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SMART Resolutions

January 31, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Amit Dande, MD

Dr. Dande is an Interventional Cardiologist with Prairie Heart Institute at Sarah Bush Lincoln.

January is traditional time for New Year resolutions. Most of these will fall through the cracks by February.The key to SMART resolutions is to make them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. For cardiovascular health one important goal is losing weight. While you may think that getting the weight off as quickly and as much as possible – ‘The Biggest Loser’ style – is a good strategy, research suggests otherwise. The best way to achieve long term weight loss is to have a long ...

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Updated 01/31/14 @ 01:41PM CST by adande

Categories: your-healthy-heart


Week 21

January 31, 2014 11:26 a.m.

Dear Readers, I didn’t realize there were so many of you! I honestly thought the only person who kept up with this blog was probably like, my Granna (she deserves a shoutout for always reading and complimenting my blogs). However, this past week I was told by a surprising amount of people that they had been keeping up with and enjoying my blog. Thank you for that! ☺

Gratuities aside, I’d like to give you a few helpful tips that I have recently learned! Here they are in a convenient list form for your enjoyment.

• Go workout with a ...

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Updated 01/31/14 @ 11:26AM CST by abetts

Categories: fitting-fitness


In the Box Week 30 & 31

January 29, 2014 4:25 p.m.

Over the last two weeks I have lost two pounds and hope to ever find them again! I am getting very close to my goal weight and remain very optimistic that I can meet the goal.

I haven’t had a problem all these weeks with the required foods, but getting in the higher intensity physical activity has been difficult. When the days are longer and there is light, I can always get outside and bike, walk or jog. Others in my group have mentioned the same problem and we are all looking forward to those longer days.

Today I ...

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Updated 01/29/14 @ 04:25PM CST by Mweaver

Categories: weight-loss


Week 20

January 24, 2014 3:04 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So, this week has been great so far, and when I say great, I mean really great! Unfortunately, Zumba hasn’t been a part of my week, but I have been trying some of the yoga I learned at my house. I discovered this week that whether I’m working out at the Y relaxing into Child’s Pose in my room, exercise helps make any day better.

Another great part of this week was realizing my clothes are getting loose. I bought a new skirt at the beginning of December, and after today it’ll be retired ...

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Updated 01/24/14 @ 03:04PM CST by abetts

Categories: fitting-fitness


Week 19

January 17, 2014 9:40 a.m.

Dear Readers,

So this past weekend I went to Theatre Fest with my drama club! It was pretty great and included basically all of my favorite things rolled into a thrilling adventure with some of my best friends. The group I spent most of my time with saw a total of 7 productions, and unfortunately only went to one (full) class. I actually was planning on trying something called “Yogalates”, (a combination of yoga and pilates), but I couldn’t talk anyone into going with me. Apparently, exercise wasn’t on the top of anyone’s priority list.

However, everything ...

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Updated 01/17/14 @ 09:40AM CST by abetts

Categories: fitting-fitness

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