Pedometers are a great way to track how much you walk each day. Many smartphones now offer this technology in their health apps.

A sedentary person averages just 1,000 to 3,000 steps in a 24-hour period. It goes without saying that getting active and moving is the first step towards fighting obesity and staring down the road to fitness.

There are countless books and programs on walking with the use of pedometers. The 10,000 Steps A Day is a great program to get people moving. One should start by wearing a pedometer for a week to find out how many steps they average. It is recommended that small incremental increases each week by about 500 steps/day will get one to the goal of 10,000 Steps...

Healing Effects of Aloe!


When most people think of Aloe, they think of the soothing properties it contains in topical form applied to one’s skin. In fact, aloe has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which help bring relief to such things as insect bites, acne, sunburns, rashes, and other topical conditions. The plant doesn’t contain just one profound ingredient, but many. It is no coincidence that the plant has been used since ancient times for medicinal use.

Aloe contains small amounts of digestive enzymes, antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, catalase, B vitamins, chromium, magnesium, and all eight essential amino acids. It contains salicylic acid, which is a natural form of aspirin. Also, it contai...

Try This Meditation To Help Center Yourself!

12 Minute Breathe and Balance

Check ou this guided meditation everyone! We all need to slow down and center ourselves more. We are always so busy with things to do. Let's take some time to sit still and breath!

Losing Those Holiday Pounds!


Five Pounds of Holiday Flab

The holiday season may have come and gone, but the five pounds of holiday fat that the average American gains during the holidays linger on. The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year may only be five weeks long, but in that time most people see their largest weight-gain of the year. There are three things to remember this New Year above all else to shed unwanted fat.

First off, recognize what role strength training plays in losing weight. Whether you’re a man or woman, youth or senior, strength training is the building block to fitness, AND to weight-loss. Strength training burns calories while making your body stronger an...

The Healing Power of Ginger


The root of the ginger plant have been used for thousands of years. It has been widely used in the Far East for its many healing properties. The Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, was a major proponent of its uses. It is even said that King Henry VIII used it to protect against the plague.

Ginger is known to aid in the circulation of blood. Research at Cornell University found that ginger had a positive effect on high cholesterol, and also helped blood clots in similar ways to aspirin. Danish researchers are even finding that its active ingredients that aid in circulation also help such conditions as arthritis and migraines.

One common use for ginger in Asia is its relief for the human digestive...

The Skinny on Holiday Drinking!


The holiday season is right around the corner, and along with it comes the many dinner parties and get-togethers. Along with that is the element of socializing and social drinking. A little planning and knowledge goes a long way in managing calories and staying on target.

BEER 12 oz:
Samuel Adams Boston Lager 170
Heineken 150
Coors 149
Corona 148
Pabst Blue Ribbon 144
Guinness Draught 128
Amstel Light 95
Michelob Ultra 95
MGD 64 64

WINE 5 oz:
Cabernet Sauvignon 122
Merlot 122
Syrah 122
Pinot Noir 121
Sauvignon Blanc 119
Chardonay 118
Riesling 118
Champagne 91

Dirty Martini 175
Vodka Diet Tonic 100
Rum & Diet Coke 97

Beware of many mixed drinks with lots ...

Featured Body-Weight Exercise!

The Bear Crawl exercise is in intermediate exercise designed to challenge one's core. It requires no special equipment, and it can be done almost anywhere.


Start in a push-up position with the hands shoulder-width apart and the legs straight out directly behind the body about hip-width apart, keeping the knees bent. Push the toes of the left foot into the floor while squeezing the right thigh and glute. Move the left hand and the right leg forward to start crawling. Alternate the arm and leg movements while keeping the back straight and the hips and shoulders at the same height. Crawl for a desired distance.

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