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Exercise and Fitness
In addition to traditional camp activities, kids entering grades six through 10 receive healthy lifestyle coaching for one hour a day by specialists.
Pam Horlitz was in a place that’s familiar to many of us. She was tired and stressed. There were a few too many pounds on the scale. Many of us stay in that place. Horlitz, herself, had stayed there for years. But, two years ago, she decided to change, and she knew she needed help to do it.
Sometimes, finding time to exercise can seem like a bigger challenge than your workout itself. But with a little planning, you can fit fitness into your schedule. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.
You may not be able to hike the Appalachian Trail or climb Mount Everest this summer, but you still can take a walk on the wild side by seeking out trails and parks closer to home.
You did it — congratulations! Completing a full or half-marathon is no easy task, but we always knew you could do it. After months of discipline, it’s natural you may be tempted to spend your first day off training indulging in junk food and other guilty pleasures.
Are you breathless with anticipation? Finding it hard to sleep at night? It’s like waiting for a holiday or birthday celebration: race day is almost here. You have worked hard for weeks preparing for this big event. It’s finally time to put your feet to the pavement and show what you can do. Let’s go over a few last-minute tips as you prepare for the big day.
With the marathon date getting so close, we know you want to put in your best performance when race day comes. However, now is also peak time to pay attention to your body and watch for warning signs of overtraining.
You’re getting close now. All of your hard work will soon pay off. Don’t forget: we want to be there cheering you on at the finish line. Make sure you are being safe in your training so you can keep going strong right to the end.
As you push yourself through training, do you reward yourself with a refreshing treat at the end of your workout? Selecting the right treat can ensure your body gets the proper nutrients needed to repair itself.
Do you sometimes run out of steam partway through a run? When you are really pushing yourself, such as training for a marathon, you may need to fuel up during your workout.
If your goal as a bariatric patient is to improve your health and enhance longevity, losing weight by modifying your diet and having bariatric surgery is not enough. You also need to understand the importance of increasing your level of physical activity.
Are you starting to feel like the “The Little Engine that Could?” As you continue to push yourself, remember that nutrition is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle.
By now, you likely have put in hour after hour, day after day and week after week of training for this race. Have you found yourself begging family and friends for forgiveness while dedicating so much time to achieving your goal?