolina and it looks like it is here to stay for the summer. I love the longer days, the spontaneous outdoor adventures and how summer just feels like a more carefree time of year. What I do not love is the air made […]

3 Tips I’m Using to Get Back My Exercise Routine

Growing up, I loved riding horses. If it was a clear and sunny Saturday, I was begging my parents to take me to ride. When I passed by the old fence post leading into the pasture where the horses were grazing, I couldn’t wait to jump out and start riding. But, one day I lost […]

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How to Exercise When It Gets Darker Earlier (and colder!)

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase […]

5 Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving might be winding down, the feast is over, and you made it through your first holiday meal of the season! Hope everyone was successful in sticking to their goals and being mindful. And just like that, another holiday has come and gone. Though we may have an abundance of leftovers in our fridge reminding […]

Exercise With Positive Thoughts for Positive Outcomes

Life sometimes can seem challenging with additional stress and/or a busy schedule… especially this time of year! In order to stay motivated to exercise, and to keep exercising, I have been working on improving my thought process. I am actively trying to focus on the positives; the positives of exercise, the positive outcomes, the positive […]