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Kristen Lippencott, MS, CMES
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Bodd Camp
It probably seems I've abandoned the blog - but I haven't! The last few months have been crazy; I got hired on full time (FINALLY!) at the company I have been contracting with the past few years. While the job position itself hasn't changed, I am working ha...
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Sweat It Out
This morning I was at the gym early and I had the entire locker room to myself. I figured why not take 10 minutes post-workout to sit in the steam room and enjoy a good sweat. I turned on my meditation music, rinsed off quickly in the shower and relaxed wit...
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Use Exercise to lower cholesterol
Bi-weekly I run a support group for those who are interested in and working towards building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our discussions mainly revolve around problem solving and mental hurdles, but we also discuss stress, nutrition and exercise. L...
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5 Steps to Better Time Management
The most consistent complaint I
hear is “I don’t have time.” Many people just don’t seem to have
enough hours in the day to accomplish their tasks or their goals. Add in the
necessities like sleep, food, exercise and hobbies and time gets even more
stretche...
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Is it OK that I ran when I was sick?
On May 7th, I woke up feeling like I was swallowing nails around 1:00 a.m. Normally I wouldn't worry too much. But this wasn't any other day. This was race day. In 6 short hours the gun would go off and the Pittsburgh Marathon would begin. Despite the achey...
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Running High - It's Marathon Week!
It's that time again. When my alarm goes off on May 7th I'll be in downtown Pittsburgh and it will be race morning. That's just 6 more sleeps. Well, definitely 5 more sleeps and likely 1 night of tossing and turning. I never know what to expect on race morn...
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Powering Through Plateaus
It's that time of year. Those who started, and have stuck with, their new year's resolution are starting to get frustrated - they are hitting what's commonly referred to as the plateau and are on the verge of giving up.  If your progress has come to a halt ...
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A Healthy Lifestyle is More than a 45-day Challenge
I'm at the Arts & Sciences of Health Promotion Conference this week in Colorado Springs. I'm here specifically to understand what makes employees tick and what will motivate them to not just participate in programs but what will help them develop healthy ha...
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How I got started - for real
When I was in my mid-20's I was in cycle of lean and what I refer to as "soft". Not too heavy, but not toned up either.  I'd hit the gym super hard, hit my goal and then quit. A few months later my jeans would feel too tight so I'd hit the gym super hard, h...
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Yoga for Stress Relief - Part 4 of 4
If you are just joining in, you may want to take a few minutes to review parts  one , two and three of my four-part series on managing stress. Quickly recapping, this series started when I unveiled my stress management workshop for a company I work with. Wo...
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