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By admin on Monday, July 4th, 2011

What are their benefits? Mangoes are very tasty, with a rich sweet flavor and mild tartness. They are an abundant source of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. According to new research study, mangoes help to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Many people don’t realize that fresh mango is also very rich source […]


By admin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The double crunch is a great twist in the regular crunch because it works both your lower and upper abdominal muscles as well as obliques. The movement of rolling the spine upward allows for deep muscle movement and helps give you that flat stomach you always wanted! 1) Lay on your back with your knees […]


By admin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

What are their benefits? Peaches are good sources of potassium, vitamin C, carotenes, lycopene and lutein. Lycopene and lutein are especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, skin degeneration, and cancer. They also contain calcium, unlike most fruits and are low in carbs. How should I pick my peaches? A red blush on the […]


By admin on Sunday, June 19th, 2011

N2SHAPE Riverhouse Yoga was recently road tested by FAA contractor and avid runner, Jill Medhus. Jill has kindly let us copy her feedback on Beth’s Yoga class from her personal training blog! She is currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon run on October 30, 2011, dedicated to the Periclean Scholars Alumni Association. “Recently, I […]


By admin on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Stretching does not alleviate muscle soreness or prevent injury.  However, it can make you a more powerful athlete as it produces a large range of motion increasing torque. Check out this link written by Dr. Mirkin, a physican is well known to be the expert on fitness. http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/1394.html


By admin on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Now that summer is right around the corner and fruits and vegetables are abundant, I thought it was time to start my Fruit & Vegetable of the Month again.  Since strawberries are so readily available at this time and not expensive, So, here is the low down: 1 cup of Strawberries has 49 calories. Strawberries […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise Written By Mary Anne Ostrenga, a woman with Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological movement disorder that effects each person differently. The loss of dopamine in the brain causes slow movement, tremors, shuffling gait, loss of balance, and eventually the inability to care for oneself. A person with Parkinson’s will […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What effects has it had on me? I find that I eat less, consume less calories, my metabolic rate is faster, I recover faster from workouts, and am not craving animal proteins that have cholesterol and fat in them. Do doctors recommend it? Most physicians know little about nutrition or diet believe it or not. […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Pump Up, Slim Down If you’ve blown off weight training for fear of bulking up, you’re missing out on the fastest fat-burning method known to woman. By Lauren Aaronson, Women’s Health Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Calories burned shoveling snow based on a 150 lb person – 408 calories/one hour. Muscles involved: Deltoids, abdominals, erectors (lower back), quads, hamstrings, gluts, lats, obliques. Many, many muscles and in my opinion also great for your heart!