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Hydration and Your Health!!

Colleen Juarez September 10, 2017 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body, outdoors

  Our recent heat wave caught me by surprise not realizing how dehydrated I actually was. After a usual bike ride I quickly noted I was suffering from heat exhaustion.  I know I know…  every cell, tissue and organ needs water to function correctly however, I was not paying careful attention to my bodies signals […]

The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Colleen Juarez August 29, 2017 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Mind & Body, outdoors

I recently took a three day backpacking trip to Yosemite. I know… your wondering how crazy is that? Probably thinking… doesn’t she get enough exercise? After all that is her line of work! Well yes, I do get plenty of exercise but I love being outside and when I exercise outside I find it can […]

Inflammation and the Food Connection

Colleen Juarez August 13, 2017 Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body
Health,diet

  Lately I have been keeping busy going to family gatherings, taking a travel vacation and simply just trying to make more time to play i.e. cycling, gardening and backpacking…This sometimes creates additional stress for me since it includes more planning and rescheduling of my already busy calendar. These stresses can raise the level of […]

What’s Holding You Hostage?

Colleen Juarez July 24, 2017 Exercise, Health, Mind & Body

Could it be self sabotage? If it is why do we do it to ourselves over and over again? We go to the gym or exercise class then when we get home we binge on cupcakes, pizza or fried foods. We tell ourselves we will walk three miles every day and then make excuses why […]

4 Things You Shouldn’t Skip After a Workout!

Colleen Juarez July 11, 2017 Exercise

After a workout most of us head home have a bite to eat and go on with our day. But there are a few things we all should do to make our workout sessions count from beginning to end. How you eat and what you do in the hours following exercise can dramatically impact whether […]

Outdoor Fun

Colleen Juarez June 26, 2017 Exercise

I recently traveled to Alaska and if you know me sitting still for long periods of time makes me a grumpy traveler. If you are living an active lifestyle that includes daily exercise like I do, you’ll find that traveling also makes your workout time a bit challenging. Yes, I had to plan ahead, and […]

Grow Your Garden Pain Free

Colleen Juarez June 12, 2017 Exercise

This week-end I finally had the time and energy to tackle my outdoor gardening projects., I started my Saturday morning by heading out of the house, eager to get busy digging, planting, weeding, and taking all the other steps to getting my garden flowering. All day I kept at it, standing, stooping, leaning, kneeling, and […]

Is HIIT Good for Every Body?

Colleen Juarez May 22, 2017 Exercise

I’ve just finished teaching my second bootcamp session of the season and it got me thinking about how many of us approach these high intensity workout sessions with an all or nothing kind of attitude. With the popularity of Tabata, Crossfit, HIIT and Bootcamps many people have decided that this is the best and only […]

The Importance of Learning New Things

Colleen Juarez April 23, 2017 Health

The effect on my life that learning has, even the very basics of a new skill, is astounding. This week-end I attended my niece’s college graduation reminding me that learning something new does not end after college. In my 40’s I was working in a dental office realizing that this gig would be ending when […]