WLC #7: Foam-Rolling 101

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Wow. I can't believe we're already SEVEN whole weeks into the FBG Kansas City Weight-Loss Challenge. Time flies when you're getting healthy! This past weekend we met to discuss all things fitness—from understanding the differences and pros and cons of steady-state cardio versus high-intensity …
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The Real Dealio on CrossFit

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I once tried to try CrossFit, but I actually never made it to the class because I was running late, then got lost and, then, once I found the address, it was in some dude's home garage. It was probably totally safe, but I've seen too many Dateline episodes to go into stranger's homes. Because I …
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How to Get a Good Workout in the Hotel Pool

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Throughout my childhood, when on vacation I didn’t care whether the hotel had a business center or a free continental breakfast. All I cared about was 1) Was there a pool? and 2) When could we go swimming? In the dozen-plus articles we’ve written for BusinessBalance.com, Jenn and I have often …
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Move Over Brown Rice, Black Rice Is in Town

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Everyone knows that brown rice is healthier than white, but is black rice the fairest of them all? Like its paler sibling brown rice, black rice is high in vitamin E, iron, fiber and antioxidants, but a new study suggests that it may also alleviate inflammation associated with allergies, asthma …
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Fitness Gifts: Buy 5 Get One Free

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I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn't even here yet, but we're so excited for holiday shopping to start next Friday that through November 30, we are giving all of you a glimpse of Christmas! Whenever you buy five products in the FBG store, the least expensive item will be free! And we just added …
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Why Kettlebell DVD Workouts Freak Us Out

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Kettlebells seem to be all the rage these days. And because it's an exercise known for being tough, gritty and somewhat complicated, I've been interested in trying it for the last few years (glutton for punishment, I am). But it wasn't until Bob's peeps sent us his new contoured kettlebell and …
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Have You Tried Kettlebells?

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We're all kettlebell up in here with today's review of kettlebell DVDs. And while you obviously know that I tried incorporating kettlebells into my workout and Erin tried kettlebells two years ago (she's so ahead of the game!), we want to know: Are kettlebells part of your workout regimen? poll …
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Rest is Sexy

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I have been beat over the head lately with signs that maybe, just maybe, I should take it easy and rest. It finally took reading Dr. Matthew Edlund's book The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone is Not Enough for me to chill out. (Especially since I'm the kind of person who can get seven to eight hours …
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