Be Amazed

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When was the last time you were amazed? And I mean like, really, truly amazed. Not like, “Oh my gosh! That sandwich was amazing,” amazed. But like, “4th of July fireworks, epic season-finale of your favorite TV show, best book you’ve read in years” amazed. Think about it. Can you think of a time?

Now, think some more. When was the last time you were amazed at yourself? What did you accomplish that made you feel that way?

How To Make Fitness Fun And Stay Motivated To Exercise + A Fun Fit Bodyweight Workout

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential on behalf of Puma.

Finding the fun in fitness isn’t an easy thing to do, but it’s absolutely possible and something that I want to inspire everyone to do. I encourage others to find exercises that they love, activities and sports that will continue to keep them coming back for more on a daily basis. That way, keeping up an exercise routine feels less like a chore that you have to force yourself to do and more like a fun hobby that you look forward to.

Does Walking With Weights Burn More Calories?

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In Radio MD‘s most recent “Train Your Body” segment, which is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM trainer and exercise physiologist Melanie Cole, MS and her guest Teri Bladen (Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University) talk about walking for fitness, how to make a walking workout more interesting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to walk with weights.

Does walking with weights burn more calories? Will it tone your arms? Are ankle weights an effective added challenge? All of these are topics that they address during the show, and some of the answers might surprise you.

Pear And Raisin Summer Salad With Goat Cheese

When I think of salad, usually I imagine something that exclusively includes savory ingredients. Maybe something made with a mixture of chicken, beans, olives, and tomatoes. But those kinds of typical salad combinations can get boring after a while. And there’s no rule that says salads can’t include some sweet stuff, right?

Right! In fact, more salads should be made with fruit. There’s something about a summertime type salad filled with sweet and juicy fruits that, for me at least, seems so against the grain that it makes a dish that I sometimes see as a boring plate filled with leaves, much more exciting and tasty.