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How much daily exercise does it take to lose weight?

How much daily exercise does it take to lose weight?

Upon first glance, wouldn’t you assume that working out for 60 minutes each day yields better weight loss results than working out for 30 minutes? Well, maybe not! A recent study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen compared the weight loss results of two groups of overweight men. One […]

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Bootcamp with the Fairfax High School Dance Team

November 29, 2012

Exercise

Bootcamp with the Fairfax High School Dance Team

What an incredible fundraising event I led a few weeks ago with  the energetic girls from the Falls Church High School Dance Team.  We raised enough money to buy all new pom-poms for the team! They worked hard for the entire hour but also had fun and everyone got a […]

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Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time (got your attention, didn’t I?)

Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time (got your attention, didn’t I?)

If you read the ‘About Leslie’ section on my website, you know that I started my business as a way of helping others incorporate more fitness and movement into their lives.  One of the excuses I hear, and you may have even used it yourself (say it ain’t so!), is […]

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I’m doing hours a week on the elliptical but not losing any weight! HELP!!!!

I’m doing hours a week on the elliptical but not losing any weight!  HELP!!!!

Yes, I know that a prior post (see Peas and Corn) said diet and exercise were the keys to losing weight.  But, did you know that strength training is a huge piece of that exercise puzzle?  I hear the wails from women (you know who you are) out there, “I don’t […]

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Are you up to the challenge? The President’s Challenge is ready for you!

October 2, 2012

Diet, Exercise, General Health Info

Are you up to the challenge?  The President’s Challenge is ready for you!

Let’s Get Physical! No, I’m not talking about the early 80’s pop song by Olivia Newton-John but about moving your body! I recently learned about The President’s Challenge, the cornerstone of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.  The President’s Challenge is to help everyone, regardless of age or […]

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Peas & corn

September 12, 2012

Diet, Exercise, General Health Info

Diet & exercise.  Diet & exercise.  Diet & exercise.  Hmmm, see a theme here?  Everyone wants to know, or claims to have, the magic potion/pill/formula for losing weight.  Unfortunately, there is no magic pill and no rocket science involved – trust me, I’m like you and would have hopped on […]

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Get moving

Get moving

So, hopefully you have been trying some of these exercises to help get your blood flowing while seated at your desks.  However, did you know that any extended sitting — such as behind a desk at work or behind the wheel — can be harmful. What’s more, spending a few […]

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Tied to your desk all day? Try these simple and easy stretches to get your blood flowing!

Tied to your desk all day? Try these simple and easy stretches to get your blood flowing!

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. -Plato Lately I’ve been hearing all kinds of reports about the adverse effects of sitting all day.   Did you know that sitting more than six hours per day […]

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Welcome to the Power of Movement Blog!

June 27, 2012

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Welcome to the Power of Movement Blog!

Thanks for stopping by the Power of Movement blog! Here you’ll find tips for incorporating exercise into your daily life, recipes to keep you on track and more. You can also find me on Facebook!

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