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Is it Time For You?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters Autumn is fast approaching.  It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn away from summer fun and back to business… We make fourth quarter plans.  We take stock. Did your health go off the rails a bit this summer?  Worried about the approaching holiday parties? If you’re feeling a

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are you over 50?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters “If only I could fit in my clothes—or  just feel like myself again!“ Sound like you? I know exactly how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me:  Let me not

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

First Step Can Be The Hardest

Everyone wants to change their health and fitness habits. So why is taking the first step so hard? What stops us? Mostly our brains.  One problem is a law of physics: simple inertia.  Overcoming inertia takes energy.  But brains hoard energy.  They need a whack from an outside force like a mean dog bearing down

Feb 28, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

There Are 2 Kinds of People

by Ann-Marie Giglio Those that are aging…and those that are decaying. That’s what I’ve learned in 10 years of education in the health and fitness field. When I read this rabbi’s prayer, I knew I had found my mantra: “Let me not die while I’m still alive.” Indeed, how can we be alive in the

Jan 19, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What’s Next?

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