I donated 10 cups – top that!

PLEASE CLICK Did you know lean people have a higher water content? Muscle holds more water than fat, another plus for being in shape! On the average, your body is made up of 55-75% of water. Every system in your body is reliant on water, and it is second to oxygen in importance for your body. Benefits: helps you lose weight by flushing by-products of fat breakdown helps with digestion and daily elimination water helps fuel your muscle providing more energy for your workout your less likely to the flu, colds and kidney stones FACT:  your brain consists of 90% water Functions: regulate body temperature lubricates &  protects your joints helps with metabolism protects our organs detoxifies FREEPOVERTY GOALS AND MISSION: "The goal of many organizations is to end poverty. We intend to do the same, and we want you to contribute. By testing your knowledge on the map shown above, each correct answer means you will be donating 10 cups of water. We chose...
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INJURIES: PAPERCUT 0 – SURGERY 10

Injuries. I can’t think of anyone who wants to be in pain!  With an injury, however, it can be a good indicator as to how you are recovering.  If you are completely numbed out, you may further your injury because you can’t feel it. Let’s classify the severity of your injury……. Papercut 0 – surgery 10! All kidding aside, you should know your potentials and your limitations.  If you’ve done something like trip and sprain your ankle, follow RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation).  If you have muscle soreness or strain that isn’t going away, you should most likely contact a physician.  If it persists in severity, they may recommend physical therapy.  With surgery, you are definitely going to have some downtime and recovery. If you are working with a physical therapist, let them help you!  If your injury is serious enough to warrant this specialty, you’ve done some damage.  You may have to work through a minimal amount of pain, so be ready...
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BIKING 101

Biking 101 If you haven't been on your bike in a while, choose a surface  that is fairly flat to build up  your stamina and endurance.  Practice your stroke while you are warming up - make smooth circles as you take your pedal through an entire revolution.  Once you are confident with your performance, add some hills or distance to your route to make your ride more challenging.    Check out these tips....... Get a tune up.  While at the bike shop, let them check your seat and handlebars to make sure they are adjusted properly for you.  Also, ask for some quik tips on using your gears correctly! Need to slow down?  Try the 'feathering technique' - place your hands at the end of the lever, and tap your brakes, applying intermittent pressure as you pedal down the hill. Aim for 60-80 RPMs.  What's your pace?  Count how many times...
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SUMMER COLOR

Summer's Here Add some color to your day! Visit your local Farmer's Market for the freshest picks It's a fun thing to do once a week.  Grab a canvas bag and head off to  find organic produce while supporting your local farmers Grilled, sauteed or raw, your veggies will go great with fish or chicken On the grill, in a stir fry or salad, find something new to blend with your favorites  Pack in the antioxidants with berries, citrus fruits and melons Kiwis, lemon zest, strawberries, blueberries, cantalope - what a tasty fruit bowl! The Lingo....... 100% Organic: product doesn't contain any pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients; Organic: at least 95% of the ingredients are organic The Hype.......   All Natural:  not officially defined by the FDA; Free Range:  again, unregulated - suggests animals are uncaged;  Antibiotic or Hormone- Free:  anyone can claim it, supposedly the USDA is 'cracking down' on those making the claims If you...
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Gym Etiquette – Use a Towel!

I was working out in a private setting with a client this morning, and a gentleman asked to work in with my client on the ab bench.  Of course I said 'yes' and very much appreciated his courtesy in asking.  The downside....... he was soaked from his workout.  USE A TOWEL DUDE ...... that bench was NASTY when you got up!!  Lol.  He was totally oblivious, so I nicely asked him to wipe the equipment down, which he did.  It got me thinking...... maybe many people are just 'unaware',  and prompted me to write this post. Hygiene, sweating, etc. are touchy subjects ..... but they are there.  Here are a few things you may be unaware of that are affecting others with their work out......... Perfume/cologne - it isn't meant for the gym!!  As a matter of fact, it smells downright disgusting. (especially if you are sweating) Cleanliness - whether you sweat profusely or not, please use a towel while using the...
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