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    Plan to Ski This Winter? Start Training Now!: Energy Express


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    By Marilynn Preston



    Going downhill skiing this winter? Lucky you. Skiing is a fantastic way to have fun outdoors. But it's not for sissies. Downhill skiing requires strength, agility, stamina and concentration. Come to think of it, so does a good marriage.



    Skiing also requires preparation. Why? Because downhill skiing is not a fitness sport. It won't get you into shape the way running, biking, even cross-country skiing will.

    skis.jpg
    By Marilynn Preston

    Going downhill skiing this winter? Lucky you. Skiing is a fantastic way to have fun outdoors. But it's not for sissies. Downhill skiing requires strength, agility, stamina and concentration. Come to think of it, so does a good marriage.

    Skiing also requires preparation. Why? Because downhill skiing is not a fitness sport. It won't get you into shape the way running, biking, even cross-country skiing will. Indeed, to ski well and safely, you should be in good shape before you ... Continue reading Plan to Ski This Winter? Start Training Now!: Energy Express.


    Your Own Space is the Place to Start Exercising: Energy Express


    By Marilynn Preston

    Many otherwise smart people freak out at the thought of starting an exercise program. They know it would make them healthier, but the whole thing sounds overwhelming. They don't like the outfits, they don't belong to a gym, they are ashamed of how their body looks. To these men and women I have one word to say: vacuum.

    Cleaning up your house -- washing dishes and floors, doing laundry, mowing the lawn, etc. -- can burn as many as 1,000 calories a week, according to official calorie-counting sources. Enthusiastic housekeeping also gets your body in motion, and you'd be surprised how much your systems bene ... Continue reading Your Own Space is the Place to Start Exercising: Energy Express.


    Stop the Weight Gain


    By Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD


    Despite the photos you might see in a glossy magazine, nobody looks like a super model right after giving birth. In fact, it's not recommended to rapidly lose the extra pounds retained after childbirth. But, coming off the mindset of eating for two (for nine months), along with the stress of caring for a newborn, getting your diet and weight back on track may suddenly look like a steep uphill battle. Jump to full text of this article here.

    By Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD

    Despite the photos you might see in a glossy magazine, nobody looks like a super model right after giving birth. In fact, it's not recommended to rapidly lose the extra pounds retained after childbirth. But, coming off the mindset of eating for two (for nine months), along with the stress of caring for a newborn, getting your diet and weight back on track may suddenly look like a steep uphill battle.
    Here are some tips for turning things around -- to get you on the path to losing (rather than gaining) weight! Before you know it, you'll be squeezing back into your favorite pair of jeans! Stop the Weight Gain.