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Fitness, Health, and Mind/Body Connection

How we take care of our bodies is as important as the food we eat. To live a longer, stronger life, it’s important to maintain our physical and mental health, and commit to the steps necessary to insure our overall well-being. Here are a few articles, tips, and suggestions to help you get and stay healthy, look and feel younger, and increase your energy and stamina.


Short on time? Try these quick, simple, and easy-to-follow fitness videos and exercises you can do at home or in your favorite gym

Weighted Power Squats

Smith Machine Leg Press

Single Leg Press


Fitness & Health Articles


Is There Discipline in Chaos?

Is There Discipline in Chaos?

I ran into a good friend of mine at the store last week. We chatted for a while about her change of hairstyle (spectacular!), an upcoming vacation she was planning, and her new grandson. Then she told me she was headed to a local gym that had just opened …

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Pick A Path, Take a Step, Start the Journey . . .

Pick A Path, Take a Step, Start the Journey . . .

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Make your life an adventure, starting today! Here’s a sneak peek at my Five Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle: Start where you are. You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. In short, it’s...

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Making It Count

Making It Count

The next time you’re tempted to treat yourself by eating a sugar or fat-laden snack, take a look at the label and figure out how many calories you’ll be adding to your daily count. Then determine how long it will take you to work that off. Do the math …

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I’m Excited – It’s Gym Day!

I’m Excited – It’s Gym Day!

I know what you’re thinking . . . how can a trip to the gym get anyone excited? Several years ago, I was with you on this one. The thought of having to put on workout clothes, get in the car, drive to the gym, and find the motivation to use the machines and free weights while trying not to look weak and clumsy was paralyzing …

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Are Your Fitness Goals Taking a Back-Seat?

Are Your Fitness Goals Taking a Back-Seat?

If you’re still searching for a “quick fix” that will magically kick-start your body into perfect form, it’s time to get real. Here are a few tips on how to turn situational health into daily lifestyle strategies that inspire and motivate—and bring this important priority to the top of your list!

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Take the First Step . . .

Take the First Step . . .

How many of us, myself included, allow our own fitness goals to take a backseat to what we’re convinced are more important priorities— our job, family, friends, laundry, social media, and (Ug!) TV …

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Believe In Yourself

Believe In Yourself

You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. Making small adjustments in your food choices and fitness options—one day at a time—will not only make the process easier, but will also allow you to build on your successes...

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Five Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Five Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

You’ve tried diets, cut back on carbs and sugar, and put in ten miles a week on the treadmill. But for some reason, the pounds just won’t come off. Sure, your legs look great from all that running, but your mid-section refuses to give up a single inch …

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