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Vicki L. VanArsdale



Walking Your Way Slim

Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 lbs. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. Get healthy from the inside, out is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.

One of my favorite, low-impact aerobic activities is walking. It can be done almost anywhere – indoors or out – and doesn’t require fancy, expensive equipment. All you need is a good pair of sneakers or walking shoes, water and some motivation to get out the door. It would also be good to invest in a few inexpensive items of clothing made of lightweight, wicking material, which help keep moisture away from your body.
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The Colors of Fall Point to the Healthiest Foods

Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 lbs. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. Get healthy from the inside, out is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.

Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful fall foliage on the East coast, which is why it’s my favorite season. In addition, I love the food. Hearty and healthy soups and stews come to life and herbal teas bring comfort. Besides apples and squash, some of my favorite fall foods are figs, pumpkin and cranberries. Other fall favorites are beets, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These are all nutritional superstars, which should be part of any healthy diet. 
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Exercising Safely in the Heat

Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 lbs. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. Get healthy from the inside, out is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.

The summer season may be ending soon but the high temps are still here. With temperatures still in the 90s in many parts of the country you have to be careful exercising outdoors. If you can, exercise indoors, in an air-conditioned gym. But if you’re like me, you love the outdoors and want to make the most of it.

So, what can we do?
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Eating for Your Blood Type

Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 pounds. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. “Get healthy from the inside out” is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.

I got really sick July 4 weekend, which prompted me to scrutinize my diet and see how I could make some changes. I reread “Eat Right 4 Your Type” by Peter J. Adamo and realized what he said about my blood type made total sense.

I have type “A” blood, and according to Adamo, those with blood type “A” do much better on a vegetarian diet. We have low stomach acid and trouble digesting animal protein.
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BodyFlow by Les Mills

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Guest blogger, Vicki L. VanArsdale is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. By adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, she has lost 100 lbs. Her mission is to motivate and inspire people through her actions and words. Get healthy from the inside, out is her motto. Learn more on Vicki’s blog.

My favorite class at the moment is BodyFlow. It was created by New Zealand Olympic athlete, Les Mills and can be found in gyms throughout the world. BodyFlow is an hour-long class that combines Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, balance exercises, stretching, relaxation and meditation. New classes are released every three months, with new moves and new music.

Les Mills group exercise classes are held at the gym where I work as a personal trainer. After peering through the glass a few times and wondering what the heck they were doing in there I decided to investigate.
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