HEAT Wellness Blog

Flatter Abs by Spring

Spring is near. That means it is time to work on that little bulge that has been taking up residence around the midsection all winter. These several exercises can help you shed that excess turkey weight and flatten out that stomach in time for beach season. As with any workout routine, be sure to consult a professional before beginning and always warm up properly to avoid injury. Planks For this abdominal exercise, you will need to lie supine (face down) on the floor.  Prop your upper body up on your forearms so that your elbows make a ninety degree angle and are positioned directly below...

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Run off-road to increase agility, strength and endurance

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/19/health/running-trails-farah/index.html?hpt=hp_bn12

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Running Quotes

Running teaches all of us that goal-setting, persistence and tackling one mile at a time can lead to unimaginable achievements. Lessons are learned on the road, day by day, from personal feedback and experience. As Dr. Jeff Brown, a Harvard psychologist and an author of “The Winner’s Brain,” said: “Negotiating a marathon requires many of the same mental characteristics needed in life. You have to control your emotions at times, activate your motivation when you’re down, and develop resiliency in the face of difficult conditions.” Decades ago, Dr. George Sheehan, the philosopher-king...

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Exercise for Stress

By Lizzie Nichols Things are changing in my life. I quit my job and am going to graduate school. This means moving out of my place by the end of the month, storing my furniture for the summer, and figuring out where I’m going to live and how I’m going to support myself when I get back in August. To say I’m a little stressed out is an understatement. I feel completely overwhelmed and a little freaked out by all the change coming at once. “Have you been exercising?” My dad just asked me, as I was explaining how I wasn’t sure how I would get everything done by May 31st.  My dad is big on exercising...

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A Good Night’s Sleep for a Better Workout

By Lizzie Nichols A friend of mine called me the other day complaining of how little sleep she is getting. She’s up all night with her mind racing on things she needs to get done the next day or other stresses in her life at the moment. She said she’s lucky if she gets about four hours before her kids come get in the bed with her, waking her up and leaving her wide awake until morning. Insomnia seems to be a growing problem, as every other commercial on TV is for some new sleeping pill with a long list of potential side effects.  Lack of sleep not only makes us groggy and moody the next...

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