Archive for April, 2013

Getting creative with fitness

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

Now that better weather is upon us, I am asked more and more, “I want to get in shape this summer, but I always give up. How do you stay motivated?” I have to admit, when I started getting in shape, what seemed like a good idea just never was enough, and I fell into [...]

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Getting Active in Summer

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

I always look forward to the summer. After slogging through many training runs in the cold dark winter months, it is always a great feeling when I get out the door for that first run in just shorts and a t-shirt! Summer is a great time to get outside and be active. Summer can also [...]

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Motivation to stay healthy, fit and active

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments

Living in a Northern climate means enduring several months of cold temps waiting for summer to return.  My motivation to get active during the summer starts in the winter, while reflecting on past year experiences and making plans for the coming year.  This reminds me that every time I go to the fitness center, I [...]

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vera SUNTECT – the fashionable side of sunwear

Apr 12, 2013 No Comments

Have you heard of Coolibar’s latest and greatest fabric? vera SUNTECT® – A remarkably soothing fabric that feels like cashmere, then combined with a touch of spandex for comfort and shape retention. Tight weave construction blocks 98% UVA and UVB rays (UPF 50+ protection), plus it keeps you cooler than ordinary women’s fashions with a [...]

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Support for your active lifestyle

Apr 10, 2013 No Comments

I love to run alone. However, my advice when starting a new workout is find a buddy or a group. For an outgoing person it can be a great way to meet new people while engaging in a new workout. Some people assume you have to give 100 percent when you are in a group [...]

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Tanning bed legislation – where are we now?

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

This week, the Connecticut Health Committee passed a bill they hope will ban teens from tanning beds. The state senate and house still need to pass the bill before it becomes state law. Nationally, anti-tanning bed regulations have increased significantly over the past decade due to rapidly increasing skin cancer rates and new studies on [...]

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Dermatologic skin care for your 20s, 30s…60s and beyond

Apr 08, 2013 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis talks about taking care of your skin at every age.

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Rock Climbing Season Opener: Granddad’s Bluff

Apr 02, 2013 No Comments

By Sevve Stember, Rock Climbing Expert: After a fantastic winter of skiing on fresh snow and training harder than past season, I was ready to focus on other things.  March saw me in my home climbing gym, Vertical Endeavors, logging a lot of time on the climbing wall to build endurance, which was definitely lacking.  [...]

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Don’t be fooled by sunscreen labels any longer!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

This April Fools, we’re not fooling around – at least about sunscreen. Almost two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their new sunscreen labeling requirements (first announced June 14, 2011), we’re now seeing both small and large sunscreen vendors roll-out new labeling, packaging, and in some cases, improved products. These changes will allow consumers to better understand a sunscreen’s ability to protect against UVA and UVB sun damage, skin cancer and skin aging.

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