Category Archives: Judy Eggebeen

If you have been to an electronics store or searched around online recently, you have probably seen various activity trackers being advertised. These little gadgets are quite the upgrade from the old-school pedometers that people used to wear to track their physical activity. A regular pedometer counts the number of steps you take, but can be very inaccurate because it has a hard time differentiating between real steps and other movements throughout the day like riding in the car. While … continued…

Fitness Foodie Gift Ideas Judy Eggebeen

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month! I realize that blood pressure may not be the most exciting topic, but with 1/3 of adults in the US having high blood pressure (many undiagnosed), it is truly important to be aware of the basics. High blood pressure can happen regardless of age, family history, and other health status. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in effectively preventing and/or treating high blood pressure, so make it your goal to incorporate some or … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

As an exercise blogger for Laura’s Lean Beef, my interest was piqued when I recently came across a research study that combined both exercise and lean red meat. The study looked at the effects of resistance training in 2 groups of women – 1 group that increased protein intake via lean red meat and 1 group that maintained their regular diet but slightly increased carbohydrate consumption through rice or pasta. The results of their study showed that the women who … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

What things come to mind when you hear the word stress? Your answer may be different than that of a friend, family member, or coworker, but regardless of what you associate with stress, it has many poor health consequences. April is Stress Awareness Month, so let’s make ourselves aware of some of the health consequences associated with stress and also some exercise-related strategies for combating it.   In addition to having different causes of stress, people have different responses to … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

Being a fitness professional, many people assume I have always been active and loved anything to do with exercise. Interestingly enough, that is not the case! I was the kid in school who dreaded PE class. I thought it was ridiculous that they could actually make you run a mile. I was always one of the slowest people to finish and felt like I was going to fall over as soon as I got done. I wasn’t overweight, and it … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

Back in October we talked about the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day, even for people who get the recommended amount of exercise each week. Studies show that being sedentary for most of the day has poor health consequences. Check out the Get Up and Moving! post. For many people, the amount of activity they can get at work is seemingly limited by having to get most things done at a desk or on a computer. Here … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen

It may not be a surprise that February is “Creative Romance Month.” This is obviously perfect timing with Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, so why not be creative with how you spend the day? I would love to encourage you to be creative with your romance on Valentine’s Day by planning an active date with your significant other. There are lots of benefits of active dates on Valentine’s Day and as a regular occurrence throughout the year. The obvious benefit on … continued…

Healthy Habits Holidays Judy Eggebeen

Each year, the American Heart Association sponsors American Heart Month in February in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but many people do not know their risk of developing heart disease or what they can do to prevent it! Age and genetics play a role in a person’s risk of heart disease and unfortunately are two things we do not have any control over. The … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

Are you interested in starting an exercise routine, but afraid that the gym membership and/or home exercise equipment are too far out of budget? There are lots of ways to start an exercise program without breaking the bank.   The least expensive form of exercise is walking or jogging because all you need is a good pair of shoes! Not only is it the least expensive, it is also one of my favorites for overall fitness and weight loss. You … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

Is starting an exercise routine at the top of your New Year’s Resolution list? If so, you are not alone! Many people incorporate a fitness related goal into their list, but not everyone is able to stick with it and make it a lasting lifestyle change. Make sure you set yourself up for success from the beginning so that you can avoid burnout and truly develop a routine that you will be able to enjoy and stick with. One of … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen