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Winter Well Being—Simple Tips for Feeling Great this Season

During the winter months many of us spend the majority of our time indoors where the air is stale and the light artificial. Indoor heating, electrical equipment, computers and TV screens can all have a negative affect on the air we breathe and how we feel. Research has shown that our environment contributes up to … Read More

Is it Safe to Stretch before Exercise?

Whether you’re a casual exerciser or an elite athlete, stretching pre-workout just feels good. But, are you doing more harm than good? This is a controversial and confusing question even for veterans in the fitness industry. That’s because the jury is still out and the research is inconclusive. We’ve all been taught that stretching is … Read More

It’s cold out there. Do I really need to wear sunscreen?

Most of us associate summer with sunscreen because the sun is brightly shining and for the most part, it’s hot. However, even during the cold, dank, dark months of winter, UV rays are still penetrating our skin and causing skin aging and potential damage. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), UVB rays, the prominent … Read More

The Five “No-No” Exercises

You workout for your health and to keep your body in tiptop shape. Did you know there are certain exercises that can do more harm than good? A particular stretch or exercise might look like a great idea, but in reality might not be of benefit, or could actually harm you. They are called contraindicated … Read More

To Feel Better, Take a Step Outside

Feeling a little “out of sorts?” Could be that your feeling cooped up in the office and not getting enough fresh air. This time of year many of us spend our time indoors where the air is stale and the light artificial. The elements of modern day-to-day living act to drain our energy systems and … Read More

Our Two Circulatory Systems—Yes, there are two!

Proper breathing is a fitness mechanism. It increases our energy level and conditions our circulatory system or cardiovascular system, sending fresh oxygenated blood to our heart and lungs. This system feeds our brain and fuels our body by improving circulation, reducing blood pressure, reducing stress and eliminating anxiety disorders. The other circulatory system is the … Read More

Life is not a Linear Event!

For a rippin’ good time on the slopes this season, you’ll want to train with a variety of terrain that requires body awareness to move in multiple directions. Rather than moving in a linear direction, as say, on a treadmill or stair-stepper, train your body to move forward, backward, diagonally, laterally, and up and down. … Read More

Avoid Landfill. Use Refill.

Athletes and exercisers consume a lot of packaged water and energy drinks. Have you ever stopped to think about what we used before plastic bottles? That’s right. We used public fountains, refilled glass bottles, carried a thermos and saved our money! Millions of Americans recycle their empties on a daily bases, but unfortunately, we toss … Read More

Keeping up with Safer Food Choices—A Shopper’s Guide

Pesticide residue and unwanted chemicals in our food system is making headlines around the globe. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a not-for-profit alliance offers an annual shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce. The report includes the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists that include the top fruits and vegetables found to have the highest and … Read More

Tina’s Quick Tip

Why do I need to train both “slow twitch” and “fast twitch” muscle fibers? Most people have an even ratio of fast to slow twitch muscle fibers. However, if you excel at long distance running, you probably have a greater ratio of slow twitch muscle fiber to fast twitch fibers. Conversely, if sprinting is your … Read More

Turmeric: Is it really all that?

Have you noticed that turmeric is getting a lot of press these days? It’s a spice that is touted to ease everything from inflammation to arthritis, and improve memory skills and even lift depression. It has also gotten a lot of attention from the medical and scientific community worldwide. Turmeric is a spice that has … Read More

Fatigue, Stress, Anxiety and Depression—the Differences

Have you ever noticed that popular media often uses the terms fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression interchangeably? As a matter of fact, you can easily find screening tests online for any and all combinations of these terms. It’s very confusing to say the least. Especially if you feel you may be experiencing one of these … Read More

Cardio – HIIT Intervals

Total Time (30-45 minutes) Cardiovascular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body and overall fitness. It helps with building muscle, losing fat, strengthening your heart and lungs, and flushed your lymphatic system. There is no absolute “right” way to do cardio. However, it’s helpful to use a mix up … Read More

Diet and Exercise: The Real Reason We Want to Lose Weight

Good nutrition is an integral element of any healthy lifestyle. My approach to eating is (mostly) balanced, making the most of high-nutrient foods. It doesn’t take too much planning, and it keeps me satisfied and supports my outdoor workouts. It’s actually a way to eat with pleasure and variety through the seasons and the years. … Read More

Back to Nature Exercise – The Tree Stand

Aside from the fresh air, the sounds of nature, and variety in terrain, one of the great joys in exercising outdoors is touching it. Pushups on boulders and triceps dips on a fallen tree are fun. So is simply touching the bark and strength of a tree during an exercise. I call this the Tree … Read More

Take it Outside for better health

Small steps lead to BIG changes. If all you do today is spend just 15 minutes in the company of Mother Nature, your doing you mind, body, spirit good and the environment good! Check this out: • Instead of taking the car, bus or taxi, take walk instead. On average, you’ll burn about 100 calories … Read More

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No matter where you decide to live at Rendezvous, there will always be plenty of open space to stretch out and breathe.

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