Connect exercise and fun by learning good habits.

Connect Exercise and Fun

Children Develop Important Skills Weekly walks at McKay Lake lake connect exercise and fun! They bring so many smiles and feelings of accomplishment, while tapping into the neural pathways that connect exercise with fun! Better yet, the children, that routinely join our walks, benefit by learning the value of health, understanding the importance of self-care and…

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Take Charge Of Your Health

Managing your health is a challenge, one determined by the choices that you make daily. To make decisions that last, you must understand the benefits and consequences of your choices. Ask the following questions: – Do I truly value my health? – What are the benefits of making daily healthy choices? – What are the…

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Weight Loss Myths

First off, what is a health coach? Per Wikipedia’s definition, a certify health coach is a professional who uses “evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in health behavior change. Health coaches are certified or credentialed to safely guide clients and patients who may have chronic conditions or those…

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Five Ways to a Healthier Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaches, the health coaches at LightenUp Fitness wanted to share some ways we prepare our members for the holidays.  Don’t try to accomplish all of them at once.  Focus on a couple this holiday season and see how you do. Celebrate relationships, not food The origin of Thanksgiving…

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Stretch What?!?

Do you stretch? Is it really that important? What is Dynamic Stretching vs. Static Stretching? Today we are taking a look at two types of stretching and how to perform them. I started running in 2006 and would sit in my driveway doing a sit and reach to touch my toes and then off I…

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My Personal Weight Loss Journey

“What do you know about weight loss?” *I do dislike writing about myself, but I have been asked repeatedly, “Why are your starting up this kind of business.  You have not been overweight!”  Au contraire mon fraire!  Here is my brief story that’s led me down this path. Childhood Obesity and Me *I was an…

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