Best advice? Take care of yourself

There’s so much advice going around lately I’m about ready to stop listening. Just thinking about all the things I should be doing — or NOT doing — makes my head spin. The coronavirus outbreak has quickly changed our lives. We face dilemmas about not only our health, but also our jobs and money. That’s […]

Tired of feeling tired? Then get moving

Everyone knows what it’s like to feel tired. Fatigue is our body’s way of telling us it is time for rest. But with busy schedules that include work, meetings and deadlines as well as children and their activities, it’s common to ignore these signs and power through with another cup of coffee or energy drink. […]

My journey leads to a healthy place

Each month, I search for the newest topics in health and fitness about which to write. I also get to share my passion for working at Crossroads Fitness. Sometimes I write about nutrition, motivation or exercise tips. But this month, I’d like to share my personal story. My goal is to motivate some and inspire […]

Instead of resolutions, set SMART goals

We’re approaching a new year and the overwhelming tradition of making resolutions. It seems Jan. 1 of EVERY year has become that day when we compile our lists and proclaim this will be the year we change our lives for the better. Losing weight, breaking bad habits and saving money usually top the lists. Will […]

Variety spices up fitness routines

It’s been said variety is the spice of life. There’s some truth to the adage. You get stuck in your daily routine and complete many tasks without thinking too much about them. You eat at the same time, go to work at the same time and take out the garbage on the same day. Now, […]

Follow these timely tips to keep fit this fall

Fall can be a season when exercise routines waiver. It’s no longer summer, but not yet winter. It’s too cold to continue with many of the summer activities you enjoy. You could even become a little blue with the realization summer and your favorite activities are over for a while. Still, fall brings with it […]

Health clubs offer healthy options

There are many ways to improve health and fitness, but exercise tops every list. Health clubs offer a healthy option as a place to exercise. Clubs aren’t the only option, however. Other options include exercising outdoors or using your own exercise equipment at home. The best option might be to combine all three. Whether you’re […]

Get on your bikes and ride for fitness and fun

People ask me all the time if I ride. I assume they’re asking whether or not I ride road bikes or mountain bikes. My husband does both. I know how to ride a bike. I’ve known how to ride my bicycle since I was a kid.  It’s a little more complicated these days, though. There’s […]

Say yes to living a more positive life

When I think about positivity, I think about how important that approach has become in my life. I’ve learned being positive is not the absence of things going wrong. No matter how positive you are, things will still go wrong, cause conflict and upset you. What I’ve learned is being positive gives you a different […]

Get moving with cardio exercises

It’s no secret: To keep healthy, we must move every day.  Movement strengthens our muscles — including our heart. Did you know the heart is the only muscle that never stops working? Learning what cardiovascular exercise is and why it’s important is the first step. From there, you can explore ways of getting cardio exercise […]

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