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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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If You Train It, The Good Will Come: A Treadmill Tale

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Something absolutely bonkers happened to me the other day on one of my run days ... something crazy that has never happened before: I ran like something fierce. I'm not talking distance because I've run Forrest Gump-like distances in the past. No, I'm talking speed. I ran fast, and I am not a …
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Take the 10-Minute Push-Up and Plank Challenge

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Got 10 minutes? Then you can do this killer 10-minute push-up and plank challenge! I did a version of this at my gym The Fit Pit a few months back, and now it's my go-to upper-body and core workout when I can't get to the gym and don't have a lot of time, but want to do something. Or when I'm …
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Working Out With The Four Horsemen of FBG

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Since I live not 15 minutes from FBG headquarters and regularly post on Fit Bottomed Eats, I was delighted to be included in their recent brainstorming weekend. However, my glee quickly turned into trepidation when I realized the retreat included a workout at The Fit Pit, a pretty hard-core training …
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What Makes Vacation Better? Pets!

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When I go on vacation, I miss my dog. She's family and when she's not there, well, things just don't feel totally right. (Although, I'll admit, it's nice to not have a 4:30 a.m. doggie alarm every day.) So when Ryan and I recently went to Paso Robles, Calif., for vacation a few months ago, and there …
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Practicing What We Preach and 8 Other Takeaways from the FBG Retreat

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As you know by now, we had our annual FBG planning retreat and amazing PowHer event last weekend. And while Jenn, Kristen and Tish have all recapped, I had to do my part and share a few of my lessons learned. 9 Lessons Learned at the FBG Retreat 1. There is strength in numbers. Sometimes working …
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Compress Don’t Regress: Tish’s Take on the FBG Retreat

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Compression socks became kind of my theme for the FBG retreat, so my overall thoughts on the week center around all things recovery --- both physical and mental. There's just nothing like the joy of healing I tell ya! A little back story: The night before I left for Kansas City, Kathy from Marvy …
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