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5 Tips for a Healthy Heart and Brain
by Judy Heller, August 20, 2020

As we maneuver the Coronavirus recommendations, it’s good to focus on other aspects of taking care.
When you thinking about staying healthy & fit, are you generally thinking from the neck down?

The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing - and even sleeping.

One key to slowing aging in your brain is to keep your heart healthy.

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Hydration Tip for walking in drier, warmer temperatures
by Judy Heller, August 12, 2020

Summer temperatures  are ramping up. The humidity has dropped and the stress on your body is increased in staying hydrated.

Walking in drier, warmer weather:

Injuries from heat occur in three forms, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Water is considered the most optimal fluid to drink for events lasting less than two hours.

Why? It is needed

·  For the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles being used

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Fluid Movement Begins with Aligned Posture
by Judy Heller, March 2, 2020

We will be experience 90 minutes more of daylight by March 31st.

Walking is our default gait. Most often little thought is given to 'how am I walking?'

I  observe people walking when I am out and about, seeing new clients or training groups. I keep circling back to movement patterning: the lack of posture and body awareness. As many of you know, I believe in returning to ba... Read More | Comments

8-Tips to make the most of your Walking
by Judy Heller, January 31, 2020

8-Tips to make the most of your Walking
Below is a list of tips to make your walking experience enjoyable, productive and safe.

1. Have a goal in mind
Whether you are walking to improve fitness; for stress relief; weight loss; to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer or diabetes; or because of arthritis or osteoporosis, it all adds up to improving the quality of your life.

2. Make a plan
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Walking: Our Default Gait. Setting Expectations and Goals for 2020
by Judy Heller, January 25, 2020

Walking is movement; it is our default gait which allows us to move across the earth’s surface by placing one foot in front of the other. It is a natural connecter to self, health, fitness and competition. It can be meditative, joyful, an easy or hard effort. It simply is.

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8 Cold and Wet Weather Training Tips
by Judy Heller, January 11, 2020

As our cold weather prevails with rain on the way, here are 8 - Cold and Wet Weather Training Tips!

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