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Buff summer bod…want one?

In the summer people tend to slack off on their weights because they don’t want to be in the gym…I get that. So get yourself a few sets of free weights and keep working on that lean muscle tissue even in the summer. Take the program you have at the gym and do it on [...]

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The Four “R’s” for Injury Prevention

by Jackie Crosby Injuries often leave athletes feeling like it’s the end of the world. After investing time and effort into a specific training regime, it can be very difficult to stop and recover from an injury properly. Here are some tips and tricks to prevent injuries—the four “R’s” of injury prevention. REST- Resting can [...]

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6 Tips to Tackle Ocean Anxiety

by Jackie Crosby The open water swim can be the scariest part of the triathlon, especially if you’re not Michael Phelps, and are more inexperienced. The open water can be just as mentally and physically tough for the top swimmers as it is for the beginner. Stepping up to the water’s edge and seeing the [...]

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How to get started with changing your movement and food habits?

I get asked how do I change where I am with my diet and exercise? How do I get started? What should I do and focus on? Here’s a quick five step way to start the change process.  Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for your first month. Set it [...]

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Six Exercises for Swimmers

by Jackie Crosby Strength and conditioning are a major part of a swimmer’s race. Whether swimming is recreational or competitive, building strength is essential not just for performance but for injury prevention as well. Looking at a competitive swimmer, their shoulders are broad, their torsos are lean, and their legs are powerful. A swimmer uses [...]

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Six Simple Secrets to a Successful Triathlon Season

by Jackie Crosby Training for the race is only half the battle. True Triathlete success is all in the details. Don’t put yourself through the painful trial and error process and instead take these helpful, inexpensive, simple tips: Chamois Cream– Or as we like to call it, Miracle cream. This is for those exhaustive training [...]

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Physical activity: how to get started

Physical activity is a vital part to living a healthy life and improving your overall well-being. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Some examples of these activities can be walking, climbing stairs, yard work, swimming, dancing, etc. When starting your physical activity program, there are some [...]

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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp

4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt Preparation Preheat broiler to high. Place granola on a jelly-roll pan, spreading evenly. Broil 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Melt butter [...]

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Take advantage of farmers’ markets this summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh produce that is available through community farmers’ markets. People who eat fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their diets have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. The USDA’s My Place recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Produce [...]

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