Power of Movement

Articles by: Leslie

Celebrate Winter – Stay Cool!

December 29, 2016

Blog, Weight Loss

Celebrate Winter – Stay Cool!

It’s now officially winter and most people start counting the days until spring. However, you can take solace in the knowledge that being outside, in the cold, can help burn calories (or keeping rooms cool). Human studies have shown that exposure to cold temperatures may significantly increase calorie burning by […]

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Strategies to Not Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey This Holiday Season

Strategies to Not Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey This Holiday Season

Strategies to Not Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey This Holiday Season Two down, two to go. You made it through Halloween with all that candy and then Thanksgiving. There’s still Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and New Year’s with all their accompanying temptations. So maybe your resolve wasn’t so strong in the face of […]

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Hips Don’t Lie

November 20, 2016

Blog, Exercise, General Health Info

Hips Don’t Lie

Remember the song “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira? Well, there’s some truth in that statement with respect to how our bodies feel and move. Hip flexors are the muscles that comprise the front of your hip and you use them to lift your knees, bend at the waist and walk […]

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“If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be wearing them.”

“If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be wearing them.”

So says novelist Sue Grafton. But for most women it’s what Christian Louboutin stated: “Pleasure with pain”. I can honestly say I don’t miss having to wear heels for work every day. But, I do like to put on a pair from time to time as I like being a […]

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The Never Ending Search for Our 6-Pack Abs

The Never Ending Search for Our 6-Pack Abs

I know I’ve written about this before but it’s still the Numero Uno question I get from people: I want to get rid of this (and they point to their bellies). How do I do that? My typical response: How’s your diet and you know your core (or abs to […]

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FIGHT Workplace Weight Gain

FIGHT Workplace Weight Gain

Remember the Freshman 10 where you gained 10 pounds in your first year of college? Well, now it’s happening more as the workplace becomes a more sedentary environment from sitting at desks and computers all day. Even when you have a kick-ass workout before trucking off to the office, studies […]

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10 Reasons Why We Regain Weight

10 Reasons Why We Regain Weight

10 Reasons Why We Regain Weight Good for you! You worked hard and lost all that holiday weight. Now, how do you keep from seeing those pounds again? Below are 10 reasons why weight creeps back and strategies to keep those pounds at bay. We look for the fast track […]

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Swing Rows

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Playground Workout Series: Swing Rows For more of a challenge, go further down in your stance. Keep your body straight and hips up, be sure to not let your back arch! Use those back muscles to pull yourself up. Focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together.  

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Belly Up to the Bar…Maybe

June 16, 2016

Diet, General Health Info

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Belly Up to the Bar…Maybe I’m not meaning a bar that serves liquid fun but to the plethora of protein bars that seem to be on the market. As people are committing to a healthier lifestyle, the popularity of protein, and energy, bars has increased. However, the quality of protein […]

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Spring Rider Balance

Playground Workout Series: Spring Rider Balance

This exercise is awesome for working your balance and stability. Look for some type of spring loaded equipment on the playground, just remember to be careful. Staying balanced will help you to get more out of your squats. Have fun!

Playground Workout Series: Spring Rider Balance This exercise is awesome for working your balance and stability. Look for some type of spring loaded equipment on the playground, just remember to be careful. Staying balanced will help you to get more out of your squats. Have fun!      

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