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What’s Next? A Smaller Bikini?

Lately, I’ve been noticing ads for fitness programs that promise things like bikini bodies or getting ripped or losing 15 pounds–all in only two weeks. Those sound like goals, but my first thought is: What’s next? After you get that ripped, 15-pound lighter bikini body, what’s the next target—a smaller bikini? My second question is

Aug 02, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised for some length of time. Working your

Mar 29, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Kettlebells?

Used correctly, kettlebell training is the most efficient and effective way to change your body. If you see people using them in the gym like dumbbells, that’s not how it’s done. A Kettlebell practice can fix backs, shoulders, knees, cardio-vascular efficiency–they are literally a hand-held gym.  SFG style Kettlebell practice teaches your body…Click Title to Continue

Jul 29, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

101 Reasons to Exercise

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   Research overwhelmingly supports that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, and improves psychological well-being. I’m sure we can come up with more reasons, but to get started, here’s 101 reasons to exercise regularly: Regular Exercise will… 1.  Help you to more effectively manage stress. 2.  Help you

Jun 05, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Top 7 Ways to Reduce Stress (no purchase necessary)

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Recently, I’ve noticed many people (clients, friends, family and colleagues) are struggling with finding a balance between their demanding careers, home life and their health. Folks are going through the day on 5-6 hrs of sleep or less (sleep interrupted by kids or worry), downing tons of coffee or

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Inflammation: What is it? Why do We Care?

It’s become pretty clear to scientists that low level chronic inflammation is at the root of several chronic diseases.  In fact, these diseases are the major epidemics of the 21st century. What’s a chronic disease?  It’s a diagnosis for something you live with and try to manage—until it kills you.  You don’t cure it.  You’

Aug 29, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

What’s Your Exercise Diet?

Bet you never thought about it that way before…but it’s an important question. What movements do you make on a daily basis? All too often we move from one seat to another. One conveyor to another. We never stretch or reach for anything more challenging than the top shelf. Find out what your diet is.

Aug 06, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

37 Seconds, Well-used, Is a Lifetime…

That title comes from a movie I watched with my daughter last week, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. (If you have kids, rent it and watch it with them!) While waiting for a clock-store prank to unfold, his co-hort says, “Ok, now we wait–exactly 37 seconds…” To which Magorium replies incredulously, “Wait???  NOOOO!!!–We breathe. We pulse.

Jun 26, 2008 / by corematters / 1 Comment