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September 24, 2017

6 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Fitness Day

There’s no denying our health is important, we’ve all been guilty of putting it on the back burner at some point in our lives. Whether it be for our families (hi Mom!), a job, or an over-indulgent weekend with friends (girls trip anyone?), it’s easy to forget the importance of our health, physical fitness and mental well-being as we manage the stress and joys of everyday life. In case you’ve found yourself in one of those slumps, we’ve got a great reason to help get you back on track: Wednesday is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women.  It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.  If you’re interested in finding something to do that day, check out 6 ways to celebrate women’s fitness day. 

Celebrate Women's Fitness Day

 

  1. Try a new sport. Ever thought of doing water aerobics or taking a spin class? Local YMCA’s, as well as many others, will be holding special events nationwide. Take this time to try a brand new class. 
  2. Try a new workout. Short on time try a 15-minute kettlebell workout. 15minutes is plenty of time to get in your daily workout. The average kettlebell workout burns up to 20 calories minute!
  3. Schedule a health check.  Book a doctor or nurse for a well-woman checkup and any preventative screenings that might be eligible for your age group. Staying on top of any required tests and health concerns now can save you a lot of stress, time and money in the future.
  4. Give yourself a beauty day. DIY facial, wrap or mud bath. Today is all about women and self-care. Take time out for yourself.
  5. Eat healthily. Your body is your temple. Make today the day you tell yourself you’re going to start a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can go long ways towards bone health.
  6. Take a nap. There are numerous studies on the benefits of a restful sleep. Take a nap and reenergize yourself. 

How do you plan to Celebrate Women’s Fitness Day?

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September 21, 2017

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect for Families With Toddlers

Women’s Health and Family Fitness Day are dedicated to encouraging fitness for families and for women. Women’s Health and Fitness Day is 9/27 and Family Fitness Day is 9/24. It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect For Families With Toddlers

According to research jump rope for a minimum of five minutes a day can improve physical fitness and when you build to ten minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 RPMs it can provide the same benefits as the following:

30 minutes of jogging
2 sets of tennis singles
30 minutes of racquet and handball playing
720 yards of swimming
18 holes of golf
ACRO-JUMPING
JUMP ROPE ENTERTAINMENT

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September 18, 2017

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Photographers

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Photographers

Constant kneeling and bending can take its toll on your body after a while. As a photographer, these moves are part of our required repertoire in order to perform our job duties correctly. Occupation-related knee pain and injury are the number one leading causes of arthritis and knee surgery. Isometric exercises and strength moves can strengthen weak muscles surrounding the knee or muscle groups related to kneed function. These knee strengthening exercises for photographers will help your knees and its surrounding muscles for better knee health.

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September 15, 2017

7 Exercises Photographers Can Do to Strengthen Arms and Back

ways photographers can strengthen and tone back and arms

A photographer’s job is pretty physical. Heavy gear, walking, twisting, bending, kneeling–this all takes a toll on our bodies after a while. As a photographer of 14 years, I can attest to this fact. My body is worn out!! Spending hours on your feet, only to turn around and spend hours sitting behind a screen, will leave you with neck and back problems after a while. Want to know about the exercises photographers can do to help strengthen arms and back? Take a look below to find out!

exercises photographers can do to strengthen and tone back and arms

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September 14, 2017

How to Use Tickets.Expert to Score Last Minute Red Sox Tickets

How to Use Tickets.Expert to Score Last Minute Red Sox Tickets This Fall

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This fall, there’s no sporting event you can’t buy your way into right before (or after) it starts. All you need is a smartphone, a few bucks, and TICKETS.EXPERT.

Fall is here which means it’s time for cool weather, weekend getaways, and sports!! Football and Baseball are both in full swing and with the help of our advertising partner, we spent Labor Day weekend, seeing just how easy it was to purchase last minute tickets via your smartphone. I’m going to show you how to use tickets.expert to score last minute red sox tickets (and more) for your next weekend getaway!

HOW TO USE TICKETS.EXPERT TO SCORE LAST MINUTE RED SOX TICKETS

We spent our Labor Day in the city of Boston at the Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game thanks to Tickets.Expert! Our fall family friendly vacation in Boston was thanks to the Tickets.Expert! Since the trip was last minute, we were able to purchase our tickets for the game via the website while walking around downtown. Then we headed right to the game! This was a perfect way to spend our last evening in the city before school starts! Find tickets to your local MLB game here with Tickets.Expert!

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September 14, 2017

5 Tips to Help Keep Your Summer Body During Fall and Winter

5 tips to help keep your summer body in fall and winter

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Fall is almost here and so are all the delicious treats that we all enjoy eating. It has been well known for many years that people will gain 10 pounds over the holidays just because there is so much temptation around at all times of the day.With so many temptations around us, it can really become stressful to stay away from all the homemade cookies and expensive wines. The holidays are the perfect time of year to indulge with the people we love but we also want to make sure we take…I don’t know about you, but Fall is my favorite time of year. Here in South Carolina and Georgia, we have our State Fair which always falls on my birthday (also in October). To top it off, both of my children’s birthdays are in the month of October as well, so needless to say we spend a lot of time eating sweet treats during this month.  

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September 6, 2017

Fall Family Friendly Vacation in Boston

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Happy September! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! This past weekend I decided it would be a great idea to take the kids to Boston for a few days.  This was a surprise trip, I just wanted to drive! I didn’t make any particular plans, it was just one of those weekends where I decided it would be nice to do something with the kids.

We started off our trip with a drive to Cape Cod! I had never visited when we lived here, so it was nice to take a day trip early in the morning before it got too crowded. We found a small private beach and walked for a while. It was perfect!

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