Issue 24 • May 2014

Women & Weights

Women have come lightyears in all areas of fitness. We aren’t just spectators, we are participants. Despite valuable information at our disposal, many of us hold to the unfeminine imagery attached to weight lifting – hulking muscle. When it comes to the weightroom, trainers are still combating the stigma of …

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Issue 24 • May 2014

The Buzz Around Vitamin D

Our bodies need Vitamin D. This vital nutrient has created quite a buzz within the medical world, with researchers actively studying its importance and the correlative weight, if any, it plays in disease states. It has long played a role in bone health with helping in the absorption of calcium …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Shoulders

Summer Shoulders

I am a woman, a runner, a nurse, a personal trainer, a dog lover, and a stair mill junky. I have legs. All of my fit friends have knock out legs. As women, we tend to focus on our lower half by default and therefore become unbalanced. It shows in …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Recipes

“D”-vine Orange Chipotle Cod

Ingredients Orange Chipotle Sauce Chipotle in Adobo: 1 chipotle pepper, de-seeded and chopped plus 1 Tablespoon sauce 1 cup vitamin D fortified orange juice 1/4 cup vitamin D fortified plain non-fat yogurt Fish 2 large eggs 2 cups vitamin D rich (25% DV) bran flakes cereal 4 6-ounce Atlantic Cod …

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Corporate WellnessIssue 24 • May 2014

It’s About Progress Not Perfection

Experienced athletes know to warm up and stretch prior to starting their daily workout. Unison Industries also understands the value of stretching before employees start a shift that requires fine motor skills. That’s why they conduct stretch classes specifically designed for production workers who use the same muscles throughout the …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

I am an Athlete

Weight loss journeys may take people to places they never expect. Laura Flynn had been through running, gym workouts and bootcamps, and when the weight finally came off, she sought a new challenge. Three years later and 85-lbs lighter, she tried CrossFit one day when a light bulb went off …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Product Reviews: April 2014

Lizard Skins Handle Bar Tape $41.99 Available from Bicycles Etc. What’s a cyclist to do about road shocked, sweaty palms? Never fear! Lizard Skins DSP (Durasoft Polymer) road handlebar tape is here! The patented, grippy texture differentiates Lizard Skins from other handlebar tape. Along with great grip, it is available …

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featuredIssue 23 • April 2014Recipes

Road Ready Endurance Bites

Making your own portable fuel for workouts is easy and tastier than most pre-packaged snacks. While training may take away from valuable family time, prepping and preparing energy bars for the week’s workouts doesn’t have to. Here’s a quick recipe packed with natural energy, fruit goodness and protein. Ingredients 2 …

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Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

Taking Time For A Healthier Me

Between raising 4 children and caring for her ill mother, time slipped away from Sharon Steele and one day she realized she was overstressed and overweight. Making time for herself had not been a priority and now her own health was at risk. For a time anti-depressants helped Sharon cope, …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

What’s Your Company Doing for Its Wellness Program?

The YMCA is getting ready to kick off First Coast Games. The annual corporate challenge, which features competitive sports, games and activities will run April 26 through August 28. The ultimate goal of First Coast Games is to benefit the overall wellness of local companies by encouraging employees to adopt …

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