The Best of the Best Scrapbooking Articles

With 2008 peering ahead at us, a mere two and a half months away, I thought that I would do something a little different in the scrapbooking blog and change it up a bit one day a week. I thought it would be handy and useful, to provide you with the best of the best scrapbooking articles and how-to’s out there. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have the best, right there at your fingertips each week? How it will work is simple, I will choose a topic each week, and give you links to the best of the best out … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Consider Partner Training

What is partner training? If you’re thinking that it means you and your co-worker, you and your neighbor or just you and a friend working out together every day, you’d be close. Partner training is a system of checks and balances where you both provide and receive validation of your exercise program and someone to keep you on your toes and performing it. There are a lot of good reasons to partner train and we’re going to talk about the 10 best reasons. 10. Partner training doesn’t usually involve financial investment. You can power walk together every day, you can … Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons to Engage in Family Fitness

I like top tens. One of the best things about them is you can print them out and put them somewhere you can see every day if you need to and because they help you to create motivation for yourself and for others. Today, we’re going to talk about family fitness as a whole. We discussed some family fitness ideas in the Personalized Workout for Busy Moms. But let’s focus on why we need to engage in family fitness. In no particular order, here are ten of the best reasons to make family fitness a focused activity for you and … Continue reading

Top Ten Movies of the Summer

Autumn is literally right around the corner and in some areas it’s already started to cool down. It feels wonderful outside right now, a balmy 70 degrees, but with the advent of autumn comes the fall release of the summer movies to DVD. Now’s as good a time as any to review what was great about the summer of 2007 at the movies! Summer Fun The following top ten movies are compiled not by sales or record breaking figures but by one attribute and one attribute alone: how much fun were they? 10. Spiderman 3 – Peter Parker won our … Continue reading

10 Ways to Build a Better You

Let me say this in all honesty, if you don’t want to work out — you’re not going to. Part of the reason why exercise works is because it gives you a payoff while you doing it, after you’re doing it and the next time you go to do it. You feel better, you feel healthier, you sleep better. But if you really don’t want to exercise, people don’t. You can make a thousand and one excuses for yourself and they’re all valid. Trust me, I’ve been there. But if you want to do it — then here are 10 … Continue reading

Ten Great Reasons to Exercise

Do you need 10 good reasons to exercise? After all, we talk about how good exercise is for you all the time. We read the articles, we write them, we offer exercise tips and suggestions. We talk about health, nutrition and much more. But let’s break it down so that we’re talking about why exercise is great for you and the top ten best reasons to exercise: Healthy Heart – All you need to improve your heart and help it is moderate exercise. When you exercise, you reduce your LDL cholesterol (the type that clogs arteries) and helps to diminish … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons To Hate Summer Exercise

It’s summer. No, I know technically that summer isn’t supposed to start officially until June 21st, but it’s hot and it’s muggy and that makes it pretty close to summer. I’ve already had my first sunburn of the season and I’m likely to have another one even if I can remember to do the sunscreen the way I’m supposed to. Any who, just for fun, here are the top ten reasons to hate summer exercise: It’s hot. Yes, it’s hot. When it’s as hot as it can get down here in Texas, doing outdoor activities in the afternoon is an … Continue reading

The Let’s Talk Pregnancy Blog Top Ten: Prenatal Eating Tips

This quick list will help you to make sure you get optimum nutrition during your pregnancy with ease. As long as you remember these ten simple things, you should have no trouble maintaining a healthy pregnancy, barring any unforeseen complications such as preeclampsia, etc. Along with your prenatal supplements, there are certain things that your baby will need to get from you while in utero. You could even print out this list and tape it to your refrigerator for a quick reference before snacking. Without further ado, here are the top ten tips to prenatal eating: TEN: If you don’t … Continue reading

10 Ways to Help You Succeed in Your Resolutions to Get Fit

Our lives are a series of choices that we make from the good to the bad. Everything is about choice. We tell our daughter to make good choices and we strive to make good choices for ourselves. When we make resolutions, we are resolving to make positive choices. The problem is, too often we get tied up in how to make those choices work for us. It’s easy to say we’re going to make resolution to get fitter. It’s easy to say we’re going to work out in the morning. It’s harder to deliver on what we say. So you … Continue reading

The Fitness Blog Week in Review for December 23-29

It’s the last week of December and the last full week of 2006. We did our best to cover a multitude of subjects throughout 2006 and as we head into our second year, we are well aware of the fact that January is a key month for many people getting started on their fitness programs and diving wholeheartedly into their New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll do our best to be there for you and to answer all the questions that we can. So what did we talk about this week? Saturday, December 23 The Top Ten Best Fitness Gifts You Can … Continue reading