Thursday, March 14, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about exercise and nutrition n the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about getting in shape. Patch wants to help you get all of your fitness questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can talk exercise and nutrition this week.
We want to help you find answers to your questions fitness this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you're a local expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, March 14. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about fitness in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
Let's talk about fitness. Everyone wants to get, or stay in shape, but many people have questions about just how to go about doing that. We want to help. In our newest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to all sorts of fitness questions. How do I make time to work out? What workouts can I do in just 30 minutes? What's a good diet plan? How can I work out at home? We at Patch don't have the answers to those (and your) questions, but not to worry. We've compiled a crack team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Got a question? Ask below!
Monday, August 6, 2012
The St. Charles County Patches are looking for experts who have fitness knowledge to dole out advice to readers.
Let's talk about fitness. Everyone wants to get, or stay in shape, but many people have questions about just how to go about doing that. We want to help. In our newest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to all sorts of fitness questions. But we need help. We need experts. What are we looking for? People who know about getting, and staying, in shape. How do I make time to work out? What workouts can I do in just 30 minutes? What's a good diet plan? How can I work out at home? If you consider yourself a fitness expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Aug…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A mom finds inspiration from weight loss stories and hopes to inspire others with her own.
Before I lost my baby weight, I would read weight loss articles and wonder how these women did it. How they could diet and exercise month after month and then submit their stories to run in a national magazine, their “Before” pictures prominently displayed beside their “After” pictures. After all, the whole point of losing the weight is leaving behind the physical person you used to be. Once I dedicated myself to losing weight, I began to see things differently. Losing weight is hard. No matter what method you use, whether it’s diet, exercise, or surgery, once you go back to eating the way you used to or slow down your workouts, the weight will come back. Maintaining a healthy weight requires you to commit to a complete lifestyle change. …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Drinking water before, during, and after exercise can help prevent the nasty effects of dehydration.
On a recent run, the sun was beating down and the humidity was so high I could have been swimming along the sidewalk instead of running on it. I was only planning on going three miles, so I felt there was no need to bring along the hand-held water bottle I usually reserved for longer distance runs. Every step felt heavy, like the gravity had been increased. Each time I raised a leg, it felt like it was crashing back down onto the pavement. I had to slow to a crawl and by the time I reached home, I was shaking and weak. My mouth and lips were dry and the muscles in my legs began to cramp. Then the nausea set in. I was unprepared and I had underestimated the weather. I was severely dehydrated and spent the next few hours on the couch sipping…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Jazzercise has much more to offer than jazz hands and the step ball change.
When I think of Jazzercise I think of little old ladies in leg warmers doing the Charleston, or some watered-down version of it. Or even Richard Simmons dancing around on his “Sweating to the Oldies” video. I definitely think of jazz hands. Jazzercise was not on my to-do list until I spoke with another swim team mom. While our kids swam, she told me how she had become a Jazzercise instructor. It allowed her to make some extra money and stay home with her kids. She could even bring her boys to work with her since the studio had child care. I admitted I didn’t really understand what Jazzercise was, and so she invited me to come to a class. The new studio was located where the license office used to be on Highway K in O’Fallon. Since I had …
Monday, August 8, 2011
St. Peters YMCA offers LiveStrong classes for cancer survivors draw a large crowd.
For decades, doctors, dieticians, and other health professionals have touted the benefits of exercise in fighting obesity, increasing heart health, and improving mental wellness. But exercise also provides benefits for those who have survived the ordeal of cancer. And the LiveStrong program at the YMCA in St. Peters provides formal physical fitness instruction for cancer survivors. “Exercise helps give these people more energy,” said Diane James, YMCA Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. “After going through chemotherapy they are very fatigued. Once they finish treatment they have less chance of a recurrence if they keep their weight down, especially if it’s an estrogen fed cancer.” The St. Peters YMCA offered its first …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here are some simple tips to help fit a little fitness into an already jam-packed vacation.
When you go on vacation, exercise may be the furthest thing from your mind. You’re in the mood to get away from it all—and that includes the gym. But if you’ve just started an exercise routine you don’t want to take a break for a week or more. Our vacations are always meant to be relaxing. It is always planned that way, but it’s not the way it usually works out. We’re so worried we won’t get to see and do absolutely everything that we end up running from sun up to sun down. We literally collapse into our hotel beds. Hitting the gym just is not an option at that point. I find the best time to squeeze in a workout is first thing in the morning. I never sleep well when we’re away and I’m usually the first one up. With the boys and a husband …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
St. Peters residents are taking Tai-Chi classes at the YMCA as a way to exercise.
When one looks to make a change for the better, sometimes it helps to search the past. And some are looking to Tai Chi—an ancient form of martial arts—to provide both exercise, relaxation, and piece of mind. “One of the main premises of this is that it’s a mind-body connection,” Tai Chi Instructor Charlotte Williams said. “You can clear your mind and almost meditate when you’re doing the exercises.” Williams—who teaches Tai Chi at the YMCA in St. Peters—started practicing the ancient martial arts system eight years ago and began teaching a year ago. Williams started practicing Tai Chi for stress reduction—the instructor said the deep breathing involved in Tai-Chi serves as a stress reducer. Tai Chi is also a solid form of exercise because …