We have all probably put in a little “sweat equity” in home or business improvement projects occasionally throughout our lives.  And often a new coat of paint provides us with a positive perspective regarding our dwelling, creating a sense of accomplishment and comfort.  This same approach may be applied to our fitness programs.  We occasionally…

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While there are hundreds of possible questions to ask when broadening your foundational health and fitness knowledge, this week three will be highlighted. Throughout the next several months, I will periodically answer three or four more health and fitness questions; however, if you have specific questions relating to health/fitness, always feel free to drop me…

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Two lower body exercises will be featured this week performed on a stability ball. The ball adds two elements in these two exercises.  In the Hip Abduction exercise, the ball requires an increased stability (nose to toes core) challenge as well as changing the joint angle at the hip which places more load into the…

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The overhead press is an excellent exercise which targets the deltoid muscles (i.e. shoulder); however, the technique utilized and the body position chosen, matter greatly in terms of safety and effectiveness.  Additionally, those with certain shoulder limitations (i.e. rotator cuff tendon issues) may not be able to perform the overhead press or may require significant…

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The heart muscle needs to be positively stressed regularly. Heart Month is a great time to challenge the health of the heart (always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program). Follow the Mountain Life Fitness Heart Month Challenge. New concentrations have been added each week that focus on specific aspects of heart health and…

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