Fitness: Are you Ready for the 11 Weeks to Move it and Lose it Challenge?

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA We are into the second week of the New Year and if you made a resolution to focus on your health and to lose weight, it is not too late. Since you have decided that you are ready to begin the journey of weight loss and you are ready to tackle this endeavor, it is very helpful to have a team of experts ready and able to help you….

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Holiday Exercise Made Easy

Guest post submitted by MD Anderson Cancer Center Forget the excuses for not exercising this holiday season. Even if you’re too busy to make it to the gym or your usual spinning class, you can still get the 30 minutes of daily moderate physical activity that your body needs to help fight off many forms of cancer and other diseases. All it takes is adding some heart-pumping twists to the tasks already on your holiday…

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Heart Health and the Couch Potato: Sit at Your Own Risk

Guest Post Submitted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center We’ve all made the excuses…you can’t face the drive to the gym, you’re too tired at night, getting up in the morning is a chore or it’s too hot or cold outside. So you cozy up on the couch in front of the television. If you’re a couch potato, you’re a gambler — with your life. Unfortunately you’ll need a big sofa because you’re not the…

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Swim, Bike, Run – Simple Tips for the Triathlete, Part II

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Part II (Running and Biking) My recent post, “Swim, Bike, Run–Simple Tips for the Triathlete Beginner” Part I, focused on the swimming part of a triathlon.  Triathlon swimming expert Kevin Koskella shared simple tips for swimming in open waters. Part II of the post focuses on the running and biking aspect of a triathlon. Coach Jeff Kline has been training beginner triathletes for over 20 years.  Coach Jeff  likes…

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Swim, Bike, Run – Simple Tips for the Triathlete Beginner

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Part I (Swimming) Back in November I posted a blog about the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge based on a tweet from Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta was looking for eager participants for the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge.  As a result of that post, Linda Fisher-Lewis, a Healthin30 reader was chosen as one of the contestants to train for CNN Fit Nation Triathlon…

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