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  • Training for Speed

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Running, Strength Training | on October 14, 2018

    Do sprints really make you run faster? Let’s start at the beginning.  The body is made of of two basic types of muscles, slow twitch and fast twitch.  Slow twitch muscle fibers are more efficient at using oxygen to generate fuel for continuous, extended muscle contractions over a long time. They fire more slowly than […]

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  • Fasting

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet | on October 7, 2018

    Fasting, we’ve all heard of it, but what is it?  Fasting is purposefully going without food for a set period of time.  Religions include fasting, in fact every culture in every country has practiced some form of fasting for thousands of years.  On some level, our body is designed to fast, as you do it every night […]

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  • This is Me!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on September 30, 2018

    New years, new weeks, new fitness fads challenge us to overhaul our lives to be the person society has told us we should be.  New challenges are a good thing, but a total life overhaul all at once is not and here is why. You should make peace with who you are, then try to […]

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  • Train Your Brain

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strong Mom | on March 22, 2018

    We know physical exercise is good for our bodies, but did you also know it is good for your brain? Your brain is a muscle, and like any other muscle, you either use it or lose it. While physical exercise helps your body, as little as 20 minutes also helps facilitate information processing and memory […]

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  • Proteins from Plants?

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strong Mom | on October 6, 2017

    We’ve heard the craze about “What the Health” we’ve heard the counter that you can’t get enough protein on a vegetarian diet. So here’s the question. Can you really get the proteins you need through plants? You may have heard that animal proteins tend to contain a good balance of all the amino acids that […]

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  • Attitude of Gratitude

    By Alexis Finniss | In Strong Mom | on September 20, 2017

    We all know that having a positive attitude has a positive influence on our lives.  It makes life more enjoyable, it makes it more likely we will meet our goals, heck it can even make you live longer!  What about those times when life just seems to be a bit too challenging?  What about when […]

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  • Don’t drink your calories!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet | on March 26, 2017

    As busy moms there are few things that give us that moment of sweet pleasure like a hot cup of coffee.  The smell, the boost of energy, it makes us feel like we can take on the day – or make it through the afternoon slump.  But do we know what’s really in those sweet […]

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  • Baby Steps

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strong Mom | on October 23, 2016

    All mothers remember the joy and excitement of our baby’s first steps.  Those sweet precious little ones letting go of the things they held onto and venturing out into a new method of movement. We know that it took a long time to get to that point.  Babies do not start out walking.  First they […]

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  • Looking Out for Number One

    By Guest Blogger | In Strong Mom | on September 25, 2016

    Looking Out for #1 (Much of the beginning of this post was adapted from Regina Brett’s book Be the Miracle. Great book. Check it out.) The phase “Look out for number one” has a negative connotation. We don’t want to seem selfish. But, like anything, seen from a different point of view, it can have […]

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  • Snacks, Not Just What, but When

    By Alexis Finniss | In Food and Diet | on May 22, 2016

    Ever notice how toddlers are constantly eating but hardly ever overweight? How is it that they can be eating all the time and is there something to it? Yes, and no. First, we need to address the dieter’s mindset that snacks and/or snacking is “bad.” Instead, we should think of food as fuel for our […]

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