Exercise Description

October 29th, 2012

Stretches intercostal muscles (ribs) improving lung capacity, thins waistline. Also good for lower back strengthening. At the present time, we have no video for this exercise. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Eight Enough? Part 2

October 23rd, 2012

The American Dietetic Association stands by the advice that drinking at least six and preferably eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is important for good health. Food contains water, yes, ADA spokesperson Baker said, but most people still need about eight glasses of water every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Eight Enough? Part 1

October 22nd, 2012

For good health, were supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, right?
Wrong, according to some leading nutritionists. One is Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a professor at Penn State who is a nationally-known writer on diet and an expert on the human bodys fluid balance. Read the rest of this entry »

Precious Moments

October 18th, 2012

Life can become a chaotic rush of lists of things to get done. Without indulging in a few precious moments to recharge the mind and spirit, one may eventually experience burn out. Each day, indulge in a little pampering, look for creative ways to melt the stress. Read the rest of this entry »

How do I Strengthen my Lower Back?

October 11th, 2012

The lumbar spine area (low back) is frequently over looked when it comes to work out programs. When an athlete returns to the field after a long break, low back strains can occur because it was not address properly or at all. These strains can range from mild annoyances to a nagging injury that will last all season. Read the rest of this entry »

ICON to Exhibit Again at The Super Show

October 4th, 2012

ICON Health & Fitness, Logan, Utah, will be returning to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s (SGMA) Super Show as an exhibitor, after not exhibiting last year. “We are delighted that ICON is, once again, partnering with SGMA and The Super Show to support the sporting goods industry,” said SGMA president John Riddle. Read the rest of this entry »

Motion Sickness

October 3rd, 2012

Have you ever had motion sickness or what some people call ‘car sickness?’ When I traveled as a little girl I always seemed to get car sick. Whatever the name, it’s quite uncomfortable and causes people to be extremely sick and may progress to vomiting. Read the rest of this entry »

Climbing in Russia, Part 4

September 25th, 2012

Oh great, now what?! I sat down and tried to figure out what was going on. Stan took the camera and left with the group. I stayed for a while at the rocks with a couple guides. One of the guides Sergey, nicknamed “the gentle bear”, told me to keep remembering the music. He had seen me yesterday dancing my way up the mountain. I told them I thought I would be fine and headed up the hill. I felt much better when I got going. I held a very comfortable quick pace and in no time was up with the rest. We continued on slowly, and took much more breaks than I liked. Read the rest of this entry »

Climbing in Russia, Part 3

September 25th, 2012

Left the inn at around 9:30 to catch the tram. We piled stuff into this big tramcar and off we went. This scenery is amazing! We had wonderful views of the mountains and valley. At the top, there are a few memorials to climbers on the inner walls. The second tram was not running due to an accident the week before where something broke and a car fell severely injuring people. No problem I’ll walk. Read the rest of this entry »

Climbing in Russia, Part 2

September 25th, 2012

The steward, I guess you could call him that, was cutting these big blocks of ice cream with a very long knife. Then I watched him hand a slice to an unsuspecting passenger with the long knife still in his hand. My heart jumped as the knife just about poked out the passengers’ eye. I quickly passed on the ice cream. Too dangerous! Nobody wears seat belts and they don’t even bother to “remain seated until the plane comes to a full and complete stop”. I noticed that all of the seats fold forward. Not too handy is you have to evacuate the plane quickly. Read the rest of this entry »