Now that spring has finally arrived (here in Illinois) and summer is right around the corner it is time to enjoy some of the great activities that the outdoors has to offer. Day hikes are one of my favorites because you do not need much equipment or skill to get started. In one hour of hiking an...Full Post
Kathy Shain , NASM Elite Trainer's Blog
On May 23, 2011
On Feb 20, 2011
This is a great meal replacement for lunch or breakfast that will help you increase your protein for the day. The shake is thick and taste great.
1/3 cup water
2 scoops powder meal replacement supplement- one serving-
(like herbal life or slimfast)
1 scoop protein powder of your choice
1 T....Full Post
On Jan 02, 2011
1. Make a list of your goals big and small.
2. Make a list of any obstacles that may have stop you from reaching your goals in the past.
3. Brain storm for ways to get past any obstacles and write them out.
4. Keep a journal of what is working and what is not working.
5. Ask for help if there...Full Post
On Jan 01, 2011
When setting a new goal for yourself you need to break your goal down into a short and long terms goal. For example, if you what to loss a total of 30lbs just focus on losing one pound a week. When setting new goals for yourself be specific and flexible. For example, instead of I want to loss 30lbs -think- how can...Full Post
On Dec 12, 2010
Many people would believe such statements as, “any exercise is better than no exercise” or “no pain no gain”, but these statements are not true when it comes to strength training. Strength training is a powerful tool and can be used to change the way your body looks and performs on a daily basis. Un...Full Post
On Dec 12, 2010
Kickball, hide and seek, swimming, and bike riding are all some of the many childhood memories most middle age adults share, but unfortunately having fun and exercising are very distant memories for many adults. This is unfortunate because exercise can significantly reduce body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, diabetes,...Full Post